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|
|GILL, Arthur||Sallys Cove, St. Barbe District||3166||21||Susanna Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|GULLAGE, William F.||Catalina, Trinity District||3260||20||James S. Gullage (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|BRINSTON, Angus Perry||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||2851||18||Nelson Brinston (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|MOORE, Albert||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2698||19||Arthur Moore (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|SMITH, Donald||Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District||3449||21||Rhody Smith (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|TAYLOR, Hedley||St. John's||1129||19||Susanna Taylor (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|BARRETT, Harold George||50 Freshwater Road, St. John's||0-69 - 798||22||Henry G. Barrett (p)||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|GRANT, Edward Peter||Lawn, Burin District||1797||22||Michael Grant (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|ABBOTT, Fred||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||3483||20||Walter Abbott (p)||School teacher||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|SEWARD, Horatius||Clarenville, Trinity District||172||26||Adam Seward (p)||Farmer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917||Variant spelling of name: Horatio|
|LEGROW, Walter||56 Spencer Street, St. John's||2093||22||John LeGrow (p)||Draper||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|WOOLFREY, Lewis||Horwood, Fogo District||2707||22||Mr. Aquillia Woolfrey (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|YETMAN, Michael A.||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||3359||37||Amelia Yetman (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|LAMBERT, John||Cuckholds Cove Road, St. John's||3026||18||Richard Lambert (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|KELLY, Frank||Irelands Eye, Trinity District||2679||21||David Kelly (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 14, 1917||Place appears as Ireland Isle on attestation record; later corrected.|
|BARNES, Lawrence||157 New Gower Street, St. John's||528||24||William Barnes (p)||Labourer||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 14, 1917|
|WELLS, Joseph Warren||St. John's||1147||25||Sarah Wells (p)||Painter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 14, 1917|
|CLARKE, John||Campbellton, Twillingate District||3392||20||John L. Clarke (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 14, 1917|
|MCGRATH, Ronald B.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2712||19||Mrs. John Thomey (o)||Train despatcher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, August 13, 1917|
|GEORGE, Ambrose||Britannia Cove, Trinity District||3412||19||Robert George (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, August 6, 1917|
|SCOTT, Maxwell||Fogo, Fogo District||3379||24||Margaret Elizabeth Scott (p)||Clerk||1916||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 31, 1917|
|NEWELL, Victor Perrin||Dock, Bareneed, Port de Grave District||3598||19||Nathan Newell||Munition worker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 17, 1917|
|MYER, Albert John||St. John's||1143||19||Julia Myer (p)||Cooper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 14, 1917||Newspaper clipping reporting his death by drowning upon return to Newfoundland included. Died 14 July, 1917. CWGC|
|BURTON, Willis G.||Wards Harbour, Long Island, Twillingate District||3199||21||Joseph Burton Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917|
|DAWE, Frederick||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3334||25||Ambrose Dawe (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917||See # 3011 Frank Dawe for misfiled documents|
|CAVE, Joseph||Change Islands, Fogo District||2944||22||Elias Cave (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917|
|CAREW, Vincent||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||3140||23||Bessie Carew (s)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917|
|LEDREW, John F.||Change Islands, Fogo District||2988||29||John G. LeDrew (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917|
|MURPHY, Thomas||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||2708||19||James Murphy (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917|
|MARTIN, Stephen||Torbay, St. John's East District||1942||19||William Martin (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, July 8, 1917|
|MARTIN, William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3221||19||Mrs. Moses Martin (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 8, 1917|
|SHEEHAN, Edward||5 Howe Place, St. John's||3264||27||Ed Sheehan (p)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, July 8, 1917||Includes references to Michael Sheehan, discharged medically unfit. No information in service ledger.|
|STEVENSON, Alfred||St. John's||1622||William Joseph Stevenson (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 8, 1917|
|GREEN, John Henry Stanley||35 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||0-118 - 108||24||Robert Green (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 7, 1917||Attached Royal Flying Corps 1915-1917|
|NOFTALL, Patrick Alexander||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||3174||18||Michael Noftall (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 7, 1917|
|VAUGHAN, Oscar Augustus||Leslie Street, St. John's||337||23||Mr. Vaughan (o)||Carman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 4, 1917|
|LUKINS, George||5 Lyon Square, St. John's||544||21||Alice Lukins (s)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 1, 1917||some illegible documents ; See Regt.# 709 for misfiled will|
|QUINTON, Albert Edward||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3525||18||Alfred Quinton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 27, 1917|
|GILLETT, Philip||Exploits, Twillingate District||1697||20||Walter Gillett (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 20, 1917|
|HUNT, Cecil Jameson||88 Barnes Road, St. John's||3384||19||Mrs. J.G. Hunt (p)||Clerk||1917||Yes||No||Thursday, June 7, 1917|
|HULAN, Gerald||Crabbes, St. George District||3764||19||Joseph Hulan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, June 7, 1917|
|GILLEY, Job||Stanleyville, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||2476||18||Mrs. John Gilley (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, May 22, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|SMART, Frank||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3578||18||Fannie (Samuel) Smart (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, May 22, 1917|
|TAYLOR, William Bartlett||St. John's||1240||20||Mrs. Taylor (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, May 17, 1917|
|PAYNE, Stephen||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2674||19||Robert Payne (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Thursday, May 10, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|BROWN, William||Little Harbour, Twillingate District||2183||25||Mrs. Eliza Keefe (o)||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, May 9, 1917||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|SHERREN, Nelson L.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||2458||18||George Sherren (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, May 7, 1917||Nelson Sherren was reported missing 14 April 1917; family correspondence indicated he was seen alive as a Prisoner of War after 14 April; a memorandum, dated 2 Sept. 1919, stated a grave at Douai Communal Cemetery, France, was presumed to be Sherren's; CWGC records his death as 7 May 1917 while in enemy hands. Discrepancy in name: Recorded as Sherran in CWGC|
|CARTER, Thomas||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||1031||20||John Carter (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, May 4, 1917|
|PARRELL, John Richard||Flower's Cove, St. Barbe District||2871||19||James Parrell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican) Fatality:||Yes||No||Thursday, May 3, 1917|
|KNOTT, Cecil James||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2882||18||Robert Knott (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Wednesday, May 2, 1917||POW Date: 1917|