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 email@example.com 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|
|MCCULLOCK, George||Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2148||26||Thomas McCullock (p)||Groom||1916||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).|
|BELBIN, Charles Chesley||113 Cabot Street, St. John's||0-51 - 167||21||Jacob Belbin (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||No||No|
|OROURKE, William Joseph||St. John's||804||21||William O'Rourke (p)||Tailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GARDNER, Archibald||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||4305||18||A.E. Gardner (p)||Student||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLS, David||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5653||18||Simon Wells (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HANN, Richard||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5840||19||Joseph Hann (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|CRIMP, William||10 McDougall Street, St. John's||4508||18||Bride Crimp (p)||Apprentice tailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LYONS, Allan||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1222||20||James Lyons (p)||Machinist||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BURKE, John||Little Bay, Twillingate District||3172||18||Patrick Burke (p)||School teacher||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Hedley||Glenwood, Twillingate District||2724||21||John Rowsell (p)||Telegraph operator||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|CHAPPLE, Cecil||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||5516||19||Reuben Chapple (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|KEEL, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||490||24||Elizabeth Keel (p)||Fisherman||1914||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.|
|QUINTON, Cecil.||Charleston, Bonavista District||6166||18||Charles Quinton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NOFTALL, Michael||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||5635||24||Michael Noftall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIERCEY, George||Fortune, Burin District||3906||18||Martha Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BARRETT, Ernest||Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District||4725||18||Bertram Barrett (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|DAY, James Lewis||St. John's||1484||19||Sarah Day (p)||Presser (clothes)||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917|
|SNELGROVE, Isaac John||Catalina, Trinity District||1140||18||William Norman Snelgrove (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, November 18, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|OBRIEN, Edward||14 Plank Road, St. John's||8107||45||Helena O'Brien (p)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OQUINN, Peter J.||South Branch, St. George District||5672||21||Peter O'Quinn (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LANGDON, Thomas Edward||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||1824||31||Henry Langdon Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1915||No||No|
|BLADGOM [BLAGDON], Thomas||Fortune, Burin District||3298||19||Emily Snook (o)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918||Bladgom is possibly a misspelling of Blagdon, a common surname in Fortune Bay.|
|BROWN, Robert||Gambo, Bonavista District||5720||23||John Brown (p)||Labourer||1918||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|
|KENNEDY, Georges Francis Joseph||26 Plank Road, St. John's||2966||18||Hugh Kennedy (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEE, George James||Grand Bank, Burin District||5875||23||Henry Lee (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||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.|
|DUNPHY, John Joseph||39 Flower Hill, St. John's||1480||19||Michael Dunphy (p)||Steward||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LUSH, Stanley||Burlington, Twillingate District||5557||23||William Lush (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||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|
|MOORE, William Joseph Thomas||St. John's||840||19||Edward Frank Moore (o)||Plumber||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|KEATING, Michael||No information||2903||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|INDER, Herbert Stewart||Springdale, Twillingate District||3194||21||James Inder (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 20, 1917|
|FOWLOW, Hazel||Trinity East, Trinity District||3731||18||Richard Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYDON, John||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||5390||20||John Haydon (p)||Fisherman||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|
|SHEPPARD, Henry||Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District||5226||18||Henry Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, June 8, 1918|
|ABBOTT, Jesse||Mill Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District||3846||26||Julia Abbott (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PENNY, William Edward||English Harbour, Trinity District||1156||21||Annie Penney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 18, 1917|
|HOLLETT, Nicholas||Small Point, Bay de Verde District||6283||20||Samuel Hollett (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CANNING, Ambrose||Red Bay, Labrador||6242||20||Charles Canning (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GOUGH, Joseph||Elliston, Trinity District||8123||18||William Gough (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SKEANES, Edward||Kilbride, St. John's West District||3277||28||Thomas Skeanes (p)||Shoe maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Was transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|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|
|GEORGE, Ambrose||Britannia Cove, Trinity District||3412||19||Robert George (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, August 6, 1917|
|STARKS, David Edward||Round Harbour, Twillingate District||0-213 - 3047||24||Mrs. Eli Collins (p)||Paper maker||1916||No||No|