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|
|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|
|RALEY, Arthur||St. John's - 29 Campbell Road, Bedford, England, United Kingdom||0-149||Mrs. Raley (p)||1916||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included.|
|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|
|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|
|GREEN, Cecil||Trinity, Trinity District||984||19||John Green (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.|
|HUSSEY, John||St. John's||1646||23||John Hussey (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOUGH, Newman||Elliston, Trinity District||1918||19||James Gough (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||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|
|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.|
|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|
|AVERY, Oswald||St. John's||1842||20||Archibald Avery (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|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.|
|NOSEWORTHY, Roland||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||4497||18||Nathaniel Noseworthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LIDSTONE, Isaac Malcolm||Salmon Cove, Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||0-291 - 3487||19||Noah Lidstone (p)||School teacher||1917||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|
|HOUNSELL, Albert||Pound Cove, Bonavista District||5479||20||Charles Hounsell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LOVELESS, George||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||5473||18||Lizzie Loveless (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COADY, Andrew||29 Job Street, St. John's||8096 - 775||23||Mary Coady (o)||Cook||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|MCDONALD, Ralph||St. George, St. George District||1431||19||William Sheppard (p)||Furrier||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, George||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||5495||23||Mary Stone (o)||Sailor||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BURKE, Leonard Patrick||126 Military Road, St. John's||2759||22||Patrick J. Burke (p)||Druggist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOMBS, Richard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3455||19||William Coombs (p)||Shoeworker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Coombes.|
|EZEKIEL, Joseph George||Gallows Cove, Harbour Main||2272||17||Thomas Ezekiel (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FIELD, Charles William||38 Prescott Street, St. John's||115||21||Samuel Field (p)||Motor engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|RENDELL, Frederick George A.||73 Military Road, St. John's||0-32||Mrs. F.J.W. Rendell (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|JONES, Lloyd||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4302||18||Maggie Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BROWN, Bertram Field||St. John's||1781||18||Alfred Brown (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ALLEN, Richard||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||5916||24||Richard Allen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, William||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||6196||21||Marcella Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRIDGER, Willis||Southwest Arm, Twillingate District||5542||23||Richard Bridger (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SPRATT, John||340 Duckworth Street, St. John's||3739||18||Bartholomew Spratt (p)||Operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DIDHAM, Edmund||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||5187||23||John Didham (p)||Millwright||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SENIOR, Frank||Flat Island, Burin District||6000||19||Wilson Senior (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ST. JOHN, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District - Llantivel, Vardra, Ponty Prodd, Wales, United Kingdom||673||25||Elizabeth St. John (p)||Electrical engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, John A.||Port au Port, St. George District||8092||27||Nathan Campbell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HIBBS, James||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||6288||19||John Hibbs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FORWARD, Mark||Carbonear Island, Carbonear District||4750||18||Harry Forward (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Robert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2197||19||Thomas Brown (p)||Electrician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|