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|
|TEMPLEMAN, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5883||23||Selina Templeman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||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.|
|NORRIS, Daniel||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||5285||23||Henry Thomas Norris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|QUINTON, Cecil.||Charleston, Bonavista District||6166||18||Charles Quinton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, Augustus||Mussel Point, St. Marys District||6211||22||Katie Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JESSO, Edward||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1808||21||Joseph Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife, Joanne Jesso, of Winchester.|
|KENNEDY, James||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||4859||18||Mary Bennett (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ASPELL, James||32 Hoylestown, St. John's||3291||39||Mary Aspell (s)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Edward||14 Plank Road, St. John's||8107||45||Helena O'Brien (p)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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.|
|MOORE, Herbert||117 Freshwater Road, St. John's||4404||19||Joseph Moore (p)||Draper||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JACOB, Esau||Curling, St. George District||3758||27||Sadie Eude (p)||Baker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, John||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5467||25||Robert Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|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.|
|LUSH, Stanley||Burlington, Twillingate District||5557||23||William Lush (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOBBS, Hezikiah||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||6200||22||William Hobbs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEWHOOK, Leander||3129||No||No||Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|WALSH, Albert||Battery Road, St. John's||N/A||16||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|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.|
|ADEY, Wilfred||Adeytown, Trinity District||1615||19||Mr. Adey (p)||Fishing and lumbering||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GOUGH, Newman||Elliston, Trinity District||1918||19||James Gough (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BRADBURY, Edward Charles||165 Pleasant Street, St. John's||103||22||Henry Bradbury (p)||Engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYDON, John||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||5390||20||John Haydon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POND, Levi||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||1569||20||Mary Eliza Pond (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|RICKETTS, Thomas||Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe District||3102||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15 Originals removed for conservation by the National Archives, photocopies of originals have been microfiilmed.|
|DAWE, John||Long Pond, Topsail, Harbour Main District||4784||20||John Dawe (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALLETT, Frederick||St. John's||844||25||Mary Hallett (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|PEDDLE, William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||4862||23||Edward Peddle (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STARKS, David Edward||Round Harbour, Twillingate District||0-213 - 3047||24||Mrs. Eli Collins (p)||Paper maker||1916||No||No|
|TAYLOR, James Arthur||St. John's||821||22||George Hedley Taylor (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No||See also service #717|
|STRATTEN, Henry||Greenspond, Bonavista District||5462||24||John Stratten (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Stratton.|
|DYKE, Walter||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||5139||21||Richard Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COADY, Andrew||29 Job Street, St. John's||8096 - 775||23||Mary Coady (o)||Cook||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|FILLIER, Henry||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||4380||19||Thomas Fillier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Filliar.|
|KING, George||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||5495||23||Mary Stone (o)||Sailor||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|EATON, William John||52 Longs Hill, St. John's||137||James J. Hodder (o)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILLER, Ananias||Portugal Cove, St. John's East||3863||18||John Miller (p)||Fireman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Annanias|
|COOMBS, Richard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3455||19||William Coombs (p)||Shoeworker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Coombes.|
|ELSON, Albert John||Spotted Islands, Labrador||2818||19||Albert Elson (p)||Carpenter||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HICKEY, Patrick||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||3826||18||Patrick Hickey (p)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHORT, Erastus||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||1809||20||Ezriel Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Attestation completed as Erastus; Documents completed as Restus, Orestes.|
|JONES, Lloyd||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4302||18||Maggie Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, William||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||6196||21||Marcella Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPRATT, John||340 Duckworth Street, St. John's||3739||18||Bartholomew Spratt (p)||Operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|