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|
|MEANEY, Levi||Avondale, Harbour Main District||6186||22||Edward Meaney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested as Levi Meaney; some documents say Leonard Meaney|
|GOOSNEY, James||Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5646||22||James Goosney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, George Herbert||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3326||18||George Noseworthy (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|COLLINS, Leo||Catalina, Trinity District||4637||18||Eli Collins (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEST, Henry Charles||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2135||46||Martha Best (s)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for short service|
|HOWLETT, John||Petty Harbour, St. John's West Districts||4222||18||Bridget Howlett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation forms are completed as Jack Howlett.|
|SHEARS, John Frederick||2 Allan Square, St. John's||4515||18||John Shears (p)||Draper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEAD, Thomas W.||Little Catalina, Trinity District||4350||18||George Stead (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLUNEY, Leo||24 Stephen Street, St. John's||8378||19||James Cluney||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HENNESSEY, James||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2061||18||William Hennessey (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, Ephraim||Catalina, Trinity District||1572||21||Naomi King (p)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|BURGESS, Robert||106 Casey Street, St. John's||4666||22||Albert Burgess (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Gordon||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||4109||24||James White (p)||Carpenter||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 15, 1918|
|COOL, Ronald||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||5887||19||Samson Cool (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DRAY, Patrick Mary||Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District||1159||19||James Dray (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARTER, John||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||1360||John Carter (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Age of Enlistment: 1915 ?|
|RENDELL, Claude||180 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4258||22||Alfred Rendell (p)||Customs clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JONES, Leslie||Exploits, Twillingate District||5280||19||Henry Jones (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HICKEY, Richard||27 Central Street, St. John's||3211||18||James Hickey (p)||Cooper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TRASK, Norman||Elliston, Trinity District||4000||18||Thomas Trask (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BRETT, James||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5963||22||Lot Brett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEED, Solomon||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2941 - 8157||18||Albert Steed (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.|
|DICKS, George||Belleoram, Fortune District||1402||18||Martha Dicks (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SEARLE, Richard||Goulds, St. John's West District||3986||18||May Ruby (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, John||Botwood, Twillingate District||8448||50||Theresa Buckley (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MURRAY, Henry||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4903||23||John Murray (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OBRIEN, James||St. John's||1160||22||Mary O'Brien (p)||Coachman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 2, 1915|
|NORRIS, William||Battery Road, St. John's||2860 , 2861 & 8046||18||Sarah Norris (m)||Tailor-Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service number 8046 for attestation papers; Norris originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. #2861 on attestation form; # 2860 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2860.|
|PEDDLE, Archibald||55 Cabot Street, St. John's||8037||23||Isabella Peddle (s)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCCARTHY, John Francis||Goulds, Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West District||1401||24||Helen McCarthy (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOLMAN, Arthur||Fortune Bay, Fortune District||3937||19||Jeremiah Holman (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|IVANY, Bertram||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||4129||19||Reuben Ivany (p)||Fireman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SIMMONS, Robert||Botwood, Twillingate District||3380||19||William Simmons (p)||Wharfinger||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GROVES, Daniel||Goose Bay, Rigolet, Labrador||1724||24||Frederick Groves (p)||Trapper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MARSHALL, Augustus||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4727||22||Augustus G. Marshall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CUTLER, Frederick||Fair Island, Bonavista District||3844||18||Daniel Cutler (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LUFF, Oliver||Exploits, Twillingate District||8236||19||William John Luff (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ANTLE, Peter||Turks Cove, Trinity district||5604||21||Philip Antle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also contains four documents relating to Service # 663 John Antle.|
|READ, Alexander A.||La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2008||19||Mary Read (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 14, 1916||Contains documents relating to service #2009, Charles A. Read - Photograph of gravesite included.|
|DEVOE, Vincent||Grand River, Codroy, St. George District||5858||19||Marcellian Devoe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FRY, Edgar||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3595||25||Thomas Fry (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WATTS, Rupert King||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||276||21||Jennie Watts (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 27, 1915|
|CROSS, Darius||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||4934||18||William Cross (p)||Trader||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOOK, Thomas||Grand Bank, Burin District||6042||20||James Snook (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAITHWAITE, Ernest Livingstone||Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA||1313||21||Elizabeth Braithwaite (p)||Printer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITTEN, Frederick||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||5275||22||Thomas Whitten (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRANKLIN, William||London, England, United Kingdom||2141||35||Mrs. Franklin (s)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|ROSE, Nicholas John||Carmanville, Fogo District||4201||28||Stanley George Rose (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|OAKE, James||Cutwell Arm, Twillingate District||5507||23||Joseph Oake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BALL, Douglas||Little Burnt Bay, Twillingate District||8440||19||Noah Ball (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|