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 Community Service Number Age of Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatalitysort ascending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
KNIGHT, Egbert Henry Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 3953 26 Samuel Knight (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
BRENTON, John Samuel Bulls Cove, Burin District 2932 18 Henry Brenton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LAWLOR, Edward No information n/a Bugler 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
CHRISTIAN, Francis James Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2168 23 W. G. Christian (p) Electrician 1916 Methodist No No
STICK, James Robin Jr. 5 Devon Row, St. John's 0-18 - 46 26 James R. Stick (p) Commercial traveller 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF I - Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel; several pages were filmed in negative format; Formal name is James Robins Stick; commonly referred to as Robin.
BALL, Ward Botwood, Twillingate District 3386 21 Mrs. Joseph Luscombe (p) Lumberjack 1917 Methodist No No
SULLIVAN, Michael Edward Kings Cove, Bonavista District 1763 19 James Sullivan (of Edward) (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
NORMORE, Samuel Bell Island, St. John's East District 2735 19 Hannibal Normore (p) Miner 1916 Methodist No No
HODDINOTT, Ludwig Indian Islands, Fogo District 1248 25 James Hoddinott (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
KARN, Cyril J. No information 0-297 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, July 1916.
MANUEL, Frederick Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 4314 24 Job Manuel (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
SOMERTON, Edward F. Trinity, Trinity District 3526 19 Frederick Somerton (p) Banker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains a misfiled document relating to service # 3726 Levi Stockley
CURTIS, Frederick Kings Cove, Bonavista District 2774 23 Thomas Curtis (p) Seaman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORE, Henry Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom 2138 49 Mrs. Morre (s) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for short service
FARRELL, Celestine Little Bay, Twillingate District 1721 23 Hannah Farrell (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, John Joseph 318 City Terrace, St. John's 4602 19 Thomas Walsh (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHAFE, Reginald Goulds, St. John's West District 4422 18 Allan Chafe (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRY, Albert Long Beach, Bonavista Bay 5351 20 Richard Fry (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRATH, James 55 Casey Street, St. John's 104 19 John McGrath (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WOODMAN, James New Harbour, Trinity District 2171 25 Mrs. Charles Woodman (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNY, George Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 3759 28 James Penny (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
GILLIS, George Highlands, St. George District 3680 19 Alex. H. Gillis (p) Railroading 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KELLY, Richard Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4966 21 Michael Kelly (p) Shoemaker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COLE, James Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 5884 23 Alfred Cole (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MILLEY, Albert Exploits, Twillingate District 3746 18 Richard Milley (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
REES, Wallace Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2773 19 Solomon Rees (p) Machinist 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POMEROY, George Catalina, Trinity District 3703 20 William Pomeroy (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
TAYLOR, Edmund Harbour Grace South, Harbour Grace District 2621 19 Edward Taylor (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1417X.
ATKINS, Clementine Manuels, Harbour Main District 8486 27 William Atkins (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Walter John St. John's 478 30 John Smith (p) Woodsman 1914 Methodist No No
CORBETT, Francis Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 5832 19 Joseph Corbett (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARDY, Charles Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 6153 26 Charles Pardy (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WYATT, William 50 Charlton Street, St. John's 8185 47 Martha Wyatt (s) Blacksmith and millman 1917 Methodist No No
PEDDLE, Thomas Old Shop, Trinity District 5405 19 John Peddle (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ENGLAND, George 28 Spencer Street, St. John's 3561 18 David England (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MADDIGAN, Michael 1 Dammerills Lane, St. John's 47 19 Michael Maddigan (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FORSEY, Curtis Grand Bank, Burin District 3828 21 William Forsey (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
HARVEY, Leslie Boswarlos, Port au Port, St. George District 1497 24 Jemima Harvey (p) Miner 1915 Methodist No No
STRONG, Saul Fortune, Burin District 3564 18 John Strong (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
COADY, Andrew St. John's 775 - 8096 19 Richard Coady (o) Labourer 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917
HUSSEY, John St. John's 1646 23 John Hussey (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLETT, Alfred Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2445 20 Wilson Hollett (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GEORGE, Pleamon Whiteway, Trinity District 1969 26 Ananias George (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JOHNSTON - JOHNSON, William Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 4881 21 Thomas Johnston (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Signature completed as Johnston on attestation; Johnson on later documents.
WEIR, Victor Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 5481 19 Theophilus Weir (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MOORES, Archibald Baie Verte, St. Barbe District 8218 19 William J. Moores (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
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
HAWKER, Walter Clarke Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-265 - 1843 19 Manoah Hawker (p) Bank clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOSEWORTHY, Roland Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 4497 18 Nathaniel Noseworthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ROWE, Henry Trinity, Trinity District 3641 19 Edward George Rowe (p) Steward 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No