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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.

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Name Community Service Number Age of Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoWsort ascending Date of Death Commendations Notes
DALTON, Frederick Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 1338 22 Mrs. Agnes Dalton (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
JACOBS, Harold G. Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 2253 18 David Jacobs (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Monday, April 9, 1917 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
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
OXFORD, Walter Botwoodville, Twillingate District 2073 21 Elijah Oxford (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Thursday, December 27, 1917 POW Date: 1917
SNOW, Francis Joseph St. John's 1381 Box maker 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
BROWN, John William Kings Cove, Bonavista District 1676 21 George Brown (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
MUTFORD, Hiram G. Twillingate, Twillingate District 2464 21 Mrs. Joseph Mutford (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Saturday, November 16, 1918 POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information; Also includes document for # 2450 Edward Janes
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.
THISTLE, Walter Leslie 50 Longs Hill, St. John's 215 20 David Thistle (p) Stone cutter 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1918
BAIRD, Alexander [Sandy] Boyd Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 0-114 - 1803 25 James Charles Baird (p) Bank clerk 1915 Presbyterian No Yes POW Date: 1917 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel
OBRIEN, Andrew Joseph Topsail, Harbour Main District 1375 19 Mary O'Brien (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917.
KING, Samuel Victoria Bay, Fogo District 2690 24 Alfred King (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) 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.
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
BLAKE, Levi Fogo, Fogo District 2590 19 John Blake (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
BOONE, Lewis B. Seldom Come By, Fogo District 2019 17 Samuel Boone (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
DAWE, Frank Gilbert Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 915 22 John Dawe (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
CAHILL, John Joseph St. John's 966 32 Edward Croke (o) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Wednesday, July 5, 1916 PDF POW Date: 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.
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
NOSEWORTHY, William Clarenville, Trinity District 2383 19 Mrs. Albert Noseworthy (p) Labourer 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
MASTERS, William L. Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2797 24 James Masters (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917.
WOODS, John S. 68 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 2146 20 S. Woods (p) Student 1916 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.
HEATH, Thomas Botwood, Twillingate District 1666 20 Mary Heath (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
JESSEAU, Arthur Francis Bay of Islands, St. George District 249 19 Arthur Jesseau (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes PDF POW Date: 1917.
DELANEY, Bernard Gull Island, Bay de Verde District 2775 20 Mark Delaney (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
JONES, Heber St. Phillips, St. John's West District 2783 22 Jordan Jones (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) 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
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
SQUIRES, Jack [John] 11 Lime Street, St. John's 367 19 Richard Squires (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
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
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
RODGERS, Thomas St. John's 2632 18 Stephen Rodgers (p) Butcher 1916 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Tuesday, April 17, 1917 POW Date: 1917. Photograph of grave-site included
BAKER, Norman Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 2714 22 Mrs. James Baker (p) Engineer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917;
HALFYARD, Stanley 77 Kings Road, St. John's 2544 18 John Halfyard (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
MOORE, John Francis 176 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2778 20 Joseph Moore (p) Train fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
CALLAHAN, William J. 90 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 2730 21 R. Callahan (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
CLOUSTON, Andrew Mearns Patrick Street, St. John's 0-155 - 622 19 Annie Clouston (p) 1914 No Yes PDF POW Date: 1917 Attestation papers not included.
HANDCOCK, Lewis Salvage, Bonavista District 3546 18 William Handcock (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Wednesday, July 10, 1918 POW Date: 1918 Variant spelling of name - Hancock
SNOW, Charles Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2616 21 Austin and Sophie Snow (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes POW Date: 1917 See service #1482, Gideon Harland Lane, and #1731, Manuel Pittman, for further information relating to the circumstances of this soldier's death.
FIANDER, Nathan Codroy, St. George District 2103 21 James Fiander (p) Fisherman 1916 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
MOSS, Henry Ethelbert Sailors Island, Salvage, Bonavista District 2029 21 Robert Moss (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917.
DAY, Thomas Gander Bay, Fogo District 4216 24 Elizabeth Harbin (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
BRADBURY, Edgar James 158 Gower Street, St. John's 2781 35 Rose Bradbury (o) Clerk 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
CURTIS, Victor Charles Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2939 21 Christopher Curtis (p) School teacher 1916 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
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