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|
|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|