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|
|GRANTER, Samuel||Middle Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District||3946||18||James Granter (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|POOLE, Martin||English Cove, Harbour Main District||4564||20||Henry Poole (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RANDALL, Hubert Job||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||94||21||Adam Randall (p)||Mill hand||1914||Methodist||No||No||Attached to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies Feb. 1919. Variant spelling of name - Randell.|
|ERLEY, Joseph||Freshwater Road, St. John's||116||James Erley (p)||Carpenter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREEN, Peter||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||5472||21||Job Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|THOMAS, Charles Fred||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5681||22||Violet Jane Thomas (s)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CORCORAN, James||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||4361||23||Thomas Corcoran (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, James Joseph||Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Marys District||2228||19||James Kelly (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918||Duplicate of attestation papers also located with Service # 2282|
|NICOL, Rex Emmanuel||St. John's||1740||15||Charles M. Nichol||Tailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15 Variant spelling of name - Nichol.|
|TIBBO, Wilson||Grand John, Fortune District||5474||18||Thomas Tibbo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEEL, Robert||22 Cook Street, St. John's||3888||35||Ellen Peel (p)||Insurance agent||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STAGG, Fred||Little Catalina, Trinity District||8463||20||Fred Stagg (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DAVIS, Allan||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5212||23||Mrs. Francis Davis (p)||Engineer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DUNN, Ronald||Bayleys Cove, Bonavista District||1088||19||Eli Dunn (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|STUCKLESS, Adolphus||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||3839||21||Emma Watkins (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|HALE, Garland||Change Islands, Fogo District||8156||21||George Hale (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BROWN, Elias B.||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5422||22||James Brown (p)||Storekeeper||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, William J.||Kilbride, St. John's West District||8312||19||Henry Murphy (p)||Blacksmith||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WYATT, Edward||202 New Gower Street, St. John's||371||22||William Wyatt (p)||Machinist||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, John Thomas||Presque, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5925||25||James Ryan (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JANES, Arthur||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||6276||20||Stephen Janes (p)||Steward||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SHELLEY, Joseph||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1263||20||Esau Shelley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, February 13, 1920||Died 13 February, 1920.|
|COURAGE, Roland||Catalina, Trinity District||3136||21||Abel Courage (p)||Steward||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|FORD, James||Pauls Island, Ford Harbour, Labrador||1955||21||Cristina Lyall (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, February 26, 1916|
|SUTTON, William||Pushthrough, Bonavista Bay, Fortune||3529||18||James Sutton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|AVERY, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2861 & 8053||21||Eliza Avery (s)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||See service number 8053; Avery transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. # 2862 on attestation form; # 2861 in service ledger; see service # 8053 for service file|
|HARTLEY, Leonard Vincent||Wanstead, Essex, England, United Kingdom||294||22||Walter George Hartley (p)||Auditor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, William James||St. John's||1570||26||Elizabeth Noseworthy (s)||Stoker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WALKINS, Michael James||8 Bannerman St., St. John's||8195||19||Ellen F. Walkins (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger; Previously transcribed as Watkins.|
|BIRD, Silas||Cartwright, Labrador||1769||32||John Bird (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOWELL, Esau||Pools Island, Bonavista District||4916||19||Samuel Howell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Henry (Harry) Boyce||St. John's||2170||18||Edward Holloway (p): Should read: Edward Vere-Holloway||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling: entered repeatedly in records as Vere-Halloway|
|JOHNSON, John J.||16 Young Street, St. John's||3276||18||Joseph Johnson (p)||Printer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRICKLAND, Benjamin||St. John's||1848||35||Mary Strickland (s)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Harold||Campbellton, Twillingate District||3391||23||Charles King (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BURN [BYRNE], Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||257||20||James Byrne (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||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|
|ROGERS, John||Fair Island, Bonavista District||5509||22||John Rogers (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Rodgers|
|FIFIELD, Edwin William||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3475||18||Daniel Fifield (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RENDELL, Leonard True||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||231||25||Jesse Rendell (p)||Papermaker||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|JONES, Nathaniel||Whitbourne, Trinity District||1932||19||William Jones (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 21, 1917|
|BROWN, Charles William||Ragged Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||728||22||Rachael Emberley Brown (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|ALLEN, Thomas||Burin, Burin District||3333||18||Alice Bugden (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Signature is Allen; documents also use Allan.|
|TUBRETT, Leo||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||5795||19||Thomas Tubrett (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIERCEY, John Charles||Normans Cove, Trinity District||1535||19||Patience Piercey (p)||Railroading||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SPURRELL, Charles Patrick||41 Wickford Street, St. John's||378||20||John Spurrell (p)||Bookmaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DINGWELL [DINGWALL], Aaron C.||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3840||19||Rosie Dingwell [Dingwell] (p)||Brakeman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSSITER, Matthew||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||1538||19||Joseph Rossiter (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Also contains a letter relating to service #1016, Bertram Henry Bastow.|
|TAYLOR, William B.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||2591||18||Lemuel Taylor (p)||Clerk||1916||1916||No||No|