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|
|BATH, Thomas||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||5661||23||Titus Blake (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COLE, Hugh Henry Wilding||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||0-170||34||Eva M. Wilding Cole (s)||Logger||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Stephen||59 Cook Street, St. John's||4223||25||Mary King (p)||Fireman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Archibald H.||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||8061||24||Archibald Rowsell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEATER, Herbert Stephen||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||180||19||John Heater (p)||Policeman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WOODS, Richard J.||21 Flower Hill, St. John's||4450||22||Mrs. A. Snow (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULEY [SULLEY], William A. [Ambrose]||Southern Harbour, Conception Bay||1616||22||Mary Bess Suley (p)||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Family spelling is Sulley; attestation and other documents completed as Suley|
|DOBBIN, Thomas John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3427||22||David Dobbin (p)||Miner||1917||No||No|
|BRADLEY, Wilfred||48 Feild Street, St. John's||398||21||Jacob Bradley (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, September 17, 1916|
|ADAMS, Stephen||Come By Chance, Placentia-St. Mary's District||8478||34||Beatrice Adams (p)||Millman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PURCHASE, William||Deer Harbour, Trinity District||4851||19||George Purchase (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DRISCOLL, Edward||53 Feild Street, St. John's||8371||31||Susan Driscoll (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|TUCKER, Thomas||Cape Onion, St. Barbe District||4187||19||Isaiah Tucker (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LEWIS, Charles||Golf Avenue, St. John's||4411||18||Silas Lewis (p)||Office clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discharged, underage ; number reassigned to Richard Tibbo|
|RIGGS, Leslie Rose||Grand Bank, Burin District||1106||23||John Riggs (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Hezekiah||Catalina, Trinity District||5739||23||Jesse Brown (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TERRY, Peter||Avondale, Harbour Main District||5802||26||William Terry (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POND, Anuel||Fosters Point, Trinity Bay||3870||20||John Pond (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BALLAM, Arthur George||Curling, St. George District||3031||18||Manoah Ballam (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|FINNEY, William||Broad Cove, Renews, Ferryland District||4057||19||Christina Finney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LENCH, James R.||Bonavista. Bonavista District||3862||20||Rev. Charles Lench (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, Adolph.||Normans Cove, Trinity District||6191||24||Martha White (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CORBETT [CORBIN], John||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5556||26||James Corbett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Enlistment form states Corbett; Corbin and Corbett are used throughout file; family indicates Corbin|
|KING, William||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2618||23||Mrs. James King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|YOUNG, William||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||4267||19||Agnes Young (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes document for # 4269 John Power|
|FARRELL, Patrick Joseph||Ferryland, Ferryland District||3044||18||Patrick Joseph Farrell Sr. (p)||School teacher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 2, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|BUTCHER, Alexander Thomas||Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||2363||27||Reuben Butcher (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file.|
|KEAN, Michael||Cuckholds Cove Road, St. John's||2659||18||Richard Kean (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOONAN, Robert Anthony||St. John's||812||25||John H. Noonan (p)||Civil servant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 14, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included|
|CHAYTOR, Charles||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3168||21||Elizabeth Hoddinott (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917||Variant spelling of name - Cheater, Cheator|
|MILLY, Frank||34 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8114||29||Mrs. William Wheeler (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|STROUD, John||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2644||24||Mrs. John Stroud (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, December 1, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|JACOBS, Frederick James||St. John's||1297||19||Mr. And Mrs. Jacobs (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|PAUL, Lawrence||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||3358||18||James Paul (o)||Pulp mill worker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAMBERT, Benjamin||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||1748||25||Elizabeth Lambert (p)||Sailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Walter B.||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||2533||19||Israel Rowsell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CROWE, Henry S.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-25||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|CLARE, Robert||St. John's||210||28||John and Sarah Clare (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|WILLEY, Alexander J.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-309 - 2635||20||Rev. F.G. Willey (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|COUGHLAN, Edward Morris||63 Prescott Street, St. John's||3261||19||James Coughlan (p)||Cable operator||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MELVIN, Michael||La Manche, Ferryland District||5754||19||Thomas Melvin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LACEY, Michael||10 Sebastian Street, St. John's||2619||24||Martin Lacey (p)||Motor driver||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1267X|
|NOSEWORTHY, Thomas||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2612||21||Stewart Noseworthy (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ASPELL, James||32 Hoylestown, St. John's||3291||39||Mary Aspell (s)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Edward.||129 Military Road, St. John's||3565||19||Patrick A. Walsh (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HORWOOD, Ewart Gladstone||17 Prescott Street, St. John's||2671||18||Ephriah James Horwood (p)||Student||1916||No||No|
|KING, Abraham G.||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||5996||24||Elijah King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOW, William||St. John's||750||19||John Snow||Chauffeur||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|VAUGHAN, Oscar Augustus||Leslie Street, St. John's||337||23||Mr. Vaughan (o)||Carman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 4, 1917|
|WISEMAN, Stephen||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||1262||20||Mary Wiseman (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|