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 email@example.com 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|
|HILLYARD, Michael||Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Marys District||5197||20||William Hillyard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Alphonsus J.||St. Marys Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District||4577||21||Theresa Power (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Albert||Battery Road, St. John's||N/A||16||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|TAYLOR, George||81 Southside Road, St. John's||5268||24||Robert Taylor (p)||Cooper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KILFOY, Leo Joseph||Little Bay, Burin District||1713||19||Luke Kilfoy||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARMITER, Fred||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2440||20||John Parmiter (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribe as Permiter; Medical report misfiled with Regt. # 731 prior to microfilming was attached to the digital file|
|STEELE, James Robert||St. John's||0-161 - 926||26||Samuel Owen Steele (p)||Salesman||1915||Congregationalist||No||No||I|
|WISEMAN, Joseph||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||5403||21||Samuel Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Michael||St. John's||1277||19||Mary Murphy (p)||Cooper||1915||No||No||Not in service ledger.|
|GILLIS, Daniel C.||Highlands, St. George District||4236||29||Jane (Allen) McIsaac (p)||Hunter||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Ernest||Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA||2150||21||Mary Butler (p)||Ship steward||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes photograph of wife, Ellen Mary Butler of Colchester.|
|DICKS, James Nelson||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3505||19||Henry Dicks (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BATSTONE, Oswald Knight||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||227||21||Charles Batstone (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|FOX, John W.||Avondale, Harbour Main District||4799||20||Bridget Fox (p)||Telegraph operator||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REES, Maxwell||Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District||4332||19||Reuben Rees (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STUCKLESS, William Thomas||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||1900||22||Eli Stuckless (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Documents vary using William and/or Thomas.|
|FILLIER, Henry||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||4380||19||Thomas Fillier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Filliar.|
|HAYWARD, John C. M.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8470||42||Dulcie M. Hayward (s)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GRAHAM, John||Petries, Bay of Islands, St. George District||4993||19||George Graham (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRANE, Archibald||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||2765||25||William Crane (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also Regt. # 736 for additional misfiled documents|
|HACKETT, David Manual||St. John's||1097||22||Mrs. David Hackett (s)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Charles||Normans Cove, Trinity District||8143||22||Moses White (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|YETMAN, Joseph||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||5819||20||Moses Yetman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MADDIGAN, Matthew||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||6109||21||John Maddigan (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DALTON, Daniel||St. Marys Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District||6154||23||Stephen Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PILGRIM, Lewis||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||3130||21||Rachael Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Will is with service # 1850|
|BAMBURY, Robert||St. Pierre and Miquelon||3667||19||Katherine Lake (o)||Shoe maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bambrey, Brambury, Bamberry, Banbury;|
|LEMESSURIER, Francis||St. John's||853||35||Helena LeMessurier (s)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LUDLOW, John||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||3871||18||Benjamin Ludlow (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRITCHELL, John||Belleoram, Fortune District||5881||21||James Critchell (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURT, Alexander F.||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5270||21||Stephen Burt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Philip||Pushthrough, Hermitage Bay||5207||21||Jonathan Rowsell (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANHAM, James Ed||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2308||24||Jacob Hanham (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GALE, Neil||West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District||8295||18||Elinor Gale (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MATTHEWS, William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2161||21||Jane Matthews (p)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BISHOP, Heber||St. John's||1478||19||Elijah Bishop (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EDGECOMBE, George||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||5333||21||Walter Edgecombe (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTT, Joseph||St. George, St. George District||4740||23||Samuel Butt (p)||Sawmiller||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ANTLE, Stephen||33 Water Street West, St. John's||6236||20||Sarah Antle (p)||Boiler maker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BERNERS, Ralph Abercrombie||0-220||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - Transferred from Royal Welsh Fusiliers|
|PIKE, Ernest||Belleoram, Fortune District||609||19||Robert G. Pike (p)||Engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|WADDLETON, Alphonsus||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4681||26||James Waddleton (p)||Railroad worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOGAN, Bernard||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||2252||18||Gerald Hogan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|JORDAN, Felix||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3335||19||Joseph Jordan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TULK, Dorman||Carmanville, Fogo District||4013||21||Abraham Tulk (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|VARDY, Reuben||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||3527||19||John Vardy (p)||Occupation: Storekeeper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LEWIS, John Potter||23 York Street, St. John's||2144||29||Mrs. M.A. Lewis (p)||Marine Engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MCINNIS, Alexander||O'Regans, St. George District||6279||29||Hugh McInnis (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SEYMOUR, Frederick||Cornwall, England, United Kingdom||0-135 - 797||24||Fernandrew Seymour (p)||Draper||1914||No||No||John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file, #0-135|
|BUDDEN, Selby||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||5634||22||John Budden (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|