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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 PoWsort ascending 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 PDF 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