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|
|POWER, Nicholas J.||St. John's||319||24||Street car conductor||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger.|
|HUDSON, Reuben||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3186||18||Henry Hudson (p)||Fisherman||1916||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.|
|RENDELL, Herbert||Anchorage, Duckworth Street, St, John's||0-93||Dr. H. Rendell (p)||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|RIDEOUT, Bertie||Crow Head, Twillingate, Twillingate district||8203||19||Mrs. Susan Hamlin (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|AYRE, Eric S||Circular Road, St. John's||0-91||Mrs. E. S. Ayre (s)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Attestation papers not included.|
|LANGDON, William J.||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||2426||37||Eli Langdon (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|HEAD, Louis||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||743||20||John Head (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|TRESISE, George Leach||Devonshire, England, United Kingdom||0-207 - 906||22||James Tresise (p)||1915||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|HOLMES, Arthur Chesley||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||0-132 - 2275||18||Reverend A.A. Holmes (p)||Bank clerk||1916||No||No||Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917 - 1919.|
|OLDFORD, William||Squid Tickle, Bonavista District||3184||21||Jacob Oldford (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|HOLLETT, John||Port au Bras, Burin District||8259||18||Arthur Hollett (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Hallett.|
|BLACKALL, Herbert William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's||0-86 - 448||20||W.W.Blackall (p)||School teacher||1914||No||No||Blackall resigned his commission 10 January 1916 and joined the 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He died in action at Ypres 30 October 1917.|
|SIMMONS, William||Green's Harbour, Trinity Bay, Trinity district||8205||21||Charles Simmons (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Married 1918; contact changed to spouse but new information not given.|
|WAKEFIELD, Arthur William||No information||0-101||Doctor||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)|
|LEMESSURIER, H. [Hugh]||0-197||No||No||Civilian appointment as Honourary Lieutenant, administration of training camp, Pleasantville.|
|DICKS, Christopher Bertram||20 Flower Hill, St. John's||0-38 - 33||31||Jacob Dicks (p)||Clerk, Government Engineer's Office||1914||No||No|
|LAWLOR, Edward||No information||n/a||Bugler||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|STARKS, David Edward||Round Harbour, Twillingate District||0-213 - 3047||24||Mrs. Eli Collins (p)||Paper maker||1916||No||No|
|CROUCHER, Nathaniel||Long Island, Twillingate District||1495||19||Elias Croucher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ROWSELL, Jack [H. John R.]||Canterbury, England, United Kingdom - Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-221 - 619||19||Lydia C. Rowsell (p)||Theology student||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 8, 1916|
|DRISCOLL, Arthur||St. John's||1054||19||Virtue Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|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.|
|OAKLEY, Walter H.||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||8095||24||Samuel R. Oakley (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MOORE, Patrick W.||13 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8314||18||Philip Moore (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MARTIN, William P.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1605||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|SWAFFIELD, Wilfred||Cartwright, Labrador||2018||19||William Ernest Swaffield (p)||Book keeper||1915||No||No|
|MOORE, Daniel Joseph||Avondale, Harbour Main District||741||19||Daniel Moore (p)||Farmer||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|SMALL, George||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1626||18||Robert John Small (p)||Lumbering||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WALSH, Luke||129 Military Road, St. John's||8126||Patrick Walsh||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|DAVIS, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||738||19||William Davis (o)||Miner||1914||No||No|
|OKE, Harris Randell||82 Forest Road, St. John's||565||23||John C. Oke (p)||Law student||1914||No||No||Granted commission to Royal Scots|
|MCNEIL, T.M.||No information||0-146||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger|
|AYRE, Gerald Walter||Circular Road, St. John's||0-106 - 869||23||Fred W. Ayre (p)||Salesman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|JACKSON, A.G.||N/A||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number or file; information from ledger.|
|PARDY, George||31 Campbell Street, St. John's||8237||24||Susan Cheator (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|YOUNG, Hedley||Carbonear, Carbonear District||244||24||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; medical form only. No information in service ledger.|
|UNDERHAY, William James.||Hearts Content, Trinity District||2283||18||Mrs. Philemon Underhay (p)||Clerk||1916||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #3222|
|LEMESSURIER, Philip Sorsoliel||44 Angel Place, St. John's||0-128 - 62||20||Alex LeMessurier (p)||Engineer||1914||No||No|
|LAWLOR, Edward Joseph||Horse Cove, Harbour Main District||477||21||Richard Lawlor (o)||Machinist||1914||No||No|
|PELLEY, Douglas||Rattling Brook, Twillingate District||3456||20||Jabez Pelley (p)||Fisherman||1917||No||No|
|REEVES, Maxwell||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2277||18||John Reeves (p)||Fisherman||1916||Yes||No||Friday, May 19, 1916|
|JANES, Alwin Ambrose||Glovertown, Bonavista District||734||35||Lucy Jane Janes (s)||Millwright||1914||No||No|
|CLIFT, Cecil Bayly||100 Military Road, St. John's||0-174 - 505||23||J.A. Clift (p)||Student||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|WALSH, Michael||6 Burke's Square, St. John's||8158||20||Michael Walsh (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|NORMAN, Sainsbury||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||8008||20||Joseph Norman||Lumberman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|HUNT, Nicholas Prout||88 Barnes Road, St. John's||0-252 - 762||21||Mrs. James Hunt (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No||I.|
|AYRE, Wilfred Douglas||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||0-104 - 164||20||Charles P. Ayre (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HARVEY, Henry||25 Carew Street, St. John's||2336||21||William Harvey (p)||Carpenter||1916||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MCGRATH, John A.||0-135 - 2273||19||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Not in service ledger. John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file 0-135 File includes documents for Richard A. Howley, Royal Navy|