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|
|ANDERSON, Samuel||15 Tessiers Place, St. John's||6321||21||Mary Ann Anderson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FORAN, Martin||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3613||19||Mrs. William Foran (p)||Paper maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILES, Augustus||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4856||29||Susan Miles (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 1, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included|
|TULK, Ralph Wellon||St. George, St. George District||234||20||Benjamin Tulk (p)||Fox rancher||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, George Edward||St. John's||898||31||Nathaniel Pike (p)||Salesman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|THISTLE, David||50 Longs Hill, St. John's||0-181||52||Bessie (Stowe) Thistle (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TEMPLEMAN, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5883||23||Selina Templeman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HOYLES, Allison||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||5443||19||Thomas Hoyles (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Alfred||Teignmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom||1571||23||Mr. Johnson (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|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.|
|MCISAAC, Joseph||Grand River, St. George District||5355||21||John McIsaac (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLS, John Albert||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3713||24||Francis Wells (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BUFFETT, William||Belleoram, Fortune District||6137||24||Jeremiah Buffett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Alexander||Princeton, Bonavista District||5214||20||William White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LAHEY, Robert Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||254||26||Richard Lahey (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KNIGHT, Egbert Henry||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||3953||26||Samuel Knight (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RODGERS, Thomas||St. John's||2632||18||Stephen Rodgers (p)||Butcher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, April 17, 1917||POW Date: 1917. Photograph of grave-site included|
|JESSO, Edward||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1808||21||Joseph Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife, Joanne Jesso, of Winchester.|
|HENDERSON, Robert||10 York Street, St. John's||471||24||Mr. Henderson (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEMISTER, Job Knee||235 Water Street, St. John's||0-299 - 1116||22||Charlotte Bemister (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHRISTIAN, Francis James||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2168||23||W. G. Christian (p)||Electrician||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, William Thomas||Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District||3573||20||Eli Parsons (p)||Railroader||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, December 14, 1917|
|TILLY, Lawrence||Clarenville, Trinity District||1404||18||Annie Tilly||Farmer||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Discrepancy in name: Tilley|
|BRAZIL, James||Renews, Ferryland District||4536||18||John Brazil (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JACOB, Esau||Curling, St. George District||3758||27||Sadie Eude (p)||Baker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Robert John||50 Cabot St., St. John's||1115||19||Emma Williams||Cooper apprentice||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SAUNDERS, John||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5467||25||Robert Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAPGOOD, George||Flat Island, Bonavista District||3807||18||Abraham Hapgood (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STEWART, Arthur||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2196||18||Colin Stewart (p)||Electrician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Joseph||Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District||3760||19||Patrick McGrath (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||Died 13 April, 1918, Neuve-Église Name given as James on several documents; CWGC is Joseph|
|CLARKE, Dorman||Botwood, Twillingate District||2387||20||Amis Clarke (p)||Papermaker||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, March 4, 1917|
|SOMERTON, Edward F.||Trinity, Trinity District||3526||19||Frederick Somerton (p)||Banker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Contains a misfiled document relating to service # 3726 Levi Stockley|
|ETHERIDGE, Richard||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||1345||20||Peter Etheridge (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, March 28, 1918|
|QUIRK, William Frederick||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||1410||23||Matilda Quirk (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOLLOWAY, Nicholas||Bloomfield, Bonavista District||2507||18||Thomas Holloway (p)||Lumberman||1916||No||No|
|WALSH, Albert||Battery Road, St. John's||N/A||16||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|BLANCHE, John||Jersey Side, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||5265||23||Frank Blanche (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARRETT, Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5090||19||Martha Barrett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHAFE, Reginald||Goulds, St. John's West District||4422||18||Allan Chafe (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MITCHELL, Harold||St. John's||828||23||John B. Mitchell (p)||Broker||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|DAWE, John||Long Pond, Topsail, Harbour Main District||4784||20||John Dawe (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WOODMAN, James||New Harbour, Trinity District||2171||25||Mrs. Charles Woodman (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALLETT, Frederick||St. John's||844||25||Mary Hallett (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COSH - COISH, Leo||230 Water Street, St. John's||8427||18||Ernest Cosh (p)||1917||Yes||No||Tuesday, January 21, 1919||File missing. Information from service ledger. Variant spelling of name: attestation: Cosh ; CWGC: Coish or Koch.|
|STEELE, Victor J.||100 Water Street, St. John's||4485||20||Samuel Steele (p)||Bookkeeper||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|CUFF, George Little||Bonavista, Bonavista District||630||21||Deborah Cuff (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PENNEY, Augustus||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5248||20||William Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COLE, James||Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||5884||23||Alfred Cole (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DYKE, Walter||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||5139||21||Richard Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|QUICK, Ernest Chesley||St. John's||1145||21||Fannie Quick (p)||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No|