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|
|HODGE, Thomas||Fogo, Fogo District||2265||24||John W. Hodge (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|IVANY, Alfred James||St. John's||1310||19||Mrs. Ivany (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Bernard||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||2870||22||Edward MacDonald (p)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 21, 1917|
|CHATMAN, William||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||2212||21||William Chatman (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CURTIS, Frederick||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||2774||23||Thomas Curtis (p)||Seaman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EATON, William John||52 Longs Hill, St. John's||137||James J. Hodder (o)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEVILLE, James Joseph||39 Young Street, St. John's||3003||24||Michael Neville (p)||Railroading||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORE, Henry||Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom||2138||49||Mrs. Morre (s)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for short service|
|CONNOLLY, Nicholas||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4369||18||Jane Connelly (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEMPSTER, James||St. John's||755||19||James Earnest Dempster (p)||Paper maker||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|SHORTALL, Stanley J.||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4540||29||Mrs. Catherine Shortall (p)||Outside salesman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FRY, Albert||Long Beach, Bonavista Bay||5351||20||Richard Fry (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MANSFIELD, James J.||119 New Gower Street, St. John's||3041||32||May Mansfield (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1269X|
|MCGRATH, James||55 Casey Street, St. John's||104||19||John McGrath (p)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNELGROVE, Overton||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3683||18||Peter Snelgrove (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNY, George||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||3759||28||James Penny (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITEHORN, Abner||New Bay, Twillingate District||5614||21||Emily Whitehorn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||File also includes documents for # 5951 Peter Bright; #2016 John H. Read; #5567 Lewis Jensen; #3451 Gordon Crewe; and #5799 John Clark. See also #5616 Archibald Whitehorn, brother of Abner.|
|MAYO, James J.||Creston, Placentia District||6037||22||Samuel Mayo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MORRIS, William||Trouty, Trinity District||2316||18||George Morris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|IVANY, William Garland||Gambo, Bonavista District||1476||19||George Ivany (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LEDREW, John F.||Change Islands, Fogo District||2988||29||John G. LeDrew (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917|
|CRANE, Nathaniel||142 Water Street, St. John's||363||18||Nathaniel and Mary Esther Crane (p)||Watchmaker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||I|
|KENNEDY, James||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||4859||18||Mary Bennett (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILLEY, Albert||Exploits, Twillingate District||3746||18||Richard Milley (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BARBOUR, Lester D.||Newtown, Bonavista District||3709||22||Mary J. Barbour (p)||Grocer||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, March 10, 1918|
|OBRIEN, Edward||14 Plank Road, St. John's||8107||45||Helena O'Brien (p)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POMEROY, George||Catalina, Trinity District||3703||20||William Pomeroy (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|ANTLE, John Aquilla||St. John's||663||20||Mrs. William Antle (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No||See #5604 Peter Antle for four documents relating to John Antle.|
|FANNING, William Robert||St. John's||1120||24||James Fanning||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THOMAS, Arthur Stanley||St. John's||1776||21||Henry Thomas (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CORBETT, Francis||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||5832||19||Joseph Corbett (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOHNSTON, Elim||Trouty, Trinity District||4518||23||Stephen Johnston (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NICHOLS, Campbell Whittycombe||Seamans Institute, St. John's - Deer Lake, St. George District||810||19||John Nichols (p)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, July 16, 1916||Discrepancy in name: documents state Whittycombe; signature is Whycombe.|
|NEILL, George William||Frenchmans Cove, Burgeo- LaPoile District||5674||24||Peter Neill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PEDDLE, Thomas||Old Shop, Trinity District||5405||19||John Peddle (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUAREY, Arthur||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3841||40||R.T. Squarey (p)||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies July 1917.|
|DARBY, Cyril Roy||Ships Cove, Burin District||3150||23||Stephen A. Darby (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HICKEY, Patrick||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4645||36||Mary Hickey (nee Clancey) (s)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUNN, Bernard||South River, Port de Grave District||5642||24||George Dunn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEEFE, James||Marystown, Burin District||5860||18||Martin Keefe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRONG, Saul||Fortune, Burin District||3564||18||John Strong (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HUSSEY, John||St. John's||1646||23||John Hussey (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WRIXON, William||Epworth, Burin District||4607||18||Joseph Wrixon (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HUMPHRIES, William||Catalina, Trinity District||588||20||Edward Humphries (p)||Bartender||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Sidney Howard||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||2801||18||William Abbott (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|JAMES, Roland||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||5518||20||John James (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||includes 4p. relating to Robert Claude Jeans, Naval Reserve # 5551.|
|COSTELLO, William Patrick||St. John's||1142||28||Mrs. William P. Costello (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HARNETT, William||Campbellton, Twillingate District||3922||23||Jane Harnett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918|
|MELVILLE, Charles Andrews||54 Burlington Road, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom||0-272 - 759||25||David Melville (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|GORDON, G.S.||No information||n/a||1916||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|