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 Occupationsort ascending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
MICHELIN, Joseph Hamilton Inlet, Grand River, Labrador 637 19 Joseph Michelin (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917 Contains document regarding William J. Freake, Royal Naval Reserve 8906X [actual 2210X]
BATTEN, Harold Bareneed Cove, Port de Grave District 3402 18 William Batten (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARTLETT, William Washer Brigus, Port de Grave District 270 19 Joseph Bartlett (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, March 19, 1917 See Regt. # 636 for additional correspondence.
ROACH, Samuel Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4494 19 Samuel Roach (p) Student 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains documents relating to service #4994, William McGrath. Variant spelling of name: Roache, Roche.
BLACKMORE, Cyril Leslie Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 3231 18 Theresa Blackmore (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KNIGHT, Harold Stephen 34 Circular Road, St. John's 0-60 - 2962 19 Herbert Knight (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Hardy Frederick Twillingate, Twillingate District 322 20 William Snow (p) Student 1914 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
BUTLER, Henry Albert Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 0-199 - 325 23 Reuben Butler (p) Student 1914 No No
TOBIN, Patrick Francis St. John's 1209 20 Bridget J. Shortall (p) Student 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, December 27, 1916
BENNETT, Frank Monkstown Road, St. John's 0-121 - 284 19 John Bennett (p) Student 1914 No No
BOWDEN, Hugh Pierson Wesleyville, Bonavista District 526 18 Dr. George F. Bowden (p) Student 1914 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 PDF I
DARBY, George Bishop Methodist College Home, Longs Hill, St. John's 3004 18 Jessie Darby (p) Student 1916 Methodist No No
GARDNER, Archibald Harbour Breton, Fortune District 4305 18 A.E. Gardner (p) Student 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRON, James Matthew Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1585 19 Emma Cron (p) Student 1915 Presbyterian Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HERDER, Ralph Barnes 40 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 0-113 - 34 21 William J. Herder (p) Student 1914 Methodist No No
CHURCHILL, William Maxwell Forest Road, St. John's 0-37 - 4 20 William Churchill (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRATH, Charles G. 46 Water Street East, St. John's 0-287 - 3066 20 Thomas J. McGrath (p) Student 1918 No No
CLIFT, Cecil Bayly 100 Military Road, St. John's 0-174 - 505 23 J.A. Clift (p) Student 1914 Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
MANUEL, John Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 3902 18 William Manuel (p) Student 1917 Methodist No No
MARSHALL, Albert St. John's n/a 18 Student 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
STEIN, Conrad Lewis 2930 2930 18 Cecil Stein (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOYCE, Norman Jersey Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 2928 19 Daniel Boyce (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Hunter M. Cupids, Port de Grave District 2942 18 William Smith (p) Student 1916 Methodist No No
PATERSON, Reginald Grant Queens Road, St. John's 0-15 - 504 19 Dr. L. Paterson (o) Student 1914 No No PDF
HISCOCK, Edward Pearcy Flat Islands, Bonavista District 2927 19 William Hiscock (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Thomas 85 Longs Hill, St. John's 3492 18 Thomas Murphy (p) Student 1917 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
CHEESEMAN, Ernest B Port au Bras, Burin District 1927 20 Lawrence Cheeseman (p) Student 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
HALFYARD, Wallace. 129 Cabot Street, St. John's 1986 18 John Halfyard (p) Student 1915 Methodist No No
LEMESSURIER, Ralph 113 Gower Street, St. John's 2416 18 E.M. LeMessurier (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican)\ No No
HOLLANDS, Henry Carbonear, Carbonear District 2239 18 Reverend Charles Hollands (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHEESEMAN, Isaac Burin, Burin District 3891 18 Laurence Cheesman (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTS, Harry Edwin Change Islands, Fogo District 2664 19 Solomon Roberts (p) Student 1916 Methodist No No
GOSSE, Maxwell Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4431 18 George Gosse (p) Student 1918 Methodist No No
PARROTT, Eric A. Winterton, Trinity District 2925 18 John Parrott (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLOUSTON, William J 77 Queen's Road, St. John's 0-212 - 3460 18 William J. Clouston Sr. (p) Student 1917 No No
JANES, Howard Leroy 52 Leslie Street, St. John's 2914 20 W.J. Janes (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OXFORD, Henry Rencontre, Fortune District 2926 17 Samuel Oxford (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRATH, Charles G.. 46 Water Street East, St. John's 0-287-3066 20 Thomas J. McGrath (p) Student 1918 No No
FRASER, Raymond Danson 101 Young Street, St. John's 0-46 - 3127 18 W.F. Fraser (p) Student 1916 No No
COUGHLAN, Wilfred L. 63 Prescott Street, St. John's n/a 15 Student 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)
MERCER, Arthur 60 Barters Hill, St. John's n/a 14 Student 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
FUREY, Alphonsus St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District 6213 19 William Furey (p) Student 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Albert Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 4426 18 Abram Parsons (p) Student 1918 Methodist No No
FOLEY, Leo Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5740 19 John Foley (p) Student 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHALKER, Charles George St. John's 1736 18 James R. Chalker (p) Student 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Raymond Trinity, Trinity District 3286 18 William White (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAILEY, Edward 57 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's n/a 18 Student 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, special ranking as bugler.
THOMSON, Charles Moncrief St. John's 1564 19 Mary Thompson (p) Student 1915 Methodist No No
WOODS, John S. 68 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 2146 20 S. Woods (p) Student 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917