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|
|KEOUGH, Edward Nicholas||St. John's||1365||30||Margaret Keough (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOW, Stanley||Great Burin, Burin District||4026||18||Mrs. Ernest Snow (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|VIVIAN, Willis||Fridays Bay, Twillingate District||8281||22||Thomas Vivian (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STARKS, Walter||Pools Island, Bonavista District||5704||18||Stephen Starks (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEACH, Samuel||Salmon Cove, Harbour Main District||6169||21||Thomas Peach (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WATKINS, Arthur||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||4989||19||Samuel Watkins (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RODWAY, Alfred E.||Mussels Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||5928||20||Alfred Rodway (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOX, John Edward Joseph||St. John's||0-81 - 142||23||Lady Morris (p)||1914||No||No|
|COOPER, David||South West Arm, Twillingate District||3883||18||Samuel Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BROWN, Andrew||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||5551||19||Thomas Brown (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANTHONY, Joseph||31 Wellington St., Newton-on-Ayr, Scotland||8009||24||Jennett Anthony (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|CHURCHILL, Herbert||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||3682||19||Reuben Churchill (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|NOFTALL, Isaiah||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||8048||18||John C. Noftall (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STOCKLEY, Henry||Greenspond, Bonavista District||8282||35||Irene Stockley (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLIS, Eric||245 Southside Road, St. John's||0-127 - 1895||20||Edward Ellis (p)||Accountant||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Microfilmed file includes misfiled documents for Regt. # 1595 Garland Ridout.|
|NICHOLAS, Arthur||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||5640||20||Caroline Nicholas (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LANE, John||Braggs Island, Bonavista District||3827||18||Joseph Lane (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|NORRIS, Donald||237 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2397||19||William Norris (p)||Engineer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FARRELL, Eugene S.||North Bay, La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District||8098||23||Thomas Farrell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MORRY, Howard||Ferryland, Ferryland District||726||29||Thomas Morry (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|UPWARD, Robert||Harry's Harbour, Green Bay, Twillingate district||1195||24||Leander Upward (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CAHILL, Thomas||Carbonear, Carbonear District||3343||22||Margaret Cahill (o)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRANIFORD, Harold||St. John's||2056||22||Mary Craniford (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Crawford. Variation in spelling: Cranford.|
|CURTIS, James||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4597||21||George Curtis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHURCHILL, Abel||Hillview, Random, Trinity District||5411||20||Thomas Churchill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Several documents record his name as Abel Chaulk; most are overwritten and corrected to Churchill|
|SAMSON, Martin R.||Seal Cove, Twillingate District||8085||29||Robert Samson (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BEAZLEY, Thomas||Burin Bay, Burin District||4898||18||Joseph Beazley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COSTELLO, Edward||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||4561||21||Sarah (Peter) Costello (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YARD, James||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5744||22||Christopher Yard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANDERSON, Frank||83 Gower Street, St. John's||4576||18||James Anderson (p)||Expressman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRAGG, Harold||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3324||18||Matthew M. Bragg (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MANUEL, William||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||4290||22||John Manuel (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TUCKER, William||161 Casey Street, St. John's||4686||21||Nellie Tucker (s)||Truckman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WILCOX, Ernest||Brigus, Port de Grave District||655||19||James J. Wilcox (p)||School teacher||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|FRASER, Donald||15 Prescott Street, St. John's||4465||23||Mary Fraser (o)||Accountant||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RIGGS, Rennie||Marystown, Burin District||3721||21||John Riggs (p)||Accountant||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TETFORD, Allan||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3549||21||John Tetford (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MULLINS, Patrick||Boyds Cove, Twillingate District||5730||21||Robert Mullins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POOLE, Elisha E.||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4327||20||Jesse Poole (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Lewis||Springdale, Twillingate District||3576||19||Mrs. Stephen Stephenson (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PELLEY, Edmund||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||8131||49||Lucy Pelley (o)||Lumberman and carpenter||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BARNES, William||English Harbour, Trinity District||3439||19||Richard Barnes (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CORBIN, Archibald||Corner Brook, St. George District||1507||19||Maggie Corbin (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|JANES, Walter Harold||269 Southside Road, St. John's||56||23||J.W. Janes (p)||Accountant||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTCHER, Ernest||5 Howe Place, St. John's||430||33||Julia Butcher (s)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||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.|
|MOORE, Donald Lancie||96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||646 - 8057||19||Frederick Moore (p)||Manager, supply stores||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, Joseph||Biscay Bay, Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4680||20||James White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRUGNELL, Frank||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5093||22||William Strugnell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MACDONALD, Thomas||31 Carnell Street, St. John's||2211||18||Stephen John MacDonald (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|