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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 archives@therooms.ca or 709-757-8088.

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Name Community Service Number Age of Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoWsort ascending Date of Death Commendations Notes
DIAMOND, Frederick William Flat Island, Burin District 2332 18 John Diamond (p) Fisherman 1916 Presbyterian No Yes POW Date: 1917
HUSSEY, James Harwood Bonavista Cove, Bonavista District 1267 18 Eliza Hussey (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
MORGAN, George Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 2867 20 Abram Morgan (p) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
SHERREN, Nelson L. Point Leamington, Twillingate District 2458 18 George Sherren (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Monday, May 7, 1917 Nelson Sherren was reported missing 14 April 1917; family correspondence indicated he was seen alive as a Prisoner of War after 14 April; a memorandum, dated 2 Sept. 1919, stated a grave at Douai Communal Cemetery, France, was presumed to be Sherren's; CWGC records his death as 7 May 1917 while in enemy hands. Discrepancy in name: Recorded as Sherran in CWGC
PARSONS, Robert Henry Newtown, Bonavista District 2721 25 Henry Parsons (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist - Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy in Religion.
VATERS, John Edgar Victoria, Carbonear District 973 22 Japhet Vaters (p) Railroad worker 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Partially re-filmed at the beginning of reel 74
HENNEBURY, John St. John's 3346 21 Thomas Hennebury (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes PDF POW Date: 1917
SQUIRES, Kader Salvage, Bonavista District 2055 23 Isaac Squires Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Saturday, February 23, 1918 POW Date: 1917
MEADUS, Cecil James St. John's 1015 21 Susanna Meadus (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
HANDCOCK, Lewis Salvage, Bonavista District 3546 18 William Handcock (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Wednesday, July 10, 1918 POW Date: 1918 Variant spelling of name - Hancock
THISTLE, Walter Leslie 50 Longs Hill, St. John's 215 20 David Thistle (p) Stone cutter 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1918
SNOW, Charles Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2616 21 Austin and Sophie Snow (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes POW Date: 1917 See service #1482, Gideon Harland Lane, and #1731, Manuel Pittman, for further information relating to the circumstances of this soldier's death.
HALFYARD, Stanley 77 Kings Road, St. John's 2544 18 John Halfyard (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
JESSEAU, Arthur Francis Bay of Islands, St. George District 249 19 Arthur Jesseau (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes PDF POW Date: 1917.
MARCH, Charles Llewellyn 89 Bond Street, St. John's 86 19 Sergt. A. March (p) Draper 1914 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917.
SMYTH, Thomas Joseph 11 Bond Street, St. John's 523 19 George Smyth (p) Hardware clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
BLACKALL, John Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's 0-122 - 2220 24 W.W. Blackall (p) Mechanic 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Attached to the Royal Flying Corps Sept. 1916
OXFORD, Walter Botwoodville, Twillingate District 2073 21 Elijah Oxford (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Thursday, December 27, 1917 POW Date: 1917
BROWN, John William Kings Cove, Bonavista District 1676 21 George Brown (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
MUTFORD, Hiram G. Twillingate, Twillingate District 2464 21 Mrs. Joseph Mutford (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Saturday, November 16, 1918 POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information; Also includes document for # 2450 Edward Janes
KEEFE, Saul Twillingate, Twillingate District 2043 18 Allen Keefe (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes Yes Saturday, April 14, 1917 POW Date: 1917
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.
ATTWOOD, George Jamestown, Bonavista District 1525 20 Helen Attwood (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes Yes Tuesday, September 25, 1917 POW Date: 1917 See service #1482 for further information relating to the circumstances of this soldier's death.
CHEATER, Reginald Greenspond, Bonavista District 3670 20 John Cheater (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist Yes Yes Thursday, April 25, 1918 POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information
WOODS, John S. 68 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 2146 20 S. Woods (p) Student 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
JACOBS, Harold G. Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 2253 18 David Jacobs (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Monday, April 9, 1917 POW Date: 1917
CUFF, Heber Bonavista Harbour, Bonavista District 524 22 John Cuff (p) Iron worker 1914 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917.
BAIRD, Alexander [Sandy] Boyd Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 0-114 - 1803 25 James Charles Baird (p) Bank clerk 1915 Presbyterian No Yes POW Date: 1917 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel
BLACKHALL, John Sheill Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom 1738 24 William Blackhall (p) Fur buyer 1915 Presbyterian No Yes POW Date: 1917 Variant spelling of name - Shiell
BLAKE, Levi Fogo, Fogo District 2590 19 John Blake (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
BOONE, Lewis B. Seldom Come By, Fogo District 2019 17 Samuel Boone (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
SMALL, Titus Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1389 19 Pannana Small (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
HAYES, Patrick 10 Bond Street, St. John's 2376 18 Mrs. Patrick Hayes (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
SELLARS, Fred Moore 62 Barters Hill, St. John's 0-232 - 814 20 Stephen Sellars (p) Minister 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1918. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1919.
NOSEWORTHY, William Clarenville, Trinity District 2383 19 Mrs. Albert Noseworthy (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
FIANDER, Nathan Codroy, St. George District 2103 21 James Fiander (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
LANE, Gideon Harland Jamestown, Bonavista District 1482 19 Thomas Lane (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes Yes POW Date: 1917 Contains document relating the circumstances of the deaths of service #2616, Pte. C. Snow; #815, Pte. A. Cummings; and #1525, Pte. George Attwood while POWs
CLOUSTON, Andrew Mearns Patrick Street, St. John's 0-155 - 622 19 Annie Clouston (p) 1914 No Yes PDF POW Date: 1917 Attestation papers not included.
CALDWELL, Edward Charles Brigus, Port de Grave District 636 19 Rev. Edward K.H. Caldwell (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes correspondence concerning # 270 William W. Bartlett and William J. Freake.
ANDREWS, Harold James St. John's 777 18 Mrs. Henry Andrews (p) Boiler maker 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1917
WHALEN, James Michael 82 New Gower Street, St. John's 2754 18 Mrs. James Sears (o) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
HEATH, Thomas Botwood, Twillingate District 1666 20 Mary Heath (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
HOWLETT, Pierre Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 3352 18 Richard Howlett (p) Farming 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1918
MANUEL, Arthur Botwood, Twillingate District 867 19 Valentino Manuel (p) Winchman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69.
GILLEY, Job Stanleyville, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 2476 18 Mrs. John Gilley (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army Yes Yes Tuesday, May 22, 1917 POW Date: 1917
SQUIRES, Jack [John] 11 Lime Street, St. John's 367 19 Richard Squires (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
MACKAY, Michael Joseph St. John's 1509 19 Michael MacKay (p) Mail officer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Sunday, April 21, 1918 POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information
HARRIS, Joseph Grand Bank, Burin District 2972 18 George Harris (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Contains an account of the death of service #2486 Herbert Belbin Discrepancy in name: Josia / Josiah in POW records
HANN, Bertram Gordon Wesleyville, Bonavista District 1255 23 Mr. Hann (p) Fisherman 1915 No Yes POW Date: 1917.
RICHARDS, Finlay McNeil Campbell 25 Balsom Street, St. John's 8 19 Abram Richards (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917