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 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 PoW Date of Deathsort descending Commendations Notes
MURRIN, Walter Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1412 19 William Murrin (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEGROW, Frederick 56 Spencer Street, St. John's 9 19 John Legrow (p) Apprentice 1914 Presbyterian No No
BRAGG, Robert Shamblers Cove, Bonavista District 2863 32 Daniel Bragg (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JANES, Archibald A. Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 8268 24 Helen Janes (s) Engineer 1917 Methodist No No
MORRIS, Samuel Goose Cove, Trinity District 3341 18 William Morris (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BEARNS, George Grand Bank, Burin District 4636 23 Jacob Bearns (o) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
WILKINS, Alexander Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5181 21 Isaac Wilkins (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
QUINTON, William Red Cliff Island, Bonavista District 5166 25 Christopher Quinton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIOUX, A. Ferdinand No information 0-168 35 Executive assistant 1916 No No Granted temporary commission to the Regiment to allow for transport to England to take up service with the Army Service Corps.
BISHOP, Edward C. Catalina, Trinity District 8141 34 Emma Bishop (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HILLIER, Thomas Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 6167 18 George Hillier (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
KEOUGH, Edward Nicholas St. John's 1365 30 Margaret Keough (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic No No
POOLE, Jacob Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4340 29 Florence Poole (nee Pike) (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAY, Elthun Arthur Port Rexton, Trinity District 2878 18 Joseph John Day (p) Bank clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Stanley Great Burin, Burin District 4026 18 Mrs. Ernest Snow (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WINTERS, William John Paul Island, Labrador 1852 23 Edward Winters Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CORCORAN, James Cooks Pond, Placentia-St. Marys District 6214 23 Simeon Corcoran (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NICOL, John Francis 11 Flavin Street, St. John's 336 19 Henry Nicol (p) Machinist 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Nichol.
WATKINS, Arthur Norris Arm, Twillingate District 4989 19 Samuel Watkins (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Albert Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 5372 19 Mrs. Charlotte Butler (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
FOX, John Edward Joseph St. John's 0-81 - 142 23 Lady Morris (p) 1914 No No
GOODYEAR, Arthur Colin Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 1085 21 Elizabeth Goodyear (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist No No
BARNES, Lester Bell Island, St. John's East District 4560 19 Thomas Edward Barnes (p) Mechanic 1918 Methodist No No
WHITE, Llewellyn Normans Cove, Trinity District 5118 24 Caleb White (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STUCKEY, Roland South Side, Twillingate, Twillingate district 3964 18 Helen Stuckey (p) 1917 No No File missing; Information from service ledger.
GIBBENHUCK, John Square Island , Labrador 1910 23 John Kibbenhuck (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No Attestation states Gibbenhuck; preferred spelling is Kippenhuck.
ANTHONY, Joseph 31 Wellington St., Newton-on-Ayr, Scotland 8009 24 Jennett Anthony (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
BUTT, Edward Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 3190 25 William Butt (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
CHURCHILL, Herbert Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 3682 19 Reuben Churchill (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BAGGS, George Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 3919 21 Moses Baggs (p) Teacher 1917 Methodist No No
NOFTALL, Isaiah Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 8048 18 John C. Noftall (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
COURAGE, Harrison Catalina, Trinity District 1249 21 Eliza Courage (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist Yes No Death certificate in French
LANE, John Braggs Island, Bonavista District 3827 18 Joseph Lane (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MERCER, Arthur 60 Barters Hill, St. John's n/a 14 Student 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
FARRELL, Eugene S. North Bay, La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District 8098 23 Thomas Farrell (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BRINTON, James Thornlea, Trinity District 3996 18 William Brinton (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
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
WELLS, Elias J. Horwood, Fogo District 8451 23 Nellie Wells (s) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Edward Walter St. John's 0-148 Elizabeth Vere-Holloway (s) 1915 No No I - Attestation papers not included. Temporary assignment
CRITCH, Frank Springdale, Twillingate District 4939 19 John Critch (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BURKE, William St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 5366 22 Thomas Burke (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHURCHILL, Abel Hillview, Random, Trinity District 5411 20 Thomas Churchill (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Several documents record his name as Abel Chaulk; most are overwritten and corrected to Churchill
HUNT, Michael Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 4893 24 James Hunt (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Includes a misfiled 13 page report concerning Regt. # 4832 Alex Ford and Regt. # 4833 Bertram Bartlett. Complete report in # 4832.
ANDERSON, William Stafford 5 Park Place, Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 418 21 Mr. Anderson (p) Civil engineer 1914 Presbyterian No No
SAMSON, Martin R. Seal Cove, Twillingate District 8085 29 Robert Samson (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
MATTHEWS, Ephraim Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5688 20 Henry Matthews (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STICKLAND, William LaPoile, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6071 24 William Stickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Strickland
HICKEY, Richard John St. John's 779 23 Richard John Hickey (p) Electrical engineer 1914 No No
MANUEL, William Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 4290 22 John Manuel (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRIEN, Michael St. John's 1146 19 Mary Brien (p) Truckman 1915 Roman Catholic No No