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|
|CLEARY, John Sullivan||9 Carters Hill, St. John's||131||22||Richard Cleary (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILLER, George||Topsail, Harbour Main District||587||21||Mrs. Peter Somerton (p)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|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|
|GOUGH, Ralph||St. John's||781||21||Fred R. Gough (p)||Blacksmith||1914||No||No|
|SEWARD, Horatius||Clarenville, Trinity District||172||26||Adam Seward (p)||Farmer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917||Variant spelling of name: Horatio|
|CARTER, James Henry||185 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||222||28||Mrs. F. C. Alderdice (o)||Insurance clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|SNOOK, William Edward||Fortune, Burin District||640||21||Benjamin Snook (p)||Storekeeper||1914||Methodist||No||No||I|
|CLEARY, Charles Allen||3 Monkstown Road, St. John's||679||20||P.J. Cleary (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BARTLETT, William Washer||Brigus, Port de Grave District||270||19||Joseph Bartlett (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, March 19, 1917||See Regt. # 636 for additional correspondence.|
|SINNOTT, Brendan||St. John's||830||18||E. Sinnott (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ODEA, Leo Patrick||16 York Street, St. John's||186||19||John E. O'Dea (p)||Upholsterer||1914||No||No|
|CLARKE, Selby||Whitbourne, Trinity District||239||22||James Clarke (p)||Carpenter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARAVAN, Andrew Pierce||Long Island, Twillingate District||740||19||William Caravan (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CHURCHILL, William Maxwell||Forest Road, St. John's||0-37 - 4||20||William Churchill (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENSON, Eleazer||68 Monroe Street, St. John's||688||19||Mrs. Eleazer Benson (p)||Mattress manufacturer||1914||No||No|
|EARLE, Clifford||17||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger|
|RIDEOUT, Edwin Pierce||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||228||20||William Rideout (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 27, 1918|
|POWER, Nicholas J.||St. John's||319||24||Street car conductor||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger.|
|KNIGHT, George Samuel||74 William Street, St. John's||309||21||Charles and Phoebe Knight (p)||Machinist||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, December 2, 1915|
|ROSE, Wilfred John||Golf Avenue, St. John's||217||19||John Robert Rose (p)||Candy maker||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEARS, Maxwell Distin||St. John's||817||24||Gilbert D. Shears (p)||Broker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Albert||Bell Island, St. John's East District||264||20||Edith Mercer (p)||Miner||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Frederick Thomas||6 Wickford Street, St. John's||527||22||Thomas Noseworthy (p)||Cooper||1914||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Signature is Frederick; several forms completed as Francis.|
|CURRAN, Frederick||235 Theatre Hill, St. John's||122||19||Thomas Curran (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|HORAN, Thomas Anthony||267 Southside Road, St. John's||212||20||Patrick Horan (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TIPPLE, Austin Gerald||St. George, St. George District||583||20||Edward Tipple (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Austen; transcribed on Descriptive Report on Enlistment: Arthur|
|BETHUNE, John Grierson||St. John's||0-163 - 845||26||Mrs. Malcolm Bethune (p)||Office clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|WILSON, Henry Kelso||22 Cochrane Street, St. John's||305||21||Mrs. Wilson (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Thomas Joseph||Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||657||21||Richard O'Brien (p)||Water worker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MICHELIN, Joseph||Hamilton Inlet, Grand River, Labrador||637||19||Joseph Michelin (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917 Contains document regarding William J. Freake, Royal Naval Reserve 8906X [actual 2210X]|
|COLLINS, William Joseph||1 Flower Hill, St. John's||82||22||Jerry Collins||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 28, 1915|
|DAVIS, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||738||19||William Davis (o)||Miner||1914||No||No|
|LAWLOR, Richard Joseph||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||929||22||Thomas Lawlor (o)||Coachman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NUGENT, Michael Joseph||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-209 - 428||43||Mrs. Michael Nugent (s)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers.|
|HOSKINS, Lawrence Amour||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||449||23||Susan Hoskins (p)||Farmer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRIEN, Patrick||5 Alexander Street, St. John's||80||20||Nora Brien (p)||Apprentice engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLINS, John Joseph||128 George Street, St. John's||578||19||Edward Collins (p)||Teamster||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROGERS, Edward Joseph||11 Sheehan Street, St. John's||355||20||Mr. Rogers (p)||Cooper apprentice||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HURLEY, William Joseph||153 Duckworth Street, St. John's||11||28||Johanna Hurley (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BELBIN, Charles Chesley||113 Cabot Street, St. John's||0-51 - 167||21||Jacob Belbin (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||No||No|
|LOVEYS, Aubrey Wilson||St. John's||827||19||John Thomas Loveys (p)||Grocery clerk||1914||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|MADDIGAN, Michael Joseph||314 Water Street, St. John's||183||19||Michael Maddigan (p)||Shoe cutter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLFORD, George||45 New Gower Street, St. John's||16||23||Richard Colford (p)||Teamster||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HIGGINS, Edmund James||St. John's||756||28||Mrs. James Higgins (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, July 2, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included ; Previously transcribed as Edward|
|COOMBS, Archibald||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||492||30||Sarah Mercer (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|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.|
|MACKAY, Andrew Joseph||Corner of Duckworth Street and Cochrane Street, St. John's||572||20||John MacKay (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, July 13, 1916|
|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.|
|ELSWORTH, James||Carmanville, Fogo District||625||25||Emelia Elsworth (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 4, 1915||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Ellsworth.|
|ROWSELL, Edward Clayton||49 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||571||23||Uriah Rowsell (p)||Chauffeur||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|