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|
|JONES, Sydney||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4300||27||Kenneth Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LOWE, Arthur||14 Fleming Street, St. John's||5082||22||George Lowe (p)||Cabman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TUFF, James Roy||51 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||23||20||Edward Tuff (p)||Plumber||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 28, 1917||I.|
|GUSHUE, George W.||St. John's||785||18||James Gushue (p)||Draftsman apprentice||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BURSEY, Herbert||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||4544||20||Ebenezer Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CANNING, Charles||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3466||22||Alfred Canning (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|MUGFORD, James||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||4944||20||George Mugford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|THISTLE, Francis||Gander Bay, Fogo District||2687||18||Maurice Thistle (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 30, 1917|
|FISHER, Hubert John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2077||18||John Fisher (p)||Teacher||1916||Methodist - Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|MATTHEWS, John||Fogo, Fogo District||2488||19||Mrs. Edward Dwyer (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLS, James||Curling, St. George District||5406||19||James Joseph Wells (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RICE, Isaac||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||3241||20||Theodore Rice (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Chesley||Salvage, Bonavista District||4511||18||Henry Brown (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIKE, Alfred||Jamestown, Bonavista District||3664||18||John Pike (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BASTOW, Frederick Donald||9 Cook Street, St. John's||700||20||Augustus Bastow (p)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MOSS, Edmond||Keels, Bonavista District||2500||18||Frederick Moss (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JEWER, Ford R. W.||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3399||18||Joseph Jewer (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|THOMEY, Samuel J.||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||8376||47||Michael Thomey (o)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHEESEMAN, James||Rushroon, Placentia-St. Marys District||5865||22||John Joseph Cheesman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STACEY, Lambert||Flat Islands, Burin District||5936||19||William Stacey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||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.|
|OREILLY, P. Joseph||0-147||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; incorrect information in service ledger Notes: Listed as instructor (musketry). Notes: Information in service ledger is incorrect; information for 0-236 J.B. O'Reilly, RAMC was duplicated as being 0-147 Joseph O'Reilly|
|BUCKLEY, James||Botwood, Twillingate District||4274||24||John Buckley (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|BENOIT, Austin||St. George, St. George District||1327||20||Lizzie Benoit (p)||Brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, John||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3577||20||James Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|PIKE, Joseph||St. Lawrence, Burin District||8445||19||Alfred Pike (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAPGOOD, Walter||Flat Island, Bonavista District||5130||21||Abraham Hapgood (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KNIGHT, Frank Scott||St. John's||1659||19||Charles Knight (p)||Barber||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARK, John||Penguin Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5799||23||William Clark (p)||Engineer||1918||Evangelist||No||No||See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents; Variant spelling of name - Clarke.|
|MCDONALD, George||Hunts Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5190||20||Daniel McDonald (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUTCHINGS, William Stanley||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3796||23||Sarah Hutchings (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|POWER, William||14 Hunts Lane, St. John's||5447||27||William Power (p)||Longshoreman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LACEY, Roland Stephen||St. John's||77||28||William Lacey (p)||Fisherman-miner||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, Herbert Matthew||St. John's||1351||22||George Walsh (p)||Barber||1915||Congregationalist||Yes||No||*****The death is not recorded in CWGC|
|WILLIAMS, Weston||Forest Pond, Goulds, St. John's West District||3312||18||Matthew Williams (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAFE, Ernest Leslie||St. John's||709||23||Jacob Chafe (p)||Cooper||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Includes wills for # 1009 Ayre, # 544 Lukins, # 1396 Masters and # 1964 Duke.|
|REID, Hubert H.||Old Shop, Trinity District||5304||23||Elizabeth (James) Reid (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HEWITT, Alexander||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5726||22||Henry Hewitt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PERRY, Reuben Oliver||River of Ponds, Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||3118||19||John Henry (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 24, 1917|
|EDENS, Francis Augustine||39 Queen's Road, St. John's||0-137 - 2894||18||T.J. Edens (p)||Bank clerk||1916||No||No|
|MORRISEY, Bernard||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4077||18||James Morrisey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Morrissey|
|GILLINGHAM, Luke||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||1464 - 8089||19||Thomas Gillingham (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Re-enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|SOMERTON, Frank Hilbbert||Trinity, Trinity District||1256||20||Caroline Somerton (p)||Agent||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SKINNER, John J.||Little Bay, Fortune District||6270||23||Thomas Skinner (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYWARD, Harry||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4845||19||Mrs. Alfred Hayward (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FRADSHAM, Harold||Pacquet, St. Barbe District||4044||28||Ethel Fradsham (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STOKES, H.F.||0-175||1916||No||No||Transferred to 1st Newfoundland Regiment at Ayr from Royal Irish Fusiliers.|
|PAYNE, John||Harbour Round, St. Barbe District||6014||21||John Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, James M.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4317||22||Michael Power (p)||School teacher||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|TAVERNER, Henry||Hearts Content, Trinity District||3316||18||Mrs. Henry Rowe (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16 ; Discrepancy in spelling of name - Tavener, Tavenor.|