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|
|KEOUGH, Edward Nicholas||St. John's||1365||30||Margaret Keough (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POOLE, George Reuben||Kirby's [?] Cove, Trinity Bay||2024||22||Charles Poole (o)||Sailor||1915||Methodist||No||No||I|
|SNOW, Stanley||Great Burin, Burin District||4026||18||Mrs. Ernest Snow (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WINTERS, William John||Paul Island, Labrador||1852||23||Edward Winters||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEAZLEY, Herbert Mck||Mud Cove, Burin District||4025||18||John Beazley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HALL, William||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||1949||23||Michael Hall (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918|
|WATKINS, Arthur||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||4989||19||Samuel Watkins (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PEDDLE, William||Butter Cove, Trinity District||5288||25||Abraham Peddle (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|FOX, John Edward Joseph||St. John's||0-81 - 142||23||Lady Morris (p)||1914||No||No|
|LILLY, William||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1034||20||James Lilly (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|DELANEY, Bernard||Gull Island, Bay de Verde District||2775||20||Mark Delaney (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|WHITE, Llewellyn||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5118||24||Caleb White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYES, Patrick||10 Bond Street, St. John's||2376||18||Mrs. Patrick Hayes (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|DWYER, Martin||Beach Hill, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2499||18||Thomas Dwyer (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Sunday, December 30, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|STUBREDGE, Samuel||Point Rosie, Fortune District||2934||23||Priscilla Stubredge (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Point Rosie was also known as Point Enragee. Discrepancy in spelling of name - Stubridge.|
|ANTHONY, Joseph||31 Wellington St., Newton-on-Ayr, Scotland||8009||24||Jennett Anthony (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BOYLE, Arch||Torbay Road, St. John's||4445||18||Henry Boyle (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHURCHILL, Herbert||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||3682||19||Reuben Churchill (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MOYES, Allan||Topsail, Harbour Main District||546||23||Annie Maria Moyes (p)||Brakesman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|NOFTALL, Isaiah||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||8048||18||John C. Noftall (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BARNES, Martin Joseph||2 Murphys Square, St. John's||3740||23||Martin Barron (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Barnes is overwritten and initialled with Barron on one copy of attestation papers; McAlpine's Directory 1915 shows Martin Barnes living on Murphy's Square|
|ELLIS, Eric||245 Southside Road, St. John's||0-127 - 1895||20||Edward Ellis (p)||Accountant||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Microfilmed file includes misfiled documents for # 1595 Garland Ridout.|
|COULTAS, Norman||St. John's||1058||19||Maria Coultas (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LANE, John||Braggs Island, Bonavista District||3827||18||Joseph Lane (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, Allan||South River, Port de Grave District||994||18||Susanna Mercer (p)||Grocery clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|FARRELL, Eugene S.||North Bay, La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District||8098||23||Thomas Farrell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, William||Clarenville, Trinity District||2383||19||Mrs. Albert Noseworthy (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|GORMAN, Joseph Julian||St. John's - Harbour Breton, Fortune District||794||19||James Gorman (p)||Mineralogist||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, March 30, 1915|
|HOOPER, John||McCallum, Fortune District||6274||25||William Hooker (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLS, Elias J.||Horwood, Fogo District||8451||23||Nellie Wells (s)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|VAVASOUR, Samuel||39 Plymouth Road, St. John's||4658||19||Thomas Vavasour (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SARGENT, John||Badger, Twillingate District||1540||19||Cecelia Sargent (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MCDONALD, Robert||Burnt Woods, Conne River, Fortune District||3534||20||Thomas McDonald (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAIDMENT, Robert Laurie||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||2587||19||W. Maidment (o)||Paper maker||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, April 29, 1917|
|BURKE, William||Conne River, Fortune District||6323||20||Matthew Burke (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHURCHILL, Abel||Hillview, Random, Trinity District||5411||20||Thomas Churchill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Several documents record his name as Abel Chaulk; most are overwritten and corrected to Churchill|
|ROGERS, Charles Dutton||88 George Street, St. John's||389||20||Robert Rogers||Grocer||1914||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger. Discrepancy in name: Rodgers|
|DALTON, Jacob||Little Catalina, Trinity District||5703||28||Maria Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SAMSON, Martin R.||Seal Cove, Twillingate District||8085||29||Robert Samson (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MATTHEWS, Ephraim||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5688||20||Henry Matthews (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOBER, Michael||Mobile, Ferryland District||6059||25||George Dober (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 12, 1918||follows service #6050 on microfilm. Died, Spanish influenza (1918). attestation papers completed as Dover, all documents are Dober; Dober is correct.|
|KEARSEY, Francis||Pennywell Road, St. John's||3265||31||Annie Kearsey (p)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|BOWERS, Benjamin||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||2516||22||Job Bowers (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MANUEL, William||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||4290||22||John Manuel (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Jesse||Fortune, Burin District||6057||20||Abraham Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TUCKER, William||161 Casey Street, St. John's||4686||21||Nellie Tucker (s)||Truckman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEWIS, Fred James||St. John's||1640||18||William James Lewis (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service # 3217, Charles V. Lewis|
|MCCORMACK, James||Southside Road, St. John's||n/a||16||Bugler||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|TETFORD, Allan||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3549||21||John Tetford (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HYNES, Alfred Lacey||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1463||19||Esau Gillingham Hynes (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Methodist||No||No|