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|
|DAWE, Arthur||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||4054||20||Theophilus Dawe (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|PARSONS, Alex||Freshwater, Bell Island, St. John's East District||3825||21||Jacob Parsons (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURSEY, Harry||Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District||5292||23||Joseph Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CONWAY, Philip James||St. John's||1128||20||Kate Conway (p)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|PARDY, James||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys||6152||23||Charles Pardy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||See also # 2763; enlisted in 1916 and recorded as deserter; re-enlisted 1918|
|HARVEY, Guy W.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-194||30||Mrs. John Harvey (p)||Civil engineer||1917||No||No||Also see #0-33, Gerald Cockburn Harvey, for documents relating to this soldier.|
|JOHNSON, Alfred||Teignmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom||1571||23||Mr. Johnson (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LACEY, Herbert||Exploits, Twillingate District||3734||19||Andrew Lacey (p)||Cook||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GULLAGE, Hubert V.||St. John's||1682||19||Peter Gullage (p)||Draper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|ANDERSON, Frederick||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5064||20||William Anderson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALEY - HAYLEY, Leonard||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1000||20||Mary Haley (p)||Hotel clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Signature on attestation is Haley; birth certificate is Hayley; selecte correspondence is Healey.|
|HUTCHINS, Harold||Greenspond, Bonavista District||602||17||Mr. Hutchins (p)||Storekeeper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SPEARNS, John||St. John's||1232||19||Annie Spearns (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOWLER, Ernest||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2710||37||Mrs. Thomas Dowden (p)||Electrician||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SMALLWOOD, Frederick William||St. John's||1637||23||Fred Smallwood (p)||Shoemaker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HALL, William||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||1949||23||Michael Hall (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918|
|GOOBIE, Clarence||Elliotts Cove, Trinity District||2575||22||John Goobie (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|FELTHAM, Luke||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3865||19||Edward Feltham (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOWE, Walter||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4575||20||George Bowe (p)||Mining||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, July 20, 1919|
|HUMPHRIES, Ernest||Newtown, Bonavista District||2479||19||Peter Humphries (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, George||Pass Island, Fortune District||3559||19||Mary (Edward) Bulley (p)||Unemployed||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|FRENCH, William||67 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2581||21||William French (p)||Cooper||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, Arthur||Botwood, Twillingate District||2359||18||John Buckley (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|COLUMBUS, Fred||Shallops Cove, St. George District||912||21||Frank Columbus (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 9, 1915|
|MOSS, John||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8390||49||Margaret Moss (s)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FROST, William Bertram||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8109||19||Lumberman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BRAZIL, Richard||12 1/2 Prospect Street, St. John's||2217||20||Emma Brazil (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918. Variant spelling of name - Brazill.|
|ELLIS, Charles Herbert||St. John's||936||23||Ella Ellis (s)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Justin||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4905||21||Thomas Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIKE, Edward||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||1608||24||Dora Pike (s)||Stoker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SIBLEY, Gilbert||Fogo, Fogo District||8508||21||Arthur Sibley (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARRIS, Samuel||Gander Bay South, Fogo District||2676||21||George Harris (o)||Mill hand||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CROWE, Henry S.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-25||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|HOWLETT, John||Petty Harbour, St. John's West Districts||4222||18||Bridget Howlett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation forms are completed as Jack Howlett.|
|DYKE, Isaac S.||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||2399||19||Samuel Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEWMAN, Robert Allan||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4245||20||Henry Newman (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Samuel Patrick||St. John's||884||19||Mr. And Mrs. Ryan (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VIGUERS, William||St. John's||1171||19||Annie Viguers (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRADBURY, George||Battle Harbour, Labrador||4468||22||Mrs. Mary Bradbury (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OLEARY, James Joseph||21 Scott Street, St. John's||391||32||Catherine O'Leary (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|TOCHER, J.W.||0-237||Doctor||1917||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)|
|CHEESEMAN, Ernest B||Port au Bras, Burin District||1927||20||Lawrence Cheeseman (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SINNOTT, William Joseph||St. John's||1040||24||Mrs. William Sinnott (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOBER, John||Marystown, Burin District||6054||21||Thomas Dober (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRAMM, Charles||Botwood, Twillingate District||4148||18||Samuel Cramm (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PERRY, Thomas Avery||Catalina, Trinity District||423||21||Benjamin Perry (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|PRETTY, Edward||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||8116||18||Edmund Pretty (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANN, Richard||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5840||19||Joseph Hann (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Eli||New Bay, Twillingate District||3367||18||Adam Saunders (p)||Fisherman and lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|NEWHOOK, Samuel||Dildo, Trinity District||5253||24||Edward Newhook (p)||Operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|