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|
|ROOST, William J.||26 James Street, St. John's||76||21||Bridget Knox (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|NIPPARD, Charles||Springdale, Twillingate District||8199||32||John T. Walshman (o)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WARFORD, Arthur||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||3472||24||William Warford (p)||Fisherman||1917||No||No|
|CAREW, James||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||4601||21||Richard Carew (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COSTELLO, Richard||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3072||18||Richard Costello (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|SHEPPARD, Leonard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1420||23||Eliza Jane Sheppard (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MELBOURNE, Samuel||Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5053||18||Robert Melbourne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GREEN, Percy||Burlington, Twillingate District||4359||20||James Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CAREW, John Joseph||St. John's||1028||22||Elizabeth Carew (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|COSTELLO, Richard||143 Wickford Street, St. John's||4158||18||James Costello (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LANE, James||Millertown, Twillingate District||3712||18||John Lane (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MELEE, William||Southside, St. John's||1173||25||Sarah Melee (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARRIS, Benjamin||Our Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6058||19||Robert Harris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Matthew||145 Gower Street, St. John's||n/a||35||Clara Noseworthy (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as Sergeant Instructor (Special).|
|OROURKE, William Joseph||St. John's||804||21||William O'Rourke (p)||Tailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WARR, Charles T.||Little Harbour, Twillingate District||8078||37||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, George L.||Port de Grave, Port de Grave District||4669||19||Benjamin Bishop (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LOUDOUN, John||4 Waterloo Road, New Prestwick, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2121||Mrs. Loudon (p)||Musician||1916||No||No|
|SAMSON, Edgar||Flat Island, Bonavista District||5177||24||James Samson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRIMP, William||10 McDougall Street, St. John's||4508||18||Bride Crimp (p)||Apprentice tailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEE, Ernest||Fortune, Burin District||4171||18||Lizzie Faucher (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BURKE, John||Little Bay, Twillingate District||3172||18||Patrick Burke (p)||School teacher||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ATKINS, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||795||19||Mary A. Atkins (p)||Barber||1914||No||No|
|KING, Samuel||Hermitage Bay, Fortune District||1829||23||Henry King (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSE, R. [Robert] Clayton||28 Springdale Street, St. John's||2542||22||Marmaduke Rose (p||Salesman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.|
|MATHIESON, Gerald||Topsail Road, St. John's||4405||18||John Mathieson (p)||Apprentice engineering||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|DOBBIN, Joseph||Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2538||19||David Dobbin (p)||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 18, 1918|
|RENDELL, Fred||Twillingate, Twillingate District||1851||18||Bessie Elliot (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KEARNEY, William Wallace||9 Livingstone Street, St. John's||68||26||Richard Kearney (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partialy refilmed at beginning of reel|
|NOFTALL, Michael||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||5635||24||Michael Noftall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MANUEL, Samuel W.||Exploits, Twillingate District||0-70 - 1204||22||Mary Jane Manuel (p)||1915||Yes||No||Sunday, March 4, 1917|
|PIERCEY, George||Fortune, Burin District||3906||18||Martha Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TUCKER, Philip||Boncloddy Street, St. John's||4940||23||Ignatius Tucker (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEVIS, Robert||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||5671||21||William J. Levis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Nominal Census for 1921 lists Robert Lavers residing Port Saunders. Details match and no Robert Levis is found in any census. Possible mispelling as recruit attested by making his mark.|
|TERRY, John||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||2004||35||Mrs. Francis Sweeney (o)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OQUINN, Peter J.||South Branch, St. George District||5672||21||Peter O'Quinn (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAYTOR, Robert||Botwood, Twillingate District||8249||19||Bernard Chaytor (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BROWN, Robert||Gambo, Bonavista District||5720||23||John Brown (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|AITKEN, Ernest Peyton||Botwood, Twillingate District||643||23||John W. Aitken (p)||Lumberman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OBRIEN, John J.||27 Adelaide Street, St. John's||3214||21||Mary O'Brien (p)||Coachman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROSS, John Valentine||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||1210||26||Ethel Peddle Ross (s)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHIFFIN, James||Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5868||19||John Whiffin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Whiffen|
|EVANS, Robert Ellis||Trefuent, Wales, United Kingdom||0-54 - 2845||32||John Evans (p)||Draper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|STONE, Henry Skinner||17 Dicks Square, St. John's||361||29||Hannah Stone (s)||Tailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEAN, John||Pound Cove, Bonavista District||6131||20||Samuel Kean (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MESSERVEY, William||Sandy Point, St. George District||4152||18||Martha Messervey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|MARTIN, John Joseph||55 Plymouth Road, St. John's||3607||23||John Martin (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORE, William Joseph Thomas||St. John's||840||19||Edward Frank Moore (o)||Plumber||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MILLER, Llewllyn||58 Mullock Street, St. John's||8305||25||Nath. Miller (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EARL, Raymond||St. John's||2258||19||John Earl||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|