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|
|HEAD, Louis||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||743||20||John Head (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|HALLERAN, Patrick||St. Vincents, Placentia-St. Marys District||2361||22||Frank Halleran (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|PINSENT, Steward||Dildo, Trinity District||1158||25||Emma Pinsent (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Stewart on family correspondence; signature is Steward|
|KEATING, Michael||No information||2903||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|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.|
|TAIT, Arch C.||No information||0-248||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; no record in service ledger.|
|STARKS, David Edward||Round Harbour, Twillingate District||0-213 - 3047||24||Mrs. Eli Collins (p)||Paper maker||1916||No||No|
|LAMBERT, James||St. John's||387||27||Luke Lambert (p)||Accountant||1914||No||No|
|LANGMEAD, George Jr.||294 Water Street, St. John's||0-22 - 14||20||George Langmead (p)||Jeweller||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, December 8, 1917|
|OTOOLE, Frank||261 Water Street, St. John's||0-64 - 365||22||Minnie Miller (p)||1914||Yes||No||Friday, October 12, 1917||I|
|CROUCHER, Nathaniel||Long Island, Twillingate District||1495||19||Elias Croucher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SWAFFIELD, Wilfred||Cartwright, Labrador||2018||19||William Ernest Swaffield (p)||Book keeper||1915||No||No|
|POWER, Stephen John||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1205||24||James Power (p)||Miner||1915||No||No|
|GRANT, William Hayes||31 Monkstown Road, St. John's||0-159 - 410||23||Mrs. James Grant (p)||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, April 19, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included. Partial attestation papers.|
|MARTIN, Charles Patrick||52 1/2 Barters Hill, St. John's||192||25||Catherine Martin (p)||Blacksmith||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|EDGAR, Edwin||Greenspond, Bonavista District||737||19||Edwin Edgar (p)||Apprentice engineer||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CLARIDGE, George||370 Water Street, St. John's||0-300 - 110||24||William Claridge (p)||Grocer's assistant||1914||No||No|
|PROWSE, William||St. John's||925||22||Charles Prowse (p)||Grocer||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 18, 1916|
|MCNEIL, T.M.||No information||0-146||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger|
|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.|
|FITZPATRICK, J.||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).|
|YOUNG, Hedley||Carbonear, Carbonear District||244||24||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; medical form only. No information in service ledger.|
|MARTIN, William P.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1605||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|OLDFORD, William||Squid Tickle, Bonavista District||3184||21||Jacob Oldford (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|WALSH, Frank||St. Mary's, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4720||20||James Walsh (p)||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from 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|
|POTTS, B. W. [Brian Wildridge]||Blackwells Islands, New York, USA||8093 - 3060||25||Jane A. Potts (p)||1917||No||No||See also service # 3060; Brian Wildridge Potts originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917 and transferred to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1918.|
|SMALL, George||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1626||18||Robert John Small (p)||Lumbering||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HOPKINS, Thomas Roland||Hearts Content, Trinity District||887||23||Mr. And Mrs. Hopkins (p)||Draper||1915||No||No|
|TAIT, Robert Holland||267 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-11||Dr. J.S. Tait (p)||1916||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included|
|BROWN, William||Little Harbour, Twillingate District||2183||25||Mrs. Eliza Keefe (o)||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, May 9, 1917||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|GOODRIDGE, Herbert||St. John's||0-154||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|REEVES, Maxwell||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2277||18||John Reeves (p)||Fisherman||1916||Yes||No||Friday, May 19, 1916|
|MADDICK, Henry Morton||350 Water Street / Sudbury Street, St. John's||140||William Maddick (o)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Granted commission 1916.|
|ANTHONY, Joseph||31 Wellington St., Newton-on-Ayr, Scotland||8009||24||Jennett Anthony (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|LEMESSURIER, H. [Hugh]||0-197||No||No||Civilian appointment as Honourary Lieutenant, administration of training camp, Pleasantville.|
|WALKINS, Michael James||8 Bannerman St., St. John's||8195||19||Ellen F. Walkins (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger; Previously transcribed as Watkins.|
|DORAN, Michael J.||41 Duckworth Street, St. John's||2583||26||Miss Mary Doran (o)||Clerk||1916||No||No|
|SNOW, Gordon Bolton||St. John's||838||19||George Snow (p)||Machinist||1914||No||No|
|JACKMAN, Michael Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||733||19||D.J. Jackman||Clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Documents of Private W. White, service #739 included.|
|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|
|MCCORMACK, James||Southside Road, St. John's||n/a||16||Bugler||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|TRESISE, George Leach||Devonshire, England, United Kingdom||0-207 - 906||22||James Tresise (p)||1915||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|AYRE, Charles R||Circular Road, St. John's||0-150||31||F.W. Ayre (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|SAUNDERS||2609||1916||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger|
|FRENCH, William||Brigus, Port de Grave District||3375||23||James French (p)||School teacher||1917||No||No|
|BROWN, William Olie||Burin Bay, Burin District||4170||19||James W. Brown||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|GOODRIDGE, Alan C||No information||0-167||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|SULLIVAN, Thomas F.J.||King's Bridge Road, St. John's||8125||53||John Sullivan (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|FLYNN, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1397||19||Elizabeth Flynn (p)||Cutter (tailor)||1915||No||No|