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|
|HART, Ralph||Champneys East, Trinity District||8102||18||Mr. And Mrs. Albert Hart (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PAUL, Ralph||Mud Cove, Burin, Burin District||3717||23||William Paul (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GOWANS, Thomas Crawford||6 Carnell St, St. John's||1177||23||Maggie Martin Gowans (p)||Brakeman||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, William Skeffington||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||1073||20||Albert Elliott (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GREEN, Percy||Burlington, Twillingate District||4359||20||James Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COX, Samuel||St. Albans, Fortune District||6230||21||John Cox (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also service #6229, Lawrence Collier|
|AVERY, Henry Wilson||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||5261||20||Jane Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HARRIS, Benjamin||Our Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6058||19||Robert Harris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SYMONDS, Charles||Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||4495||18||George Symonds (p)||Watchmaker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PYNN, Joseph||Bristols Hope, Carbonear District||4702||20||Sarah Batten (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Microfilmed file includes 3 documents for Robie Richards (drummer).|
|BIDDISCOMBE, Richard||Torbay Road, St. John's||4623||21||John Biddiscombe (p)||Truckman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WARR, Charles T.||Little Harbour, Twillingate District||8078||37||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEEHAN, Edward||5 Howe Place, St. John's||3264||27||Ed Sheehan (p)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, July 8, 1917||Includes references to Michael Sheehan, discharged medically unfit. No information in service ledger.|
|HOUSE, Arthur||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||1946||18||Ida House (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HENNESSEY, James John||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1257||18||Patience Hennessey (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Samuel||Hermitage Bay, Fortune District||1829||23||Henry King (p)||Fisherman||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.|
|ROSE, R. [Robert] Clayton||28 Springdale Street, St. John's||2542||22||Marmaduke Rose (p||Salesman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.|
|EZEKIEL, John J.||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1751||22||Paul Ezekiel (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Some items re-filmed, see beginning of reel 117.|
|MATHIESON, Gerald||Topsail Road, St. John's||4405||18||John Mathieson (p)||Apprentice engineering||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|MUGFORD, George||Codroy, St. George District||1943||19||Celina Mugford (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, February 24, 1916|
|CARTY, George Thomas||Cochrane Street, St. John's||0-6||Isabell Carty (o)||1914||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included.|
|RICE, Ambrose William||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3123||21||Stephen Rice (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ALLEN, Alexander||Haystack, Placentia-St. Marys District||5933||19||Albert Allen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MANUEL, Samuel W.||Exploits, Twillingate District||0-70 - 1204||22||Mary Jane Manuel (p)||1915||Yes||No||Sunday, March 4, 1917|
|PATEY, John||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6117||23||Mary Patey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TUCKER, Philip||Boncloddy Street, St. John's||4940||23||Ignatius Tucker (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRIFFETT, John||Rosedale, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||5387||24||Robert Briffett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DICKS, Richard||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2392||25||Mrs. Henry Dicks (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEVIS, Robert||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||5671||21||William J. Levis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Nominal Census for 1921 lists Robert Lavers residing Port Saunders. Details match and no Robert Levis is found in any census. Possible mispelling as recruit attested by making his mark.|
|SELLARS, Henry||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1414||22||Fannie Sellars (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|ROUD, James||Power Street, St. John's||4559||26||Charles Roud (o)||Cabman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAINES, John||Woody Point, St. Barbe District||8177||28||Georgiana Belle Caines (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VAIL, Herman||25 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||5282||21||George Vail (p)||Railroad section man||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, December 20, 1918|
|PARSONS, Reuben||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1633||23||Richards Parsons Sr. (of Joseph)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OBRIEN, John J.||27 Adelaide Street, St. John's||3214||21||Mary O'Brien (p)||Coachman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRYANT, William||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||3315||25||Mrs. Archibald Budden (o)||Coaster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHIFFIN, James||Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5868||19||John Whiffin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Whiffen|
|GAUDET, Arthur||Stephenville, St. George District||5694||18||Amedee Gaudet (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROCKETT, Maurice||Petries, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5346||23||William Rockett (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LANGMEAD, John||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5775||19||Henry Langmead (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STONE, Robert H.||Snooks Brook, Smiths Sound, Trinity District||2482||19||Alfred Stone (p)||Postman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEARNS, George||Grand Bank, Burin District||4636||23||Jacob Bearns (o)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, John Joseph||55 Plymouth Road, St. John's||3607||23||John Martin (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN||N/A||No||No||Cadet battalion (special). Service number and given name unknown.|
|MILLER, Llewllyn||58 Mullock Street, St. John's||8305||25||Nath. Miller (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, Rupert||114 Gower Street, St. John's||5256||19||John Power (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEWLING, Jacob||25 Fleming Street, St. John's||3005||18||Archibald Dewling (p)||Grocer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILBERT, Noel||Bedford, England, United Kingdom||617||24||Mr. Noel (p)||Chartered accountant||1914||No||No|
|WATTS, Wesley||Frenchs Lane, Signal Hill, St. John's||2226||18||Albert Abbott Watts (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|