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 archives@therooms.ca 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 Occupationsort ascending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
MCNAUGHTON, John St. John's / Blair Drummond, Scotland, United Kingdom 1302 19 Mr. McNaughton (p) Tailor 1915 Presbyterian No No
MAHER, James Joseph St. John's 951 20 Mrs. William Maher (p) Tailor 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73
SNOW, Douglas K. St. John's 1021 20 Catherine Snow (p) Tailor 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
OROURKE, William Joseph St. John's 804 21 William O'Rourke (p) Tailor 1914 Roman Catholic 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
SQUIRES, Theodore St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5083 24 Reuben Squires (p) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KITCHEN, John Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4809 24 George Kitchen (p) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, Archibald Francis Bell Island, St. John's East District 0-133 - 2840 21 Philip Power (p) Surveyor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SOMERTON, William James Bell Island, St. John's East District 265 20 Mr. And Mrs. Somerton (p) Surveyor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DUNN, John S. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8023 24 Reverend W.D. Dunn (p) Surveyor 1917 Methodist No No
TESSIER, William James Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 2504 22 Mrs. Charles Tessier (p) Surveyor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
TILLEY, Harry 4 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4531 22 Rebecca Tilley (p) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - On attestation paper, Harry is written at top of form and Henry in three other points, signature and all other documents state Harry.
MCDONALD, Michael J. Little Bay, Twillingate District 5159 24 Richard McDonald (p) Surveyor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KNIGHT, Fred W. 355 Southside Road, St. John's 8502 45 Emilie Knight (s) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRAWLEY, Albert W. Holyrood, Harbour Main District 4009 23 Elizabeth Crawley (p) Sulphate worker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Nicholas J. Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4008 20 John Power (p) Sulphate worker 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
GREENE, Edward St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 3892 18 Aubrey Greene (o) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Greene.
CLARKE, George Rankin Brigus, Port de Grave District 271 19 John Clarke (p) Student 1914 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, November 24, 1915
GREEN, Harvey Trinity, Trinity District 2924 18 John Green (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SERRICK, Claude Cupids, Port de Grave District 4434 18 Alexander Serrick (p) Student 1918 Methodist No No Signature is Claude; forms completed as Claud.
CALDWELL, Edward Charles Brigus, Port de Grave District 636 19 Rev. Edward K.H. Caldwell (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes correspondence concerning # 270 William W. Bartlett and William J. Freake.
MILES, Samuel Bonavista, Bonavista District 3477 18 Mrs. Leah Miles (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHORTALL, Leo 141 Gower Street, St. John's 1940 18 William Shortall (p) Student 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, April 29, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included ; See also Regt. #0-78 -395 for misfiled documents
NORTH, Robert Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2596 18 George North (p) Student 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
HORWOOD, Ewart Gladstone 17 Prescott Street, St. John's 2671 18 Ephriah James Horwood (p) Student 1916 No No
BALLAM, Arthur George Curling, St. George District 3031 18 Manoah Ballam (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
TITFORD, Grant Bennett Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3445 18 Jessie Titford (p) Student 1917 No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
PARSLEY, Patrick 4 Hunts Lane, St. John's n/a 16 Student 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
JOHNSTON, George Trouty, Trinity District 1930 20 James Johnston (p) Student 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Signature is Johnson, forms completed as Johnston.
CROSBIE, George Graham Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1447 19 Walter Crosbie (p) Student 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, July 3, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included - See also service #1680, Frederick Wheeler
WALTERS, Gilbert Champneys, Trinity District 620 28 John Walters (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
MOORE, Paul P. Wesleyville, Bonavista District 1705 19 Reverend Edwin Moore (p) Student 1915 Methodist No No
SKINNER, Edgar St. Jacques, Fortune District 2929 18 John Skinner (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
EDENS, Leonard A. 39 Queens Road, St. John's 0-53 - 2547 24 T.J. Edens (p) Student 1916 Yes No Monday, March 18, 1918 Had been investigated as a possible POW. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1918.
WALTERS, Joseph Champneys, Trinity District 1855 23 John Walters (p) Student 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 123
LEWIS, Gordon 53 Pennywell Road, St. John's 2309 18 Charles Lewis (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included
CHAPLIN, John Fielding Circular Road, St. John's 584 19 Mark Chaplin (p) Student 1914 Yes No Friday, January 1, 1915
RIDOUT, Garland Newtown, Bonavista District 1595 19 Jane Ridout (p) Student 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variant spelling of name - Rideout. See # 1895 for misfiled documents.
TILLEY, Clarence Elliston, Trinity District 3890 19 Robert Tilley (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDERSON, William Arthur Hearts Content, Trinity District 0-289 - 3889 18 Dr. Arthur Anderson (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Harold Anthony Battery Road, St. John's 3050 18 Stan Walsh (p) Student 1916 Roman Catholic No No
REDMOND, Rivlyn Patrick 91 Carters Hill, St. John's n/a 18 Student 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special),
DOWNTON, Herbert 37 Fleming Street, St. John's 6245 18 Frederick Downton (p) Student 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIGGS, Frederick Michael St. Pierre and Miquelon, France 1059 19 Lavinia Riggs (p) Student 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PATERSON, John Queens Road, St. John's 0-211 - 3454 17 Dr. L. Paterson (p) Student 1917 Presbyterian No No
MURCELL, Richard Baxter Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 1582 21 Dorcas Murcell (p) Student 1915 Methodist No No
MICHELIN, Joseph Hamilton Inlet, Grand River, Labrador 637 19 Joseph Michelin (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917 Contains document regarding William J. Freake, Royal Naval Reserve 8906X [actual 2210X]
HALIBURTON, Gordon Port au Port, St. George District 3893 18 Henry Haliburton (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 19, 1918
FRASER, Hazen 234 Duckworth Street, St. John's 2404 17 Dr. N.S. Fraser (p) Student 1916 Presbyterian No No
BARTLETT, Rupert Wilfred Brigus, Port de Grave District 0-17 - 166 23 William Bartlett (p) Student 1914 Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917 PDF