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|
|COLE, James||Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||5884||23||Alfred Cole (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THORNE, Walter Thomas||New Harbour, Trinity District||1629||21||Robert Thorne (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|NICHOLAS, Arthur||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||5640||20||Caroline Nicholas (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOPER, John||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||4142||19||William Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Herbert||St. John's||1018||19||Margaret Taylor (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|POPE, Walter||Pools Island, Bonavista District||5259||22||Frederick Pope (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BILLARD, Albert||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4293||19||Samuel R. Billard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name - signature is Billard, forms completed as Billiard|
|NOFTALL, Michael||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||5635||24||Michael Noftall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Henry||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3008||21||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.|
|COLLINS, Matthew||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||710||19||James W. Collins (p)||Paper maker||1914||No||No|
|TURNER, John||Conducting officer||n/a||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment HQ from British Columbia Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger|
|CRANE, Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||736||22||Mary Anne Smith (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #2765, Archibald Crane|
|MORRIS, William||Trouty, Trinity District||2316||18||George Morris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WEBB, Leonard||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||2675||20||John Webb (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918|
|JANES, Arthur||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||6276||20||Stephen Janes (p)||Steward||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BURKE, William||Conne River, Fortune District||6323||20||Matthew Burke (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, James||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||2341||22||Walter Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 21, 1917|
|COADY, Andrew||St. John's||775 - 8096||19||Richard Coady (o)||Labourer||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917|
|WEBBER, Arthur||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||45678||24||George C. Webber (p)||Seaman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|JANES, Charles||Bull Arm, Valleyfield, Bonavista District||3983||18||Mrs. James Granter (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|BURKE, William||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||5366||22||Thomas Burke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, James J.||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||918||19||Bridget Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COADY, Daniel||Outer Cove, C. [Conception?] Bay [district unknown]||4628||22||Catherine Coady (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARKE, George||Springdale, Twillingate District||2541||19||George W. Clarke (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|BOURGOIS, Isaac||Black Head, Port au Port, St. George District||5948||19||William Bourgois (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois.|
|STEAD, Benjamin||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||3337||18||John Stead (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Also contains the will of Kenneth Langdon, service #3387.|
|DUNPHY, Patrick||25 Burkes Square, St. John's||4447||18||Martin Dunphy (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|NURSE, John||12 Longs Hill, St. John's||4678||20||Nora Nurse (p)||Grocer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMALL, Cheslie Frederick||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||5284||23||Robert Small (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Chesley.|
|BEARNS, George||Grand Bank, Burin District||4636||23||Jacob Bearns (o)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, Leo||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||4587||18||Thomas Murphy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MACKEY, Joseph||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||6086||22||Patrick Mackey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OKE, Thomas||Long Island, Twillingate District||6287||20||Joseph Oke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TIZZARD, John||Lower Battery Road, St. John's||3007||19||Simeon Tizzard (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Herbert||Horse Islands, St. Barbe District||4924||20||John Rideout (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MORRIS, Frank||Trinity, Trinity District||2974||20||Charles Morris (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|DILLON, Stephen||448 Southside Road, St. John's||4165||18||Jane Dillon (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|BROWN, William Ernest||Port au Bras, Burin District||4355||18||Jesse Brown (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAVE, Joseph||Change Islands, Fogo District||2944||22||Elias Cave (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917|
|POPE, John||66 Livingstone Street, St. John's||8068||30||Bridget Pope (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STROUD, John||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2644||24||Mrs. John Stroud (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, December 1, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|GROKE, Caleb||St. Chads, Bonavista District||5135||24||George Croke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Croke.|
|SAMMS, Reuben||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3979||37||Phoebe Samms (s)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Robert||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5067||24||Patience Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JONES, Benjamin||Templeman, Bonavista District||5964||24||William Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BARNES, Lester||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4560||19||Thomas Edward Barnes (p)||Mechanic||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COLLIER, Patrick||St. Albans, Fortune District||6232||21||William Collier (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also #6229, Lawrence Collier.|
|GOSSE, Samuel||Torbay, St. John's East District||1907||23||Peter Gosse (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOAH, John Melin||93 New Gower Street, St. John's||3296||20||Melvin Noah (p)||Shopkeeper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STICKLAND, Ephraim||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3886||22||William Stickland (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Strickland.|