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|
|LAITE, Alfred||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||8439||37||Timmer [Tamar] Laite (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LILLY, John||Saddle Island, Fortune District||6063||22||Charlie Lilly (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Henry (Harry) Boyce||St. John's||2170||18||Edward Holloway (p): Should read: Edward Vere-Holloway||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling: entered repeatedly in records as Vere-Halloway|
|CAINES, Garfield||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3789||19||Michael Caines (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRICKLAND, Benjamin||St. John's||1848||35||Mary Strickland (s)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAUNDERS||2609||1916||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger|
|BURN [BYRNE], Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||257||20||James Byrne (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WARREN, Frank||St. John's||835||20||Elizabeth Sheppard (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Herbert J||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||6303||19||Eli Rowsell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHURCHILL, Cecil Augustus||Gillesport, Twillingate District||2451||23||William Churchill (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAMUELSON, Chesley||131 Power Street, St. John's||8316||19||Elizabeth Samuelson (p)||Mechanic||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WOOLFREY, Chesley||Lewisport, Twillingate District||5436||20||William Woolfrey (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RENDELL, Leonard True||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||231||25||Jesse Rendell (p)||Papermaker||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DOBER, Peter||Spanish Room, Burin District||6066||23||Joseph Dober (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918||Also includes correspondence relating to # 5367 Charlie Fudge.|
|BROWN, Charles William||Ragged Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||728||22||Rachael Emberley Brown (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|THOMAS, Walter||Bell Island, St. John's East District||722||25||Isabel Thomas (p)||Machinist||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 15, 1916|
|PIERCEY, John Charles||Normans Cove, Trinity District||1535||19||Patience Piercey (p)||Railroading||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DRISCOLL, Simeon||36 Feild Street, St. John's||8356||20||George Driscoll (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TUFF, Frank P.||St. John's||1694||18||Edmund Tuff (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|LEWIS, Frederick A.||St. John's||950||19||Richard Lewis||Lumber Checker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|FRENCH, Frederick||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||4503||18||Bertha French (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANTHONY, Stanley||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||5491||21||Henry Anthony (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BENMORE, William||Heavy Tree Road, St. John's||4642||21||James Benmore (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Peter||Gambo, Bonavista District||1483||20||Peter Sullivan (p)||Furrier||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TETFORD, Robert||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||277||20||Robert Tetford (p)||1914||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger.|
|BROWN, William W.||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||2435||26||Samuel Brown (p)||Steward||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WARDLAW, William Bain||Newcastle on Tyne, England, United Kingdom||3124||23||David Wardlaw (p)||Salesman||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|RYALL, Robert S.||St. John's||1891||18||Robert Ryall (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|OBRIEN, John Joseph||Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||654||19||Richard O'Brien (p)||Farmer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PELLEY, Jabez||Rattling Brook, Twillingate District||8459||46||Daisy Pelly (o)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|KING, William P.||Southside, Battery, St. John's||2577||27||William King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918|
|GULLAGE, Frederick H.||Catalina, Trinity District||3704||24||George Gullage (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CARROLL, Thomas||Bell Island, St. John's East District||274||37||Elizabeth Carroll (s)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MURPHY, John Thomas||Leslie Street, St. John's||3021||18||Thomas Murphy (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEAN, Wallace||Traytown, Bonavista District||2599||20||Charles Kean (p)||Millman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MOORES, Harrison||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||218||20||Joseph Moores (p)||Farmer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHEESEMAN, Daniel||Rushroon, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5862||19||Charles Cheesman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORE, Edward T.||Badger, Twillingate District||8149||29||Carrie Moore (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Alexander||Springdale, Twillingate District||2051||21||Lucy Williams (p)||Sailor||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|FRY, William||Charleston, Bonavista District||1550||23||John Fry (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|ABBOTT, Jacob||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||168||22||Richard Abbott (p)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GALGAY, Francis Joseph||St. John's||892||19||Minnie Galgay (o)||Shoemaker||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HERRITT, William||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4988||19||James Herritt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See Regt. # 4293 for additional misfiled document|
|GILLAM, Joseph Michael||Middle Barachois, Jeffreys Crossing, St. George District||2940||18||Georege Gillam (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENWILL, William J.||Grand Bank, Burin District||4583||31||John Penwell (p)||Labourer||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in name: signature is Penwill ; documents completed as Penwell|
|EARLE, Clifford||17||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger|
|CURLOW, Henry||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||8129||33||Bessie Curlow (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MOULTON, Albert Edgar||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2890||30||Thomas Moulton (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|CLARK, Harry - Henry||Whitbourne, Trinity District||2368||21||James Clark (p)||Cooper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYTER, Ralph||Trinity, Trinity District||2663||20||William George Hayter (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1640X.|