PLEASE USE THE FIELD BELOW TO SEARCH THE MILITARY SERVICE FILES
The Military Service Files database includes an entry for all individuals identified in the military service files and/or military service ledgers of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Forestry Companies the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Forestry Companies duplicate remove, held by The Rooms Provincial Archives as part of GN 19 Newfoundland military service records (Great War) collection.
Included are the over 6700 members of the First Newfoundland Regiment (later "Royal") and the Newfoundland Forestry Companies, including officers, other ranks, Drum and Bugle Corps, attached specialists and special duty assignments.
An individual's complete service file is attached where available. Service files do not exist for all individuals identified in the records. In this instance, a database record was created based on content recorded in the Military Service ledgers.
Using the Military Service Files database
The records are keyword searchable and sortable based on the column headings: Name, Community, Service number, Age at enlistment, Next of kin, Occupation, Active date, Date of death and Religion. POW status and Fatality status are yes/no searchable fields.
- To search for a specific individual, enter their name and/or service number.
- To view the attached service file, click on the individual's name.
- To view details of an individual's commendations, select the pdf file at the right
- To sort the results of a large search, click on the column heading.
- To search for Prisoners of War, use the keyword POW.
- Notes concerning variant names, misfiled documents, additional service, etc. are included as required.
For additional information, including military service ledgers, photographs, personal papers, wills and other documents contact The Rooms Provincial Archives Reference Room firstname.lastname@example.org or 709-757-8088.
Or search the Provincial Archives on-line Descriptions Database at https://www.therooms.ca/archives.
|Name||Community||Service Number||Age of Enlistment||Next of Kin||Occupation||Active Date||Religion||Fatality||PoW||Date of Death||Commendations||Notes|
|LINDSTROM, Frederick||Outer Cove, St. John's East District||5791||20||Henry Lindstrom (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: signature is Lindstrom; clerk completed forms as Lidstone; Frederic Lindstrom, with father Henry, are recorded in 1935 census|
|DAY, William||52 Alexander Street, St. John's||4407||19||Annie Day (o)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GLADNEY, James Joseph||St. John's||771||18||Annie Clarke (p)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, William||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5769||24||Thomas Parsons (p)||Machinist||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WATSON, Charles||White Hills, Banff, Scotland, United Kingdom||0-45 - 774||26||George Watson (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|ANTHONY, Gilbert||64 Brazil Square, St. John's||4506||19||John Anthony (p)||Shoe maker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOWELL, Edmund||Catalina, Trinity District||8033||30||Mary Howell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PURCHASE, Arthur||Fogo, Fogo District||540||20||Jonas Purchase (o)||Driver||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SPARKES, Rupert||Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2685||23||Elizabeth Sparkes (o)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, James||11 Stephen Street, St. John's||1179||23||Richard Squires (p)||Cabman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MYERS, Albert||St. John's||1367||24||John Charles Myers (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEEPING, John||Lally Cove, Fortune District||5199||20||Edward Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HILLIARD, Joseph||Summerville, Bay of Islands, St. George District||3859||19||Mary Jane Penny (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PINK, Walter||Harbour Le Cou, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5955||19||George Pink (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BALL, Hayward||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2199||19||Mrs. Harry Ball (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOW, Harry||5 Plank Road, St. John's||3362||28||Margaret Snow (s)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OKEEFE, Charles||St. John's||1658||18||Peter O'Keefe (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DORAN, Michael J.||41 Duckworth Street, St. John's||2583||26||Miss Mary Doran (o)||Clerk||1916||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Thomas||Long Island, Cutwell Arm, Twillingate District||5500||25||John J. Rideout (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JEFFERIES, William||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3338||20||George Jefferies (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, Lyle||Mercers Cove, Harbour Grace District||4866||18||Annie Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Fred G.||Fortune, Burin District||6194||24||Emma Smith (p)||Store keeper||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ABBOTT, George||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4838||20||James Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LAYTE, Charles||Gander Bay, Fogo District||8271||37||Edith Layte (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HOUSE, George Hall||Hare Bay, Bonavista District||3349||27||James House (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SEYMOUR, John||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||8059||20||Simon Ward (o)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARAVAN, Alman||Long Island, Green Bay, Twillingate District||5515||20||William Caravan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Carvan.|
|DRUKEN, Charlie||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||5263||22||Patrick Druken (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GUY, Frederick||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||6301||23||Albert Rowsell (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEE, William||St. John's||1882||19||Fanny Lee (p)||Baker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLS, Charles||Dawsons Cove, Fortune District||3106||18||Mr. And Mrs. John Wells (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, Ronald E.||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||3000||18||John Ryan (p)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Ronald Ryan's attestation papers are found with Service # 1280|
|EDWARDS, Leo||N/A||25||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).|
|RICHARDS, Harry Victor||Glenwood, Twillingate District||952||17||Charles T. Richards (p)||Fox farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73.|
|FILLEUL, Horwood M.||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5056||27||Philip Filleul (p)||Trapper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUSTINS, Plemon||New Bay, Twillingate District||4329||32||Jacob Hustins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - signature is Hustins, forms completed as Hustons. See # 4339 Job Carter for 15 pages of misfiled correspondence related to # 4329.|
|FORD, Bert||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4835||21||Mrs. Alfred Ford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIKE, John||Carbonear, Carbonear District||5453||19||Colin Pike (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COLLINS, Duncan||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1422||22||Roberts Collins (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LOCKE, Lemuel||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||5469||20||James Locke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WARFORD, James||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1871||28||Jane Colbournes (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUGDEN, Harry||68 Alexander Street, St. John's||4126||22||Julia Bugden (nee Power) (p)||Cab driver||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROPHY, John Joseph||Mount Pearl Road, St. John's||3280||18||Lawrence Brophy (p)||Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, Edward||Peters River, Placentia-St. Marys District||2325||21||Edward White (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|CONWAY, John Thomas||St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District||3513||29||Bridget (James) Conway (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Counway|
|GELLATELY, William Thomas||52 Patrick Street, St. John's||100||22||Alexander Gellately (p)||House painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GULLIVER, George McFarlane||St. John's||937||23||John Gulliver (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: McFarlane|
|HICKEY, John Joseph||St. John's||586||22||Patrick Hickey (p)||Teamster||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||See service # 113 for Hickey's misfiled attestation papers|
|DAWE, Rowland||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||8411||19||Theophilus Dawe (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAZIL, Richard||12 1/2 Prospect Street, St. John's||2217||20||Emma Brazil (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918. Variant spelling of name - Brazill.|