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 Communitysort ascending Service Number Age of Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
TAYLOR, William Bernard St. John's 711 20 John Taylor (p) Labourer 1914 No No
GOUGH, Ralph St. John's 781 21 Fred R. Gough (p) Blacksmith 1914 No No
JANES, Stephen Francis St. John's 1501 19 Mrs. John Janes (p) Labourer 1915 No No
OKEEFE, Cyril St. John's 1099 19 Mary O'Keefe (p) Window cleaner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MARSHALL, Albert St. John's n/a 18 Student 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
GROUCHY, Thomas Joseph St. John's 1771 18 Elias Grouchy (p) Jeweller 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, April 17, 1918
GORDON, Gilbert Thomas St. John's 64 37 Mrs. McNab (o) 1914 No No Granted commission to Gordon Highlanders, Nov. 1914. File missing. Information from ledger.
RIDEOUT, Michael St. John's 1756 20 Mrs. Morris Griffin (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LEWIS, Charles Victor St. John's 3217 1916 Yes No Wednesday, September 24, 1919 Attestation papers not included. Enrolled with Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve 19 Aug. 1915. Enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment 9 Nov. 1916, transferred to NRNR 13 Nov. 1916. See also Regt. #1640 for additional information.
CANDOW, William St. John's 1510 25 David Candow (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
SHEA, Edmund Francis St. John's 874 22 John Patrick Shea Accountant 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HUSSEY, Edward St. John's 2856 [William?] Hussey (p) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included, Home Defense only.
CLEARY, Leo St. John's 1536 21 Ellen Cleary (p) Railway brakeman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LANNIGAN, James Joseph St. John's 1124 19 Minnie Lannigan (p) Engineer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Death certificate and some other correspondence in French
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Henry (Harry) Boyce St. John's 2170 18 Edward Holloway (p): Should read: Edward Vere-Holloway Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling: entered repeatedly in records as Vere-Halloway
NOSEWORTHY, Heber St. John's 1167 19 Hannah Noseworthy (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist No No
DOYLE, Edward P. [Patrick] St. John's 2177 21 Martin J. Doyle (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BISHOP, Frederick St. John's 1019 19 Robert Bishop (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No
ALLAN, Michael Joseph St. John's 1618 21 Patrick Allan (p) Tinsmith 1915 Roman Catholic No No
RICHARDSON, Patrick St. John's 1234 20 Jane Richardson (p) Book assistant 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SNELGROVE, John Charles St. John's 895 23 Samuel Snelgrove (p) Sheet metal worker 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BURKE, Albert J. St. Jacques, Fortune District 5344 24 Catherine Burke (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURKE, Anthony St. Jacques, Fortune District 5392 22 Thomas Burke (p) Steel worker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FARRELL, Samuel St. Jacques, Fortune District 1761 23 Mrs. Farrell (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SKINNER, Edgar St. Jacques, Fortune District 2929 18 John Skinner (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
MCDONALD, Ralph St. George, St. George District 1431 19 William Sheppard (p) Furrier 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BLANCHARD, Lewis St. George, St. George District 4999 22 Helen Blanchard (p) Carpenter 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SULLIVAN, John Martin St. George, St. George District 1433 19 Mary Hickey Sullivan (p) Motor man 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CONNELLY, Michael St. George, St. George District 4130 18 Thomas Connolly (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Note: Previously transcribed as Connolly
BENNETT, Michael W. St. George, St. George District 4367 19 Peter H. Bennett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MORRIS, Ernest Ledrew St. George, St. George District 4352 21 William Morris (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Found unfit for service.
BUTLER, Ignatius Joseph St. George, St. George District 1442 19 Mary C. Butler (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BUTT, Joseph St. George, St. George District 4740 23 Samuel Butt (p) Sawmiller 1918 Methodist No No
DELANEY, William Albert St. George, St. George District 581 21 Joseph Delaney (p) Lumberman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
TULK, Ralph Wellon St. George, St. George District 234 20 Benjamin Tulk (p) Fox rancher 1914 Methodist No No
TULK, Stanley Gordon St. George, St. George District 268 18 Benjamin Tulk (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist No No
CUTLER, Howard Frank St. George, St. George District 899 19 Edward Cutler (p) Mail clerk 1915 Methodist No No
PRASUYON, Wallace St. George, St. George District 8076 21 John Prasuyon (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ENGLAND, Hugh S. St. George, St. George District 3858 22 George England (p) Mill man 1917 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918
CASHIN, John Simon St. George, St. George District 233 24 Catherine Bennet (o) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
VINCENT, Arthur J. St. George, St. George District 6210 20 William Vincent (p) Telegraph operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENOIT, Austin St. George, St. George District 1327 20 Lizzie Benoit (p) Brakeman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CASHIN, Edward St. George, St. George District 4995 20 Francis Cashin (p) Electrician 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TIPPLE, Austin Gerald St. George, St. George District 583 20 Edward Tipple (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Austen; transcribed on Descriptive Report on Enlistment: Arthur
DUHART, Joseph St. George, St. George District 8366 18 Mary Duhart (o) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BUTT, Samuel H. St. George, St. George District 3033 34 Susan Butt (p) Engineer 1916 Methodist No No
BENNETT, Charles St. George, St. George District 4143 20 James Bennett (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 3, 1918 Variant spelling of name - Bennet
COLUMBUS [COLUMBE], Frank St. George, St. George District 2296 20 Francis Columbus [Columbe] (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 Variant spelling of name: Colomb, Coulombe. Enlisted Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve # 1477X.
MUISE, Moses St. George, St. George District 1429 19 Moses Muise (p) Blacksmith 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
WHITE, Alfred St. George, St. George Distric 1657 26 Tassin [Tassian] White (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No