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|
|PAYNE, Bernard||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1874||18||John Payne(p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PLOUGHMAN, Hezekiah||Port Rexton, Trinity District||4929||21||William Ploughman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENGER, Rance||Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4230||18||John Benger (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, May 20, 1921|
|OBRIEN, Leo P.||27 Adelaide Street, St. John's||8261||18||Mary O'Brien (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TETFORD, Allan||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3549||21||John Tetford (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RANDELL, Hezekiah||Port Rexton, Trinity District||5357||22||Adam Randell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FISHER, Ernest||69 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||3516||18||Robert Fisher (p)||Butcher||1917||Yes||No||Thursday, November 29, 1917|
|YOUNG, John Bertram||St. John's||816||20||Robert Young (p)||Grocer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, February 25, 1917|
|SMITH, Howard||Dildo, Trinity District||1665||18||Thomas Smith (of John) (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, June 3, 1916|
|JANES, Walter Harold||269 Southside Road, St. John's||56||23||J.W. Janes (p)||Accountant||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|COBB, Theodore||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||5142||20||William J. Cobb (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GOOBIE, Clarence||Elliotts Cove, Trinity District||2575||22||John Goobie (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|KEAN, Thomas Joseph||91 Monkstown Road, St. John's||2869||20||John Kean (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|COOPER, Stewart||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5341||19||John Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BOONE, Nathan||South River, Port de Grave District||992||25||Daniel Boone (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Leonard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2682||19||Naomi Martin (p)||Shoe maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MURPHY, Benjamin||5 Patrick Street, St. John's||5295||22||Peter Murphy (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANDCOCK, Howard||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8073||18||John Handcock (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|JACOBS, Walter||Westport, White Bay, St. Barbe District||3848||23||Luke Jacobs (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|NEWBURY, William||St. John's||1896||19||Frederick Newbury||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No||Attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.|
|RUMBOLDT, Lemure||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4104||18||Jabez Rumboldt (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MACDONALD, Thomas||31 Carnell Street, St. John's||2211||18||Stephen John MacDonald (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREEN, Patrick||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||1055||24||Mary Green (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARTLETT, Thomas J||8 Rossiters Hill, St. John's||4493||20||Mrs. T.J. Bartlett (s)||Moulder||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SLATTERY, John L.||94 Freshwater Road, St. John's||2594||19||Mrs. W.A. Slattery (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||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|
|NOSEWORTHY, George Herbert||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3326||18||George Noseworthy (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|THROWBRIDGE, George Thomas||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys||6199||26||Samuel Throwbridge (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spellings of name - Throwbridge, Trowbridge, Strowbridge, Strawbridge; attested as Throwbridge.|
|GARLAND, John Thomas||Saddle Island, Fortune District||6053||22||Eli Garland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Michael J.||No information||8306||20||Michael Walsh (p)||1917||No||No||Information from service ledger. Demobilized in St. John's.|
|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.|
|WALSH, George||51 Lime Street, St. John's||4446||18||Lawrence Walsh (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STEAD, Thomas W.||Little Catalina, Trinity District||4350||18||George Stead (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HENNESSEY, James||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2061||18||William Hennessey (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAFFEY, Arthur J.||Jeffreys, St. George District||3014||18||Edward Chaffey (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|BURGESS, Robert||106 Casey Street, St. John's||4666||22||Albert Burgess (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Jabez William||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||2718||24||Matthew King (p)||Lumberman||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, August 9, 1916|
|DAWE, Samuel||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4533||20||Samuel Dawe (p)||Brakeman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, George||Goulds, St. John's West District||8432||20||William Rideout (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MUGFORD, Kenneth||Beaver Cove, Twillingate District||2909||18||Mrs. John Mugford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|GILLINGHAM, Henry||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3008||21||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.|
|READ, John H.||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2016||17||Mrs. H.J. (Lillian) Read (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.|
|BALDWIN, Uriah||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1846||18||Edward Baldwin||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|JOLLIFF, Eldon||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5286||21||Joseph Jolliff (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RENDELL, Claude||180 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4258||22||Alfred Rendell (p)||Customs clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HICKEY, Richard||27 Central Street, St. John's||3211||18||James Hickey (p)||Cooper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRETT, James||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5963||22||Lot Brett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TUCKER, Bertram George||Triton, Twillingate District||5552||21||Jesse Tucker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TARRANT, William||Botwood, Twillingate District||3816||18||George Tarrant (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|