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|
|EARLE, William Thomas||St. John's||819||19||Samuel Earle||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BERNARD, A. E. [Adolph Ernest]||St. John's - 16 West Avenue, Leicester, England, United Kingdom||0-157||Mae Ernest Bernard (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included Includes records of Officers Mess, 1/Bn Royal Newfoundland Regiment|
|LUKINS, John||12 Bell Street, St. John's||547||26||May Lukins (s)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 28, 1916|
|HIPDITCH, John||Paradise, Placentia-St. Marys District||240||28||George Hipditch (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Hepditch|
|SMITH, Walter John||St. John's||478||30||John Smith (p)||Woodsman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|GROUCHY, Philip John||14 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||369||33||Maud Grouchy (s)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MADDIGAN, Michael||1 Dammerills Lane, St. John's||47||19||Michael Maddigan (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLMAN, Edward||St. John's||0-301 - 674||19||Moses Wellman (p)||Painter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAREW, John Joseph||33 Patrick Street, St. John's||651||20||David Carew (p)||Boiler maker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|EATON, Duncan McKinnon||St. John's||811||Dry goods clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|OBRIEN, Thomas Joseph||Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||657||21||Richard O'Brien (p)||Water worker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOPER, Peter J.||St. John's||786||24||Peter J. Cooper (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|STRONG, Charles St. Clair||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's - Southside Road, St. John's||0-9 - 30||25||William G. Strong (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Monday, April 15, 1918||I|
|GOUGH, Ralph||St. John's||781||21||Fred R. Gough (p)||Blacksmith||1914||No||No|
|ROBINSON, Reuben Thomas||Brooms Bottom, Bay of Islands, St. George District||631||20||Jane Robinson (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HORAN, Thomas Anthony||267 Southside Road, St. John's||212||20||Patrick Horan (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Patrick||23 First Avenue, Grand Falls, Twillingate District||230||21||Kate McDonald (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JACKMAN, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||854||23||Mrs. William Jackman||Coal trimmer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ALLEN, Wilfred Thomas||St. John's||263||28||Mrs. Clarke (o)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, James Edward||2 Alexander Street, St. John's||401||20||Michael J. Murphy (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|CHAFE, Eric Reginald Augustus||61 Springdale Street, St. John's||0-49 - 52||19||Levi Chafe (p)||Office clerk||1914||No||No|
|WHELAN, Michael Thomas||4 Alexander Street, St. John's||432||20||Michael Whelan (p)||Waiter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORE, Leo||St. John's||825||27||Ignatius Moore (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNORS, Thomas Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||170||27||Mrs. Connors (p)||Ships officer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve as Lieutenant|
|WILLAR, Sidney George||St. John's||813||19||Sidney George Willar (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: forms completed as Sydney; signature is Sidney|
|PEET, Chesley Morton||14 Brazils Square, St. John's||235||20||Samuel H. Peet (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CARTER, James||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||269||23||John Carter (p)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NUGENT, Michael Joseph||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-209 - 428||43||Mrs. Michael Nugent (s)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers.|
|BURNHAM, Ralph||17 Military Road, St. John's||0-85 - 758||26||Mrs. F. Burnham (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Was retired as medically unfit Dec. 1916; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (training) 1918.|
|GALGAY, Nicholas Augustus||222 Water Street West, St. John's||338||19||Minnie Galgay (o)||Brewer||1914||No||No|
|ANDERSON, William Stafford||5 Park Place, Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||418||21||Mr. Anderson (p)||Civil engineer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|BRIEN, Patrick||5 Alexander Street, St. John's||80||20||Nora Brien (p)||Apprentice engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOWDEN, Hugh Pierson||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||526||18||Dr. George F. Bowden (p)||Student||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||I|
|KENNEDY, Leo Terrance||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||224||19||John Kennedy (p)||Lumberman - miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WOOD, Ernest||58 Gower Street, St. John's||29||25||William Wood (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, Michael James||22 Williams Street, St. John's||0-238 - 70||34||Catherine Murphy (p)||Druggist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CALDWELL, John||2 Finns Street, St. John's||151||34||Alina Caldwell (s)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SKEFFINGTON, Bemister Sydney||134 Bond Street, St. John's||59||19||George Skeffington (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Sidney.|
|GREEN, William Joseph||39 Water Street, St. John's||320||21||Angela Green (o)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Walter Cameron||Carbonear, Carbonear District||452||23||Lemuel Taylor (p)||Draper||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HOWLETT, C.||No information||0-153||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|CLOUSTON, John Hutton||St. John's||834||20||Walter Clouston (p)||Broker||1914||No||No|
|RYAN, Thomas Brown||Jerseyside, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||260||19||Albert J. Ryan (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OAKLEY, John Joseph.||55 Patrick Street, St. John's||392||23||Mr. Oakley (p)||Iron moulder||1914||Methodist||No||No||Includes a photograph of his wife Christina Smith, London, England.|
|VAIL, Michael||St. John's||155||21||John Vail (p)||Policeman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NICHOLLE, Edward Henry||Grand Bank, Burin District||664||22||Philip Nicholle (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No||Wednesday, October 10, 1917||Variations in name: Nichol, Nicol, Nicolle|
|POWER, William T.||St. John's||780||19||Edward Power (p)||Stove fitter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PERRY, Thomas Avery||Catalina, Trinity District||423||21||Benjamin Perry (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|KEARLEY, Walter||Topsail, Harbour Main District||552||19||Solomon Kearley (p)||Mechanic||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLINS, Matthew||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||710||19||James W. Collins (p)||Paper maker||1914||No||No|