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 Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religionsort descending Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
CHAMBERS, Malcolm G. Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2369 15 Walter Chambers (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age, Chambers claimed to be 18. His birth certificate proved he was 15.
WHITE, Albert Clarence Catalina, Trinity District 1374 19 Virtue White (p) School teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
GILLAM, Manuel Crabbes, St. George District 3012 19 Susanna Harvey (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOMBS, Richard Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3455 19 William Coombs (p) Shoeworker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Coombes.
PAYNE, Stephen Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2674 19 Robert Payne (p) Shoemaker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Thursday, May 10, 1917 POW Date: 1917
RICHARDS, Cyril South River, Port de Grave District 991 21 Elisa Richards (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 75.
BALDWIN, Gilbert Middle Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District 3711 19 John Baldwin (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, April 2, 1918
PITTMAN, Manuel Conne, Fortune District 1731 28 Thomas Pittman (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 POW account mentions POW Charlie Snow, service #2616; Discrepancy in community referenced in file: Pittman was from Conne, Belle Bay; mail was misdirected to Conne River, Bay d'Espoir
EDWARDS, Samuel Catalina, Trinity District 2192 19 Mrs. J Stevens (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Edward Bell Island, St. John's East District 6074 18 Edward Parsons (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PERRAN, William G. St. John's 1690 20 Mrs. Thomas Perran (p) Coachman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included
WOODMAN, Ernest New Harbour, Trinity District 2377 18 Frederick Woodman (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RUSSELL, William Blaketown, Trinity District 5356 19 Abraham Russell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17
MARTIN, William Ronald 159 Gower Street, St. John's 75 19 William Martin (p) Accountant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
VATCHER, Sandy W. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5071 21 Elizabeth Vatcher (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEWARD, William John New Perlican, Trinity District 2688 19 Daniel Burrier (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FORD, Simeon Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 3866 27 John Ford (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also Regt. #3860 Saunders for a misfiled document concerning Simeon Ford; Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1851X.
FOWLOW, Hazel Trinity East, Trinity District 3731 18 Richard Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDGLEY, John Benjamin Little Bay West, Fortune District 2950 21 Joseph Ridgley (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 16, 1917
HUMPHRIES, Ernest Newtown, Bonavista District 2479 19 Peter Humphries (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLE, Hubert Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4828 24 Mrs. Alfred Cole (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARK, Harry - Henry Whitbourne, Trinity District 2368 21 James Clark (p) Cooper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEATH, Ernest St. John's 829 21 Samuel Heath (p) Steward 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KNOTT, William Isle aux Morts, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3923 19 Robert Knott (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRYANT, William Hearts Delight, Trinity District 3315 25 Mrs. Archibald Budden (o) Coaster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GORDON, Thomas 71 Southside Road, St. John's 8457 30 Belle Gordon (s) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAMMS, William Thomas Codroy, St. George District 2049 22 Mrs. J. Bragg (p) Fireman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REES, William E. Bell Island, St. John's East District 4088 19 George Rees (p) Engine driver 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, October 27, 1918
PENNY, Daniel English Harbour, Trinity District 4921 20 Joseph Penny (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARDY, Austin Table Bay, Labrador 3229 25 Andrew Pardy (p) Fisherman and trapper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Photograph of wife included.
SAMPSON, William Greenspond, Bonavista District 3167 23 Susanna Downer (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, Walter St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5081 19 Solomon Squires (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANTHONY, William Seal Cove, Harbour Main District 2247 19 Isaac Anthony (p) Carter 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
LUNNEN, Clarence S. Twillingate, Twillingate District 8171 21 Andrew Lunnen (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLS, Harry 8 Exploits Lane, Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2454 21 Fred William Wills (p) Machinist 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
HIBBS, William James Topsail, Harbour Main District 2356 24 Mrs. William (Julia) Hibbs (p) Farmer 1916 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
HAMMOND, Thomas 93 Gower Street, St. John's 360 23 Thomas Hammond (p) Dry goods clerk 1921 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
WHITE, John Big Pond, Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West 1508 19 Annie White (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as John V. White
SQUIRE, George Salvage, Bonavista District 3509 19 Mrs. Robert Squire (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: Squires.
FOWLOW, Arthur Trinity, Trinity District 3730 18 Martin Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HILLIER, Llewelyn Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District 3034 18 Edward Hillier (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, January 25, 1918
STEIN, Conrad Lewis 2930 2930 18 Cecil Stein (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GODFREY, George Jersey, England, United Kingdom 4068 31 Magdalene Godfrey (o) Sailor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRENCH, Frederick Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4503 18 Bertha French (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PICCO, Norman Port au Port, St. George District 2518 25 William Picco (p) Fireman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of last name, Picco or Picot
HAPGOOD, Walter Flat Island, Bonavista District 5130 21 Abraham Hapgood (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MIFFLIN, Chesley James Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2963 24 Edmund Mifflin (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variant spelling of name - signature is Mifflen, identified in CWGC as Mifflin
YOUNG, Isaac Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3792 23 Emmanuel Young (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FARRINGTON, William York, England, United Kingdom - Government House, Military Road, St. John's 694 22 Arthur Farrington (p) Footman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No