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|
|WISEMAN, Joseph||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||5403||21||Samuel Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FRENCH, Nathan||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2373||19||Thomas French (p)||Scholar||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUGDEN, Reginald||Smith Sound, Trinity District||3417||25||Walter Bugden (p)||Carpenter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RODGERS, Hilton Horton Bertram D'Cardonel||Manchester, England, United Kingdom||3067||50||Mary Rodgers (s)||Musician||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|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.|
|FOX, John W.||Avondale, Harbour Main District||4799||20||Bridget Fox (p)||Telegraph operator||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAPP, James D.||Cape Ray, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4962||24||William Tapp (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Reginald Bayly||Cathedral Rectory, Church Hill, St. John's||3048||18||Canon White (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, January 9, 1918|
|BASTOW, Bertram Henry.||St. John's||1016||19||Margaret Bastow (p)||Teamster||1915||Presbyterian||No||No||See also service #1538, Matthew Rossiter, for a document relating to Pte. Bastow and his wife|
|GREEN, Ralph||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5232||24||Simon Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HICKEY, Lawrence||St. John's||1886||19||William Hickey (p)||Longshoreman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOONE, Phineas||Burnt Arm, Twillingate District||2720||18||Frederick Boone (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PHELAN, Douglas Edward||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2975||15||James Phelan (p)||Mason||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15|
|FILLIER, Henry||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||4380||19||Thomas Fillier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Filliar.|
|HAYWARD, John C. M.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8470||42||Dulcie M. Hayward (s)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EMBERLEY, Leo||Littledale, St. John's||4510||18||George Emberley (o)||Coachman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRAHAM, John||Petries, Bay of Islands, St. George District||4993||19||George Graham (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHORT, John C.||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||1683||21||Eli Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DEAN, Norman Kenneth||Botwood, Twillingate District||1477||19||Kenneth William Dean (p)||Watchmaker||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, January 30, 1921||Age of Enlistment: 19 (15)|
|WHITE, Charles||Normans Cove, Trinity District||8143||22||Moses White (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|COX, Chesley||Goulds, St. John's West District||4192||20||Ida Cox (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PYE, Hayward||Cape Charles, Labrador||5549||20||Albert Pye (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEMESSURIER, Francis||St. John's||853||35||Helena LeMessurier (s)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOWLOW - CLARKE, William.||5 Dammerills Lane, St. John's||81||22||Abram Fowlow (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||I - Discrepancy in name: soldier enlisted as William Fowlow, documented in CWGC as William Clarke; Previously transcribed as Fowler; identified in Cramm as Fowler.|
|DRISCOLL, Michael||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||717||30||John Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No||Includes documents of Private James Arthur Taylor, service #821.|
|BALL, John A.||Codroy, St. George District||3785||22||George Ball (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LOVELESS, Herbert J.||Greenspond, Bonavista District||4387||18||Edwin Loveless (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CUMBY, Edward||Hopeall, Trinity District||4679||21||Leonard Cumby (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Comby. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1778X.|
|STRICKLAND, Edward J.||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1999||24||Philip Strickland (p)||Salesman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 18, 1916|
|MOLLOY, James||Torbay, St. John's East District||5771||20||Robert Molloy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANHAM, James Ed||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2308||24||Jacob Hanham (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GALE, Neil||West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District||8295||18||Elinor Gale (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|DONNELLY, William||St. John's||2162||19||William Donnelly (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SIMMS, Simeon||Muddy Hole, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6040||22||David Simms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WOOLFREY, Wilfred J.||Lewisport, Twillingate District||3880||23||William Woolfrey (p)||Cook||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STOCKLEY, Frederick||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||3518||19||William Stockley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, March 11, 1918|
|PENNEY, Leo V.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5097||24||Catherine Penney (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|APPLIN, Timothy||Shoal Cove, St. Barbe district||5957||22||Joseph Applin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, James Newman||Birchy Cove, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District||4826||20||William Ryan Sr. (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JORDAN, Felix||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3335||19||Joseph Jordan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TULK, Dorman||Carmanville, Fogo District||4013||21||Abraham Tulk (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SENIOR, Ralph||Flat Island, Burin District||2880||19||William Senior [?] [p]||Fisherman||1916||Methodist - Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918||Discrepancy in religion.|
|CAREW, Aiden||Bauline, St. John's East District||5764||22||Mary Colbourne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEWIS, John Potter||23 York Street, St. John's||2144||29||Mrs. M.A. Lewis (p)||Marine Engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|VAIL, Charlie||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||5095||20||William Vail (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HUSSEY, Edward||St. John's||2856||[William?] Hussey (p)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included, Home Defense only.|
|BOWDRIDGE, William George||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2884||18||Thomas Bowdridge (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PITTMAN, James W.||New Perlican, Trinity District||2704||27||Samuel Pittman (p)||Accountant||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 11, 1920||Died 11 October, 1920. Pneumonia. CWGC.|
|LEDREW, Philip||Change Islands, Fogo District||5958||19||Samuel LeDrew (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|KING, Charles||Catalina, Trinity District||8139||27||Cephius King (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|