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|
|RIGGS, Rennie||Marystown, Burin District||3721||21||John Riggs (p)||Accountant||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BILES, Daniel||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||8510||22||Luke Biles (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MULLINS, Patrick||Boyds Cove, Twillingate District||5730||21||Robert Mullins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEOUGH, Andrew||Plate Cove, Bonavista District||6170||22||Patrick Keough (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|
|PARKER, John Joseph||1 Garrison Hill, St. John's||0-305 - 3887||33||James Francis Parker (p)||Manufacturer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WINTERS, Joseph||Pools Island, Bonavista District||5379||23||James Winter (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Contains some documents relating to service #5349 Simeon James Rowe|
|CORBIN, Archibald||Corner Brook, St. George District||1507||19||Maggie Corbin (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HALL, William||6 Murray Street, St. John's||352||Francis Hall (p)||Draper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|NICHOLS, Duncan||Deer Lake, St. George District||2054||18||George Nichols (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|KELLY, John H.||New Jersey, USA||4240||19||Daniel Kelly (p)||Rivetter||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANTHONY, Samuel||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||5493||21||Samuel Anthony (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Hunter M.||Cupids, Port de Grave District||2942||18||William Smith (p)||Student||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|NOFTALL, Chesley||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||1032||19||Reuben Noftall||Labourer||1915||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Chesley seemed to have enlisted under the name of Moftall; however, he listed his next of kin as Noftall. All the official paperwork was generated under the name Moftall. This may have been a spelling error by the enlisting officer, a possible name change by the soldier, etc.|
|COFIELD, William F.||170 Gower Street, St. John's||3126||26||Hariett Cofield (s)||Chauffeur||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|DWYER, John Thomas||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2725||19||Robert Dwyer (p)||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 10, 1917|
|STRUGNELL, Frank||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5093||22||William Strugnell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALKER, Llewellyn||Change Islands, Fogo District||3321||18||Elizabeth Walker (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HICKS, Sidney||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4839||20||James Hicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CHURCHILL, Harry||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5174||22||Jeanie Churchill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, Michael||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3468||20||Michael Ryan||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PADDOCK, Joseph||Wards Harbour, Long Island, Twillingate||3202||18||Solomon Paddock (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Includes documents for # 3200|
|ELLIS, Charles Herbert||St. John's||936||23||Ella Ellis (s)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|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)|
|SHEPPARD, Stanley||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4998||19||Abraham Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Alex||Port Albert, Twillingate District||5383||21||William Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||No||No|
|LEMEE, Michael Joseph Francis||St. John's||911||20||Francis Lemee (p)||Engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||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|
|ABBOTT, Hughie||Doting Cove, Fogo District||5211||19||Stephen Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HARVEY, Albert||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||5767||22||William Harvey (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWE, Henry||Trinity, Trinity District||3641||19||Edward George Rowe (p)||Steward||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLS, Archibald||Tickle Point, Twillingate District||8172||20||Henry T. Wells (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|CAHILL, Martin Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||258||22||Mrs. Michael Sweeney (p)||Mechanic||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|VAVASOUR, N. Albert||72 Pleasant Street, St. John's||4543||28||Hugh Vavasour (p)||Draper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAPP, Abraham||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4909||22||Les Sapp (p)||Storekeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STREET, Augustus||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||4812||20||Alfred Street (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, Ernest||17 Gear Street, St. John's||27||19||Thomas Kelly (p)||Printer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BURKE, Robert||Victoria Village, Carbonear District||6112||22||William Burke (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CAHILL, Thomas||Carbonear, Carbonear District||3343||22||Margaret Cahill (o)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||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|
|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|