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|
|POOLE, Max||Fortune, Burin District||4006||19||Thomas Poole (p)||Sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HACKETT, Samuel Robert||St. John's||986||20||Mrs. Hackett (s)||Carpenter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RANDELL, Almond C.||Port Rexton, Trinity District||5431||22||James Randell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LANGDON, Dwight Lyman||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||1823||22||John Langdon Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Garland||Lumsden South, Fogo District||5173||22||Abraham Goodyear (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CORCORAN, Laurence||St. John's||1635||32||Laurence Corcoran (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|NOAH, John Melin||93 New Gower Street, St. John's||3296||20||Melvin Noah (p)||Shopkeeper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOWLOW, Richard||Trinity East, Trinity District||886||22||Thomas J. Fowlow (p)||Clerk (draper)||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 23, 1915|
|PEET, Chesley Morton||14 Brazils Square, St. John's||235||20||Samuel H. Peet (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|STARES, Frank William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||1449||19||Allan Stares (p)||Sawyer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies December 1917; attestation papers included.|
|DUDER, John C.||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||5607||18||Willis Duder (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STUCKLESS, Edwin||Change Islands, Fogo District||4723||21||James Stuckless (p)||Marine engineer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HALL, Patrick Joseph||Port au Port, St. George District||8245||18||Alexander Hall (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURLEY, George||Marystown, Burin District||4356||18||Naomi Murley (nee Buckland) (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Roy Archibald||114 Pleasant Street, St. John's||379||20||William Smith (p)||Carpenter||1914||Methodist||No||No||I|
|ELLIOTT, Alpheus||Raleigh, St. Barbe District||3101||19||Thomas Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Cecil A.||Goulds||3353||20||Joseph Squires (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|ROSE, Cecil||Great Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3532||22||William Rose (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917||Killed in action. 3 December, 1917, Marcoing.|
|MADDOX, John T.||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||5101||23||Michael Maddox (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, May 6, 1919|
|COURAGE, Roland||Garnish, Fortune District||3273||22||John R. Courage (p)||School teacher||1916||No||No|
|ATKINS, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||795||19||Mary A. Atkins (p)||Barber||1914||No||No|
|SMITH, Donald||Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District||3449||21||Rhody Smith (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|SUTTON, William||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1726||20||Mrs. William Sutton (s)||Sailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GORDON, Gilbert Thomas||St. John's||64||37||Mrs. McNab (o)||1914||No||No||Granted commission to Gordon Highlanders, Nov. 1914. File missing. Information from ledger.|
|NUGENT, Michael Joseph||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-209 - 428||43||Mrs. Michael Nugent (s)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers.|
|BESSEY, Reuben||Cape Onion, St. Barbe District||4182||18||Samuel Bessey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, John||130 Georges Road, St. John's||8072||18||Mrs. Emilie Walsh (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|SHEA, John||Bar Haven, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5941||22||Patrick Shea (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOWELL, William||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||5510||24||John Howell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HANDCOCK, James||Templeman, Bonavista District||6201||25||Levi Handcock (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Percy Oscar||444 Southside Road, St. John's||891||23||Ada May Vere-Holloway (s)||Longshoreman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOLAND, William||Riverhead, St. Mary's, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6160||18||Bernard Boland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MATE, Joseph||Port Rexton, Trinity District||3608||21||Mary (Henry) Mate (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURNHAM, Ralph||17 Military Road, St. John's||0-85 - 758||26||Mrs. F. Burnham (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Was retired as medically unfit Dec. 1916; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (training) 1918.|
|RIDEOUT, Caywood||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||8247||19||Albert Rideout (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DRAKE, John||Marystown, Burin District||6031||22||Patrick Drake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOPER, Ephraim||Snooks Harbour, Trinity District||4056||23||William Cooper (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MORGAN, Nath||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||5707||19||William Morgan (p)||School teacher||1918||No||No|
|CARTER, James||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||269||23||John Carter (p)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STOCKLEY, Alfred||Carters Cove, Twillingate District||4136||20||Herbert Stockley (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|AITKEN, Ernest Peyton||Botwood, Twillingate District||643||23||John W. Aitken (p)||Lumberman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PATEY, Herbert||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4287||19||James J. Patey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TUCKER, Adolphus D.||Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District||5070||23||Edgar Tucker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRIEN, Patrick||5 Alexander Street, St. John's||80||20||Nora Brien (p)||Apprentice engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DICKS, Charles||Flat Islands, Burin District||2881||23||Mrs. Jacob Miller (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|STONE, John||Summer Hill Farm, Cock Pit Road, St. John's||8380||19||Harry Stone (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|SEABRIGHT, Fred||Red Rock Cove, Norris Arm, Twillingate District||5713||20||Elias Seabright (p)||Steel worker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, September 21, 1918|
|ROWBOTTOM, Herbert||Quirpon, St. Barbe District||3803||22||James Rowbottom (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, James||Pacquet, St. Barbe District||8461||20||Catherine Decker (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HEAD, Michael||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||3340||21||Lizzie Head (s)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|