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|
|COOPER, Willis||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||3631||28||Samuel Cooper (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HALL, Kenneth||9 Knight Street, St. John's||4464||18||Michael Hall (p)||Barber||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YOUNG, Sebastian P.||Curling, St. George District||4257||20||Paul Young (p)||Teacher||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|MALONEY, James||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||5151||24||John Maloney (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUSSEY, William||13 Larkins Square, St. John's||2350||24||Mrs. M. Bussey (p)||Teamster||1916||No||No|
|ARNAUD, John B||Bannerman House, Circular Road, St. John's||4418||23||Constance Arnaud (p)||Banker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LESHANA, David||131 Casey Street, St. John's||4420||19||Mary Ann LeShana (p) (o)||Steward||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - LeShano. Discrepancy in next of kin's relationship to LeShana.|
|VAUGHAN, Francis Joseph||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||481||31||Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p)||Tanner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, May 22, 1921|
|COFFIN, George||Haystack, Placentia-St. Marys District||5180||21||William Coffin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DURBAN, George H.||No information||0-296||1925||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included; no entry in service ledger|
|STRONG, Norman Wheatley||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||1522||19||Lydia Strong (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MAHANEY, Thomas||Fogo, Fogo District||4138||19||Frank Mahaney (p)||Steward||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Mahoney, Maloney|
|HICKS, Philip Seymore||Merrits Harbour, Twillingate District||5426||18||William Hicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, June 8, 1918||Notes: Died of pneumonia. CWGC.|
|HART, Ralph||Champneys East, Trinity District||8102||18||Mr. And Mrs. Albert Hart (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Ronald||St. John's||3491||18||Sarah Hiscock (s)||Expressman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DURDLE, Ernest||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5882||20||Philip Durdle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRONG, Ross||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||3786||18||Charles Strong (o)||Mechanic||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, April 16, 1918||Identified as Ward S.R. Strong on probate correspondence.|
|SINNOTT, Sylvester||27 Mullock Street, St. John's||2089||24||Sarah Hefforn (p)||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MURPHY, Arthur||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5035||24||Edward Murphy||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|HART, Stewart||Change Islands, Fogo District||8168||20||David Hart (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PURCELL, John||Ship Head, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4343||21||William Purcell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LITTLE, Ronald||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5831 - 6235||23||George Little (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No||He is enlisted again at the age of 24|
|BECK, Murdock W.||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||4895||20||Evangeline Beck (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CAREW, John Joseph||33 Patrick Street, St. John's||651||20||David Carew (p)||Boiler maker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|COSTELLO, William||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5753||22||John Costello (p)||Section man (railroad)||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 30, 1918|
|SHEPPARD, Richard John||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||0-88 - 282||22||Constable J. Sheppard (p)||Traveller||1914||No||No|
|MELLOR, Frederick Courtney||Cuckholds Cove, Trinity District||0-77 - 91||26||Reverend J.C. Mellor (p)||Cable operator||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Formerly resident of Kentville, NS, Canada|
|FARNELL, Wallace||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||8453||44||Helena Farnell (s)||Millwright||1917||Presbyterian||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Pierce||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5544||20||Nathaniel Noseworthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ADAMS, James||St. John's||1332||25||Mr. and Mrs. Adams (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAGATDU, Yvsey||Cape St. George, St. George District||8442||18||Yvsey Lagatdu (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Yvsey on attestation papers; common spelling is Yves.|
|HOOPER, Albert Norman||Port au Port, St. George District||248||24||Walter Hooper (o)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|WEIR, Harold||Petty Harbour, St. John's West district||8127||20||Mary A. Weir (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|LOUGHLIN, Albert||Flat Island, Burin District||5872||19||Eliza Hipditch (p) - Edward Loughlin (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SAMSON, Ethelred||Flat Island, Bonavista District||5113||19||James Samson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STREET, Abraham||27 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||4970||20||John Street (o)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SKEFFINGTON, Elijah||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||2837||19||Joseph Skeffington (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURKE, Leo Michael||St. John's||1170||19||Mrs. Charles Davis (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KING, Samuel||Victoria Bay, Fogo District||2690||24||Alfred King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|RODWAY, Wilson||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5929||19||Alfred Rodway (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWE, Nelson J.||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||8350||17||John Edward Rowe (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HATCHER, Philip||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2661||18||Henry H. Hatcher (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARR, James Coram||St. John's||0-288 - 3068||19||George M. Barr (p)||Student||1918||Presbyterian||No||No||Barr was a cadet with Royal Flying Corps (1917-1918) before enlisting with the Newfoundland Regiment.|
|GALPIN, John S.||Codroy, St. George District||2048||21||Israel Galpin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Calpin.|
|DOBBIN, Patrick||Gaskiers, Placentia-St. Marys District||4364||20||Patrick Dobbin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STICKLAND, Kenneth||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4821||22||Jane Stickland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLS, Robert G.||39 Carters Hill, St. John's||6339||20||James Wills (p)||Accountant||1918||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Mills|
|PATEY, Henry||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||5675||20||Theophilus Patey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARDY, James||Burnt Islands, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5331||23||John Hardy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Henry Martin||Winterton, Trinity District||4239||23||Rachel Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|