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|
|CURNEW, James John||36 Adelaide Street, St. John's||3009||18||Susannah Curnew (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARTLETT, Percy||Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4834||18||Mrs. George Bartlett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHAPLIN, John Fielding||Circular Road, St. John's||584||19||Mark Chaplin (p)||Student||1914||Yes||No||Friday, January 1, 1915|
|WHALEN, Arthur S.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||3382||20||Lucy Sheran (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1879X|
|MOORE, Alexander||Codroy Valley, St. George District||2997||22||Josephine Moore (p)||Sailor||1916||No||No|
|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.|
|DAY, John||Old Shop, Trinity District||2157||20||Elmer Day (p)||Iron worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLIS, Neil||Highlands, St. George District||2385||17||Alexander Gillis (p)||Mill hand||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COSTELLO, Daniel||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||860||21||Daniel Costello (p)||Shoe maker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FLIGHT, John||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||4509||19||James Flight (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HERRIDGE, William||Hoop Cove, Fortune District||6310||21||Manuel Herridge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNY, Cecil B.||Botwood, Twillingate District||2382||19||George Penney (p)||Machinist||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SNELGROVE, Frank||Battery Road, St. John's||405||20||Thomas Snelgrove (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SPENCER, John||Shearstown, Harbour Grace District||3884||29||Susanna Badcock (p)||Clergyman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|QUINTON, Albert Edward||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3525||18||Alfred Quinton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 27, 1917|
|MORRIS, Selby Allan||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||2790||19||Eleanor Morris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Ernest||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4763||20||Richard Taylor (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MAHER, John||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||5584||21||Thomas Maher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLAKE, Samuel||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2244||18||George Blake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PAYNE, Bernard||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1874||18||John Payne(p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAKER, William||Southside, St. John's||4125||19||John Baker (p)||Cab driver||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Augustus||115 New Gower Street, St. John's||6081||15||Frank Kennedy (p)||Barber||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, William||Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District||8279||18||John Noseworthy (p)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PLOUGHMAN, Hezekiah||Port Rexton, Trinity District||4929||21||William Ploughman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OLEARY, Francis M.||41 York Street, St. John's||4475||24||Francis O'Leary (p)||Salesman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HACKETT, Fred||Harvey Street East, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4691||24||Mabel Hackett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MADDIGAN, Richard Joseph||St. John's||826||19||Richard Maddigan (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|YOUNG, John Bertram||St. John's||816||20||Robert Young (p)||Grocer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, February 25, 1917|
|WEST, Joseph||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||3879||20||Levi West (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PEDDELL, John Joseph||34 Pleasant Street, St. John's||705||20||William Peddell (p)||Steward||1914||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Peddle|
|SKINNER, George H.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8446||31||Annie (Bugden) Skinner (s)||Cook||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CANNING, Charles||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3466||22||Alfred Canning (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|GOOBIE, Clarence||Elliotts Cove, Trinity District||2575||22||John Goobie (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|GEORGE, William||Bell Island, St.John's East District||720||20||Alfred George (p)||Engine Driver||1914||No||No|
|COOPER, Stewart||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5341||19||John Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LEE, Lawrence||Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||5874||20||Joseph Lee (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOONE, Nathan||South River, Port de Grave District||992||25||Daniel Boone (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, Benjamin||5 Patrick Street, St. John's||5295||22||Peter Murphy (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Josiah Robert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District Age of||0-166 - 573||30||Josiah Goodyear (p)||Lumberman||1914||Methodist||No||No||Originally attested with the 1st Newfoundland Regiment; transferred his commission to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.|
|HAWKINS, William Max||St. John's||1238||23||Olive Long Hawkins (s)||Plumber||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RUMBOLDT, Lemure||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4104||18||Jabez Rumboldt (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EDWARDS, Allan||St. John's||831||22||James Edwards (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THOMPSON, Arthur||Gander Bay, Fogo District||1208||23||Charles Thompson (o)||Trapper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, George||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3617||19||James Rideout (p)||Miner||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|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|
|MARKS, James||Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District||6298||19||Bertha Marks (o)||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|
|GOOSNEY, James||Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5646||22||James Goosney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|COLLINS, Leo||Catalina, Trinity District||4637||18||Eli Collins (p)||Teacher||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|