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|
|GREENE, Augustine||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||3435||19||Patrick Greene (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, George||Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2586||19||Job Mercer (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MADDIGAN, Michael Joseph||314 Water Street, St. John's||183||19||Michael Maddigan (p)||Shoe cutter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRICKLAND, Robert||Hants Island, Burgeo-LePoile District||5191||19||Thomas Strickland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GEORGE, Richard Harvey||New Harbour, Trinity District||1790||19||Edmond John George (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLMAN, Edward||St. John's||0-301 - 674||19||Moses Wellman (p)||Painter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ORGAN, John||Great Jervais, Fortune District||3046||19||Maggie Long (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 23, 1917|
|SEYMOUR, Heber Fred||Gooseberry Island, Bonavista District||3163||19||Lucy Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLAND, Malcolm||Winterton, Trinity District||5243||19||Peter Kelland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROCHE, Allan||Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District||5186||19||John Roche (p)||School teacher||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STOODLEY, Lyman George||Grand Bank, Burin District||2160||19||Thomas Stoodley (p)||Bookkeeper||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, August 18, 1917|
|WILSON, William Patrick||51 Carters Hill, St. John's||2731||19||Andrew Wilson (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MISKELL, Peter J.||Lyons Square, St. John's||4565||19||Frank Miskell (p)||Grocer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROSE, Clarence||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||5579||19||Eli Rose (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SPENCE, Thomas||Whitbourne, Trinity District||5927||19||Mary Bird (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAFE, Eric Reginald Augustus||61 Springdale Street, St. John's||0-49 - 52||19||Levi Chafe (p)||Office clerk||1914||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, Alpheus||Raleigh, St. Barbe District||3101||19||Thomas Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HARNETT, John||Dildo, Trinity District||5706||19||William Harnett (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLETT, Arthur||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2481||19||Thomas Collett (p)||Postman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORRISSEY, Nicholas Augustus||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2165||19||Mrs. H. A. Morrissey (p)||Paper maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEVEREAUX, Aiden||Ferryland, Ferryland District||3135||19||James Devereux (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||Notes: Previously transcribed as Andrew|
|FLYNN, Cornelius||Marystown, Burin District||4752||19||Michael Flynn (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Leo Terrance||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||224||19||John Kennedy (p)||Lumberman - miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OTOOLE, Frank||Caplin Bay [district unknown]****||4610||19||Mary O'Toole (p)||Station agent||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Charles||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8297||19||Alex Squires (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STARKS, James Baxter||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1121||19||Annie Starks (p)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BURDEN, Solomon||Curling, St. George District||5414||19||Frederick Burden (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SKEFFINGTON, Bemister Sydney||134 Bond Street, St. John's||59||19||George Skeffington (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Sidney.|
|ROWSELL, Gordon||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1466||19||Emma Rowsell (p)||Railroad sectionman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|KING, George Joseph||St. John's||1153||19||Mary King (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, March 8, 1917|
|BRENTON, William||Thornlea, Trinity District||5921||19||John Brenton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HART, Bertram||Champneys East, Trinity District||3354||19||Robert Hart (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CURTIS, Hubert||Brigus, Port de Grave District||3405||19||Albert Curtis (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LANNON, William Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1519||19||Johanna Lannon (p)||Miner||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, June 18, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included|
|MOORE, Herbert||117 Freshwater Road, St. John's||4404||19||Joseph Moore (p)||Draper||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FRY, Charles||Georgetown, Port de Grave District||4972||19||Charles Fry (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JACKMAN, George Arthur||Allandale Road, St. John's||118||19||Alice Jackman (p)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||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|
|CORBIN, Archibald||Corner Brook, St. George District||1507||19||Maggie Corbin (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GILLESPIE, Patrick||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||2584||19||Mrs. John Gillespie (p)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||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.|
|ELLIS, Charles Archer||157 Gower Street, St. John's||2027||19||Charles A. Ellis (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Robert||22 York Street, St. John's||473||19||Mrs. Sheppard (p)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWE, Henry||Trinity, Trinity District||3641||19||Edward George Rowe (p)||Steward||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ARMSTRONG, Martin||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||4758||19||Martin Armstrong (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||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.|
|CROWELL, Parker||Glenwood, Twillingate District||5524||19||William Crowell (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MOORES, Edward||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2216||19||Thomas Moores (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HAPGOOD, Patrick||Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4889||19||Monague Hapgood (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRADBURY, George||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4714||19||Mrs. Rebecca Bradbury (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|