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|
|WHIFFIN, Patrick||Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1452||19||John Whiffin (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PYNN, Clinton||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3440||Henry Pynn (p)||Carpenter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15|
|GOOBY-GOOBIE, William||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||3393||18||John Gooby (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GOOBIE, Andrew N.||St. John's||1884||18||Barbara Goobie (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|NOONAN, Henry Colton||St. John's||839||25||Edward Noonan (p)||Clerk||1914||Congregationalist||Yes||No||Friday, August 26, 1921||Discrepancy in name - Coulton|
|AVERY, George Gladstone||N/A||No||No||Temporarily attached to Newfoundland Regiment for transport to Great Britain. Royal Naval Air Service 1915-1917.|
|HOWLETT, John||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||5810||23||Patrick Howlett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOODLAND, Oliver||Elliston, Trinity District||1834||20||John Goodland (p)||Barkerman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CASE, George||Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District||6129||22||Victor Case (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WEBBER, Arthur||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||236||24||George C. Webber (p)||Seaman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|KEARLEY, Walter||Topsail, Harbour Main District||552||19||Solomon Kearley (p)||Mechanic||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOODLAND, Augustus||Winter Avenue, St. John's||4186||18||Clara Goodland (p)||Printer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|GOODWIN, Stephen||New Melbourne, Trinity District||3707||21||Reuben Goodwin (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|NEWELL, Victor Perrin||Dock, Bareneed, Port de Grave District||3598||19||Nathan Newell||Munition worker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 17, 1917|
|KING, Thomas||Sandy Cove, Bonavista District||2736||28||Jane King (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GREEN, Moses||Salt Pond, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District||1757||21||William Green (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|JOE, James Patrick||Springdale, Twillingate District||1630||21||Thomas Joe (o)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOOBY, Archibald||57 Flower Hill, St. John's||154||20||Simon Gooby (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Methodist||No||No||See #254 for additional misfiled documents|
|NEWELL, George H.||38 Spencer Street, St. John's||8492||19||Caroline Newell (p)||Labourer||1918||No||No||Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.|
|GOLDSTONE, Harris||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5396||21||Israel Goldstone (p)||Salesman||1918||Jewish||No||No|
|GOODWIN, Gilbert||New Melbourne, Trinity District||5324||19||George Goodwin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, George||81 Southside Road, St. John's||5268||24||Robert Taylor (p)||Cooper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAMSON, Lewis||Flat Island, Bonavista District||5179||24||William Samson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Garland||Lumsden South, Fogo District||5173||22||Abraham Goodyear (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GREEN, Peter||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||5472||21||Job Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|READ, Bertram R.||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5060||20||George Reid (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Frank||St. Mary's, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4720||20||James Walsh (p)||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HICKEY, Patrick||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4645||36||Mary Hickey (nee Clancey) (s)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CASE, William||Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde district||4588||18||John Case (p)||Assistant surveyor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CASE, William||Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde district||4579||18||George Case (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NASH, Thomas||22 Adelaide Street, St. John's||4399||18||Margaret Nash (p)||Assistant bookkeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Samuel||Blaketown, Trinity District||4309||21||Frederick Smith (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEARLEY, James||Avondale, Harbour Main District||3896||18||John Kearley (p)||Operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEVEREAUX, John William||Ferryland, Ferryland District||3152||19||Michael Devereaux (p)||Tailor||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 17, 1920||Note: CWGC records his death as 17 April 1920; forms in the file variously record it as 10, 16 or 20 April 1920.|
|VAUGHAN, Herbert Augustine||Leslie Street, St. John's||2742||20||Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|GOOBIE, Clarence||Elliotts Cove, Trinity District||2575||22||John Goobie (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|KEARLEY, William J.||Blaketown, Trinity District||2372||18||Charles Kearley (p)||Postmaster||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|JONES, Arthur||Broad Cove [St. Phillips], St. John's West District||1806||32||Susannah (p)||Farmer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GOODYEAR, Horace||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||6295||19||Mary Jane Goodyear (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HISCOCK, William James||New Perlican, Trinity District||6263||19||Emma Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOLDING, Sylvester||Gambo, Bonavista District||1487||20||Helen Golding (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Goulding|
|GOODYEAR, Arthur Colin||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||1085||21||Elizabeth Goodyear (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LILLY, William||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1034||20||James Lilly (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|NOFTALL, Chesley||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||1032||19||Reuben Noftall||Labourer||1915||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Chesley seemed to have enlisted under the name of Moftall; however, he listed his next of kin as Noftall. All the official paperwork was generated under the name Moftall. This may have been a spelling error by the enlisting officer, a possible name change by the soldier, etc.|
|TAYLOR, James Arthur||St. John's||821||22||George Hedley Taylor (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No||See also service #717|
|NOONAN, Robert Anthony||St. John's||812||25||John H. Noonan (p)||Civil servant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 14, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included|
|BRODERICK, Michael||St. John's||808||22||Patrick Broderick (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, July 3, 1916|
|MOORE, Donald Lancie||96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||646 - 8057||19||Frederick Moore (p)||Manager, supply stores||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|VAUGHAN, Francis Joseph||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||481||31||Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p)||Tanner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, May 22, 1921|
|JAMES, Charles Robert||15 Adelaide Street, St. John's||436||29||Mrs. James (s)||Engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|