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|
|PEACH, Samuel||Salmon Cove, Harbour Main District||6169||21||Thomas Peach (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, Harold||Campbellton, Twillingate District||3391||23||Charles King (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RODWAY, Alfred E.||Mussels Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||5928||20||Alfred Rodway (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Jesse||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||3676||26||Eliza White (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COOPER, David Francis||6 Gillmore Street, St. John's||1187||20||Frank Cooper (p)||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|Badcock, Herbert Ernest||396 Southside Road, St. John's||2855||19||Henry Badcock (p)||Carman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STICK, James Robin Jr.||5 Devon Row, St. John's||0-18 - 46||26||James R. Stick (p)||Commercial traveller||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I - Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel; several pages were filmed in negative format; Formal name is James Robins Stick; commonly referred to as Robin.|
|FIFIELD, Edwin William||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3475||18||Daniel Fifield (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, Andrew||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||5551||19||Thomas Brown (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TUBRETT, Leo||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||5795||19||Thomas Tubrett (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPURRELL, Charles Patrick||41 Wickford Street, St. John's||378||20||John Spurrell (p)||Bookmaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, William B.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||2591||18||Lemuel Taylor (p)||Clerk||1916||1916||No||No|
|NICHOLAS, Arthur||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||5640||20||Caroline Nicholas (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHAFFEY, James Eric||Jeffreys, St. George District||8153||22||William Joseph Chaffey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORRIS, Donald||237 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2397||19||William Norris (p)||Engineer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORRY, Howard||Ferryland, Ferryland District||726||29||Thomas Morry (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|BENOIT, Austin||St. George, St. George District||1327||20||Lizzie Benoit (p)||Brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHEELER, Walter||Silverdale, Twillingate District||4071||19||John Wheeler (p)||Miner[?]||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|UPWARD, Robert||Harry's Harbour, Green Bay, Twillingate district||1195||24||Leander Upward (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ANDERSON, Samuel||15 Tessiers Place, St. John's||6321||21||Mary Ann Anderson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JANES, Stephen Francis||St. John's||1501||19||Mrs. John Janes (p)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|CRANIFORD, Harold||St. John's||2056||22||Mary Craniford (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Crawford. Variation in spelling: Cranford.|
|KAVANAGH, George Joseph||237 New Gower Street, St. John's||2806||18||Edward Kavanagh (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CURTIS, James||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4597||21||George Curtis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, George F.||St. John's||1100||19||Elizabeth Martin (p)||Truckman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCCARTHY, Thaddeus||Newtown Road, St. John's||8027||19||Charles McCarthy (p)||Carpenter||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNORS, Michael||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||5826||20||Thomas Connors (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COSTELLO, Edward||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||4561||21||Sarah (Peter) Costello (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YARD, James||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5744||22||Christopher Yard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MANSTON, William||Gorton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom||327||25||Maud Manston (s)||Chauffeur||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BRAGG, Harold||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3324||18||Matthew M. Bragg (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JAMES, Noel G||Beaminster, Dorset, England, United Kingdom - Sudbury Street, St. John's||0-171 - 3486||27||Florence James (s)||Lumberman||1917||Presbyterian||No||No|
|EDENS, Francis Augustine||39 Queen's Road, St. John's||0-137 - 2894||18||T.J. Edens (p)||Bank clerk||1916||No||No|
|FRASER, Donald||15 Prescott Street, St. John's||4465||23||Mary Fraser (o)||Accountant||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DOVE, Israel||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5262||25||Frederick Dove (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RIGGS, Rennie||Marystown, Burin District||3721||21||John Riggs (p)||Accountant||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BILES, Daniel||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||8510||22||Luke Biles (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MULLINS, Patrick||Boyds Cove, Twillingate District||5730||21||Robert Mullins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEOUGH, Andrew||Plate Cove, Bonavista District||6170||22||Patrick Keough (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POOLE, Elisha E.||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4327||20||Jesse Poole (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PARKER, John Joseph||1 Garrison Hill, St. John's||0-305 - 3887||33||James Francis Parker (p)||Manufacturer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WINTERS, Joseph||Pools Island, Bonavista District||5379||23||James Winter (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Contains some documents relating to service #5349 Simeon James Rowe|
|BEASAU, Matthew||Three Rock Cove, Port au Port, St. George District||4938||18||Edward Beasau (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Beasau, Besaw, Beason|
|CORBIN, Archibald||Corner Brook, St. George District||1507||19||Maggie Corbin (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KELLY, John H.||New Jersey, USA||4240||19||Daniel Kelly (p)||Rivetter||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTCHER, Ernest||5 Howe Place, St. John's||430||33||Julia Butcher (s)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Hunter M.||Cupids, Port de Grave District||2942||18||William Smith (p)||Student||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|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.|
|DELACEY, Leo Francis||St. John's||1373||22||Margaret De Lacey (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COFIELD, William F.||170 Gower Street, St. John's||3126||26||Hariett Cofield (s)||Chauffeur||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|