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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 Fatality PoWsort descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
GREEN, Percy Burlington, Twillingate District 4359 20 James Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COSTELLO, Richard 143 Wickford Street, St. John's 4158 18 James Costello (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BARR, James Coram St. John's 0-288 - 3068 19 George M. Barr (p) Student 1918 Presbyterian No No Barr was a cadet with Royal Flying Corps (1917-1918) before enlisting with the Newfoundland Regiment.
MELEE, William Southside, St. John's 1173 25 Sarah Melee (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
NOSEWORTHY, Matthew 145 Gower Street, St. John's n/a 35 Clara Noseworthy (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as Sergeant Instructor (Special).
NASH, Patrick 22 Adelaide Street, St. John's 5019 20 Margaret Nash (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OROURKE, William Joseph St. John's 804 21 William O'Rourke (p) Tailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HANNON, Frank J. Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 2184 23 Mrs Patrick O'Gorman (p) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
WARFORD, Azariah South West Arm, Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8077 22 William R. Warford (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
LOUDOUN, John 4 Waterloo Road, New Prestwick, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2121 Mrs. Loudon (p) Musician 1916 No No
CRIMP, William 10 McDougall Street, St. John's 4508 18 Bride Crimp (p) Apprentice tailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURKE, John Little Bay, Twillingate District 3172 18 Patrick Burke (p) School teacher 1916 Roman Catholic No No
ABBOTT, Fred Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 3483 20 Walter Abbott (p) School teacher 1917 Methodist Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
KING, Robert Port Rexton, Trinity District 4736 18 William King (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BEST, George 65 Power Street, St. John's 8402 52 Eliza Best (s) Carpenter and cooper 1917 Salvation Army No No
ROSE, Joshua 14 Franklin Avenue, St. John's 8436 43 Harriett Rose (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
MATHIAS, T.G. No information 0-245 1918 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from Welsh Regiment
RENDELL, Fred Twillingate, Twillingate District 1851 18 Bessie Elliot (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
NOFTALL, Michael Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 5635 24 Michael Noftall (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DANIELS, Cyril E. North Battery Road, St. John's 2859 - 8047 19 Thomas Daniels (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No See service record # 8047 for attestation papers; Daniels originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies
PIERCEY, George Fortune, Burin District 3906 18 Martha Piercey (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
GILLESPIE, Patrick Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 2584 19 Mrs. John Gillespie (p) Lumberman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
TUCKER, Michael Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 1607 21 Mary Tucker (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HANN, Jacob Botwood, Twillingate District 90 25 John Hann (p) Lumberman 1914 No No
LEVIGNE, Frank 216 New Gower Street, St. John's 2075 26 Mildred Levigne (p) Cotton wheeler 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name - attested as Levigne; in CWGC as Lavigne. I.
SEYMOUR, Frederick Cornwall, England, United Kingdom 0-135 - 797 24 Fernandrew Seymour (p) Draper 1914 No No John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file, #0-135
HACKETT, Fred Harvey Street East, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4691 24 Mabel Hackett (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
OQUINN, Peter J. South Branch, St. George District 5672 21 Peter O'Quinn (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Robert Gambo, Bonavista District 5720 23 John Brown (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARKE, Selby Whitbourne, Trinity District 239 22 James Clarke (p) Carpenter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSS, John Valentine Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 1210 26 Ethel Peddle Ross (s) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KEEGAN, Kevin J. St. John's 0-13 - 766 20 Dr. L.E. Keegan (p) No Information 1914 Unknown No No PDF
WHIFFEN, Joseph Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 5898 23 Elias Whiffen (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GALLISHAW, Alonzo John. St. John's 1369 23 Anastasia Gallishaw (p) Journalist 1915 Roman Catholic No No
STONE, Henry Skinner 17 Dicks Square, St. John's 361 29 Hannah Stone (s) Tailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MESSERVEY, William Sandy Point, St. George District 4152 18 Martha Messervey (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
BIDDISCOMBE, Richard Torbay Road, St. John's 4623 21 John Biddiscombe (p) Truckman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, John Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5778 25 Patrick Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MOORE, William Joseph Thomas St. John's 840 19 Edward Frank Moore (o) Plumber 1914 Methodist No No
SHEPPARD, Robert 22 York Street, St. John's 473 19 Mrs. Sheppard (p) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MILLER, John 36 Mullock Street, St. John's 2841 30 Charles Miller (p) Draper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917
MARSH, Absalom Hillview, Trinity District 4785 18 Joseph Marsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Abraham
FENNESSEY, John Freshwater Road, St. John's 4787 18 Patrick Fennessey (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FRY, Hezekiah Charleston, Bonavista District 4959 26 John Fry (p) Labourer 1918 Salvation Army No No
EDWARDS, Allan St. John's 831 22 James Edwards (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DYER, Walter Logy Bay, St. John's East District 4616 21 Ellen Downton (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ONEILL, Martin Patrick 8 Lime Street, St. John's 468 30 Margaret O'Neill (s) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic No No Out of numerical order; follows # 475
PENNY, William Edward English Harbour, Trinity District 1156 21 Annie Penney (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 18, 1917
JONES, Elihu M. Exploits, Twillingate District 8082 22 Herbert H. Jones (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HOLLETT, Nicholas Small Point, Bay de Verde District 6283 20 Samuel Hollett (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No