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 Religion Fatality PoWsort descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
WAREHAM, Gilbert Petries, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4992 20 Israel Wareham (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BUDGELL, Hayward Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4037 21 William Budgell (p) Lumber surveyor 1917 Methodist No No
HART, Jonas Horwood, Fogo District 3122 21 Martin Hart (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
PETERS, Charles 49 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8400 29 May Peters (s) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RODGERS, Joseph Barnes Place, St. John's 5871 22 Bridget Rodgers (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KIRBY, Stanley S. Silverdale, Twillingate District 242 (microfilmed as 0-242) 24 Evangeline Kirby (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No Kirby's records filed on microfilm as 0-242; his service number is 242.
ATWILL, James 120 Cornwall Avenue, St. John's 1914 25 Duncan Atwill (o) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GEAR, George St. John's 901 24 Harry Gear (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917
BLYDE, Michael John 47 Fleming Street, St. John's 280 19 John Blyde (p) Shoecutter 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, September 26, 1915
JEWER, William Salt Pond, Twillingate District 5398 23 Thomas Jewer (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HUTCHINGS, William Frederick Cyril LeMarchant Road, St. John's 538 21 Mrs. Hutchings (p) Law student 1914 Methodist No No I.
CHESON [CHAISSON], Julian Cape George, St. George District 2791 26 Jane Cheson (p) Fisherman 1916 No No Variant spelling of name: Chesson, Chiasson
TILLEY, John Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 2498 20 Jonathan Tilley (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLIAMS, John 47 Military Road, St. John's 0-115 - 5 24 Thomas Williams (p) Draper 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
GALLOP, Morgan Haggerty Street, St.Johns 2434 18 Mrs. R. Kennedy (p) Postman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
STEVENSON, Robert Louis Ship Head, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2622 18 Albert Stevenson (p) Sailor 1916 Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1699X. No No
FENNELL, Leo Bay Du Nord, Fortune District 1087 19 Martha Fennell (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HEWLETT, Arlando John Roberts Arm, Twillingate District 3522 18 Israel Hewlett (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
CURRAN, Eugene Manuels, Harbour Main District 8488 18 John Curran 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
CLARK, Joseph Tilton, Harbour Grace District 4076 19 Isaac Clark (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLOWAY, Arthur Newport, Bonavista District 6142 25 Thomas Holloway (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MCBAY, Burchill G. No information 600 No No Notice of death only. No information in service ledger.
ALEXANDER, Conn Twinstead, Sudbury, Surrey, England, United Kingdom 0-178 31 Mrs. Gladys Alexander (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. Relinquished his commission 20 June 1916 ; transferred to Lord Strathcona's Horse Regiment.
DOWDEN, Donald Outer Cove Road, St. John's East District 4532 18 John Dowden (p) Teamster 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRANE, William 106 1/2 Pleasant Street, St. John's 4496 18 Stanley Crane (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
WALSH, James Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 2341 22 Walter Walsh (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, August 21, 1917
BRADBURY, Hayward Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 4357 18 Abram Bradbury (p) Miner 1918 Salvation Army No No
CHAFE, Frederick Harold Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 3317 18 William Chafe (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
Leo Power St. Kyrans, Placentia-St. Marys District 6207 22 Thomas Power (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BARTER, Alexander 265 Southside Road, St. John's 4001 18 James Barter (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
WOODFORD, Patrick Joseph Herring Neck, Twillingate District 1965 26 Alfred Woodford (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
DAWE, William J. Dock, Port de Grave, Port de Grave District 5401 24 Selina Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
FRIEDA, Frederick Hopedale, Labrador 4012 23 Michael Friede (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Friede
GILLINGHAM, Maurice Glenwood, Twillingate District 3636 18 Esau Gillingham (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, William Shearstown, Harbour Grace District 5231 20 William Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FLIGHT, Adam Small Point, Bay de Verde District 5329 19 Richard Flight (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
PENNEY, Archibald Humber Mouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 3508 18 William Penney (o) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Penny
TILLEY, Andrew Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde 5266 23 William Tilley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Lilley.
WHITE, Thomas St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6092 19 Joseph White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROSE, George Great Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3533 21 William Rose (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 10, 1917
QUICK, Cyril S. 88 Queens Road, St. John's 2329 18 William Quick (p) Packer 1916 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Albert E. Charleston, Bonavista District 0-224 - 1554 21 Sarah Taylor (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 17, 1918 PDF
STUDLEY, Walter Jersey Harbour, Hermitage Bay, Fortune District 4193 18 John Studley (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEDREW, George C. Cupids, Port de Grave District 4865 18 Henry LeDrew (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BROWN, Frederick Catalina, Trinity District 5340 24 Mariah Brown (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOGAN, Gerald Northern Bay, Conception Bay, Harbour Grace district 8111 21 Mrs. Nellie Howell (o) 1917 Yes No Friday, August 16, 1918 File missing. Information from service ledger.
PINSENT, Steward Dildo, Trinity District 1158 25 Emma Pinsent (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Discrepancy in spelling of name - Stewart on family correspondence; signature is Steward
BAKER, Gilbert George Fosters Point, Trinity District 3507 21 Mrs. Moses Seaward (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
GRANDY, Wilfred Garnish, Fortune District 5636 19 James H. Grandy (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
WILLIAMS, Allan Goulds, St.John's West District 8372 20 Thomas Williams (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No