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|
|BARNES, Ernest||235 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2517||20||Robert Barnes (p)||Engineer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEOUGH, Michael||St. Josephs, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5647||19||Thomas Keough (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREAVES, Arthur H.||9 Garrison Hill, St. John's||0-136 - 2809||29||Henry E. Greaves (p)||Accountant||1916||Methodist||No||No||I.|
|POTTS, Brian Wildridge||Millertown, Twillingate District||3060 - 8093||21||Jane A. Potts (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers for Newfoundland Forestry Companies and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. See also service # 8093; Brian Wildridge Potts originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917 and transferred to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1918.|
|HAFFEY, Thomas||St. John's||1038||Richard Haffey (o)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Charles||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2000||19||Edith Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|FLEMING, Edward||186 Water Street, St. John's||6267||19||Mary Fleming (p)||Steward||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Michael||Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2282||19||James Kelly (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEWIS, Francis||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||8267||24||Winnifred Lewis (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAVIS, Charles Gerald||Smack Cove, Sandwich Bay, Labrador||6266||19||William Davis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUNN, Sylvester||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||6001||20||Earnest Dunn (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LITTLE, Theopilues||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1292||20||James Little (p)||Fisherman||1915||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MORRIS, John Albert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2152||19||Elizabeth Morris (p)||Paper makers help||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FILLIER, Chesley||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||2943||18||John Fillier (p)||Merchant||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ONEILL, Frederick Michael||49 Angel Place, St. John's||402||19||John O'Neill (o)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLANCEY, Michael||Newtown Road, St. John's||4478||18||John Clancey (p)||Longshoreman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PAFFORD, Chesley||St. John's||1604||19||Lillis Pafford (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Albert||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||4819||31||Darius Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRAMM, Charles||Botwood, Twillingate District||4148||18||Samuel Cramm (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SMITH, Edward||Manuels, Harbour Main District||5164||18||Edward Smith (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Edward||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5301||24||Isaac Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PILGRIM, Allan||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||1850||19||Henry Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes will for service # 3130 Lewis Pilgrim|
|BISHOP, Alexander||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||57||20||El. Bishop (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAUSE, John||St. Lawrence, Burin District||4324||21||Elias Hause (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as House. Signature is Hause. Variant spelling: Hawse.|
|WARREN, Alphaeus||Open Hall, Bonavista District||6113||24||William Warren (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name - signature is Alphaeus; documents completed as Alpheus|
|VINCENT, Norman||Triton, Twillingate District||5526||21||John Vincent (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FORSEY, Joseph||Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District||8246||43||Eliza Forsey (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry)||379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's||1215||25||Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s)||Truckman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.|
|MATTHEWS, Frederick George||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||2022||22||Marie Sadie Matthews (s)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HISCOCK, George||Codroy, St. George District||6189||22||William Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RICE, Stafford||Bear Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe District||5631||18||Andrew Rice (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOOTE, John||Rencontre, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6268||19||George Foote (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PATEY, Noah||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4262||23||Annie Patey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PIKE, Edward||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||1608||24||Dora Pike (s)||Stoker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DINNEY, Andrew||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4374||19||William James Dinney (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOPKINS, Edgar||Hearts Content, Trinity District||4188||25||W. Hugh Hopkins (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CHALK, Job||Little Catalina, Trinity District||8462||26||Job Chalk (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Chaulk.|
|YETMAN, John||Tilting, Fogo District||5995||24||William Yetman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARKE, Stephen||Mortier Bay, Marystown, Burin District||1933||22||Henry Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUDDEN, Allan||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||6083||23||James Budden (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNEY, Charles||Hickmans Harbour, Random, Trinity District||8050||26||James Penney (p)||Millman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CARROLL, John Thomas||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||3042||20||Elizabeth Carroll (p)||Painter||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KINSELLA, William||Ferryland, Ferryland District||4108||20||Mary (John) Kinsella (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PRINCE, John||Princeton, Bonavista District||3566||19||Samuel Prince (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JERRETT, Isaac||Middle Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District||6121||23||John Jerrett (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GULLIKSEN, Ernest||Traytown, Bonavista District||1385||22||Mary Gulliksen (p)||Millman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BECKETT, William||Rochdale Lanes, Scotland, United Kingdom||2134||26||Mrs. Beckett (p)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|CHEESEMAN, Isaac||Burin, Burin District||3891||18||Laurence Cheesman (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BYRNE, James||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||5032||36||John Byrne (o)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOSSE, Willam||74 New Gower Street, St. John's||2349||18||Mrs. James Gosse (p)||Student||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|