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 archives@therooms.ca 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 Occupationsort ascending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
HANHAM, John Robert Burin, Burin District 1774 22 Benjamin Hanham (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YETMAN, Michael A. Upper Battery Road, St. John's 3359 37 Amelia Yetman (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
HARBIN, Wilfred T. Twillingate, Twillingate District 953 19 Henry Harbin (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Partially re-filmed at the beginning of reel 73
SQUIRES, Jack [John] 11 Lime Street, St. John's 367 19 Richard Squires (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
BATSTONE, Leslie Three Arms, Twillingate District 4572 19 Corbett Batstone (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
MOREY, Lemuel Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District 1967 20 John Morey (p) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
WEBBER, Arthur Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 45678 24 George C. Webber (p) Seaman 1914 Methodist No No
LITTLE, Ronald Bonavista, Bonavista District 5831 - 6235 23 George Little (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No He is enlisted again at the age of 24
MACKAY, Andrew Joseph Corner of Duckworth Street and Cochrane Street, St. John's 572 20 John MacKay (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, July 13, 1916
BURKE, Martin 27 Angel Place, St. John's 2838 34 Mrs. John Burke (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SIMPSON, Ronald 31 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 3373 18 Mrs. Charles Boone (p) Seaman 1917 Methodist Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
YETMAN, James Battery Road, St. John's 2634 22 Andrew Yetman (p) Seaman 1916 Yes No Monday, May 24, 1920
ELLIS, Charles Herbert St. John's 936 23 Ella Ellis (s) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
JOHNSON, Harry 11 Larkin Square, St. John's 4882 21 George Johnson (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOWELL, Isaac Greenspond, Bonavista District 4699 24 Mrs. Job B. Howell (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
RONAYNE, William Tors Cove, Ferryland District 4659 26 Ambrose Ronayne (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MADDIGAN, Michael 1 Dammerills Lane, St. John's 47 19 Michael Maddigan (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
JOY, Jeremiah St. John's 2776 24 John Joy (p) Seaman 1916 N/A No No
PROSPER, Hayward Woody Point, St. Barbe District 4366 28 William Prosper (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARRY, Peter Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6085 19 Maurice Barry (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PUMPHREY, John Louis Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1237 24 Mrs. Pumphrey (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BUNGAY, Joseph Newtown, Bonavista District 4272 20 Samuel Bungay (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAUNDERS, William Long Pond, Harbour Main District 3860 20 Charles Saunders (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains a misfiled document relating to service # 3866 Simeon Ford; Contains seven documents marked as service # 3860 but with name Clarence Saunders (# 3583).
SQUIRES, Seward Bonavista, Bonavista District 4122 18 John Squires (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VATERS, John H. Victoria, Carbonear District 2047 18 Joseph Vaters (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist No No See Service # 968 for misfiled documents (p.21-22). Includes misfiled documents (p.47-51) for Edward Pye # 968.
SOMERTON, Frederick Charles Trinity, Trinity District 1342 26 Caroline Somerton (p) School teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, November 25, 1915
BROWN, Andrew Kings Cove, Bonavista District 5551 19 Thomas Brown (p) School teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PLOUGHMAN - PLOWMAN, Robert Port Rexton, Trinity District 3485 24 Peter Ploughman - Plowman (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: surname spelled differently on each copy of attestation form; visible signature is Plowman; local spelling is Ploughman
WHITE, Albert Clarence Catalina, Trinity District 1374 19 Virtue White (p) School teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
OLLERHEAD, William Hearts Content, Trinity District 746 24 James Ollerhead School teacher 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WILCOX, Ernest Brigus, Port de Grave District 655 19 James J. Wilcox (p) School teacher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
ELLIOTT, William Skeffington Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 1073 20 Albert Elliott (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SCAMMELL, Walter Change Islands, Fogo District 2958 21 Stewart Scammell (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, November 11, 1918
CUMMINS, John St. John's 1804 21 Henry Cummins (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist No No
LYONS, John Robert Long Pond [Long Beach Pond], Harbour Grace District 4253 19 Esau Lyons (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COADY, Patrick Burin, Burin District 4769 25 John Coady (p) School teacher 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FARRELL, Patrick Joseph Ferryland, Ferryland District 3044 18 Patrick Joseph Farrell Sr. (p) School teacher 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 2, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included.
WARR, Reginald W. Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 2912 19 George Warr (p) School teacher 1916 Methodist No No
WHITE, Frank Greenspond, Bonavista District 3925 23 Sarah Ann White (p) School teacher 1917 Methodist No No
GARLAND, Henry Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 2792 20 Mrs. Samuel Garland (p) School teacher 1916 Methodist No No
GRANDY, Wilfred Garnish, Fortune District 5636 19 James H. Grandy (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
ABBOTT, Fred Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 3483 20 Walter Abbott (p) School teacher 1917 Methodist Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
KING, Andrew George New Bonaventure, Trinity District 3175 19 Richard King (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LITTLE, James H. Bonavista, Bonavista District 2964 21 Samuel Little (p) School teacher 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
BRETT, Chesley Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 6072 18 Walter Brett (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
DEWEY, Joseph Greenspond, Bonavista District 3587 19 Francis Dewey (p) School teacher 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 21, 1918
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.
PARSONS, Richard A. Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 3975 24 William Parsons (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELLS, Harry Augustus Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 3943 23 Robert James Wells (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
MIFFLIN, Chesley James Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2963 24 Edmund Mifflin (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variant spelling of name - signature is Mifflen, identified in CWGC as Mifflin