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|
|BUTLER, Harold Scott||Burin, Burin District||796||Martha Butler (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAVIS, Walter||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||5520||30||William Davis (p)||Construction worker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DUNPHY, Thomas Joseph||12 New Gower Street, St. John's||0-290 - 1438||20||Eliza Dunphy (p)||Paper maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers.|
|REES, Fred S.||Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2626||24||William Rees (p)||Machinist||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1355X.|
|HOLLETT, George Albert||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1841||19||Thomas Hollett (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ANGEL, John||St. John's||8383||35||Anastatia Angel (s)||Baker and cook||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|PARSONS, Donald W.||15 Bell Street, St. John's||4754||20||Annie Parsons (o)||Engineer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HEAD, Dorman||Gander Bay, Fogo District||8493||26||Rachel (Gillingham) Head (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HILL, Lewis||Campbellton, Twillingate District||6025||22||William Hill (p)||Steward||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PAIN, Thomas Sidney||Boston, Massachussetts, USA||3052||31||W.J.T. Pain (p)||Cook||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|AUSTIN, Chesley||Snooks Arm, Twillingate District||5656||20||James Austin (p)||Miner||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CAREW, Edward||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4603||18||Mary Carew (p)||Machinists helper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LILLY, Raymond R. W.||Bedford, England, United Kingdom||1828||20||Ida Isabelle Lilly (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4483||19||Alice Rideout (p)||Engine driver||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FORD, William H.||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||5002||22||William Ford (p)||Railroad man||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|YETMAN, Nathan||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1700||20||John Yetman (p)||Miner||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LANE, Enos||Millertown, Twillingate District||8115||37||Annie Lane (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PILLEY, Dorman||Exploits Bay, Twillingate District||2243||21||Edmond Pilley (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BISHOP, Esau||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4891||19||Albert Bishop (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAMMS, William Thomas||Codroy, St. George District||2049||22||Mrs. J. Bragg (p)||Fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WARREN, Eli||New Perlican, Trinity District||5879||18||John Warren (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LUFF, Elias||Campbellton, Twillingate District||1347||21||Lydia Luff (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CROAKE, James||16 Haggerty Street, St. John's||2602||20||Edward Croake (p)||Broom maker||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Croke|
|GARLAND, William B.||54 Carters Hill, St. John's||8313||19||James Garland (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ALLAN, Michael Joseph||St. John's||1618||21||Patrick Allan (p)||Tinsmith||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOBBIN, Charles||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||2539||18||Denis Dobbin (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|READER, Harold||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4507||20||William S. Reader (p)||Commercial traveller||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HUNT, Cater||Fair Island, Bonavista District||3356||18||Alfred Hunt (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THOMAS, Harvey||11 Barnes Place, St. John's||n/a||Clerk||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number (special), listed as instructor (musketry).|
|RICHARDS, Charles||Kings Point, Twillingate District||3444||20||Stephen Richards (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 POW account also contained in service #2951, Hubert Ridgley.|
|MANUEL, Willis||Loon Bay, Twillingate District||272||27||Jane Manuel (p)||Millwright||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, Edwin||22 Alexander Street, St. John's||4423||18||John Murphy (p)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TULK, Hubert||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1590||Mary Anne Tulk (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, George||Whitbourne, Trinity District||3558||20||Moses Pike (o)||Cooper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Ronald||152 Casey Street, St. John's||8499||18||Hubert Taylor (p)||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|TEMPLE, John Vincent||Sandy Point, St. George District||232||21||Hannah Temple (p)||Teacher||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWE, Chesley||Hearts Content, Trinity District||989||19||William Rowe (p)||Carpenter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALTERS, Norman||Champneys, Trinity District||3599||18||Joseph Walters (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VATER, James||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||2064||21||James Vater (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ORGAN, David||Great Jervais, Fortune District||3177||22||Margaret Long (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUFFETT, Henry||Milltown, Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||2798||20||Benjamin Buffett (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously shown as from Millertown, Twillingate District|
|WHITE, Alexander||Stephenville, St. George District||5945||22||Charles M. White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|IVANY, Herbert||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||3976||19||Benjamin Ivany (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KNEE, Henry||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||2052||19||George Knee||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORS, Edward C.||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3688||20||Jacob Moors (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Moores|
|JESSO, Arthur Daisley||Bay of Islands, St. George District||1459||25||Rose Madore Jesso (s))||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRAWLEY, Michael||Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District||5820||19||Edward Crawley (p)||Fishing||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHISLETT, Herbert||94 George Street, St. John's||4634||20||Ellen Chislett (p)||Cabman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEWS, John Courtney||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3385||20||James L. Mews (p)||Surveyor||1917||Methodist||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1862X|
|TILLEY, William Joseph||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1224||22||William Tilley (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.|