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|
|PROSPER, Hayward||Woody Point, St. Barbe District||4366||28||William Prosper (p)||Seaman||1918||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|
|DODGE, Frederick||Flemming, Fortune Bay, Fortune district||5360||20||Edward Dodge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STOCKLEY, Alfred||Carters Cove, Twillingate District||4136||20||Herbert Stockley (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FIFIELD, Joseph||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4823||31||Mrs. Thomas Fifield (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PATEY, Herbert||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4287||19||James J. Patey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FOOTE, John||Rencontre, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6268||19||George Foote (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRIEN, Patrick||5 Alexander Street, St. John's||80||20||Nora Brien (p)||Apprentice engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEAD, Michael||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||3340||21||Lizzie Head (s)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THISTLE, Albert||St. John's||1094||19||Lavinia Thistle (p)||Truckman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CHILDS, Henry||Lark Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District||8353||20||Richard Childs (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRUSHETT, A. H.||3121||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|CLARKE, Stephen||Mortier Bay, Marystown, Burin District||1933||22||Henry Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOFF, Arthur||Gander Bay, Fogo District||4334||20||Joseph Huff (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNEY, Charles||Hickmans Harbour, Random, Trinity District||8050||26||James Penney (p)||Millman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KINSELLA, William||Ferryland, Ferryland District||4108||20||Mary (John) Kinsella (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOYLE, Edward||St. John's||1299||18||Mrs. Doyle (p)||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLUNDON, Harry||Catalina, Trinity District||3702||18||Theophilus Blundon (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Signature is Blundon ; documents use Blunden.|
|JESSO, Leo Francis||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1812||19||Joseph Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, William George||La Scie, St. Barbe District||5632||24||William Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|EARLE, Clifford||17||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger|
|CHEESEMAN, Isaac||Burin, Burin District||3891||18||Laurence Cheesman (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, Peter Joseph||Angel Place, St. John's||2751||22||Elizabeth (Murphy) Power (s)||Barber||1916||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|
|WILLIAMS, George Moulton||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||735||22||Nathaniel Williams (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|PARSONS, Alex||Freshwater, Bell Island, St. John's East District||3825||21||Jacob Parsons (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LAMBERT, James||St. John's||387||27||Luke Lambert (p)||Accountant||1914||No||No|
|PARSONS, Herbert Rendell||St. John's||1130||19||Elizabeth Parsons||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FLYNN, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1397||19||Elizabeth Flynn (p)||Cutter (tailor)||1915||No||No|
|BRAKE, Harrison||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1409||20||Josephine Brake (p)||Railroad brakeman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARK, Howard Samuel||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1455||22||Richard Scott Clarke (p)||Trapper||1915||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Clarke|
|RYAN, Fred||Birchy Cove, Bonavista District||4827||19||Samuel Ryan (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|REEVES, George||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2279||19||Giles Reeves (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ETHRIDGE, Gordon||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||6247||18||Charles Ethridge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, 2752X Alexander Ethridge.|
|ROBERTS, Herbert||Oxen Pond Road, St. John's East District||4539||19||George Roberts (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Herbert||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1872||22||William Walsh (of Stephen) (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HILLYARD, Charles||Spread Eagle, Trinity District||5317||23||Richard Hillyard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BANKS, Thomas||Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe District||5619||19||Alfred Banks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Archibald||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||2689||21||Alfred John King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POTTLE, Frederick||St. John's||4348||18||May Pottle (o)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PARROTT, Alfred||Bonaventure, Trinity District||4326||18||Saul Parrott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WOODEN, George||Grand Bank, Burin District||5575||22||Thomas Wooden (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, Wilfred||131 Gower Street, St. John's||184||19||Charles Dawe (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|FRENCH, William||67 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2581||21||William French (p)||Cooper||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Kenneth J.||St. John's||2037||18||William Gillingham (p)||Electrician||1915||No||No|
|MURPHY, Michael James||22 Williams Street, St. John's||0-238 - 70||34||Catherine Murphy (p)||Druggist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MANNING, George||35 Shelf Street, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom||3305||24||Mrs. George Manning (s)||Cook||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PELLEY, Sydney W.||233 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2713||19||Sidney Pelley (p)||Grocer||1916||No||No|
|LIDSTONE, Walter John||Topsail Road, St. John's||8215||19||William Lidstone (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|