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|
|JERRETT, Richard||Cavendish, Trinity District||1796||24||Henry Jerrett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DARBY, George Bishop||Methodist College Home, Longs Hill, St. John's||3004||18||Jessie Darby (p)||Student||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BURSEY, Herbert||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||4544||20||Ebenezer Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MCCORMACK, James||487 Southside, St. John's||2658||21||Gertrude McCormack (s)||Boiler maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUAREY, Arthur||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3841||40||R.T. Squarey (p)||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies July 1917.|
|HARVEY, Ralph||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||8270||18||Alexander Harvey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WALSH, John||130 Georges Road, St. John's||8072||18||Mrs. Emilie Walsh (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|CHAYTOR, Robert||Botwood, Twillingate District||8249||19||Bernard Chaytor (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HAFFEY, Thomas||St. John's||1038||Richard Haffey (o)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LUNNEN, Clarence S.||Twillingate, Twillingate District||8171||21||Andrew Lunnen (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PILGRIM, Ernest||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||5621||18||Mary Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ALEXANDER, Walter Ernest||Boswarlos, St. George District - Norfolk, England, United Kingdom||1504||23||Annie Alexander (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 5, 1916|
|YETMAN, Alexander||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4416||18||William Yetman (p)||Operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOWERS, George||Southern Arm, Green Bay, Twillingate District[?]||5665||22||Fannie Bowers (p)||Millman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Bower|
|VIVIAN, Owen||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5150||20||Bessie Hapgood (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MANUEL, William||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||4290||22||John Manuel (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHEELER, Heber||79 Long Hill, St.John's||475||26||James Wheeler (p)||Teamster||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|RYAN, John Joseph||23 Adelaide Street, St. John's||38||20||J.J. Ryan (p)||Clerk-telegrapher||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLESPIE, Samuel Joseph||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||3195||21||Mrs. John Gillespie (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|BILLARD, John||Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5942||22||Samuel Billard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, James||Botwood, Twillingate District||4274||24||John Buckley (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|NEWELL, George H.||38 Spencer Street, St. John's||8492||19||Caroline Newell (p)||Labourer||1918||No||No||Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.|
|RIDER, Thomas||Bonavista, Bonavista District||6021||25||Absalom Rider (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FUDGE, Ambrose||Newstead, Twillingate District||8056||25||Mrs. William Langdon (o)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|STONE, John||Summer Hill Farm, Cock Pit Road, St. John's||8380||19||Harry Stone (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BREEN, Edward||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8049||21||John Breen (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|JANES, Charles||Bull Arm, Valleyfield, Bonavista District||3983||18||Mrs. James Granter (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|OFFERY, Allan||Port au Choix, St. Barbe District||6320||26||Mary Offery (s)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRINSON, John||Change Islands, Fogo District||5308||27||George Brinson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MYER, Albert John||St. John's||1143||19||Julia Myer (p)||Cooper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 14, 1917||Newspaper clipping reporting his death by drowning upon return to Newfoundland included. Died 14 July, 1917. CWGC|
|STACEY, William||Point May, Lamaline, Burin District||4950||18||John Stacey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MATHESON, Donald||North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada||3051||21||Miss. K. Matheson (o)||Sailor||1917||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for short service|
|LEGROW, Frederick Pratt||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||404||23||Thomas Legrow (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No||I|
|DUNPHY, Patrick||25 Burkes Square, St. John's||4447||18||Martin Dunphy (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|OBRIEN, William||Aquaforte, Ferryland District||8344||19||Mary Kehoe (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PROWSE, William||St. John's||925||22||Charles Prowse (p)||Grocer||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 18, 1916|
|BEARNS, George||Grand Bank, Burin District||4636||23||Jacob Bearns (o)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HILYARD, Caleb||Spread Eagle, Trinity District||5086||22||Richard Hilyard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Hillier, Hilliard|
|HOUNSELL, Japheth||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||2110||24||Henry Hounsell (p)||Paper mill||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||Killed in action Neuve-Église|
|RICHARDS, John||Topsail, Harbour Main District||5464||23||Michael Richards (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHEESEMAN, Isaac||Burin, Burin District||3891||18||Laurence Cheesman (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WIGHTON, Charles||Earls Court, London, United Kingdom||0-75||Margaret Wighton (o)||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, November 25, 1915||Attestation papers not included|
|WALL, James||83 Pleasant Street, St. John's||6149||19||Patrick Wall (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DILLON, Stephen||448 Southside Road, St. John's||4165||18||Jane Dillon (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|FOWLER, Frank||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4455||18||George Fowler (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAY, Leander||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4786||18||Mrs. Martha Bray (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CROCKER, Bryant||Front River, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5652||19||William Crocker (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ST. CROIX, Edward||Point La Haye, Placentia-St. Marys District||6281||24||John St. Croix (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONRAN, Michael||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||2209||21||James Conran (p)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|FLEMING, Richard||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1594||21||Kate Cummings (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917||Variant spelling of name: Flemming.|