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|
|FOX, John Edward Joseph||St. John's||0-81 - 142||23||Lady Morris (p)||1914||No||No|
|BARNES, Alfred||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity district||8213||20||William Barnes||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BUGDEN, N.||N/A||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).|
|COOPER, Lewis Rowsell||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-100 - 2913||33||Gwendolyn Muriel Cooper (s)||Estate agent||1916||No||No|
|GRANT, William Hayes||31 Monkstown Road, St. John's||0-159 - 410||23||Mrs. James Grant (p)||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, April 19, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included. Partial attestation papers.|
|WATSON, Charles||White Hills, Banff, Scotland, United Kingdom||0-45 - 774||26||George Watson (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|RUSSELL, Edward||82 Freshwater Road, St. John's||2857 & 2862||47||Mary Russell (s)||Painter||1916||No||No||#2857 on attestation form; # 2862 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2862|
|CLARIDGE, George||370 Water Street, St. John's||0-300 - 110||24||William Claridge (p)||Grocer's assistant||1914||No||No|
|GRANDY, Roy Stanley||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||0-233 - 662||20||Sarah Ann Grandy (p)||Fireman||1914||No||No||Follows # 247 on microfilm. Attached to Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916 - 1919.|
|PENNY, Arthur Nicholas||Springdale, Twillingate District||229||25||Esther Penny (p)||Millwright||1914||No||No|
|GEORGE, William||Bell Island, St.John's East District||720||20||Alfred George (p)||Engine Driver||1914||No||No|
|COSH - COISH, Leo||230 Water Street, St. John's||8427||18||Ernest Cosh (p)||1917||Yes||No||Tuesday, January 21, 1919||File missing. Information from service ledger. Variant spelling of name: attestation: Cosh ; CWGC: Coish or Koch.|
|HOGAN, R.||N/A||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|NOSEWORTHY, Matthew||145 Gower Street, St. John's||n/a||35||Clara Noseworthy (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as Sergeant Instructor (Special).|
|AYRE, Eric S||Circular Road, St. John's||0-91||Mrs. E. S. Ayre (s)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Attestation papers not included.|
|KING, Jabez William||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||2718||24||Matthew King (p)||Lumberman||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, August 9, 1916|
|BARRETT, John A.||Twillingate, Twillingate district||8028||43||William H. Barrett (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|PITTMAN, Corbett||New Perlican, Trinity District||729||27||Willis Pittman||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|DICKS, Christopher Bertram||20 Flower Hill, St. John's||0-38 - 33||31||Jacob Dicks (p)||Clerk, Government Engineer's Office||1914||No||No|
|MOORE, Alexander||Codroy Valley, St. George District||2997||22||Josephine Moore (p)||Sailor||1916||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.|
|GOODYEAR, Harold Kenneth||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-74 - 1193||Louisa Goodyear (p)||1915||No||No||Partial attestation papers included. Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred his commission to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917. Includes documents relating to # 3428 Patrick Whelan.|
|SNOW, Gordon Bolton||St. John's||838||19||George Snow (p)||Machinist||1914||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.|
|DAVIS, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||738||19||William Davis (o)||Miner||1914||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Hayward||No information||2858||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Service ledger notes he attested for home duty only.|
|POTTS, B. W. [Brian Wildridge]||Blackwells Islands, New York, USA||8093 - 3060||25||Jane A. Potts (p)||1917||No||No||See also service # 3060; Brian Wildridge Potts originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917 and transferred to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1918.|
|AYRE, Gerald Walter||Circular Road, St. John's||0-106 - 869||23||Fred W. Ayre (p)||Salesman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|JACKSON, A.G.||N/A||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number or file; information from ledger.|
|BURKE, James Joseph||St. John's||718||27||Michael Burke||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|PYNN, Frank||No Information||1033||1915||No||No||No information in service ledger; released May 1915.|
|NOSEWORTHY, Albert||Water St., Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1190||22||Joseph Noseworthy (p)||1915||No||No|
|GOUDIE, James W.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||714||23||Mrs. John Goudie (p)||Painter||1914||No||No|
|CROAKE, James||16 Haggerty Street, St. John's||2602||20||Edward Croake (p)||Broom maker||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Croke|
|FITZPATRICK, J.||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).|
|POWER, Phillip Francis||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1889||17||Margaret Power (p)||Office clerk||1915||No||No|
|HAYWARD, Arthur Seaburn||St. John's||1648||19||Mrs. James Andrews (p)||Labourer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DREW, T.M.||0-223 - 857||1915||No||No||Transferred from Leicestershire Regiment. Attestation papers not included. Also contains documents relating to service #0-23, William Edward Barnes|
|LEDINGHAM, James Allan||35 Military Road, St. John's||0-19||Miss E.V. Ledingham (o)||1916||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included; Age of Enlistment: n/a.|
|FERGUSON, John Roy||67 Springdale Street, St. John's||0-205 - 882||26||Jeanette Herbert Ferguson (s)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCGILLVARY, Thomas||124 Barnes Road, St. John's||n/a||Bertha McGillvary (s)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as musketry instructor (special).|
|STEWART, Henry||Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom||618||27||Alice Stewart (s)||Tinsmith||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|SWAFFIELD, James S.||Cartwright, Labrador||3228||18||Lillian Swaffield (p)||Trader||1916||No||No|
|POWER, Nicholas J.||St. John's||319||24||Street car conductor||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger.|
|WALSH, John||130 Georges Road, St. John's||8072||18||Mrs. Emilie Walsh (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|JANES, Alwin Ambrose||Glovertown, Bonavista District||734||35||Lucy Jane Janes (s)||Millwright||1914||No||No|
|RENDELL, Herbert||Anchorage, Duckworth Street, St, John's||0-93||Dr. H. Rendell (p)||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|RIDEOUT, Bertie||Crow Head, Twillingate, Twillingate district||8203||19||Mrs. Susan Hamlin (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|LANGDON, William J.||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||2426||37||Eli Langdon (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|HEAD, Louis||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||743||20||John Head (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|