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|
|WOODMAN, Kenneth||New Harbour, Trinity District||1627||21||Edward Woodman (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FREW, Alexander||Medical officer||n/a||1915||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|WHITE, William Arthur||Rattling Brook, Twillingate District||1632||20||John White (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BARNES, Maxwell||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1576||21||Sarah Ann Barnes (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCFATRIDGE, Arthur M.||Main River, St. George District||1711||22||Walter McFatridge (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PILLEY, William J.||Phillips Head, Twillingate District||1937||24||Edmund Pilley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GUY, Frederick||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1322||35||Mrs. Guy (s)||Blacksmith||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, George Edward||St. John's||898||31||Nathaniel Pike (p)||Salesman||1915||Methodist||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.|
|TOBIN, Peter||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1749||25||Margaret Tobin (p)||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WINDELER, Henry Stanton||11 Maxse Street, St. John's||0-3||H.D. Windeler (p)||1915||No||No||Seconded to 46th BN. M.G. Corps.|
|JESSO, Frederick Benedick||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1427||19||Mr. Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OLDFORD, Manuel||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2031||27||Jane Oldford (p)||Paper finisher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAIRD, Alexander [Sandy] Boyd||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||0-114 - 1803||25||James Charles Baird (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Presbyterian||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel|
|RYAN, Richard||Melrose, Trinity District||1288||21||Anastasia Lane (o)||Electrician||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHORT, James||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||1719||19||Eli Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1645||18||Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|FIFIELD, Mark||Catalina, Trinity District||1165||22||Eliza Fifield (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BENNETT, Hector||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||910||20||Luke Ab. Bennett (p)||Cook||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PHELAN, William Francis||St. John's||1513||22||Bridget Phelan (p)||Office clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 29, 1921|
|TRACEY, Michael||St. John's||1780||18||William Tracey (p)||Carpenter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STARES, Frank William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||1449||19||Allan Stares (p)||Sawyer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies December 1917; attestation papers included.|
|LENCH, William Herbert||Grand Bank, Burin District||1122||20||Emma Lench (p)||Bank teller||1915||Methodist||No||No||Photograph of Lench included|
|BROWN, John William||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||1676||21||George Brown (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|IVANY, John James||English Harbour, Trinity District||1155||24||Sarah Ivany (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CHISLETT, Jesse||Cavendish, Trinity District||1795||22||William Chislett (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|REID (REED), Nathaniel||Badger, Twillingate District||1344||21||Kittie Reed (p)||Woodsman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRANFORD, Llewelyn||New Harbour, Trinity District||1663||22||John Cranford Sr. (of Thomas) (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|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|
|HOLLETT, Levi||New Harbour, Trinity District||1539||22||Mary Ann Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BARTLETT, John William||St. John's||957||24||Julia Bartlett (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLAKE, Kenneth||Gander Bay, Fogo District||1643||21||Elias Blake (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HICKS, Mark Brown||Roling [Rolling] Cove, Bonavista District||940||21||George L. Hicks (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||No|
|HACKETT, David Manual||St. John's||1097||22||Mrs. David Hackett (s)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CANDOW, William||St. John's||1510||25||David Candow (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GEORGE, Joshua||Fosters Point, Random, Trinity District||2015||22||Noah George (p)||Railroading||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|OROURKE, John G.||Birch Hills, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1975||23||Thomas O'Rourke (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MCDONALD, Michael Patrick||St. John's||1746||20||James McDonald (p)||Gardener||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|HARE, Harvey||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||988||19||William and Susanna Hare (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, May 26, 1916|
|ANTLE, William E.||33 Water Street, St. John's||1947||18||Sarah Antle (p)||Boiler maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HANCOCK, John||James Cove, Bonavista District||946||21||Amelia Rowbottom [Roebotham?] (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|UPWARD, Robert||Harry's Harbour, Green Bay, Twillingate district||1195||24||Leander Upward (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ADAMS, Alexander||Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1989||22||Emily Adams (p)||Plumber||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Stanley John||St. John's - New York, USA||1102||18||Margaret Walsh (p)||Presser||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WINTER, Randolph Milligan||St. John's||908||27||John Winter (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CORBIN, Archibald||Corner Brook, St. George District||1507||19||Maggie Corbin (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|NOFTALL, Chesley||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||1032||19||Reuben Noftall||Labourer||1915||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Chesley seemed to have enlisted under the name of Moftall; however, he listed his next of kin as Noftall. All the official paperwork was generated under the name Moftall. This may have been a spelling error by the enlisting officer, a possible name change by the soldier, etc.|
|BALLAM, Samuel Robert||Curling, St. George District||1440||19||Manoah Ballam (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GARDNER, Theophilus||British Harbour, Trinity District||1580||20||Eugenie Gardner (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 11, 1916|
|FILLIAR (FILLIER), Donald.||5 Barron Street, St. John's||1260||18||Emily Filliar (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - gravestone at Belvedere Cemetery states Fillier.|