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|
|MCASKILL, John||Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada||8221||33||Mary McAskill (p)||Boilermaker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALLACE, William||220 Theatre Hill, St. John's||4592||18||Patrick Wallace (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNORS, Maurice G.||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||3942||21||Patrick Connors (p)||Paper maker||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|COSTELLO, Edward||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||4561||21||Sarah (Peter) Costello (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YARD, James||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5744||22||Christopher Yard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRAGG, Harold||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3324||18||Matthew M. Bragg (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOULTON, Herbert||Burin, Burin District||2899||23||Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Moulton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|LANGDON, Charles||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||5555||30||Sarah Langdon (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||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|
|FRASER, Donald||15 Prescott Street, St. John's||4465||23||Mary Fraser (o)||Accountant||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RIGGS, Rennie||Marystown, Burin District||3721||21||John Riggs (p)||Accountant||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MULLINS, Patrick||Boyds Cove, Twillingate District||5730||21||Robert Mullins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POOLE, Elisha E.||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4327||20||Jesse Poole (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JACOBS, Walter||Westport, White Bay, St. Barbe District||3848||23||Luke Jacobs (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|KENT, William Joseph||Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2821||18||John Kent (p)||Machinist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANDERSON, William Stafford||5 Park Place, Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||418||21||Mr. Anderson (p)||Civil engineer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|DUDER, John||357 Water Street, St. John's||4029||18||Edward Duder (p)||Seaman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discharged 1 Nov. 1917 - underaged|
|GRAY, Marshall||Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District||4049||24||Rachel Hopkins (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WINTER, Randolph Milligan||St. John's||908||27||John Winter (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CORBIN, Archibald||Corner Brook, St. George District||1507||19||Maggie Corbin (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|NICHOLS, Duncan||Deer Lake, St. George District||2054||18||George Nichols (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|BUTCHER, Ernest||5 Howe Place, St. John's||430||33||Julia Butcher (s)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEONARD, Patrick||Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||8431||54||Michael Leonard (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEEFE, Aloysius||South East Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||1971||24||Patrick Keefe (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WHITE, Joseph||Biscay Bay, Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4680||20||James White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, Samuel||Botwood, Twillingate District||8452||43||Annie Elliott (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRUGNELL, Frank||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5093||22||William Strugnell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HICKS, Sidney||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4839||20||James Hicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, Michael||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3468||20||Michael Ryan||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAWE, Samuel||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4533||20||Samuel Dawe (p)||Brakeman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CHURCHILL, Ernest St. Clair||Forest Road, St. John's||0-108 - 281||26||William Churchill (p)||Engineer||1914||No||No|
|SHEA, Edmund Francis||St. John's||874||22||John Patrick Shea||Accountant||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRACE, James||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4291||22||John Grace (p)||Paper maker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEE, Albert||Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1134 - 3216||25||John Lee (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Re-enlisted under different number|
|COUGHLAN, Wilfred L.||63 Prescott Street, St. John's||n/a||15||Student||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|MERCER, Alex||Port Albert, Twillingate District||5383||21||William Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, William||78 Kings Road, St. John's||206||21||Ambrose Noseworthy (p)||Teamster||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|ROWE, Henry||Trinity, Trinity District||3641||19||Edward George Rowe (p)||Steward||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BECKETT, William||Rochdale Lanes, Scotland, United Kingdom||2134||26||Mrs. Beckett (p)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|DRAKE, James Patrick||Marystown, Burin District||2957||20||Joseph Drake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 23, 1918|
|FOWLER, John W.||Renews, Ferryland District||4229||29||James Fowler (p)||Railroad||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SIMMS, Matthew||Muddy Hole, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6043||24||John Simms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LILLY, Augustus||Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||194||32||George A. Lilly (p)||Carpenter||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HARDING, Isaac||Epworth, Burin District||4899||20||John Harding (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|VAVASOUR, N. Albert||72 Pleasant Street, St. John's||4543||28||Hugh Vavasour (p)||Draper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STREET, Augustus||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||4812||20||Alfred Street (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURKE, Robert||Victoria Village, Carbonear District||6112||22||William Burke (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MOREY, Sydney||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||4328||18||John Thomas Morey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ENGLAND, Frederick James||St. John's||1127||19||Rebecca England||Brakeman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHUCK, Charles||Petrograde, Russia||2496||23||John Chuck (p)||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, January 16, 1919|