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|
|PAFFORD, Chesley||St. John's||1604||19||Lillis Pafford (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GLASCO, James Joseph||115 New Gower Street, St.John's||4650||18||Mrs. Mary Glasco (p)||Butcher||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COURAGE, Roland||Garnish, Fortune District||3273||22||John R. Courage (p)||School teacher||1916||No||No|
|SUTTON, William||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1726||20||Mrs. William Sutton (s)||Sailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ALCOCK, Harry||Harbour Griquet, St. Barbe District||6317||20||William Alcock (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NUGENT, Michael Joseph||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-209 - 428||43||Mrs. Michael Nugent (s)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers.|
|SMITH, Edward||Manuels, Harbour Main District||5164||18||Edward Smith (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOWELL, William||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||5510||24||John Howell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OAKE, Arthur||Fogo, Fogo District||5298||20||Hubert (Herbert?) Oake (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Percy Oscar||444 Southside Road, St. John's||891||23||Ada May Vere-Holloway (s)||Longshoreman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SKANES, William||North River, Port de Grave District||5918||20||Patrick Skanes (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOLAND, William||Riverhead, St. Mary's, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6160||18||Bernard Boland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURNHAM, Ralph||17 Military Road, St. John's||0-85 - 758||26||Mrs. F. Burnham (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Was retired as medically unfit Dec. 1916; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (training) 1918.|
|BALL, William||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||2572||22||William Ball Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SKEFFINGTON, James||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4831||24||Alexander Fong (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Skiffington.|
|FORSEY, Joseph||Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District||8246||43||Eliza Forsey (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORGAN, Nath||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||5707||19||William Morgan (p)||School teacher||1918||No||No|
|INGRAM, George W.B.||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5655||25||Mrs. Anthony N. Burton (o)||Fisherman||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.|
|LANE, William||Summerville, Bonavista District||4743||20||Richard Lane (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MATTHEWS, Frederick George||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||2022||22||Marie Sadie Matthews (s)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STOCKLEY, Alfred||Carters Cove, Twillingate District||4136||20||Herbert Stockley (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PATEY, Herbert||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4287||19||James J. Patey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BRIEN, Patrick||5 Alexander Street, St. John's||80||20||Nora Brien (p)||Apprentice engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOOTE, John||Rencontre, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6268||19||George Foote (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAREW, Aiden||Bauline, St. John's East District||5764||22||Mary Colbourne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROWBOTTOM, Herbert||Quirpon, St. Barbe District||3803||22||James Rowbottom (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DUCEY, Patrick||Marystown, Burin District||6073||24||Benjamin Ducey (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEAD, Michael||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||3340||21||Lizzie Head (s)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRUSHETT, A. H.||3121||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|CHILDS, Henry||Lark Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District||8353||20||Richard Childs (p)||Labourer||1917||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|
|POWER, William T.||St. John's||780||19||Edward Power (p)||Stove fitter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ELDRIDGE, Richard||Newtown, Bonavista District||1279||25||Mrs. William Lock||Fisherman||1915||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|
|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.|
|PARSONS, William George||La Scie, St. Barbe District||5632||24||William Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, Peter Joseph||Angel Place, St. John's||2751||22||Elizabeth (Murphy) Power (s)||Barber||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHEESEMAN, Isaac||Burin, Burin District||3891||18||Laurence Cheesman (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, Willam||74 New Gower Street, St. John's||2349||18||Mrs. James Gosse (p)||Student||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHAW, Andrew||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||2740||24||William Thomas Shaw (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|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|
|PARSONS, Herbert Rendell||St. John's||1130||19||Elizabeth Parsons||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|FLYNN, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1397||19||Elizabeth Flynn (p)||Cutter (tailor)||1915||No||No|
|CLARK, Howard Samuel||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1455||22||Richard Scott Clarke (p)||Trapper||1915||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Clarke|
|ROSE, R. [Robert] Clayton||28 Springdale Street, St. John's||2542||22||Marmaduke Rose (p)||Salesman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.|
|REEVES, George||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2279||19||Giles Reeves (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|