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|
|BALLAM, Samuel Robert||Curling, St. George District||1440||19||Manoah Ballam (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LANDER, John||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||5891||22||John Lander (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, Robert||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1282||21||Emily Butler (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|SMITH, Clarence||New Harbour, Trinity District||5251||19||Albert Smith (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PITTMAN, John||Little Bay East, Fortune District||5336||21||Isaac Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARKE, William||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||5508||22||William Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VINNICOMBE, John Joseph||35 Cook Street, St. John's||8010||32||Mary Ellen Fowler (o)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RALPH, Heber||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||3808||18||Job Ralph (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Herbert.|
|BLAKE, Ambrose Ernest||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||3138||19||James Jacobs (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YOUNG, George||Bank Head Bay, St. George District||4880||21||Rachael Young (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAIDMENT, G. H..||No information||0-176||Chaplain||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|BURTON, Robert||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2702||19||Mrs. William Burton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DALTON, Alphaeus||Little Catalina, Trinity District||5911||19||Albert Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OTOOLE, John||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||5827||19||Rhoady O'Toole (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Abel J.||Kings Point, Southwest Arm, Twillingate District||8317||19||Giles Rideout (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LYNCH, Archibald||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5805||22||George Lynch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EVANS, Sydney Wilfred||St. John's||1418||19||Lydia Evans (p)||Factory labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Signature is Sidney; form completed as Sydney.|
|STRIDE, Norman||Botwood, Twillingate District||3629||18||Sofia (George) Stride (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ABBOTT, George||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4838||20||James Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FIELD, Leonard St. Albin||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||0-62 - 2375||19||Reverend G.H. Field (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|BUTT, Edward||St. John's||851||23||Mrs. John Butt (p)||Teamster||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLANDS, Henry||Carbonear, Carbonear District||2239||18||Reverend Charles Hollands (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TRESISE, George Leach||Devonshire, England, United Kingdom||0-207 - 906||22||James Tresise (p)||1915||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|SPURRELL, Abram||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||4979||18||John Spurrell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRAMPTON, William||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||3336||26||Lillian Frampton (s)||Fisherman||1916||hurch of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GALGAY, Nicholas Augustus||222 Water Street West, St. John's||338||19||Minnie Galgay (o)||Brewer||1914||No||No|
|BLACKALL, Herbert William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's||0-86 - 448||20||W.W.Blackall (p)||School teacher||1914||No||No||Blackall resigned his commission 10 January 1916 and joined the 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He died in action at Ypres 30 October 1917.|
|TAYLOR, Victor G.||35 Southside Road, St. John's||111||20||George Taylor (p)||Machinist||1914||Methodist||No||No||Note: Name is George Victor Taylor according to other documentation|
|MEADEN, Edward A.||Cow Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada||4624||20||Simon Meaden (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHAFE, Henry Robert||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||8207||24||Hannah M. Chafe (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Ernest Ivan||St. John's||1098||23||Sarah Noseworthy (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BERNARD, A. E. [Adolph Ernest]||St. John's - 16 West Avenue, Leicester, England, United Kingdom||0-157||Mae Ernest Bernard (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included Includes records of Officers Mess, 1/Bn Royal Newfoundland Regiment|
|OBRIEN, James John||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1378||18||Mary O'Brien (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HOWLEY, Richard Alexander||No information||0-1||1924||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger; See # 0-135 - 2273 for misfiled documents; Includes documents relating to John A. McGrath, Regt. # 0-135-2273 (and Royal Dublin Fusiliers).|
|WHEELER, John||Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||4034||21||Adam Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STARKS, Eli||Kings Point, Twillingate District||5654||19||Annie Starks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ISAACS, Thomas C.||Burin, Burin District||3697||19||Robert Isaacs (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRATTON, Cecil||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||2717||19||Mr. Abram Stratton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WHEELER, Ralph||Summerford, Twillingate District||4906||18||Thomas Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STARKS, Freeman||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5543||24||Uriah Starks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ETHRIDGE, Gordon||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||6247||18||Charles Ethridge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, 2752X Alexander Ethridge.|
|BOLAND, Michael||River Head, Placentia-St. Marys District||5833||21||Edward Boland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LANNON, William Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1519||19||Johanna Lannon (p)||Miner||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, June 18, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included|
|BURDEN, Richard||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||2761||24||Henry W. Burden (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, George||16 Simms Street, St. John's||4119||28||Sarah (Leo) Martin (p)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PRITCHARD, Pearce||Middle Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District||3947||19||Selenia (James) Pritchard||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, John R.||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8232||50||Ella M. Martin (s)||Carpenter||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COOPER, Alfred||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5343||20||Simeon Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OAKLEY, John Joseph.||55 Patrick Street, St. John's||392||23||Mr. Oakley (p)||Iron moulder||1914||Methodist||No||No||Includes a photograph of his wife Christina Smith, London, England.|
|MICHELIN, Charles||North West Arm, Groswater Bay Lake, Labrador||6102||26||Peter Michelin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Also contains information regarding service #6103, Stephen McDonald, and #6104, James Goudie|