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 archives@therooms.ca 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 Commendationssort ascending Notes
COBB, William George Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 2772 21 George Cobb (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOPER, William Chapel Arm, Trinity District 3774 18 Robert Cooper (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROCKER, Heber Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2412 18 Samuel Crocker (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THOMPSON, Max Bonavista, Bonavista District 4318 20 Joseph Thompson (p) Cash operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, May 7, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included
MILES, Walter Philip Bonavista, Bonavista District 933 20 William Miles Railroadman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOPER, Willis Point Leamington, Twillingate District 3631 28 Samuel Cooper (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
CROCKER, Job Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2418 18 John Crocker (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CAUL, John Joseph 11 Central Street, St. John's 374 24 Ann Caul (p) - Bride Caul (o) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BOYDE, Ernest Little Bay, Twillingate District 6095 24 James Boyd (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - recruit's signature at attestation and discharge is Boyde; forms completed as Boyd.
HANLON, James St. John's 8450 54 Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HISCOCK, Lewis J. Winterton, Trinity District 3992 24 Samuel Hiscock (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KAVANAGH, Edward Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5785 19 James Kavanagh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NEWELL, George H. 38 Spencer Street, St. John's 8492 19 Caroline Newell (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.
MAY, John Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4047 18 Frederick May (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Friday, October 18, 1918
RIDEOUT, Herbert Horse Islands, St. Barbe District 4924 20 John Rideout (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SHEPPARD, Henry Catalina, Trinity District 5915 20 James Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MEEHAN, Bernard St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 1760 19 Liza (Meehan) Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 Previously noted as POW; missing 19 Oct. 1916; presumed dead 9 May 1917
FORD, Joseph English Harbour, Trinity District 3432 20 Stephen Ford (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOSEWORTHY, Henry Charles St. John's 981 19 Harriet Noseworthy (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist No No
DELANEY, Nicholas Grand Falls, Twillingate District 1474 19 Ellen Delaney (p) Pulp presser 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FOWLER, James Francis Salmonier [Placentia- St.Mary's District?] 311 32 Mary Fowler (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger. Discrepancy in name: Fowlow
HOLLAHAN, Peter Summerville, Bonavista District 5312 19 John Hollahan (p) School teacher 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Variant spelling of name - Hallohan, Hollohan, Hollahan
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.
WALSH, Patrick 77 Lime Street, St. John's 8503 18 James Walsh (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STEED, Samuel Little Catalina, Trinity District 4217 19 Thomas Steed (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BOLAND, Michael Joseph St. John's 1148 21 Mrs. N.P. Boland (p) Painter 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
JOHNSON, John Joseph 45 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 135 21 Andrew Johnson (p) Labourer 1914 Yes No Sunday, July 2, 1916
BURKE, Frank Mary 126 Military Road, St. John's 0-120 - 1553 26 Alice Burke (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 Partial attestation papers included. See also service #2285, William McHenry, for related documents.
KING, James Hants Harbour, Trinity District 6124 20 Philip King (p) Steward 1918 Methodist No No
RYAN, William Joseph Southside Road, St. John's 133 24 Catherine Ryan (p) Skinner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DUNPHY, James Tors Cove, Ferryland District 3364 28 Patrick Dunphy (o) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTS, Frank Main River, St. George District 8368 20 John Roberts (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MATHESON, Donald North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 3051 21 Miss. K. Matheson (o) Sailor 1917 Presbyterian No No Attested for short service
STICKLAND, Ephraim Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3886 22 William Stickland (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Strickland.
ABBOTT, James C. Sandy Point, St. George District 8414 22 Annie Abbott (s) Scaler 1917 Church of England (Anglican) 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]
SMALL, William Archibald Farmers Arm, Dildo [Run], Twillingate District 614 21 Mr. Small (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
BRETT, Jonathan Fogo, Fogo District 537 Mary Brett (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TUCKER, Gordon St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5141 23 Moses Tucker (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ALCOCK, Harry Harbour Griquet, St. Barbe District 6317 20 William Alcock (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FREEMAN, Robert Fogo, Fogo District 4066 18 Susan Freeman (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROUCHER, Nathaniel Long Island, Twillingate District 1495 19 Elias Croucher (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CHAMPION, Joseph Botwood, Twillingate District 8422 36 Sarah Champion (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BROWN, Patrick J. Ferryland, Ferryland District 4965 22 Peter Brown (o) Tailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DALTON, Philip Codroy, St. George District 5721 24 John Dalton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOSS, Arthur Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5677 22 Sarah Foss (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HOLLOWAY, Whittier Portland, Bonavista District 3768 18 James M. Holloway (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
SAINT, Wilfred Musgravetown, Bonavista District 4886 19 Alfred Saint (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WHELAN, William Cupids, Port de Grave Distri 5644 18 William Whelan (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
BLUNDON, Allen Shoal Harbour, Trinity District 5994 19 James Blunden (p) Farmer 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - documents completed as Blunden.