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|
|TILLER, Cecil||Newtown, Bonavista District||6203||23||Edgar Tiller (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTLER, Charles Oakley||79 Pennywell Road, St. John's||205||20||Walter Butler (p)||Motorman||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|COISH, Chesley||Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District||5854||19||George Coish (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Ephraim||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||3752||20||Enos Squires (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, November 21, 1918||Meningitis.|
|RYAN, John J.||227 Theatre Hill, St. John's||2300||21||John F. Ryan (p)||Engineer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DWYER, Michael||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4644||20||Joseph Dwyer (p)||Pump man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAHAR, William||10 Codners Lane, St. John's||4717||19||Elizabeth Brien (o)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Maher|
|HERBERT, Louis||Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||3056||40||Anthony Herbert (o)||Pastry cook||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHURCHILL, William Maxwell||Forest Road, St. John's||0-37 - 4||20||William Churchill (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOYLES, Robert||Goulds, St. John's West District||5158||22||George Boyles (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELLIS, George||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5225||22||Elizabeth Ellis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Stewart Reginald||St. John's||1561||19||Levi Sheppard (p)||Draper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRAM, Robert||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||3788||25||C.J. Cram (p)||School master||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FORD, Simeon||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||3866||27||John Ford (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service #3860 Saunders for a misfiled document concerning Simeon Ford; Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1851X.|
|MERCER, Chesley||St. John's||1303||19||Emma Mercer (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAILEY, Herbert||Flat Island, Burin District||5866||21||John Bailey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LAITE, Alfred||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||8439||37||Timmer [Tamar] Laite (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BRODNICK, Edward||7 Stephens Street, St. John's||1951||19||Edward Brodnick Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LILLY, John||Saddle Island, Fortune District||6063||22||Charlie Lilly (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAINES, Garfield||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3789||19||Michael Caines (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOUSE, John||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2480||23||John House (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|SAUNDERS||2609||1916||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger|
|VINCENT, John||York Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5876||23||Joseph Vincent (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WARREN, Frank||St. John's||835||20||Elizabeth Sheppard (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRICKLAND, James||Botwood, Twillingate District||2568||25||John Strickland||1916||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies.|
|CHURCHILL, Cecil Augustus||Gillesport, Twillingate District||2451||23||William Churchill (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURSEY, Stanley||Gander Bay, Fogo District||5450||23||Richard Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Bursell.|
|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|
|HUNT, Cecil Jameson||88 Barnes Road, St. John's||3384||19||Mrs. J.G. Hunt (p)||Clerk||1917||Yes||No||Thursday, June 7, 1917|
|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.|
|THOMAS, Walter||Bell Island, St. John's East District||722||25||Isabel Thomas (p)||Machinist||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 15, 1916|
|RICE, Lesley||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||3180||23||John Rice (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DRISCOLL, Simeon||36 Feild Street, St. John's||8356||20||George Driscoll (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HICKEY, William||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1341||25||Johanna Hickey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, March 10, 1918|
|ANDREWS, Harold James||St. John's||777||18||Mrs. Henry Andrews (p)||Boiler maker||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|TUFF, Frank P.||St. John's||1694||18||Edmund Tuff (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|BRINSON, Jesse||Carmanville, Fogo District||6278||21||Samuel Brinson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|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|
|BENMORE, William||Heavy Tree Road, St. John's||4642||21||James Benmore (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLDEN, Eric St. Clair||Topsail Road, St. John's||2833||18||Richard K. Holden (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||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.|
|STACEY, Lambert||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||6133||19||Albert Stacey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WARDLAW, William Bain||Newcastle on Tyne, England, United Kingdom||3124||23||David Wardlaw (p)||Salesman||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|SUMMERS, Augustus Leo||116 Military Road, St. John's||0-44 - 93||23||Elizabeth Summers (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OBRIEN, John Joseph||Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||654||19||Richard O'Brien (p)||Farmer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, Sydney||Botwood, Twillingate District||1625||22||John Buckley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PELLEY, Jabez||Rattling Brook, Twillingate District||8459||46||Daisy Pelly (o)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PRIMROY, John||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1976||22||Susanna (William) Thistle (p)||Fisherman||1915||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|