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|
|WISEMAN, Joseph||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||5403||21||Samuel Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EDENS, Leonard A.||39 Queens Road, St. John's||0-53 - 2547||24||T.J. Edens (p)||Student||1916||Yes||No||Monday, March 18, 1918||Had been investigated as a possible POW. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1918.|
|FRENCH, Nathan||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2373||19||Thomas French (p)||Scholar||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUNN, John||53 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||173||28||William Dunn (p)||Cabman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, William||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||4146||23||John Murphy (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|AYRE, Charles R||Circular Road, St. John's||0-150||31||F.W. Ayre (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|HALLETT, Frederick||St. John's||844||25||Mary Hallett (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COSH - COISH, Leo||230 Water Street, St. John's||8427||18||Ernest Cosh (p)||1917||Yes||No||Tuesday, January 21, 1919||File missing. Information from service ledger. Variant spelling of name: attestation: Cosh ; CWGC: Coish or Koch.|
|BUTLER, Anthony||Brents Cove, St. Barbe District||4111||27||Mary Butler (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOX, John W.||Avondale, Harbour Main District||4799||20||Bridget Fox (p)||Telegraph operator||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEVEREAUX, John William||Ferryland, Ferryland District||3152||19||Michael Devereaux (p)||Tailor||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 17, 1920||Note: CWGC records his death as 17 April 1920; forms in the file variously record it as 10, 16 or 20 April 1920.|
|WHITE, Reginald Bayly||Cathedral Rectory, Church Hill, St. John's||3048||18||Canon White (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, January 9, 1918|
|GREEN, Ralph||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5232||24||Simon Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JANES, Alwin Ambrose||Glovertown, Bonavista District||734||35||Lucy Jane Janes (s)||Millwright||1914||No||No|
|BOONE, Phineas||Burnt Arm, Twillingate District||2720||18||Frederick Boone (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MURCELL, Richard Baxter||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||1582||21||Dorcas Murcell (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FILLIER, Henry||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||4380||19||Thomas Fillier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Filliar.|
|HAYWARD, John C. M.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8470||42||Dulcie M. Hayward (s)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EAGAN, Patrick||Keels, Bonavista District||1764||28||Patrick Eagan Sr. (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, July 2, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included|
|MOXLEY, John Charles||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3420||22||Edwin Moxley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRAHAM, John||Petries, Bay of Islands, St. George District||4993||19||George Graham (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Charles||Normans Cove, Trinity District||8143||22||Moses White (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DELANEY, Bernard||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4408||18||Mark Delaney (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COX, Chesley||Goulds, St. John's West District||4192||20||Ida Cox (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SWEETAPPLE, Stephen||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3588||20||John Sweetapple (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ANDERSON, Elias||Burgeo Reach, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3249||22||Mary Susan Anderson (s)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to the Trawler Section, Royal Naval Reserve in October 1918.|
|SHORT, Erastus||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||1809||20||Ezriel Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Attestation completed as Erastus; Documents completed as Restus, Orestes.|
|LEMESSURIER, Francis||St. John's||853||35||Helena LeMessurier (s)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PYNN, Wilson||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||5527||24||John Pynn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FOWLOW - CLARKE, William.||5 Dammerills Lane, St. John's||81||22||Abram Fowlow (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||I - Discrepancy in name: soldier enlisted as William Fowlow, documented in CWGC as William Clarke; Previously transcribed as Fowler; identified in Cramm as Fowler.|
|HOWELL, Ambrose||Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District||3813||28||Naomi (Job) Howell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LOVELESS, Herbert J.||Greenspond, Bonavista District||4387||18||Edwin Loveless (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STRICKLAND, Edward J.||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1999||24||Philip Strickland (p)||Salesman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 18, 1916|
|HANHAM, James Ed||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2308||24||Jacob Hanham (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURSELL, Sydney||109 Freshwater Road, St. John's||6195||36||Lucy Bursell (s)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GALE, Neil||West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District||8295||18||Elinor Gale (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BANFIELD, Albert W.||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1687||22||Samuel Banfield (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROGERS, Edward Joseph||11 Sheehan Street, St. John's||355||20||Mr. Rogers (p)||Cooper apprentice||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WOOLFREY, Wilfred J.||Lewisport, Twillingate District||3880||23||William Woolfrey (p)||Cook||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STOCKLEY, Frederick||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||3518||19||William Stockley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, March 11, 1918|
|TAYLOR, William||41 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||633||22||James Taylor (o)||Locomotive fireman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|NOFTALL, Patrick Alexander||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||3174||18||Michael Noftall (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 7, 1917|
|WADDLETON, Alphonsus||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4681||26||James Waddleton (p)||Railroad worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JORDAN, Felix||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3335||19||Joseph Jordan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Samuel Clayton||St. John's||757||23||Dinah Piercey (p)||Compass maker||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|TULK, Dorman||Carmanville, Fogo District||4013||21||Abraham Tulk (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LEWIS, John Potter||23 York Street, St. John's||2144||29||Mrs. M.A. Lewis (p)||Marine Engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DALTON, James||Regina, Placentia-St. Marys District||5030||25||Stephen Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VAIL, Charlie||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||5095||20||William Vail (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GAUDET, Walter||Stephenville, St. George District||5696||20||John Gaudet (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|