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|
|CAHILL, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2081||21||Mary Sweeney (p)||Electrician||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VAUGHAN, Oscar Augustus||Leslie Street, St. John's||337||23||Mr. Vaughan (o)||Carman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 4, 1917|
|SAMSON, Peter||Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||267||21||John Samson (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOLAND, Patrick J.||St.John's||1601||31||Frances Boland (s)||Steward||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, December 21, 1916|
|JOHNSON, Ralph||Trouty, Trinity District||2114||22||James Johnson (p)||Paper makers helper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURKE, Martin||27 Angel Place, St. John's||2838||34||Mrs. John Burke (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHRISTOPHER, Thomas||26 Kings Road, St. John's||121||20||Garrett Christopher (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYALL, Thomas J.||Colonial Building, Military Road, St. John's||8020||45||Margaret Ryall (p)||Carpenter||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORGAN, Henry||Seal Cove, Harbour Main District||5303||21||John Morgan (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MATTERFACE, Frederick||Boat Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5494||19||Joseph Matterface (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Mutterface|
|DOBBIN, William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5354||23||Nicholas Dobbin (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RENDELL, George Raymond||Rattling Brook, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District||3898||23||Job Rendell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||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|
|BUTT, Samuel||Blackhead, Bay de Verde District||5094||19||Harry Butt (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JONES, Richard||North Wales, United Kingdom||3268||18||Margaret Jones (p)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Herbert||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||1489||23||John Piercie (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancies in name: Piercey, Peircie, Percey, Pearce; previously transcribed as Piercie.|
|ANDREWS, Bartholomew||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||3679||22||John Andrews (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TUCKER, Timothy||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||5052||18||John Tucker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEWIS, Charles Victor||St. John's||3217||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 24, 1919||Attestation papers not included. Enrolled with Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve 19 Aug. 1915. Enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment 9 Nov. 1916, transferred to NRNR 13 Nov. 1916. See also Regt. #1640 for additional information.|
|HOLMES, Archibald||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||2315||20||Moses Holmes (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BEMISTER, John G.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-36 - 1181||23||F.P. Bemister (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|FRENCH, Arthur||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4098||18||Henry French (o)||Carpenter||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TESSIER, Ralph McNeilly||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||3049||20||Bertha M. Tessier (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|NICHOLAS, John||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||4917||18||Caroline Nicholas (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WARD, Henry||Griguet, St. Barbe District||5054||19||John Ward (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Robert Gill||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||1565||23||Ellen Brown (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOSS, Henry||Snooks Arm, Twillingate District||5664||18||George Foss (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PELLEY, Albert||Southwest Arm, Twillingate District||8103||21||Jobes Pelley (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|KING, William||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||4063||21||William King (p)||Teamster||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GEANGE, Lewis||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||5394||20||Benjamin Geange (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BLUNDON, Charles||Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District||2800||20||Stephen Blundon (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JESSO, Henry Martin||Ship Cove, St. George District||4949||27||Edward Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUXTER, Dorman||Springdale, Twillingate District||5289||19||Nathaniel Huxter (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAYTOR, Herbert||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4454||18||Fred Chaytor (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORES, Albert||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||2219||19||John Moores (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917|
|MITCHELL, Charles F.||Johns Beach, Bay of Islands, St. George District||8208||18||Ellen Dennis (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican) Fatality: No||No||No|
|STEVENS, Charles||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||2433||18||John Samuel Stevens (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, September 5, 1918|
|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.|
|MURRIN, Patrick||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||4802||18||Thomas Murrin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|LEGROW, Frederick Pratt||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||404||23||Thomas Legrow (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No||I|
|BRAKE, Frank||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1269||22||John Brake (p)||Brakesman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARIDGE, George||370 Water Street, St. John's||0-300 - 110||24||William Claridge (p)||Grocer's assistant||1914||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Albert||New Harbour, Trinity District||5322||20||Thomas Williams (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Samson||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3524||18||Samuel Russell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REEVES, Clifford||St. Lawrence, Burin District||3239||18||John Reeves (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAGGETT, Edward P.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2164||18||George Haggett (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Frederick||Twillingate, Twillingate District||4472||26||Andrew Roberts (p)||Travelling salesman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, Francis A.||13 Howe Place, St. John's||1959||21||Mary Walsh (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic - Church of England||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|BUTLER, Martin||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4721||21||Edward Butler (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, Albert||43 Duckworth Street, St. John's||5585||21||William King (p)||Longshoreman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|