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|
|BURT, Alexander F.||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5270||21||Stephen Burt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DICKS, Willis||6 Brine Street, St. John's||3579||20||Mrs. Christopher Dicks (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WEBBER, George||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4429||21||Caroline Webber (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Philip||Pushthrough, Hermitage Bay||5207||21||Jonathan Rowsell (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TURNER, Raymond||128 Bond Street, St. John's||4463||18||Captain Joseph Turner (p)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|MATTHEWS, William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2161||21||Jane Matthews (p)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JESSO, Leo Francis||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1812||19||Joseph Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BISHOP, Heber||St. John's||1478||19||Elijah Bishop (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTT, Joseph||St. George, St. George District||4740||23||Samuel Butt (p)||Sawmiller||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DWYER, James||Shearstown, Harbour Grace District||8477||19||William Dwyer (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, Ernest||Belleoram, Fortune District||609||19||Robert G. Pike (p)||Engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CARROLL, John||Lark Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District||2886||18||Abram Carroll (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TOBIN, John||Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||8278||18||Alphonsus Tobin (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAMBERT, James||St. John's||387||27||Luke Lambert (p)||Accountant||1914||No||No|
|VARDY, Reuben||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||3527||19||John Vardy (p)||Occupation: Storekeeper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FLYNN, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1397||19||Elizabeth Flynn (p)||Cutter (tailor)||1915||No||No|
|MCINNIS, Alexander||O'Regans, St. George District||6279||29||Hugh McInnis (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUDDEN, Selby||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||5634||22||John Budden (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DEWLING, Stewart||25 Fleming Street, St. John's||20||20||Christina Hicks (p)||Plumber||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PREECE, Henry George||Rochdale, Scotland, United Kingdom||2128||34||Musician||1916||Methodist- Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in religion - Attested for short service.|
|PITTMAN, William||Brickyard, Smith's Sound, Trinity District||8043||26||Mary Ann Pittman (p)||Mill man||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, Herbert||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1872||22||William Walsh (of Stephen) (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Hugh Joseph||Campbells Creek, Port au Port, St. George District||1817||24||Elizabeth McDonald (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MEWS, Harry George Reginald||114 Military Road, St. John's||0-134 - 2834||18||Arthur Mews (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ATWILL, James||120 Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||1914||25||Duncan Atwill (o)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|TOBIN, James John||114 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-187 - 69||20||Alice Tobin (p)||Barber||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|WILLS/WELLS, Clarence||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2681||20||Mrs. Alfred Sheppard (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Wills on attestation papers; Wells in CWGC|
|BARRETT, Leonard Josiah||30 Springdale Steet, St. John's||372||19||Maude Barrett (p)||Jeweller||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GILLINGHAM, Kenneth J.||St. John's||2037||18||William Gillingham (p)||Electrician||1915||No||No|
|PARSONS, Allan||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4379||20||William Parsons (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MANNING, George||35 Shelf Street, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom||3305||24||Mrs. George Manning (s)||Cook||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Henry||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5107||25||Thomas Sullivan (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PETITE, Philip||English Harbour, Trinity District||2059||21||Jeremiah Petite (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CAREW, Vincent||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||3140||23||Bessie Carew (s)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917|
|JUDGE, Joseph||Pennywell Road, St. John's||8391||44||Amelia Judge (s)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROSE, Reginald||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4961||19||John Rose (p)||Brakeman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARDY, John||Little Burnt Bay, Twillingate District||8473||19||Mary Pardy (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TAVERNER, Chester George||Little Bay, Twillingate District||3002||21||21||Teacher||1916||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Tavernor; signature is Taverner|
|LOCKE, Edwin J.||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3989||18||Philip Locke (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|THOMS, Michael||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5532||23||John Thoms (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEVILLE, Richard||Topsail Road, St. John's||1080||21||Ellen Neville||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HURDLE, Arthur William||Dunfield, Trinity District||1091||18||Jessie Hurdle (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 21, 1917|
|DAWE, Allan||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||3722||18||John Dawe (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Includes misfiled documents for Regt. # 3732 Rupert Macklin & Regt. # 3829 Everett Brown|
|ALEXANDER, Conn||Twinstead, Sudbury, Surrey, England, United Kingdom||0-178||31||Mrs. Gladys Alexander (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Relinquished his commission 20 June 1916 ; transferred to Lord Strathcona's Horse Regiment.|
|CHALK, Lewis||Elliston, Trinity District||3999||19||James Chalk (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Chaulk|
|POWER, John T.||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||3853||24||John Power (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HATCH, Nicholas||Red Head Cove, Bay de Verde District||5850||23||Johannah Hatch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|AVERY, George Gladstone||N/A||No||No||Temporarily attached to Newfoundland Regiment for transport to Great Britain. Royal Naval Air Service 1915-1917.|
|LINTHORNE, Robert||Brigus, Port de Grave District||5125||23||Robert Linthorne (p)||Boiler maker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MACLEOD, Neil||St. John's||841||19||Mrs. Mathew Peckham (o)||Butcher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|