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|
|MARTIN, John R.||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8232||50||Ella M. Martin (s)||Carpenter||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BEAZLEY, William L.||Epworth, Burin District||3303||22||Samuel Beazley (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CONNORS, John||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5783||20||Michael Connors (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEATER, Herbert Stephen||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||180||19||John Heater (p)||Policeman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SULEY [SULLEY], William A. [Ambrose]||Southern Harbour, Conception Bay||1616||22||Mary Bess Suley (p)||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Family spelling is Sulley; attestation and other documents completed as Suley|
|OAKLEY, John Joseph.||55 Patrick Street, St. John's||392||23||Mr. Oakley (p)||Iron moulder||1914||Methodist||No||No||Includes a photograph of his wife Christina Smith, London, England.|
|SLADE, Solomon||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4321||20||John Slade (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JACKSON, Walter||Cavendish, Trinity District||8104||16||Mr. And Mrs. William James Jackson (p)||Millman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PURCHASE, William||Deer Harbour, Trinity District||4851||19||George Purchase (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|QUINTON, William||Princeton, Bonavista District||2738||18||Jolliffe Quinton (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|RIGGS, Leslie Rose||Grand Bank, Burin District||1106||23||John Riggs (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GARLAND, Henry||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||2792||20||Mrs. Samuel Garland (p)||School teacher||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Hezekiah||Catalina, Trinity District||5739||23||Jesse Brown (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEST, Charles||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8320||18||Stephen Best (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENT, Thomas||348 Water Street West, St. John's||4144||23||Matthew Kent (p)||Grocer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POND, Anuel||Fosters Point, Trinity Bay||3870||20||John Pond (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, Samuel||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||4134||22||Sarah Snow (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BARNES, William||Topsail, Harbour Main District||5088||21||William Barnes (p)||Boilermaker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WINTER, Oliver S.||Burin, Burin District||4473||27||John Winter (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CORBETT, John||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5556||26||James Corbett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YOUNG, William||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||4267||19||Agnes Young (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes document for # 4269 John Power|
|GILLARD, Henry||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3822||21||John Gillard (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FLEMMING, John||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||5899||19||James Flemming (p)||Fisherman||1918||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Flemming and Fleming; attestation forms completed as Flemming.|
|BUTCHER, Alexander Thomas||Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||2363||27||Reuben Butcher (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file.|
|OFLAHERTY, Patrick||Long Beach, Bay de Verde District||4894||20||William O'Flaherty (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COFIELD, Mark Francis||Allandale Road, St. John's||692||22||William Cofield (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, Frank||Long Pond, Harbour Main District||5733||25||Jane Dawe (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DWYER, George Ralph||St. John's||980||19||Harry Dwyer (o)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74|
|PAUL, Lawrence||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||3358||18||James Paul (o)||Pulp mill worker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHURCHILL, Eldred||53 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4857||20||Ambrose Churchill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Walter B.||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||2533||19||Israel Rowsell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|NOBLE, Albert John||No information||0-26||1917||No||No||Civilian appointment as honourary Lieutenant, liaison with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No attestation papers.|
|COUGHLAN, Edward Morris||63 Prescott Street, St. John's||3261||19||James Coughlan (p)||Cable operator||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ELLIS, Arthur||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5229||20||Elizabeth Ellis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MELVIN, Michael||La Manche, Ferryland District||5754||19||Thomas Melvin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Robert||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||4990||20||John Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HARRIS, Bertram Benjamin||St. John's||1047||28||Kate Harris (p)||Accountant||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Thomas||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2612||21||Stewart Noseworthy (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HORWOOD, Ewart Gladstone||17 Prescott Street, St. John's||2671||18||Ephriah James Horwood (p)||Student||1916||No||No|
|BAGGS, Robert James||Curling, St. George District||1294||24||Phoebe Baggs (p)||Accountant||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WEIR, William H.||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||8444||23||Thomas Weir (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAHILL, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2081||21||Mary Sweeney (p)||Electrician||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SAMSON, Peter||Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||267||21||John Samson (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURKE, Martin||27 Angel Place, St. John's||2838||34||Mrs. John Burke (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Ralph||Trouty, Trinity District||2114||22||James Johnson (p)||Paper makers helper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHRISTOPHER, Thomas||26 Kings Road, St. John's||121||20||Garrett Christopher (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, William||Gambo, Bonavista District||3381||18||James Ryan (p)||Farming||1917||No||No|
|RYALL, Thomas J.||Colonial Building, Military Road, St. John's||8020||45||Margaret Ryall (p)||Carpenter||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MATTERFACE, Frederick||Boat Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5494||19||Joseph Matterface (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Mutterface|
|RENDELL, George Raymond||Rattling Brook, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District||3898||23||Job Rendell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|