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|
|WEYMOUTH, Berkley||Molliers, Burin District||4081||20||Benjamin and Hester Weymouth (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|YARD, James||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5744||22||Christopher Yard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WOODS, Frank||Port au Port, St. George District||6087||24||Peter Woods (p)||Fisherman||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|
|DAWE, William||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||5163||20||Emma Dawe (p)||Street car conductor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLIS, Roderick V.||Highlands, St. George District||4235||30||Archibald Gillis (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WATKINS, William Henry||Botwood, Twillingate District||1654||19||Ephraim Watkins (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|RIGGS, Rennie||Marystown, Burin District||3721||21||John Riggs (p)||Accountant||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MULLINS, Patrick||Boyds Cove, Twillingate District||5730||21||Robert Mullins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FRANCIS, Joseph||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||4353||22||Aaron Francis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|POOLE, Elisha E.||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4327||20||Jesse Poole (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Ernest||Boot Harbour, Twillingate District||5512||23||Esau Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOWARD, Alexander||23 Princes Street, St. John's||8035||31||Janet Howard (s)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CORBIN, Archibald||Corner Brook, St. George District||1507||19||Maggie Corbin (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|YOUNG, John||Bank Head, St. George District||8369||37||Mary Young (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BUTCHER, Ernest||5 Howe Place, St. John's||430||33||Julia Butcher (s)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ENGLAND, William||Campbellton, Twillingate District||4349||27||Mary Ann England (nee Bridgett) (s)||Fisherman||1918||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.|
|LANE, Leander||Deer Island, Bonavista District||5381||20||Samuel Lane (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FORSEY, Frederick||Fortune, Burin District||4005||18||Philip Forsey (p)||Sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LANGDON, John||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||8231||51||Edith Langdon (s)||Lumberman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|STRUGNELL, Frank||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5093||22||William Strugnell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COADY, Martin||Marystown, Burin District||6046||24||Teresa Coady (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKS, Sidney||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4839||20||James Hicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, Michael||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3468||20||Michael Ryan||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GHANEY, Patrick||Colliers, Harbour Main District||5830||20||Nicholas Ghaney (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FITZPATRICK, Leo Joe||Conche, St. Barbe District||793||26||Bridget Fitzpatrick (p)||Mail courier||1914||No||No|
|WELLMAN, Thomas||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||4051||20||Elias Wellman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COUGHLAN, Wilfred L.||63 Prescott Street, St. John's||n/a||15||Student||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|GOSSE, William||Topsail Road, St. John's||6184||19||Moses Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Alex||Port Albert, Twillingate District||5383||21||William Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||No||No|
|DOOLEY, John Joseph||23 1/2 Maxse Street, St. John's||474||22||Frederick Dooley (p)||Presser||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROWE, Henry||Trinity, Trinity District||3641||19||Edward George Rowe (p)||Steward||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANTHONY, Aleck [Alex]||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4695||18||Sarah Ann Anthony (p)||Electrician||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Alex, Allick, Alick, Alleck.|
|WADE, John||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6253||22||John Wade (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEGROW, Willis K.||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||4968||22||Eli LeGrow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|VAVASOUR, N. Albert||72 Pleasant Street, St. John's||4543||28||Hugh Vavasour (p)||Draper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Uriah||Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District||6146||24||Uriah Goodyear (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STREET, Augustus||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||4812||20||Alfred Street (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLIER, Lawrence||St. Albans, Fortune District||6229||20||Richard Collier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Contains information about #6230 Samuel Cox, #6220 Charles Collier, #6233 William Collier, #6232 P. Collier, being from families infected with tuberculosis.|
|BURKE, Robert||Victoria Village, Carbonear District||6112||22||William Burke (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MOREY, Sydney||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||4328||18||John Thomas Morey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEDREW, William||Botwood, Twillingate District||1936||20||William LeDrew Sr. (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, Robert Stephen||74 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||2916||18||Elizabeth Martin (p)||Seaman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STICKLAND, William||Bay de East, Burgeo-La Poile District||4986||19||Nehemiah Stickland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Strickland.|
|CAMPBELL, William E.||262 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||3586||18||William Campbell (p)||Bookkeeper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|POWELL, Baxter||Happy Adventure, Bonavista District||8074||18||Emeline Powell (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, James||54 Carters Hill, St. John's||5773||21||William Murphy (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONSTANTINE, Leo Francis||38 MacFarlane Street, St. John's||3212||19||Peter Constantine (p)||Carman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Jacob||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5059||20||Simeon Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|