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|
|KELLY, John Charles||Irelands Eye, Trinity District||8239||18||John Kelly (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, Christopher||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4864||18||George Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, May 31, 1918|
|STEIN, Conrad Lewis||2930||2930||18||Cecil Stein (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRICKARD, William||32 Plank Road, St. John's||8220||18||Thomas Crickard (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARTER, Chesley William||Pass Island, Fortune District||4080||18||William Carter (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLACKMORE, Victor||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3663||18||Stephen Blackmore (p)||Electrician||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LUNNEN, Lloyd||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3633||18||Andrew Lunnen (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CROCKER, George A||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4430||18||Samuel Crocker (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEDREW, Bertram||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1837||18||Isaac LeDrew (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HICKS, John Benjamin||Catalina, Trinity District||1163||18||Dottie Hicks (o)||Telegraph operator||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ANDERSON, William Arthur||Hearts Content, Trinity District||0-289 - 3889||18||Dr. Arthur Anderson (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LIDSTONE, Archibald||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3872||18||William Lidstone (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|THORNHILL, Max W.||Fortune, Burin District||1926||19||John Andrews (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PEACH, Albert||Foxtrap, Harbour Main District||5838||19||John Peach (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Stephen March||2 Spencer Street, St. John's||3370||19||John Reid (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BARRETT, Leonard Josiah||30 Springdale Steet, St. John's||372||19||Maude Barrett (p)||Jeweller||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LANGMEAD, John||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5775||19||Henry Langmead (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORE, Donald Lancie.||96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||646-8057||19||Frederick Moore (p)||Manager, supply stores||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CRANE, John W||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4460||19||Josiah Crane (p)||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENNY, Rupert||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||4151||19||Patrick Kenny (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Kenney.|
|OBRIEN, William||Aquaforte, Ferryland District||8344||19||Mary Kehoe (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CALDWELL, Edward Charles||Brigus, Port de Grave District||636||19||Rev. Edward K.H. Caldwell (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes correspondence concerning # 270 William W. Bartlett and William J. Freake.|
|YOUNG, Norman||Flat Bay, St. George District||6329||19||Thomas Young (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PEDDLE, Elijah||New Perlican, Trinity District||5489||19||Henry Peddle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LANE, Gideon Harland||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1482||19||Thomas Lane (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Contains document relating the circumstances of the deaths of service #2616, Pte. C. Snow; #815, Pte. A. Cummings; and #1525, Pte. George Attwood while POWs|
|MEEHAN, Bernard||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1760||19||Liza (Meehan) Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Previously noted as POW; missing 19 Oct. 1916; presumed dead 9 May 1917|
|NOSEWORTHY, Henry Charles||St. John's||981||19||Harriet Noseworthy (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|STEED, Samuel||Little Catalina, Trinity District||4217||19||Thomas Steed (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, John||Blockhouse, Placentia-St. Marys District||2224||19||Mrs. James King (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 16, 1918||King died in a military hospital one month after his discharge. His service charts do not reflect that he was a casualty of the war.|
|MICHELIN, Joseph||Hamilton Inlet, Grand River, Labrador||637||19||Joseph Michelin (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917 Contains document regarding William J. Freake, Royal Naval Reserve 8906X [actual 2210X]|
|CROUCHER, Nathaniel||Long Island, Twillingate District||1495||19||Elias Croucher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|IVANY, Herbert||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||3976||19||Benjamin Ivany (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLUNDON, Allen||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||5994||19||James Blunden (p)||Farmer||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - documents completed as Blunden.|
|JOHNSON, James||45 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8311||19||Andrew Johnson (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLERIDGE, Peter||Trinity, Trinity District||5852||19||Deborah Coleridge (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HULL, Ernest||Springdale, Twillingate District||3482||19||Mrs. William Hull (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|QUIRK, Daniel Joseph||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||1305||19||Matilda Quirk (p)||Railroading||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POPE, Clarence||Stones Cove, Fortune District||6319||19||George Pope (p)||Fisherman||1918||No||No||Church of England (Anglican)|
|CORNACT, Peter||Cape St. George, St. George District||4198||19||John Cornact (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name - Cormack, Cormick, Cormact; Cornact or Cornect is a common family name of the Bay St. George region. Previously transcribed as Cormack.|
|WALL, James||83 Pleasant Street, St. John's||6149||19||Patrick Wall (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PAUL, Leander||Deer Island, Bonavista District||5241||19||George Paul (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHELAN, Baxter G.||Millertown, Twillingate District||8201||19||Martha Louise Whelan (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|VEY, George Chesley||Plymouth Road, St. John's||6011||19||Alice Vey (p)||Mason||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MATTHEWS, Harold Walter||33 Parade Street, St. John's||358||19||Emily Matthews (p)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SIMMS, Robert Ronald||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||576||19||Adam Simms (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|MURPHY, John Lawrence||103 Signal Hill, St. John's||1227||19||Robert John Murphy (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BALLAM, Samuel Robert||Curling, St. George District||1440||19||Manoah Ballam (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HULAN, Gerald||Crabbes, St. George District||3764||19||Joseph Hulan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, June 7, 1917|
|WALSH, James J.||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||918||19||Bridget Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DALTON, Alphaeus||Little Catalina, Trinity District||5911||19||Albert Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|