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|
|BUTLER, Charles Oakley||79 Pennywell Road, St. John's||205||20||Walter Butler (p)||Motorman||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CALDWELL, William F.||183 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||4415||27||Harriett Caldwell (p)||Accountant||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|COLBOURNE, Victor||Lushes Bight, Long Island, Twillingate District||3360||19||James Colbourne (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MATCHEM, James||Gaultois, Fortune District||3553||20||William Matchem (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Gilbert||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||4606||19||George Squires (p)||Machinist||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HERBERT, Louis||Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||3056||40||Anthony Herbert (o)||Pastry cook||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOYLES, Robert||Goulds, St. John's West District||5158||22||George Boyles (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EDGECOMBE, Silas||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||1251||22||Gennett/Janet Edgecombe (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 11, 1916|
|MORRIS, Harold||Bay St. George, St. George District||4131||19||William Morris (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 19, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included|
|FIFIELD, Arthur||English Harbour, Trinity District||4741||19||Giles Fifield (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GRANDY, Roy Stanley||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||0-233 - 662||20||Sarah Ann Grandy (p)||Fireman||1914||No||No||Follows # 247 on microfilm. Attached to Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916 - 1919.|
|HARDING, William||Renews, Ferryland District||995||25||Christopher Harding (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as William Joseph Harding.|
|WICKS, William T.||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||8429||44||Emma Wicks (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TROKE, Theodore||Summerford, Twillingate District||5417||21||George Troke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CRAM, Robert||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||3788||25||C.J. Cram (p)||School master||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, Chesley||St. John's||1303||19||Emma Mercer (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARTER, Alexander||265 Southside Road, St. John's||4001||18||James Barter (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|BRODNICK, Edward||7 Stephens Street, St. John's||1951||19||Edward Brodnick Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, John||West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District||5939||20||William Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, William||41 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||633||22||James Taylor (o)||Locomotive fireman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HOUNSELL, Albert Allan||Pound Cove, Bonavista Bay||4848||22||Henry Hounsell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAFE, Solomon||Patrick Street, St. John's||8012||29||Sarah Chafe (s)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CLOUSTON, Thomas||Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||4370||18||John W. Clouston (p)||Clerk||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|WELLS, Harry Augustus||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||3943||23||Robert James Wells (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|VINCENT, John||York Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5876||23||Joseph Vincent (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRICKLAND, James||Botwood, Twillingate District||2568||25||John Strickland||1916||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies.|
|BURSEY, Stanley||Gander Bay, Fogo District||5450||23||Richard Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Bursell.|
|GAUDET, Walter||Stephenville, St. George District||5696||20||John Gaudet (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Edward||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4452||18||Eli Hiscock (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|JERRETT, Frank||Brigus, Port de Grave District||1437||21||Frederick George Jerrett (p)||Electrical engineer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|TURNER, Frank C.||New Branches, Southside Road, St. John's||2653||19||G.E. Turner (p)||Engineering||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|EBSARY, Frederick Ernest||St. John's||1138||19||Mrs. Newman Ebsary (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, September 23, 1915|
|MARTIN, George Chesley||St. John's||836||21||Mrs. Edward Martin (p)||Clerk||1915||No||No|
|MATTHEWS, Nathan A.||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5072||25||William Matthews (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCASKILL, John||Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada||8221||33||Mary McAskill (p)||Boilermaker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RICE, Lesley||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||3180||23||John Rice (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ANTHONY, Donald||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||5487||20||Joseph Anthony (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HICKEY, William||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1341||25||Johanna Hickey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, March 10, 1918|
|BAKER, Gilbert George||Fosters Point, Trinity District||3507||21||Mrs. Moses Seaward (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BRINSON, Jesse||Carmanville, Fogo District||6278||21||Samuel Brinson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CARTER, Donald W.||St. John's||2032||18||J. C. Carter (p)||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUDDY, James||Epworth, Burin District||3876||18||William Huddy (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HANNON, Frank J.||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||2184||23||Mrs Patrick O'Gorman (p)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|THOMPSON, Thomas G.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8132||23||Leonard E. Thompson (p)||Lumberman and mill man||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|STACEY, Lambert||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||6133||19||Albert Stacey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SUMMERS, Augustus Leo||116 Military Road, St. John's||0-44 - 93||23||Elizabeth Summers (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, Sydney||Botwood, Twillingate District||1625||22||John Buckley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ETHERIDGE, Gordon||Champneys East, Trinity District||1858||23||John Etheridge (p)||Teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BEST, George||65 Power Street, St. John's||8402||52||Eliza Best (s)||Carpenter and cooper||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PIKE, Robert||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||8066||45||Emily Pike (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|