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|
|LAWRENCE, Stephen||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1686||21||Robert Lawrence (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Samuel||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4824||26||Mrs. Alex. Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SMALL, George||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||1516||19||Laura Small (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTT, Samuel H.||St. George, St. George District||3033||34||Susan Butt (p)||Engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|TORRAVILLE, Alfred Leslie||Southside, Fogo, Fogo District||2908||18||William Torraville (p)||Coal trimmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRENTON, John Samuel||Bulls Cove, Burin District||2932||18||Henry Brenton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EBSARY, William A.||Southside Road, St. John's||3189||29||Editha Ebsary (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WINTER, Edward Rozier||Rennies Mill Road, St. John 's||675||19||Thomas Winter (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|TAYLOR, Parmenas||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||2526||30||Jacob Taylor (p)||Shopkeeper||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|FOLEY, Martin||St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District||3514||27||Catherine (Michael) Foley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Michael Edward||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||1763||19||James Sullivan (of Edward) (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEMESSURIER, Ralph||113 Gower Street, St. John's||2416||18||E.M. LeMessurier (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)\||No||No|
|NORMORE, Samuel||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2735||19||Hannibal Normore (p)||Miner||1916||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.|
|FARRELL, Eugene||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3855||19||Elizabeth Farrell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|REGULAR, Stewart||Wild Cove, St. Barbe District||4525||20||William Regular (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HODGE, Thomas||Fogo, Fogo District||2265||24||John W. Hodge (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, Patrick Joseph.||18 Burke Square, St. John's||286||25||Norah Waddleton (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Initially reported as a POW but had been left by the Germans due to his injuries. He remained in a shell hole for 10 days prior to being recovered by a British unit.|
|MCDONALD, Bernard||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||2870||22||Edward MacDonald (p)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 21, 1917|
|BASTOW, Frederick Donald||9 Cook Street, St. John's||700||20||Augustus Bastow (p)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|CHATMAN, William||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||2212||21||William Chatman (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CURTIS, Frederick||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||2774||23||Thomas Curtis (p)||Seaman||1916||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|
|MOORE, Henry||Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom||2138||49||Mrs. Morre (s)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for short service|
|DEA, Albert||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||6108||20||Michael Dea (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNOLLY, Nicholas||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4369||18||Jane Connelly (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MANNING, Robert||80 Forest Road, St. John's||4693||18||Michael Manning (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FRY, Albert||Long Beach, Bonavista Bay||5351||20||Richard Fry (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCGRATH, James||55 Casey Street, St. John's||104||19||John McGrath (p)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNELGROVE, Overton||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3683||18||Peter Snelgrove (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNY, George||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||3759||28||James Penny (p)||Fisherman||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.|
|GIBBONS, Harold||Lumsden, Fogo District||5969||18||Kenneth Gibbons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MAYO, James J.||Creston, Placentia District||6037||22||Samuel Mayo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MORRIS, William||Trouty, Trinity District||2316||18||George Morris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ATKINS, John R.||Port au Choix, St. Barbe District||8192||18||Annie Atkins (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRANE, Nathaniel||142 Water Street, St. John's||363||18||Nathaniel and Mary Esther Crane (p)||Watchmaker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||I|
|BALL, Matthias||Exploits, Twillingate District||2814||20||John Ball (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, March 31, 1919||POW Date: 1917|
|KENNEDY, James||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||4859||18||Mary Bennett (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILLEY, Albert||Exploits, Twillingate District||3746||18||Richard Milley (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Edward||14 Plank Road, St. John's||8107||45||Helena O'Brien (p)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POMEROY, George||Catalina, Trinity District||3703||20||William Pomeroy (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|FAHEY, Andrew||Kilbride, St. John's West District||4529||18||Constable Andrew Fahey (p)||Power house gas operator||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JEFFERS, Silas||Freshwater, Bay de Verde District||292||22||Francis Jeffers (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||I.|
|CORBETT, Francis||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||5832||19||Joseph Corbett (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NICHOLS, Campbell Whittycombe||Seamans Institute, St. John's - Deer Lake, St. George District||810||19||John Nichols (p)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, July 16, 1916||Discrepancy in name: documents state Whittycombe; signature is Whycombe.|
|NEILL, George William||Frenchmans Cove, Burgeo- LaPoile District||5674||24||Peter Neill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PEDDLE, Thomas||Old Shop, Trinity District||5405||19||John Peddle (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARAVAN, Nathaniel||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3795||21||James Caravan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||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.|