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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 PoW Date of Death Commendationssort descending Notes
MELEE, William Southside, St. John's 1173 25 Sarah Melee (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
THORNHILL, Max W. Fortune, Burin District 1926 19 John Andrews (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist 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).
BENOIT, Walter Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 2683 21 John Benoit (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
LIDSTONE, Ernest Laurenceton, Twillingate District 3151 21 Mand Lidstone (p) Railway car repairer 1916 Methodist No No
SHAVE, Edwin Lazelle Fogo, Fogo District 1699 19 Constable William H. Shave (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HOWELL, Charles A. Greens Harbour, Trinity District 3284 23 Charles Howell (p) Miner 1916 No No
WARFORD, James St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1871 28 Jane Colbournes (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
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
BADCOCK, Arthur Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2314 18 Richard Badcock (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
MASTERS, Reginald Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1366 28 Emma Masters (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
BURKE, John Little Bay, Twillingate District 3172 18 Patrick Burke (p) School teacher 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Herbert Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 3675 21 Rita White (s) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
GELLATELY, William Thomas 52 Patrick Street, St. John's 100 22 Alexander Gellately (p) House painter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
COOMBS, Morgan Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 6065 24 Ida Coombs (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MUGFORD, John W. Codroy, St. George District 2102 25 Annie Mugford (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, George Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 1066 27 Nora Simms (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, December 30, 1915
RENDELL, Fred Twillingate, Twillingate District 1851 18 Bessie Elliot (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
SMALL, Percy Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4033 18 Jabez Small (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
NOFTALL, Michael Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 5635 24 Michael Noftall (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TREMBLETT, Thomas Salmonier, Placentia, St. Marys District 6159 21 Margaret Tremblett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PIERCEY, George Fortune, Burin District 3906 18 Martha Piercey (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
DIAMOND, Garland Change Islands, Fogo District 5419 20 George Diamond (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SPOONER, John 30 Monroe Street, St. John's 0-99 - 498 22 Thomas Spooner (p) Engineer 1914 Methodist No No
SCEVIOUR, Cyril Exploits, Twillingate District 1198 25 Cecelia Sceviour Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
GROUCHY, Horatio William Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 2025 31 Jesse Grouchy (p) Railroad man 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
OQUINN, Peter J. South Branch, St. George District 5672 21 Peter O'Quinn (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ANDERSON, Richard John British Harbour, Trinity District 2628 19 William Anderson (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THORNE, George Brownsdale, Trinity District 5291 21 John Thorne (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BROWN, Robert Gambo, Bonavista District 5720 23 John Brown (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHEELER, Ernest 79 Long Hill, St.John's 5075 26 James Wheeler (p) Teamster 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HALADAY, Thomas Britannia Cove, Trinity District 2610 21 John Haladay (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Halliday
HEAD, Darius Ladle Cove, Fogo District 6293 24 Aaron Head (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WALSH, William Francis 6 Fleming Street, St. John's 2980 18 John Walsh (p) Banker 1916 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
EARLE, William Thomas St. John's 819 19 Samuel Earle Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
MARTIN, Bert Ordnance Street/Gower Street, St. John's 4459 23 Frank Martin (p) Accountant 1918 Congregationalist 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
MALONEY, Michael Sweet Bay, Bonavista District 8071 20 John Maloney (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MOORE, William Joseph Thomas St. John's 840 19 Edward Frank Moore (o) Plumber 1914 Methodist No No
DELANEY, William Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5545 22 Thomas Delany (p) Paper maker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GREEN, Chesley Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5228 21 Simon Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SHORT, Thomas Bonavista, Bonavista District 5886 19 Louisa Short (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MANSFIELD, Edward St. John's 749 30 James Mansfield (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FRY, Hezekiah Charleston, Bonavista District 4959 26 John Fry (p) Labourer 1918 Salvation Army 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
IVANY, Jack 39 Freshwater Road, St. John's 8309 18 William Ivany (p) Teamster 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Ivaney.
PENNY, William Edward English Harbour, Trinity District 1156 21 Annie Penney (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 18, 1917
OAKE, Frederick Change Islands, Fogo District 4228 18 John Oake (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No