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 email@example.com 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|
|LOVEYS, Aubrey Wilson||St. John's||827||19||John Thomas Loveys (p)||Grocery clerk||1914||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|HENNESSEY, James John||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1257||18||Patience Hennessey (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURSEY, Frederick John||Clarenville, Trinity District||1348||21||Reuben Bursey (p)||Railroader||1915||Methodist||No||No||Contains a letter from Reuben Bursey about the death of his son (unidentified), and also from Mrs. Bursey about sending parcels to POWs. These letters likely refer to # 2381 Goliath Bursey, brother of Frederick John Bursey.|
|MUGFORD, John W.||Codroy, St. George District||2102||25||Annie Mugford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HACKETT, Fred||Harvey Street East, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4691||24||Mabel Hackett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GENGE, Abram||Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District||8412||28||Victoria M. Genge (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAVIS, Walter||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||5520||30||William Davis (p)||Construction worker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Segar||Carbonear, Carbonear District||956||19||Francis Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, Roland||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||8511||20||Peter Campbell (p)||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HAWCO, John||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||1517||19||Margaret Hickey (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RICE, Ambrose William||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3123||21||Stephen Rice (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PATEY, John||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6117||23||Mary Patey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRIFFETT, John||Rosedale, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||5387||24||Robert Briffett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BARRETT, Roland||Blaketown, Trinity District||3480||22||Mary Barrett (p)||Railroading||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|IVANY, Ernest D.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4241||27||Silas Ivany (p)||Blacksmith||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TULK, Ralph Wellon||St. George, St. George District||234||20||Benjamin Tulk (p)||Fox rancher||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|LANNON, James Joseph||No information||1001||No||No||File missing; ledger indicates discharged 10/4/15 as undesirable|
|THISTLE, David||50 Longs Hill, St. John's||0-181||52||Bessie (Stowe) Thistle (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Reuben||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1633||23||Richards Parsons Sr. (of Joseph)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRYANT, William||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||3315||25||Mrs. Archibald Budden (o)||Coaster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLMES, Archibald||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||2315||20||Moses Holmes (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|EDWARDS, Allan||St. John's||831||22||James Edwards (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLS, John Albert||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3713||24||Francis Wells (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BISHOP, Esau||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4891||19||Albert Bishop (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARTER, Cyril Boyd||7 Church Hill, St. John's||0-95||H.D. Carter (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|WHITE, Alexander||Princeton, Bonavista District||5214||20||William White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KNIGHT, Egbert Henry||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||3953||26||Samuel Knight (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STONE, Robert H.||Snooks Brook, Smiths Sound, Trinity District||2482||19||Alfred Stone (p)||Postman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN||N/A||No||No||Cadet battalion (special). Service number and given name unknown.|
|POWER, Rupert||114 Gower Street, St. John's||5256||19||John Power (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHRISTIAN, Francis James||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2168||23||W. G. Christian (p)||Electrician||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BAIRD, John||Cuddihy Street, St. John's||5029||20||Michael Baird (p)||Chauffeur||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENOIT, Julien||Cape St. George, St. George District||4224||26||Mary Jeanette (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies March 1918.|
|FUDGE, Charlie||Burnt Islands, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5367||19||Betty Fudge (p)||Betty Fudge (p)||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Tuesday, June 11, 1918||See also #6066 Peter Dober for related correspondence. Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as James Charles Fudge.|
|MCGRATH, John J.||St. John's||983||19||Mrs. J. Eagan (p)||Car cleaner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PERRY, George W.||Indian Island, Fogo District||5384||23||Jesse Perry (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HODDER, Harold W.||Spruce Street, St. John's||6280||23||William J. Hodder (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HALL, Kenneth||9 Knight Street, St. John's||4464||18||Michael Hall (p)||Barber||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Edward F.||Trinity, Trinity District||3526||19||Frederick Somerton (p)||Banker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Contains a misfiled document relating to service # 3726 Levi Stockley|
|MALONEY, James||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||5151||24||John Maloney (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STOCKLEY, Kenneth||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||4661||26||Henry Stockley (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRADBURY, George||Battle Harbour, Labrador||4468||22||Mrs. Mary Bradbury (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, Harry P.||61 Brazils Square, St. John's||3496||19||Peter Power (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EDENS, Francis Augustine||39 Queen's Road, St. John's||0-137 - 2894||18||T.J. Edens (p)||Bank clerk||1916||No||No|
|CHAFE, Reginald||Goulds, St. John's West District||4422||18||Allan Chafe (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOE, James Patrick||Springdale, Twillingate District||1630||21||Thomas Joe (o)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANTLE, Stephen||33 Water Street West, St. John's||6236||20||Sarah Antle (p)||Boiler maker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DURBAN, George H.||No information||0-296||1925||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included; no entry in service ledger|
|MAHANEY, Thomas||Fogo, Fogo District||4138||19||Frank Mahaney (p)||Steward||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Mahoney, Maloney|
|WOODMAN, James||New Harbour, Trinity District||2171||25||Mrs. Charles Woodman (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|