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|
|FUREY, Ignatius||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||1312||19||Mr. and Mrs. Furey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Tuesday, December 7, 1915|
|YETMAN, Alexander||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4416||18||William Yetman (p)||Operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAIT, Arch C.||No information||0-248||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; no record in service ledger.|
|HOLLOWAY, Albert||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||3797||20||Samson Holloway (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 17, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|ASH, Richard||42 Spencer Street, St. John's||8067||57||Julia Ash (s)||Labourer||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Not in service ledger.|
|PARSONS, John||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||8180||24||Edgar Parsons (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HEAD, Dorman||Gander Bay, Fogo District||8493||26||Rachel (Gillingham) Head (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|UDLE, Albert / Robert||57 Monkstown Road, St. John's||1990||22||James Udle (o)||Expressman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Albert written on attestation paper; signature is R. Udle; documents completed as both Albert and Robert; grave marker and census records are Robert|
|HEATH, George Robert||St. John's||907||34||Samuel Heath (p)||Hardware clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MITCHELL, Laurence||Beaver Cove, Twillingate District||5658||20||Elias Mitchell (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SHORT, James||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||1086||22||Louisa Russell (nee Short)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|FORD, William H.||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||5002||22||William Ford (p)||Railroad man||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COLLINS, William Joseph||1 Flower Hill, St. John's||82||22||Jerry Collins||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 28, 1915|
|REID, Chesley||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||3912||19||Joseph Combdon (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CUFF, Heber||Bonavista Harbour, Bonavista District||524||22||John Cuff (p)||Iron worker||1914||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|BUTLER, James Llewellyn||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||1289||25||Flossie Butler (o)||Engineer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|DALLEY, Elijah||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5974||21||John Dalley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, James Joseph||St. John's||1314||19||Mr. Saunders (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOLLETT, George Albert||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1841||19||Thomas Hollett (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WARREN, George Edward||Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District||5583||22||John Warren (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SPENCER, Frederick||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3626||19||Mark Spencer (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GARLAND, William B.||54 Carters Hill, St. John's||8313||19||James Garland (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MAYO, Fletcher||Bulls Cove, Burin District||3017||20||Samuel Mayo (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CRON, Joseph||Trinity Bay||3723||26||George Cron (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Cran|
|ELLIOTT, William W.||Port Albert, Twillingate District||5459||20||Herbert Elliott (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PITCHER, Gilbert||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||2178||19||Cornelius Pitcher (p)||Papermaker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THOMAS, Willis||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||4622||26||Richard Thomas (p)||Truckman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOW, John||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5131||21||John Snow (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MANUEL, Willis||Loon Bay, Twillingate District||272||27||Jane Manuel (p)||Millwright||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|OLDFORD, William||Squid Tickle, Bonavista District||3184||21||Jacob Oldford (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|TULK, Hubert||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1590||Mary Anne Tulk (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BLACKHALL, John Sheill||Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom||1738||24||William Blackhall (p)||Fur buyer||1915||Presbyterian||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Variant spelling of name - Shiell|
|YOUNG, Arthur James||St. John's||823||18||James Young (p)||Sail maker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EARLE, Clifford||17||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger|
|PEARCE, Hector||Clarenville, Trinity District||1394||19||Eliza Pearce (p)||Locomotive fireman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BENSON, J. Wilson||41 Southside Road, St. John's||3357||18||Newman Benson (p)||Longshoreman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|MACKAY, Walter||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4105||18||Herbert Mackay (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 2, 1918|
|OSMOND, Douglas McNeil||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||306||24||Joseph Baine Osmond (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 8, 1916|
|CHIPPETT, Harry T.||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||8238||18||Nathaniel Chippett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SIMMS, Edgar||Fogo, Fogo District||8367||20||William A. Simms (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Justin||50 Colonial Street, St. John's||3476||18||Michael O'Brien (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918|
|LUKINS, George||5 Lyon Square, St. John's||544||21||Alice Lukins (s)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 1, 1917||some illegible documents ; See Regt.# 709 for misfiled will|
|STRIDE, Benjamin||Conne River, Fortune District||6325||23||John Stride (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKS, Hubert||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5847||20||Solomon Hicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DOYLE, Edward P. [Patrick]||St. John's||2177||21||Martin J. Doyle (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUNT, Cater||Fair Island, Bonavista District||3356||18||Alfred Hunt (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LARNER, George Thomas||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1010||25||Mrs. George Larner (p)||Engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Patrick J.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||4852||23||Thomas Smith (p)||Paper maker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DICKS, Christopher Bertram||20 Flower Hill, St. John's||0-38 - 33||31||Jacob Dicks (p)||Clerk, Government Engineer's Office||1914||No||No|
|CHISLETT, Herbert||94 George Street, St. John's||4634||20||Ellen Chislett (p)||Cabman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|