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 Enlistmentsort descending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
HATCHER, Reuben Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2105 18 Robert Hatcher (p) Clerk 1916 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
KING, William New Bonaventure, Trinity District 4519 18 Edwin King (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PADDOCK, Joseph Wards Harbour, Long Island, Twillingate 3202 18 Solomon Paddock (o) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No Includes documents for # 3200
COISH, William Clyde Ladle Cove, Fogo District 3200 18 William Coish (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, September 28, 1917 See also #3202 for a misfiled document
PINE, Aloysius Richard English Harbour West, Fortune District 5385 18 James Pine (p) Telegraph operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
QUICK, Cyril S. 88 Queens Road, St. John's 2329 18 William Quick (p) Packer 1916 Methodist No No
HOUSE, Arthur Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 1946 18 Ida House (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOULTON, Richard Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 4534 18 John Moulton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAUNDERS, Benjamin Gambo, Bonavista District 8319 18 Joseph Saunders (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALKER, Llewellyn Change Islands, Fogo District 3321 18 Elizabeth Walker (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PELLEY, Pierce Macklin Place, 71 Leslie Street, St. John's 8223 18 Norman and Annie Ellen Pelley (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
BRAZIL, James Renews, Ferryland District 4536 18 John Brazil (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SAMSON, Robert Winterton, Trinity District 5388 18 Augustus Samson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ONEILL, Leo 63 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4211 18 Anastasia O'Neill (p) Truckman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SHERREN, Nelson L. Point Leamington, Twillingate District 2458 18 George Sherren (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Monday, May 7, 1917 Nelson Sherren was reported missing 14 April 1917; family correspondence indicated he was seen alive as a Prisoner of War after 14 April; a memorandum, dated 2 Sept. 1919, stated a grave at Douai Communal Cemetery, France, was presumed to be Sherren's; CWGC records his death as 7 May 1917 while in enemy hands. Discrepancy in name: Recorded as Sherran in CWGC
WOOLDRIDGE, James R. Trinity, Trinity District 1993 18 John Woolridge (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Wooldridge, Woolridge
SOMERTON, Austin Trinity, Trinity District 2428 18 Fred Somerton (p) Scholar 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEAN, Michael Cuckholds Cove Road, St. John's 2659 18 Richard Kean (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DAWE, Hector Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4477 18 Isaac Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BURTON, Edgar Loo Cove, Bonavista District 5134 18 George Burton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COLE, Bertram Bell Island, St. John's East District 4630 18 John Cole (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers also found on Reel 261 preceding Service # 4601
ANDREWS, Albert 249 Water Street West, St. John's 2345 18 Robert Andrews (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
MAYNE, Henry Hopeall, Trinity District 5323 18 Henry Mayne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
GILLAM, Joseph Michael Middle Barachois, Jeffreys Crossing, St. George District 2940 18 Georege Gillam (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WOODMAN, Ernest New Harbour, Trinity District 2377 18 Frederick Woodman (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUGDEN, Neville 21 Young Street, St. John's 4100 18 Henry Bugden (p) Butcher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLSWORTH, John Thomas Carmanville, Fogo District 2469 18 Moses Ellsworth (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HYNES, William Curtis Petries, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4991 18 Alexander Hynes (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GREEN, James St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5368 18 Bridgett Green (p) Railroad man 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TILLY, Lawrence Clarenville, Trinity District 1404 18 Annie Tilly Farmer 1915 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 Discrepancy in name: Tilley
BRADBURY, John A Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 3618 18 Charles Bradbury (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARDY, Archibald C. Little Harbour, Twillingate District 8204 18 John Pardy (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
HICKS, John Benjamin Catalina, Trinity District 1163 18 Dottie Hicks (o) Telegraph operator 1915 Methodist No No
JOY, Walter Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 3137 18 William Joy (p) Miner 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CONSTANTINE, Alexander Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 5803 18 Edward Constantine (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Archibald Codroy, St. George District 5836 18 Ambrose Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
GILLIS, Daniel River, St. George District 3339 18 Dugald Gillis (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CALVER, Louis 162 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4246 18 John Calver (p) Book keeper 1917 Congregationalist No No
WELLMAN, Thomas 136 Harvey Street, St. John's 6244 18 Moses Wellman (p) Student 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JANES, Frazer Wilson Western Arm, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3043 18 Robert Janes Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KELLY, Robert 132 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 2213 18 Edward Kelly (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
NEVILLE, Gregory Joseph Topsail, Harbour Main District 1343 18 Lucy Neville (p) Electric engine driver 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, July 3, 1918
HANCOCK, Albert St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1853 18 William Hancock (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, March 10, 1918
MAYO, Leonard Creston, Burin District 4376 18 Mariah Rodgers (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GOOBY, Charles 57 Flower Hill, St. John's 8498 18 Simon Gooby (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
KELLY, John Charles Irelands Eye, Trinity District 8239 18 John Kelly (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RALPH, Cecil Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5201 18 George Ralph (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, June 10, 1918
BROWN, Pierce Salvage, Bonavista District 3547 18 Mary Ann Pike (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REDMOND, Thomas J. 265 Theatre Hill, St. John's 8162 18 David P. Redmond (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No