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|
|SNOW, Samuel||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||4134||22||Sarah Snow (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SENIOR, Ralph||Flat Island, Burin District||2880||19||William Senior [?] [p]||Fisherman||1916||Methodist - Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918||Discrepancy in religion.|
|WINTER, Oliver S.||Burin, Burin District||4473||27||John Winter (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CORBETT, John||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5556||26||James Corbett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLARD, Henry||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3822||21||John Gillard (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|YOUNG, William||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||4267||19||Agnes Young (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes document for # 4269 John Power|
|FLEMMING, John||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||5899||19||James Flemming (p)||Fisherman||1918||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Flemming and Fleming; attestation forms completed as Flemming.|
|BUTCHER, Alexander Thomas||Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||2363||27||Reuben Butcher (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file.|
|OFLAHERTY, Patrick||Long Beach, Bay de Verde District||4894||20||William O'Flaherty (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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|
|COFIELD, Mark Francis||Allandale Road, St. John's||692||22||William Cofield (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|STROUD, John||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2644||24||Mrs. John Stroud (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, December 1, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|LEDREW, Edward J.||Change Islands, Fogo District||4123||18||Florence LeDrew (o)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 9, 1920||Died of phthisis [tuberculosis].|
|PAUL, Lawrence||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||3358||18||James Paul (o)||Pulp mill worker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHURCHILL, Eldred||53 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4857||20||Ambrose Churchill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Walter B.||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||2533||19||Israel Rowsell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|NOBLE, Albert John||No information||0-26||1917||No||No||Civilian appointment as honourary Lieutenant, liaison with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No attestation papers.|
|TAYLOR, Matthew||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2701||22||Caleb Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|COUGHLAN, Edward Morris||63 Prescott Street, St. John's||3261||19||James Coughlan (p)||Cable operator||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Robert||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||4990||20||John Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MELVIN, Michael||La Manche, Ferryland District||5754||19||Thomas Melvin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARRIS, Bertram Benjamin||St. John's||1047||28||Kate Harris (p)||Accountant||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Thomas||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2612||21||Stewart Noseworthy (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TIBBET - TIPPETT, Edward J.||Little Catalina, Trinity District||4214||19||Flora J. Tibbet (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Tibbet on attestation papers; Tibbet, Tibbett and Tippett used throughout file; family spelling is Tippett; CWGC has revised the name to Tippett|
|HORWOOD, Ewart Gladstone||17 Prescott Street, St. John's||2671||18||Ephriah James Horwood (p)||Student||1916||No||No|
|ANTHONY, Donald||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||5487||20||Joseph Anthony (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WEIR, William H.||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||8444||23||Thomas Weir (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VAUGHAN, Oscar Augustus||Leslie Street, St. John's||337||23||Mr. Vaughan (o)||Carman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 4, 1917|
|BOLAND, Patrick J.||St.John's||1601||31||Frances Boland (s)||Steward||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, December 21, 1916|
|JOHNSON, Ralph||Trouty, Trinity District||2114||22||James Johnson (p)||Paper makers helper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURKE, Martin||27 Angel Place, St. John's||2838||34||Mrs. John Burke (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHRISTOPHER, Thomas||26 Kings Road, St. John's||121||20||Garrett Christopher (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, William||Gambo, Bonavista District||3381||18||James Ryan (p)||Farming||1917||No||No|
|RYALL, Thomas J.||Colonial Building, Military Road, St. John's||8020||45||Margaret Ryall (p)||Carpenter||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MATTERFACE, Frederick||Boat Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5494||19||Joseph Matterface (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Mutterface|
|BATTEN, Robert||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||6234||20||John Batten (p)||Carpenter||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|RENDELL, George Raymond||Rattling Brook, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District||3898||23||Job Rendell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LEBUFF, Robert||Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada||1362||23||Eliza LeBuff (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 10, 1916|
|BUTT, Samuel||Blackhead, Bay de Verde District||5094||19||Harry Butt (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JONES, Richard||North Wales, United Kingdom||3268||18||Margaret Jones (p)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Herbert||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||1489||23||John Piercie (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancies in name: Piercey, Peircie, Percey, Pearce; previously transcribed as Piercie.|
|DRAKE, John||Marystown, Burin District||6031||22||Patrick Drake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TUCKER, Timothy||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||5052||18||John Tucker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4683||19||Eli Abbott (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEWIS, Charles Victor||St. John's||3217||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 24, 1919||Attestation papers not included. Enrolled with Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve 19 Aug. 1915. Enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment 9 Nov. 1916, transferred to NRNR 13 Nov. 1916. See also Regt. #1640 for additional information.|
|FRENCH, Arthur||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4098||18||Henry French (o)||Carpenter||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Hedley||St. John's||1129||19||Susanna Taylor (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|NICHOLAS, John||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||4917||18||Caroline Nicholas (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WARD, Henry||Griguet, St. Barbe District||5054||19||John Ward (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Robert Gill||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||1565||23||Ellen Brown (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|