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|
|WHITE, Rennie Llewelyn||Englee, St. Barbe District||1045||19||Selina Barnes (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HALEY - HAYLEY, Leonard||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1000||20||Mary Haley (p)||Hotel clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Signature on attestation is Haley; birth certificate is Hayley; selecte correspondence is Healey.|
|ELLIS, Arthur||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5229||20||Elizabeth Ellis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BOONE, William||22 Belvedere Street, St. John's||5022||21||James Boone (p)||Bottler||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Robert||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||4990||20||John Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PAUL, Ralph||Mud Cove, Burin, Burin District||3717||23||William Paul (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|THOMS, Jeremiah||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4626||24||John Thoms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORRIS, Frank||Trinity, Trinity District||2974||20||Charles Morris (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|HIBBS, William||53 Cabot Street, St. John's||8424||42||Annie Hibbs (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PAINTER, George T.||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||3506||23||Mrs. Arthur Painter (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAHILL, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2081||21||Mary Sweeney (p)||Electrician||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, Frederick||Flat Bay, St. George District||8441||21||John W. White (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|COX, Samuel||St. Albans, Fortune District||6230||21||John Cox (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also service #6229, Lawrence Collier|
|SAMSON, Peter||Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||267||21||John Samson (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||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).|
|HARRIS, George William||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1321||21||John Harris (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HOWELL, Charles A.||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||3284||23||Charles Howell (p)||Miner||1916||No||No|
|CLARKE, William||Springdale, Twillingate District||5305||19||Henry Clarke (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLEMENT, T.W.||n/a||Medical officer||1918||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|DOBBIN, William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5354||23||Nicholas Dobbin (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HENNESSEY, James John||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1257||18||Patience Hennessey (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEBUFF, Robert||Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada||1362||23||Eliza LeBuff (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 10, 1916|
|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.|
|MAJOR, John Thomas||Harrys Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3493||19||George Major (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, June 7, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|MUGFORD, John W.||Codroy, St. George District||2102||25||Annie Mugford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Esau||Glenwood, Twillingate District||8490||36||Catherine Gillingham (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REARDIGAN, John Joseph||33 Bannerman Street, St. John's||72||21||John Joseph and Mary Helen Reardigan (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|BEMISTER, John G.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-36 - 1181||23||F.P. Bemister (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|RICE, Ambrose William||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3123||21||Stephen Rice (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TESSIER, Ralph McNeilly||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||3049||20||Bertha M. Tessier (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|PATEY, John||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6117||23||Mary Patey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRIFFETT, John||Rosedale, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||5387||24||Robert Briffett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DUKE, Peter||48 Cabot Street, St. John's||8301||18||Patrick Duke (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TULK, Stanley Gordon||St. George, St. George District||268||18||Benjamin Tulk (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|LEWIS, John Thomas||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||2746||19||Margaret Fewer (p)||Pulp maker||1916||Roman Catholic - Salvation Army||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918||Discrepancy in religion|
|VAIL, Herman||25 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||5282||21||George Vail (p)||Railroad section man||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, December 20, 1918|
|GEANGE, Lewis||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||5394||20||Benjamin Geange (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Reuben||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1633||23||Richards Parsons Sr. (of Joseph)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|AYLWARD, John Joseph||St. John's||1107||28||Anastasia Aylward (o)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JESSO, Henry Martin||Ship Cove, St. George District||4949||27||Edward Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRYANT, William||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||3315||25||Mrs. Archibald Budden (o)||Coaster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WAREHAM, John||Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District||4657||18||Israel Wareham (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|THORNE, Walter Thomas||New Harbour, Trinity District||1629||21||Robert Thorne (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WHITE, Alfred||St. George, St. George Distric||1657||26||Tassin [Tassian] White (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KNIGHT, Elmo||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2153 - 8184||18||John Knight (p)||Paper makers help / lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Attested with Newfoundland Regiment 1916; transferred to Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|STONE, Robert H.||Snooks Brook, Smiths Sound, Trinity District||2482||19||Alfred Stone (p)||Postman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLAM, George C. [Charles]||Robinsons, St. George District||4941||21||James Gillam (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested as George; includes documents completed as Charlie Gillam.|
|BROWN||N/A||No||No||Cadet battalion (special). Service number and given name unknown.|
|POWER, Rupert||114 Gower Street, St. John's||5256||19||John Power (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|