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|
|WALSH, Richard Joseph||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||942||19||Amelia Walsh||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GROUCHY, Philip||No information||3323||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Discharged, under age.|
|CHAMBERS, Absalom||Brig Bay, St. Barbe District||6068||23||William Chambers (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CUMMINS, Frederick||St. John's||1349||19||Laura Cummins (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BATH, Thomas||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||5661||23||Titus Blake (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GOSSE, Solomon||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1411||21||Emma Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|MOLLOY, Thomas||166 New Gower Street, St. John's||4032||18||Thomas Molloy (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LITTLE, Eli||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5452||22||Thomas Little (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HAMMOND, Charles||48 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||594||28||Mrs. Hammond (s)||Storekeeper||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|REID, Edmund||Dildo, Trinity District||2187||21||Mrs. Herbert Pretty (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HULL, Ephram||Springdale, Twillingate District||8191||27||Bertha Hull (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Ephraim Hall.|
|SPARKS, Martin||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5497||21||Martin Sparkes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Sparkes.|
|QUINLAN, Michael||Rossiter's Lane, St. John's||3304||31||Annie Hearn (p)||Longshoreman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Identified on gravestone (Mount Carmel Cemetery) as Michael Looney Quinlan.|
|FINN, James||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||4672||25||Mary Finn (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORTUNE, Edward||Jeffreys, St. George District||2535||18||Mrs. Jeremiah Fortune (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|PARDY, James||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||2763||Charles Pardy (p)||1916||No||No||See also # 6152; enlisted in 1916 and recorded as deserter; re-enlisted 1918; Information from service ledger and service file # 6152|
|PITTMAN, John||Little Bay East, Fortune District||5336||21||Isaac Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OKEEFE, William||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4315||18||Thomas O'Keefe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOUCETTE, Hubert||Port au Port, St. George District||4873||18||Euzeb Doucette (p)||Mining||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LANG, Henry Charles||Springdale, Twillingate District||4030||19||William Lang (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BLAKE, Ambrose Ernest||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||3138||19||James Jacobs (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YOUNG, George||Bank Head Bay, St. George District||4880||21||Rachael Young (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Gordon||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4389||19||Thomas Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURTON, Robert||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2702||19||Mrs. William Burton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Kenneth||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||8310||18||John C. Sheppard (p)||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DALLEY, Elijah||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5974||21||John Dalley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|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.|
|DUCEY, Thomas||Keels, Bonavista District||5169||24||Lawrence Ducey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LYNCH, Archibald||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5805||22||George Lynch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, James||38 Henry Street, St. John's||4632||19||Matthew Kelly (p)||Bookkeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRIDE, Norman||Botwood, Twillingate District||3629||18||Sofia (George) Stride (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Thomas||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||8509||21||Fanny Brenton (o)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTT, Edward||St. John's||851||23||Mrs. John Butt (p)||Teamster||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Nathaniel||Hodges Cove, Trinity District||5100||18||Albert Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LITTLE, Joseph||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||5885||20||Joseph Little (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, Michael||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3468||20||Michael Ryan||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ELGAR, Charles||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||5633||22||John Elgar (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CASHIN, Peter John||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||0-160 - 1387||25||Gertrude Cashin (p)||1915||No||No||I|
|BLACKALL, Herbert William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's||0-86 - 448||20||W.W.Blackall (p)||School teacher||1914||No||No||Blackall resigned his commission 10 January 1916 and joined the 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He died in action at Ypres 30 October 1917.|
|MEADEN, Edward A.||Cow Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada||4624||20||Simon Meaden (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ASPELL, James||32 Hoylestown, St. John's||3291||39||Mary Aspell (s)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THORNHILL, Earl||Little Bay East, Fortune District||5200||20||Ambrose Thornhill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Ernest Ivan||St. John's||1098||23||Sarah Noseworthy (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|COLLINS, Jabez||Newtown, Bonavista District||6130||23||William Collins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWE, Henry||Trinity, Trinity District||3641||19||Edward George Rowe (p)||Steward||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHAW, Bernard||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||2785||27||Mary Shaw (o)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STARKS, Eli||Kings Point, Twillingate District||5654||19||Annie Starks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Harry||11 Larkin Square, St. John's||4882||21||George Johnson (p)||Seaman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRATTON, Cecil||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||2717||19||Mr. Abram Stratton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PEACH, Peter||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3666||19||Richard Peach (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|