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|
|RYAN, Bernard||195 New Gower Street, St. John's||123||19||Charles Ryan (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic - Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in religion|
|DAWE, Joseph||Twillingate, Twillingate District||328||20||George Dawe (o)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|KEEL, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||490||24||Elizabeth Keel (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HERDER, Ralph Barnes||40 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||0-113 - 34||21||William J. Herder (p)||Student||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOW, Hardy Frederick||Twillingate, Twillingate District||322||20||William Snow (p)||Student||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|ELSWORTH, James||Carmanville, Fogo District||625||25||Emelia Elsworth (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 4, 1915||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Ellsworth.|
|CALDWELL, John||2 Finns Street, St. John's||151||34||Alina Caldwell (s)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOFTALL, Edward George||Rocky Lane, St. John's||83||19||Henry Noftall (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|LUKINS, John||12 Bell Street, St. John's||547||26||May Lukins (s)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 28, 1916|
|SQUIBB, Josiah||Carbonear, Carbonear District||243||19||Charles Squibb (p)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 19, 1915|
|HUNT, Nicholas Prout||88 Barnes Road, St. John's||0-252 - 762||21||Mrs. James Hunt (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No||I.|
|HIPDITCH, John||Paradise, Placentia-St. Marys District||240||28||George Hipditch (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Hepditch|
|ROSS, Hector Hugh Alexander||14 Victoria Street, St. John's||0-96 - 768||22||H. Ross (p)||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|GROUCHY, Philip John||14 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||369||33||Maud Grouchy (s)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLINS, William Joseph||1 Flower Hill, St. John's||82||22||Jerry Collins||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 28, 1915|
|SMYTH, Thomas Joseph||11 Bond Street, St. John's||523||19||George Smyth (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MADDIGAN, Michael||1 Dammerills Lane, St. John's||47||19||Michael Maddigan (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CANHAM, Arthur Robert||292 Beaumont Street, St. John's||221||42||Selina Canham (s)||Valet||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREEN, John Henry Stanley||35 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||0-118 - 108||24||Robert Green (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 7, 1917||Attached Royal Flying Corps 1915-1917|
|ROPER, Henry||26 Dicks Square, St. John's||670||20||Joseph Roper (p)||Watchmaker||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Edwin Pierce||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||228||20||William Rideout (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 27, 1918|
|NOSEWORTHY, Frederick Thomas||6 Wickford Street, St. John's||527||22||Thomas Noseworthy (p)||Cooper||1914||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Signature is Frederick; several forms completed as Francis.|
|BASTOW, William Augustus||Pennywell Road, St. John's||676||21||Francis Bastow||Farmer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|GREENE, Walter Martin||Bell Island, St. John's East District||0-43 - 266||20||Catherine Greene (p)||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|CHAFE, Eric Reginald Augustus||61 Springdale Street, St. John's||0-49 - 52||19||Levi Chafe (p)||Office clerk||1914||No||No|
|PEET, Chesley Morton||14 Brazils Square, St. John's||235||20||Samuel H. Peet (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Roy Archibald||114 Pleasant Street, St. John's||379||20||William Smith (p)||Carpenter||1914||Methodist||No||No||I|
|GORDON, Gilbert Thomas||St. John's||64||37||Mrs. McNab (o)||1914||No||No||Granted commission to Gordon Highlanders, Nov. 1914. File missing. Information from ledger.|
|NUGENT, Michael Joseph||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-209 - 428||43||Mrs. Michael Nugent (s)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers.|
|BURNHAM, Ralph||17 Military Road, St. John's||0-85 - 758||26||Mrs. F. Burnham (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Was retired as medically unfit Dec. 1916; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (training) 1918.|
|CARTER, James||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||269||23||John Carter (p)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRIEN, Patrick||5 Alexander Street, St. John's||80||20||Nora Brien (p)||Apprentice engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOWDEN, Hugh Pierson||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||526||18||Dr. George F. Bowden (p)||Student||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||I|
|EATON, William John||52 Longs Hill, St. John's||137||James J. Hodder (o)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, William T.||St. John's||780||19||Edward Power (p)||Stove fitter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Michael James||22 Williams Street, St. John's||0-238 - 70||34||Catherine Murphy (p)||Druggist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOX, John Edward Joseph||St. John's||0-81 - 142||23||Lady Morris (p)||1914||No||No|
|JANES, Albert Evelyn||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||702||24||J.W. Janes (p)||Civil engineer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, April 14, 1918|
|GORMAN, Joseph Julian||St. John's - Harbour Breton, Fortune District||794||19||James Gorman (p)||Mineralogist||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, March 30, 1915|
|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.|
|TAYLOR, Walter Cameron||Carbonear, Carbonear District||452||23||Lemuel Taylor (p)||Draper||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|VAIL, Michael||St. John's||155||21||John Vail (p)||Policeman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NICHOLLE, Edward Henry||Grand Bank, Burin District||664||22||Philip Nicholle (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No||Wednesday, October 10, 1917||Variations in name: Nichol, Nicol, Nicolle|
|MOORE, Donald Lancie||96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||646 - 8057||19||Frederick Moore (p)||Manager, supply stores||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|JACKMAN, Bert||33 Angel Place, St. John's||697||25||Captain Frank Jackman||Storekeeper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 5, 1916|
|OAKLEY, John Joseph.||55 Patrick Street, St. John's||392||23||Mr. Oakley (p)||Iron moulder||1914||Methodist||No||No||Includes a photograph of his wife Christina Smith, London, England.|
|PERRY, Thomas Avery||Catalina, Trinity District||423||21||Benjamin Perry (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|MORRISSEY, Michael William||Bell Island, St. John's East District||427||31||Elizabeth Morrissey (s)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Samuel Reginald||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||0-162 - 932||22||John Smith (p)||Book keeper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SAMSON, Peter||Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||267||21||John Samson (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|