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|
|HISCOCK, Simeon||Winterton, Trinity District||5313||25||Jacob Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEMESSURIER, Ralph||113 Gower Street, St. John's||2416||18||E.M. LeMessurier (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)\||No||No|
|EVANS, Michael Joseph||St. John's||871||23||John Evans (p)||Printer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PEARCE, Horace||16 Moore St., St. John's||8013||34||Annie Pearce (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|REGULAR, Stewart||Wild Cove, St. Barbe District||4525||20||William Regular (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SWEETSER, T.H.||N/A||Medical officer||1917||No||No||Attached to Regiment from United States Medical Corps, France; no service number. File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HEATH, Stanley||Wards Harbour, Twillingate District||5504||21||James Heath (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOUSE, Ronald Herbert||Catalina, Trinity District||1172||22||Anna House (p)||Sailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Contains documents related to Private John Francis Power, service #1710.|
|CHATMAN, William||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||2212||21||William Chatman (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|NEVILLE, James Joseph||39 Young Street, St. John's||3003||24||Michael Neville (p)||Railroading||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNELLY, Nicholas||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4369||18||Jane Connelly (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Note: Previously transcribed as Connolly|
|HEARN, Bernard||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5657||18||John Hearn (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURSEY, Arch||Gambo, Bonavista District||2290||22||John Bursey (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Also contains 1918 attestation for Forestry Companies.|
|PROSPER, John||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4907||20||William Prosper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MANSFIELD, James J.||119 New Gower Street, St. John's||3041||32||May Mansfield (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1269X|
|SNELGROVE, Overton||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3683||18||Peter Snelgrove (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITEHORN, Abner||New Bay, Twillingate District||5614||21||Emily Whitehorn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||File also includes documents for # 5951 Peter Bright; #2016 John H. Read; #5567 Lewis Jensen; #3451 Gordon Crewe; and #5799 John Clark. See also #5616 Archibald Whitehorn, brother of Abner.|
|MAYO, James J.||Creston, Placentia District||6037||22||Samuel Mayo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Charles G..||46 Water Street East, St. John's||0-287-3066||20||Thomas J. McGrath (p)||Student||1918||No||No|
|PIERCEY, William||New Perlican, Trinity District||5692||20||Joseph Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENNEDY, James||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||4859||18||Mary Bennett (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Edward||14 Plank Road, St. John's||8107||45||Helena O'Brien (p)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LANGDON, Moses||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||3628||20||Henry Langdon (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|EARL, Herman||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6119||19||Joseph Earl (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - documents completed as Hemen or Hemon.|
|RALEY, Arthur||St. John's - 29 Campbell Road, Bedford, England, United Kingdom||0-149||Mrs. Raley (p)||1916||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included.|
|BLACKWOOD, George||Brookfield, Bonavista District||5429||22||Charles Blackwood (o)||Coast trader||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HUDSON, Alexander Marshall||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||961||21||Allan Hudson (p)||Teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|JOHNSTON, Elim||Trouty, Trinity District||4518||23||Stephen Johnston (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEILL, George William||Frenchmans Cove, Burgeo- LaPoile District||5674||24||Peter Neill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DUNN, James||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||3543||21||George Dunn (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUAREY, Arthur||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3841||40||R.T. Squarey (p)||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies July 1917.|
|BARRETT, George H.||Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District||3306||19||James Barrett (p)||Electrician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LUSH, George||Gambo, Bonavista District||4779||19||Jesse Lush (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|STRIDE, Cecil||Exploits, Twillingate District||3745||19||John Stride (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|POWER, Redmond J.||Corner Brook, Bay of Islands, St. George District||2386||18||Patrick Power (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEEFE, James||Marystown, Burin District||5860||18||Martin Keefe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREEN, Cecil||Trinity, Trinity District||984||19||John Green (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.|
|GOUGH, Newman||Elliston, Trinity District||1918||19||James Gough (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LANDER, Joseph||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||5893||20||James Lander (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, Isaac||Rattling Brook, Twillingate District||5538||23||Johnathan Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WRIXON, William||Epworth, Burin District||4607||18||Joseph Wrixon (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BIXBY, Robert||Indian Island, Burgeo-La Poile District||5594||26||Ambrose J. Bixby (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PERRY, David Henry||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1265||23||Mr. Perry (p)||Railway engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAGGS, Moses||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||4971||23||Joseph Baggs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HULL, Ernest||Springdale, Twillingate District||3482||19||Mrs. William Hull (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GORDON, G.S.||No information||n/a||1916||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|LIDSTONE, Isaac Malcolm||Salmon Cove, Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||0-291 - 3487||19||Noah Lidstone (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STARES, Alfonso||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||2571||24||Albert Stares (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HENNEBURY, Thomas||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||4498||26||William Hennebury (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, David||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||310||26||Mrs. John Tremlett (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|