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|
|PELLEY, Alpheaus||Harrys Harbour, Twillingate District||8458||39||George Pelley (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BARNES, Nathan||Topsail, Harbour Main District||4593||20||Rupert Barnes (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WINTER, Oliver S.||Burin, Burin District||4473||27||John Winter (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CORBETT, Stephen||Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District||5818||24||John Corbett (p)||Iron worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|IVANY, John||McNeil Street, St. John's||5788||21||Benjamin Ivany (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YOUNG, William||Port au Port, St. George District||4872||22||Andrew Young (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JESSO, Joseph||Brooms Bottom, St. George District||6258||20||James Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PEDDLE, William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||4862||23||Edward Peddle (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHEATER, James||Grey Islands, White Bay, St. Barbe district||4566||22||James Cheater Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Chayter, Chaytor, Chater, Cheator|
|TAYLOR, James Arthur||St. John's||821||22||George Hedley Taylor (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No||See also service #717|
|MITCHELL, Maxwell||47 Spencer Street, St. John's||8360||19||George Mitchell (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COFIELD, Mark Francis||Allandale Road, St. John's||692||22||William Cofield (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|GALE, John||West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District||4869||20||Daniel Gale (p)||Carpenter||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STROUDE, Fred||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||1325 & 8083||21||Priscilla Stroude (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental number 8083.|
|FELTHAM, Moses||Deer Island, Bonavista District||5568||19||Benjamin Feltham (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MILLER, Ananias||Portugal Cove, St. John's East||3863||18||John Miller (p)||Fireman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Annanias|
|FLYNN, Thomas||22 Stephen Street, St. John's||4631||21||Patrick Flynn (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORRIS, Edward A.||St. John's||1894||20||Isaac C. Morris (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|CLARK, Ambrose||Dunfield, Trinity District||2295||18||Jacob Clark (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COUGHLAN, Louis||St. John's||2256||21||James Coughlan (p)||Train dispatcher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|DOVER, James A.||Little Bay, Twillingate District||1723||20||John Joseph Dover (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Albert||Bell Island, St. John's East District||264||20||Edith Mercer (p)||Miner||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, Fred||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4746||22||James Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Vincent||Manuels, Harbour Main District||201||24||Thomas Noseworthy (o)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.|
|KING, Albert Victor||Catalina, Trinity District||1168||21||Martha King (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWE, Henry Charles||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||2627||24||John Rowe (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Austin||Trinity, Trinity District||2428||18||Fred Somerton (p)||Scholar||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|VAVASOUR, Charles Joseph||St. John's||873||22||Hugh Vavasour (p)||Salesman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, Samuel||170 Water Street, St. John's||3224||22||Samuel Dawe (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRITCH, Albert||Cavendish, Trinity District||2230||19||William Critch (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BURKE, Martin||St. John's||1007||20||Patrick Burke (o)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|COURT||No information||0-250||No||No||Attestation papers not included; attached from RAMC|
|HISCOCK, Alfred||Fleming Street, St. John's||3447||23||Hilda Hiscock (s)||Engineer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|SMITH, James||Spread Eagle, Trinity District||5326||23||Isaac Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|STICKLAND, Philip||Pass Island, Fortune District||2744||27||Margaret Stickland (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Strickland.|
|TARRANT, Elias||Burnt Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||2446||22||Mrs. John William Tarrant (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MICHELIN, Robert||Traverspine River, Grand River, Labrador||1730||25||Joseph Michelin (p)||Trapper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAHER, James||Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||5834||21||John Maher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRIEN, John Thomas||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5756||21||Anne Brien (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HILLIER, Amos George||Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District||8418||41||Freddie Hillier (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GRANDY, Reginald||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1684||26||Ann Grandy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||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.|
|HEAD, Louis||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||743||20||John Head (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|EMERSON, George M.||Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||0-21 - 1879||21||George H. Emerson (p)||Bank clerk||1915||No||No|
|PARSONS, Louis||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3256||24||William Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAILEY, Herbert||Flat Island, Burin District||5866||21||John Bailey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SHORT, Nehemiah||New Bonaventure, Trinity District||4279||20||Isaac Short (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, Thomas||Downing Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2613||18||Philip Brown (p)||Shoe factory worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|