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, Michael||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3468||20||Michael Ryan||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRACE, James||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4291||22||John Grace (p)||Paper maker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ELLIS, Charles Archer||157 Gower Street, St. John's||2027||19||Charles A. Ellis (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||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, Robert||22 York Street, St. John's||473||19||Mrs. Sheppard (p)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Alex||Port Albert, Twillingate District||5383||21||William Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||No||No|
|MARSH, Absalom||Hillview, Trinity District||4785||18||Joseph Marsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Abraham|
|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|
|FOWLER, John W.||Renews, Ferryland District||4229||29||James Fowler (p)||Railroad||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROWE, Henry||Trinity, Trinity District||3641||19||Edward George Rowe (p)||Steward||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANDERSON, Frank||83 Gower Street, St. John's||4576||18||James Anderson (p)||Expressman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LILLY, Augustus||Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||194||32||George A. Lilly (p)||Carpenter||1914||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|
|SAMSON, Robert||Winterton, Trinity District||5388||18||Augustus Samson (p)||Fisherman||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|
|FITZGERALD, Sylvester||St. John's||1555||24||Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURKE, Robert||Victoria Village, Carbonear District||6112||22||William Burke (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CHUCK, Charles||Petrograde, Russia||2496||23||John Chuck (p)||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, January 16, 1919|
|MOREY, Sydney||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||4328||18||John Thomas Morey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, John||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||8178||25||James Ryan (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HATCHER, Reuben||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2105||18||Robert Hatcher (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOBER, John||Burin, Burin District||6180||22||Joseph Dober (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STICKLAND, William||Bay de East, Burgeo-La Poile District||4986||19||Nehemiah Stickland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Strickland.|
|BATSTONE, Oswald Knight||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||227||21||Charles Batstone (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HAMMOND, Thomas||93 Gower Street, St. John's||360||23||Thomas Hammond (p)||Dry goods clerk||1921||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, James||54 Carters Hill, St. John's||5773||21||William Murphy (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAINES, Walter||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||1954||18||Michael Caines (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOOTE, Anthony||Red Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6318||21||Robert Foote (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||several documents completed as Ivan Foote; recruit's full name is Anthony Ivan Foote.|
|PIERCEY, Jacob||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5059||20||Simeon Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TUCKER, Walter||St. John's||880||20||Stephen J. Tucker||Bank clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 25, 1915|
|LEWIS, David||37 Southside Road, St. John's||96||22||Robert Lewis (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Arthur||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5668||20||Elizabeth Reid (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TESSIER, William James||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||2504||22||Mrs. Charles Tessier (p)||Surveyor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CROWELL, Parker||Glenwood, Twillingate District||5524||19||William Crowell (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HANCOCK, Henry J.||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||4004||18||Henry Hancock (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, William||Little Harbour, Twillingate District||2183||25||Mrs. Eliza Keefe (o)||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, May 9, 1917||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HART, John||Island Harbour, Fogo District||3550||25||Henry Hart (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|HODGE, Thomas||Fogo, Fogo District||2265||24||John W. Hodge (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, Agneigh Joseph||St. John's||1241||20||Richard Joseph White (p)||Baker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, William||New Bonaventure, Trinity District||4519||18||Edwin King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOWNTON, Herbert||37 Fleming Street, St. John's||6245||18||Frederick Downton (p)||Student||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STONE, Henry Thomas||Snooks Brook, Trinity District||2638||21||Mrs. Robert Stone (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAMBURY, Robert||St. Pierre and Miquelon||3667||19||Katherine Lake (o)||Shoe maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bambrey, Brambury, Bamberry, Banbury;|
|KEAN, S.G.||No information||0-240||No information||No information||1916||No||No||Granted temporary commission to the Regiment for transport to Great Britain to take up service with the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). Served as Medical Officer for Repatriation Draft, March 1919. File included documents for W.E. Procunier, # 0-235.|
|MURPHY, Lawrence||126 Water Street, St. John's||196||20||Mary White (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BENNETT, Dominic||Black Duck Brook, Port au Port, St. George District||245||20||Arson Bennett (o)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAYTOR, John||Topsail, Harbour Main District||4694||21||John Chaytor (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORES, Edward||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2216||19||Thomas Moores (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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|
|MITCHELL, Lawrence||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||8373||33||Elizabeth Mitchell (s)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|