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|
|READER, Charles||London, England, United Kingdom||4172||18||Mrs. Louie Reader (p)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DODGE, John||English Harbour East, Fortune District||6138||24||George Dodge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RENDELL, Sidney G.||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||2163||21||Arthur Rendell (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ALCOCK, Pearce||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||8397||18||Uriah Alcock (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTT, Ralph||Heatherton, St. George District||5716||20||George Butt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JONES, Sydney||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4300||27||Kenneth Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Noah||Winterton, Trinity District||5342||18||Ananias Piercey (p)||(?) Manufacturer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TUFF, James Roy||51 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||23||20||Edward Tuff (p)||Plumber||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 28, 1917||I.|
|LEWIS, Herbert||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||6022||22||Silas Lewis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENNETT, Arthur||Little Bay, Twillingate District||4116||21||James Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|URQUHART, James||No information||0-196||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Variant spelling of name - Urquart|
|THISTLE, Francis||Gander Bay, Fogo District||2687||18||Maurice Thistle (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 30, 1917|
|OQUINN, Vincent Joseph||Searston, Codroy Valley, St. George District||1136||19||Thomas O'Quinn (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FISHER, Hubert John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2077||18||John Fisher (p)||Teacher||1916||Methodist - Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|BRUSHETT, James||Little Bay, Burin District||6032||20||Patrick Brushett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLS, James||Curling, St. George District||5406||19||James Joseph Wells (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROSS, Robert Wallace||14 Victoria Street, St. John's||0-84 - 1182||20||Hector Ross (p)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PERRY, Edwin||St. John's Bay, Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||8194||26||Catherine Patey (o)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KIRBY, Archibald||Collins Cove, Burin District||4900||21||Maggie Collins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STONE, Llewellyn||5 New Gower Street, St. John's||26||24||James A. Stone (p)||Painter||1914||No||No|
|JEWER, Ford R. W.||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3399||18||Joseph Jewer (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MEW, Percival Charles||Shirley, Southhampton, England, United Kingdom||885||22||Charles Mew (p)||Grocery salesman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CHEESEMAN, James||Rushroon, Placentia-St. Marys District||5865||22||John Joseph Cheesman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORES, Jabez||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5798||19||William Thomas (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TILLEY, Harry||4 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4531||22||Rebecca Tilley (p)||Surveyor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - On attestation paper, Harry is written at top of form and Henry in three other points, signature and all other documents state Harry.|
|WILLIAMS, Hugh||Springdale, Twillingate District||3581||18||Lucy (Martin) Williams (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, December 1, 1917|
|GALLISHAW, Alonzo John.||St. John's||1369||23||Anastasia Gallishaw (p)||Journalist||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OLLERHEAD, William||Hearts Content, Trinity District||746||24||James Ollerhead||School teacher||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SAUNDERS, John||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3577||20||James Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|SULLIVAN, Alexander||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1836||19||Richard Sullivan (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAPGOOD, Walter||Flat Island, Bonavista District||5130||21||Abraham Hapgood (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PERKS, Ambrose||2 Central Street, St. John's||2553||21||Mary Perks (p)||Printer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1571X|
|BAGGS, Robert James||Curling, St. George District||1294||24||Phoebe Baggs (p)||Accountant||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARK, John||Penguin Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5799||23||William Clark (p)||Engineer||1918||Evangelist||No||No||See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents; Variant spelling of name - Clarke.|
|HOLLETT, Samuel||Grand Bank, Burin District||3877||22||Mrs. Henry Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GREENING, George Freeman||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||1457||22||John Greening (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Fredman.|
|LACEY, Roland Stephen||St. John's||77||28||William Lacey (p)||Fisherman-miner||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Hubert||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3787||24||George Roberts (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, Herbert Matthew||St. John's||1351||22||George Walsh (p)||Barber||1915||Congregationalist||Yes||No||*****The death is not recorded in CWGC|
|BUTLER, Lewis||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||5889||24||William Butler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAFE, Ernest Leslie||St. John's||709||23||Jacob Chafe (p)||Cooper||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Includes wills for # 1009 Ayre, # 544 Lukins, # 1396 Masters and # 1964 Duke.|
|POTTLE, Kenneth||English Harbour, Trinity District||4730||19||Adam Pottle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BARRY, Peter||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6085||19||Maurice Barry (p)||Seaman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WOODFINE, Thomas||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||5321||20||Richard Woodfine (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAWE, William||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||5163||20||Emma Dawe (p)||Street car conductor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEELE, James||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||6341||18||Willis Steele (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Luke||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||1464 - 8089||19||Thomas Gillingham (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Re-enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|NOEL, Gaden||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||6334||21||Eleazer Noel (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SKINNER, John J.||Little Bay, Fortune District||6270||23||Thomas Skinner (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, Charles Oakley||79 Pennywell Road, St. John's||205||20||Walter Butler (p)||Motorman||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|