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|
|DICKS, John Alfred||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2390||25||Mrs. John Dicks (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|GILLEY, Job||Stanleyville, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||2476||18||Mrs. John Gilley (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, May 22, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|HEATH, Thomas||Botwood, Twillingate District||1666||20||Mary Heath (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|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.|
|HAYES, Patrick Joseph||Bollardstown, Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||2335||24||Edward Hayes (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HURLEY, Robert Joseph||22 Buchanan Street, St. John's||2982||24||Catherine Green (p)||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Friday, May 9, 1919||POW Date: 1917 Photograph of Hurley in full uniform included, photograph of grave-site included|
|KEEFE, Saul||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2043||18||Allen Keefe (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, April 14, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|SKINNER, Edgar||St. Jacques, Fortune District||2929||18||John Skinner (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|FREAKE, Frederick||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1441||19||William Henry Freake (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|CUFF, Heber||Bonavista Harbour, Bonavista District||524||22||John Cuff (p)||Iron worker||1914||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|LUFF, William Andrew||Exploits, Twillingate District||1598||19||Jessie Luff (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BLACKALL, John||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's||0-122 - 2220||24||W.W. Blackall (p)||Mechanic||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Attached to the Royal Flying Corps Sept. 1916|
|WILLS, Harry||8 Exploits Lane, Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2454||21||Fred William Wills (p)||Machinist||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MCWHORTER [MCWHIRTER], George William||Humber Mouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||846||19||Mrs. Henry McWhorter (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy in name: Recruit signed with an X; his brother, Hugh McWhirter, # 902, is recorded in CWGC as McWhirter.|
|SHERREN, Nelson L.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||2458||18||George Sherren (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, May 7, 1917||Nelson Sherren was reported missing 14 April 1917; family correspondence indicated he was seen alive as a Prisoner of War after 14 April; a memorandum, dated 2 Sept. 1919, stated a grave at Douai Communal Cemetery, France, was presumed to be Sherren's; CWGC records his death as 7 May 1917 while in enemy hands. Discrepancy in name: Recorded as Sherran in CWGC|
|MOORE, John Francis||176 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2778||20||Joseph Moore (p)||Train fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BARRON, Peter Francis||St. John's||945||29||Alice Barron (s)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|CURTIS, Victor Charles||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2939||21||Christopher Curtis (p)||School teacher||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HANN, Bertram Gordon||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||1255||23||Mr. Hann (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|HOGAN, Patrick||Thorburn Road, St. John's||1111||27||Miss Hogan (o) - Bride Hogan (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|WELSH, Enos Seymour||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2769||19||Norman Welsh (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1466X|
|SMITH, Donald N.||Cupids, Port de Grave District||2546||19||William Smith (p)||Station agent||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BROWN, John W.||Mussel Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||2564||24||Jane Brown (p)||Carpenter||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, December 11, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|BLACKHALL, John Sheill||Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom||1738||24||William Blackhall (p)||Fur buyer||1915||Presbyterian||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Variant spelling of name - Shiell|
|STICK, Moyle [Edward Moyle J.]||5 Devon Row, St. John's||2145||20||James R. Stick (p)||Engineering student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Referred to exclusively as Moyle|
|BLAKE, Levi||Fogo, Fogo District||2590||19||John Blake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|NOSEWORTHY, William||Clarenville, Trinity District||2383||19||Mrs. Albert Noseworthy (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HOWLETT, Pierre||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||3352||18||Richard Howlett (p)||Farming||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|GROUCHY, Horatio William||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||2025||31||Jesse Grouchy (p)||Railroad man||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|NOFTALL, William Robert||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||1357||19||Reuben Noftall (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MCLEAN, Duncan James||Torridon, Rosshire, Scotland, United Kingdom||2892||26||Mrs. Duncan McLean (o)||Tailor||1916||Presbyterian||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MULROONEY, George||St. John's||2261||20||Mary Mulrooney (p)||Wheelwright||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW date: 1917.|
|DWYER, Martin||Beach Hill, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2499||18||Thomas Dwyer (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Sunday, December 30, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|WHITE, Edward||Peters River, Placentia-St. Marys District||2325||21||Edward White (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|MOORE, Lorenzo||Change Islands, Fogo District||0-129 - 2233||26||Mrs. Arthur Ginn (p)||Grocer||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BOLAND, Michael Joseph||St. John's||1148||21||Mrs. N.P. Boland (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|WHALEN, James Michael||82 New Gower Street, St. John's||2754||18||Mrs. James Sears (o)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MUGFORD, Kenneth||Beaver Cove, Twillingate District||2909||18||Mrs. John Mugford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|FORD, Elias||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||2709||22||William Ford (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Sunday, September 2, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|PARSONS, Robert Henry||Newtown, Bonavista District||2721||25||Henry Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist - Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy in Religion.|
|ATTWOOD, George||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1525||20||Helen Attwood (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, September 25, 1917||POW Date: 1917 See service #1482 for further information relating to the circumstances of this soldier's death.|
|RICHARDS, Finlay McNeil Campbell||25 Balsom Street, St. John's||8||19||Abram Richards (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|LANE, Gideon Harland||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1482||19||Thomas Lane (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Contains document relating the circumstances of the deaths of service #2616, Pte. C. Snow; #815, Pte. A. Cummings; and #1525, Pte. George Attwood while POWs|
|MEADUS, Cecil James||St. John's||1015||21||Susanna Meadus (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HOOPER, Samuel||Rock Harbour, Burin District||2322||20||Stephen Hooper (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BROWN, Robert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2197||19||Thomas Brown (p)||Electrician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|LOVEYS, Aubrey Wilson||St. John's||827||19||John Thomas Loveys (p)||Grocery clerk||1914||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|FOLLETT, Albert||Grand Bank, Burin District||2920||19||William Follett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, April 14, 1917||POW Date: 1917 Possibly a POW as late as 1918, possibly killed in 1917.|
|KING, Herbert H.||50 1/2 Monkstown Road, St. John's||1981||20||Mary King (p)||Printer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BANNISTER, Israel||Port Rexton, Trinity District||2812||20||John Bannister (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|