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|
|LEWIS, John Thomas||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||2746||19||Margaret Fewer (p)||Pulp maker||1916||Roman Catholic - Salvation Army||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918||Discrepancy in religion|
|MASTERS, William||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1396||21||Mrs. Arch. Upshall (o)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||See Regt.# 709 for misfiled will|
|REID, Arthur||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5978||24||William Reid (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, William||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||2311||23||Thomas Sullivan (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRYDON, David||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2124||30||Mrs. Brydon (s)||Musician||1916||Methodist||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|EZEKIEL, Michael J.||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||1333||21||Mr. and Mrs. Ezekiel (p)||Sheet metal work||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FIELD, John||76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2003||19||James T. Phillips (o)||Tinsmith||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|WHITE, Alfred||St. George, St. George Distric||1657||26||Tassin [Tassian] White (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MANUEL, Samuel Norman||Cottrells Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District||3811||30||Jack Manuel (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KNIGHT, Elmo||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2153 - 8184||18||John Knight (p)||Paper makers help / lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Attested with Newfoundland Regiment 1916; transferred to Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|ALLEN, Thomas||Burin, Burin District||3333||18||Alice Bugden (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Signature is Allen; documents also use Allan.|
|NEWELL, Richard Lewis||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||1821||18||John Newell (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, William H.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-228||37||Harold Parsons (o)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps.|
|DILLON, Frank||Mobile, Ferryland District||5743||20||Michael Dillon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Stephen||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||4803||21||Patrick Power (p)||Railroad man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Segar||Carbonear, Carbonear District||956||19||Francis Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TILLY, Ralph||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4841||26||Mary (William) Tilly (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Tilley|
|CAMPBELL, Roland||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||8511||20||Peter Campbell (p)||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|WILLIAMS, Rowland||20 Young Street, St. John's||10||22||Louisa Torraville (p)||Stenographer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARSANT, Lawrence George||97 Bond Street, St. John's||341||23||Edward James Harsant (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OLSEN, Joseph||87 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||313||20||Charles Olsen (p)||Teamster||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BOURNE, Benjamin R.||17 Freshwater Road, St. John's||5189||20||Alfred Bourne (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PERRY, Isaac||Catalina, Trinity District||3621||18||Benjamin Perry (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|IVANY, Ernest D.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4241||27||Silas Ivany (p)||Blacksmith||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSE, Peter||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2474||19||Peter Clarke (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|LANNON, James Joseph||No information||1001||No||No||File missing; ledger indicates discharged 10/4/15 as undesirable|
|OSMOND, Oliver||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||8364||21||Joseph Osmond (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, Edwin||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||4050||20||Charles Martin (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SQUIRES, William||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||6157||22||John Squires (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BEAZLEY, John||Mud Cove, Burin District||3718||19||George Beazley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STOCKLEY, Levi||Virgin Arm, Twillingate District||3726||26||John B. Stockley (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||See also service #3583 Somerton for a misfiled document|
|HILYARD, Caleb||Spread Eagle, Trinity District||5086||22||Richard Hilyard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Hillier, Hilliard|
|DIAMOND, Eneas||Burnt Arm, Twillingate District||5724||19||Elizabeth Diamond (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, Herbert Joseph||61 Brazils Square, St. John's||0-82 - 1101||22||Frances Power (p)||Accountant||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARTER, Cyril Boyd||7 Church Hill, St. John's||0-95||H.D. Carter (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|OGRADY, James J.||0-143||Mrs. J.J O'Grady (s)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|GREEN, Moses||Salt Pond, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District||1757||21||William Green (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|KENDALL, Edward W.||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3110||18||William R. Kendall (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|WOODMAN, Kenneth||New Harbour, Trinity District||1627||21||Edward Woodman (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SNOW, Arthur W.||Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District||3266||38||Sophie Snow (s)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FREW, Alexander||Medical officer||n/a||1915||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|PENNELL, George Michael Frances||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2176||19||Daniel Pennell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOULTON, Samuel||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||4633||19||Henry Moulton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENOIT, Julien||Cape St. George, St. George District||4224||26||Mary Jeanette (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies March 1918.|
|WHITE, William Arthur||Rattling Brook, Twillingate District||1632||20||John White (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KENT, Edward||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5215||24||William Kent (o)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREENE, Augustine||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||3435||19||Patrick Greene (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARNES, Maxwell||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1576||21||Sarah Ann Barnes (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCFATRIDGE, Arthur M.||Main River, St. George District||1711||22||Walter McFatridge (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, Wilson||Flat Islands, Burin District||2938||20||Samuel Butler (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|