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|
|LERICHE, James Hubert||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2462||18||John LeRiche (p)||Carpenter||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|HOWLETT, C.||No information||0-153||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|CLOUSTON, Thomas||Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||4370||18||John W. Clouston (p)||Clerk||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, Allan||Little River, St. George District||5695||25||Katherine Campbell (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LOYTE, Harvey||Twillingate, Twillingate District||6181||21||William Loyte (p)||Coasting||1918||Methodist||No||No||forms completed as Loyte, signature may be Layte|
|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|
|CRITCH, William||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4926||21||William Critch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MALEY, William||Nagles Hill, St. John's||5058||21||Patrick Maley (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURSEY, Reuben||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5998||20||Matilda Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WEARHAM - WAREHAM, Roland||Shoe Cove, Twillingate District||4043||19||Elsie Hodder (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Wareham Microfilmed file includes two unrelated files: WASS Ruth Edna, Nursing Sister, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service, 18838-R-8 (10 pages) and BUTLER George William 3rd Reserve Royal Warwickshire Regiment 28732 (29 pages). Content was not included in Wearham's scanned file.|
|RYAN, Thomas Brown||Jerseyside, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||260||19||Albert J. Ryan (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TURNER, Frank C.||New Branches, Southside Road, St. John's||2653||19||G.E. Turner (p)||Engineering||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MATTHEWS, Nathan A.||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5072||25||William Matthews (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOOLEY, Francis Joseph||St. John's||818||20||Francis Dooley (p)||Tailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RICE, John Joseph||St. John's||1062||26||Bridget Rice (s)||Expressman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CASHIN, Gregory||Gambo, Bonavista District||4918||22||Richard Cashin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Francis||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2585||19||Mrs. F. Wall (o)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARCH, Hugh||Campbells Creek, St. George District||4874||18||Sarah March (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Marsh.|
|PIKE, Arthur||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4855||29||Sarah Pike (p)||Draper||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PYNN, Fred||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4701||18||Willis Pynn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THOMPSON, Thomas G.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8132||23||Leonard E. Thompson (p)||Lumberman and mill man||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BENNETT, Peter Francis||St. John's||770||21||Joseph Bennett (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|VAIL, Michael||St. John's||155||21||John Vail (p)||Policeman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SEWARD, Fred T.||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4982||20||James Walsh (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, February 12, 1919||Variant spelling of name - Seaward.|
|NICHOLLE, Edward Henry||Grand Bank, Burin District||664||22||Philip Nicholle (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No||Wednesday, October 10, 1917||Variations in name: Nichol, Nicol, Nicolle|
|WAREHAM, Walter Bennett||Lewisport, Twillingate District||2907||24||James Wareham (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, Leo||52 Bannister Street, St. John's||4790||22||Richard Buckley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOSTER, Sidney||La Scie, St. Barbe District||5147||19||James Foster (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, Robert||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||8066||45||Emily Pike (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KNIGHT, James Michael||St. John's||1112||19||Ellen Knight (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARTER, Albert||75 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||2348||18||John Carter (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STONE, Thomas||Monroe, Trinity District||5601||23||John Stone (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LAWRENCE, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3691||18||John Lawrence (p)||Tinsmith||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOWER, W. C. E.||No information||0-227||1916||Yes||No||Thursday, October 19, 1916||Attestation papers not included - Attached from Royal Army Medical Corps|
|TIZZARD, Gordon||St. John's||753||20||Simeon Tizzard (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 10, 1918|
|WILLIAMSON, Harry||Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom - Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-216 - 1759||27||Annie (Fish) Williamson (s)||Paper maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|EBSARY, Frederick Ernest||St. John's||1138||19||Mrs. Newman Ebsary (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, September 23, 1915|
|ONEIL, Augustine J.||273 Water Street, St. John's||3243||18||Agnes O'Neil (p)||Mechanic||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MACKANESS, C.L.||n/a||Dental Officer||1918||No||No||File missing. Attached as Dental Officer, Hazeley Camp.|
|MURRIN, James||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4382||26||William Murrin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMALL, Frank||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||2231||19||Jabez Smith (p)||Cook||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PERRY, Thomas Avery||Catalina, Trinity District||423||21||Benjamin Perry (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|CLARKE, Grant||St. John's||1502||19||Mrs. William Clarke (p)||Messenger||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HODDER, Norman||Marystown, Burin District||3038||18||Henry Elias Hodder (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||discharged medically unfit 10 September 1918; Drowned 15 February 1921|
|SOMERTON, Frederick Charles||Trinity, Trinity District||1342||26||Caroline Somerton (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, November 25, 1915|
|SQUIRES, William Charles||Blackhead Road, St. John's||2804||28||Benjamin Squires (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EVANS, Joseph||Grand Bank, Burin District||2793||18||Captain William P. Evans (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|STONE, Cyril G.||Fogo, Fogo District||3410||18||Aaron Stone (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Michael||Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District||5612||20||Joseph Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILLS, Edgar||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||1317||23||Archibald Mills (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|