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|
|BROMSEY, Joseph Martin||Main River, St. George District||1424||31||William Bromsey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LANGDON, Caleb E.||North Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||8128||38||Ethel Irene Langdon (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HOWELL, Esau||Pools Island, Bonavista District||4916||19||Samuel Howell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ETHRIDGE, Gordon||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||6247||18||Charles Ethridge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, 2752X Alexander Ethridge.|
|CLOUSTON, William J||77 Queen's Road, St. John's||0-212 - 3460||18||William J. Clouston Sr. (p)||Student||1917||No||No|
|LUCAS, Arthur Winthrop||9 Gear Street, St. John's||2858 & 2857||19||Labourer||1916||No||No||Attested for home duty only. #2858 on attestation form; #2857 in service ledger; microfilmed as 2857.|
|HALL, Chesley||261 Theatre Hill, St. John's||4157||18||George Hall (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRICKLAND, James||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4200||18||Jas. [James] Strickland (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FITZPATRICK, Alphonsus||Conche, St. Barbe District||1904||18||Bridget Fitzpatrick (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, January 29, 1916|
|BURSEY, Stewart||Charleston, Bonavista District||2328||29||Sarah (Fry) Bursey (s)||Seaman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BIFFO, Harold Lawrence||London, England, United Kingdom||3059||47||Mrs. Harold Biffo (s)||Musician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|WEAY, Frederick||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3969||22||Joseph Weay (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Way|
|ROGERS, John||Fair Island, Bonavista District||5509||22||John Rogers (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Rodgers|
|DAWE, Wilfred||131 Gower Street, St. John's||184||19||Charles Dawe (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|TURNER, Horatio||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||5103||20||Charles Turner (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GREEN, Harvey||Trinity, Trinity District||2924||18||John Green (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BESON, Patrick||Fogo, Fogo District||2232||29||James Beson (p)||Metal worker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SIMMS, Wallace||Rencontre, Fortune District||3504||18||Richard Simms (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOFTALL, William Robert||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||1357||19||Reuben Noftall (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|FORAN, Sebastian||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-55 - 708||21||Patrick J. Foran (p)||Paper maker||1914||No||No|
|PIKE, Charles||28 Boncloddy Street, St. John's||3606||20||William Pike (p)||Tradesman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ROSSITER, Matthew||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||1538||19||Joseph Rossiter (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Also contains a letter relating to service #1016, Bertram Henry Bastow.|
|TILLEY, Frank||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||8299||18||Henry Tilley (p)||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|VALLIS, Stanley||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3114||18||Richard Vallis (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SEWARD, Horatius||Clarenville, Trinity District||172||26||Adam Seward (p)||Farmer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917||Variant spelling of name: Horatio|
|MCHUGH, Patrick||Exploits, Twillingate District||5702||19||Sarah McHugh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, Anthony||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5843||22||Philip Fitzgerald (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, William||St. John's||752||19||Mrs. Thomas Buckley (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HART, William||Change Islands, Fogo District||5888||22||George Hart (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ENGLAND, John W.||Brigus, Port de Grave District||5638||25||Thomas England (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Arthur Joseph||Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District||1154||21||Joseph White (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HYNES, John Francis||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||238||24||James Hynes (p) - Catherine Hynes||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Re-attested for short service - Discrepancy in age. Age discrepancy- 24-34.|
|LAWRENCE, George||Riverhead, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1280||26||Susie Procton (o)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, William John||North Side, Burin, Burin District||438||22||George Parsons (p)||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Jan. 1918|
|MARTIN, Malcolm||Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2656||18||Thomas Martin (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TIZZARD, John||Lower Battery Road, St. John's||3007||19||Simeon Tizzard (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WILLMAN, Wilson H.||McCallum, Fortune District||6049||19||Augustus Willman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FUDGE, Jeremiah||Pass Island, Fortune District||2839||21||James Fudge (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BEASAU, Matthew||Three Rock Cove, Port au Port, St. George District||4938||18||Edward Beasau (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Beasau, Besaw, Beason|
|CARTER, Harry J.||Gambo, Bonavista District||2193||21||Mrs. Robert Brown (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ONEILL, Michael Joseph||St. John's||763||18||A. O'Neill (o)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HARDING, Ernest William||Little Bay West, Fortune District||2949||20||David Harding (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PERRY, Warrick||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||2218||20||Uriah Martin (p) (o)||Fireman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 10, 1917||Previously transcribed as Warick|
|CLARKE, John||Carbonear, Carbonear District||6090||22||Richard Clarke (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MOULAND, Thomas||Bonavista, Bonavista District||488||23||Mrs. Mouland (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DOOLEY, Francis Joseph||St. John's||818||20||Francis Dooley (p)||Tailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARDY, George||31 Campbell Street, St. John's||8237||24||Susan Cheator (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MCCANN, Daniel||Gull Island, Bay de Verde District||4884||19||Philip McCann (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STONE, Frederick Ashton||17 Dicks Square, St. John's||3934||18||James A. Stone (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Michael Francis||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||399||26||Mrs. Patrick Walsh (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|