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|
|GOODLAND, Oliver||Elliston, Trinity District||1834||20||John Goodland (p)||Barkerman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FRENCH, William||67 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2581||21||William French (p)||Cooper||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MURPHY, Michael James||22 Williams Street, St. John's||0-238 - 70||34||Catherine Murphy (p)||Druggist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WATKINS, Arthur||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||4989||19||Samuel Watkins (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PELLEY, Sydney W.||233 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2713||19||Sidney Pelley (p)||Grocer||1916||No||No|
|FOX, John Edward Joseph||St. John's||0-81 - 142||23||Lady Morris (p)||1914||No||No|
|ARNS, Rudolph||Signal Hill Road, St. John's||4442||18||Rachael Arns (p)||Baker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, Llewellyn||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5118||24||Caleb White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYES, Patrick||10 Bond Street, St. John's||2376||18||Mrs. Patrick Hayes (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HISCOCK, William James||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||1929||31||George Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOONE, Zenas Walter||Burnt Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||1898||21||Frederick Boone(p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ANTHONY, Joseph||31 Wellington St., Newton-on-Ayr, Scotland||8009||24||Jennett Anthony (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HIGGINS, John||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5438||21||Reuben Higgins (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1398X|
|HACKETT, David Manual||St. John's||1097||22||Mrs. David Hackett (s)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHURCHILL, Herbert||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||3682||19||Reuben Churchill (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|NOFTALL, Isaiah||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||8048||18||John C. Noftall (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COYSH, William George||St. John's||2038||20||Capt. George Coysh (o)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Coish|
|LANE, John||Braggs Island, Bonavista District||3827||18||Joseph Lane (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, Charles||32 McKay Street, St. John's||3820||18||Isaac Mercer (p)||Blacksmith||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CANDOW, William||St. John's||1510||25||David Candow (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FARRELL, Eugene S.||North Bay, La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District||8098||23||Thomas Farrell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, Willoughby||Crabbes, St Georges District||3762||26||Mrs. John Pike (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLS, Elias J.||Horwood, Fogo District||8451||23||Nellie Wells (s)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ADAMS, James||St. John's||1332||25||Mr. and Mrs. Adams (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOUSE, Jacob||Bellburns, St. Barbe District||3563||19||Joseph House (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LOYTE, Harvey||Twillingate, Twillingate District||6181||21||William Loyte (p)||Coasting||1918||Methodist||No||No||forms completed as Loyte, signature may be Layte|
|CRITCH, William||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4926||21||William Critch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BURSEY, Reuben||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5998||20||Matilda Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|EDGECOMBE, George||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||5333||21||Walter Edgecombe (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||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|
|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|
|PUDDISTER, Cecil||11 Gilbert Street, St. John's||4499||21||Mark Puddester (p)||Electrician||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Puddester.|
|MURPHY, Francis||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2585||19||Mrs. F. Wall (o)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, William||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||4139||22||James Bennett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MANUEL, William||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||4290||22||John Manuel (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIKE, Arthur||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4855||29||Sarah Pike (p)||Draper||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SEYMOUR, Frederick||Cornwall, England, United Kingdom||0-135 - 797||24||Fernandrew Seymour (p)||Draper||1914||No||No||John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file, #0-135|
|TUCKER, William||161 Casey Street, St. John's||4686||21||Nellie Tucker (s)||Truckman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEWIS, Fred James||St. John's||1640||18||William James Lewis (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service # 3217, Charles V. Lewis|
|EARLE, Clifford||17||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger|
|ROWSELL, Arthur||Sunday Cove Island, Wellmans Cove, Twillingate District||2491||26||Samuel Rowsell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|VAIL, Michael||St. John's||155||21||John Vail (p)||Policeman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NICHOLLE, Edward Henry||Grand Bank, Burin District||664||22||Philip Nicholle (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No||Wednesday, October 10, 1917||Variations in name: Nichol, Nicol, Nicolle|
|BUCKLEY, Leo||52 Bannister Street, St. John's||4790||22||Richard Buckley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GEAR, Walter Francis||Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada||0-246||Henry Gear (p)||Dental surgeon||1918||Methodist||No||No||Enlisted with Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force and transferred to Royal Newfoundland Regiment from Canadian Army Dental Corps.|
|GOODYEAR, Lewis||Springdale, Twillingate District||3576||19||Mrs. Stephen Stephenson (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PELLEY, Edmund||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||8131||49||Lucy Pelley (o)||Lumberman and carpenter||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RODGER, William||84 Barnes Road, St. John's||4311||32||Alexander Rodger (p)||Merchant||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|STONE, Thomas||Monroe, Trinity District||5601||23||John Stone (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|