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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 archives@therooms.ca 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 Commendationssort ascending 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