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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 Fatalitysort descending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
COSTELLO, Daniel Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 860 21 Daniel Costello (p) Shoe maker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HERRIDGE, William Hoop Cove, Fortune District 6310 21 Manuel Herridge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ADEY, William Henry Adeytown, Trinity District 1614 20 Jessie Adey (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
FLYNN, Gregory Daniel Avondale, Harbour Main District 0-302 - 0-311 - 3856 21 Patrick Flynn (p) Teacher 1917 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel 25.
PENNY, Cecil B. Botwood, Twillingate District 2382 19 George Penney (p) Machinist 1916 Methodist No No
SNOOK, William Edward Fortune, Burin District 640 21 Benjamin Snook (p) Storekeeper 1914 Methodist No No I
WHITTLE, William 7 Hamilton Street, St. John's 2402 20 Peter Whittle (p) Butcher 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MORRIS, Selby Allan Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 2790 19 Eleanor Morris (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREENE, William Howe 7 Waverley Road, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom 0-210 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included ; musketry instructor.
BLAKE, Samuel Twillingate, Twillingate District 2244 18 George Blake (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
BARRETT, Victor Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 8476 20 Elisha Barrett (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PAYNE, Bernard Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1874 18 John Payne(p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENNELL, John St. John's 1512 19 Mary Kennell (p) Office clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PLOUGHMAN, Hezekiah Port Rexton, Trinity District 4929 21 William Ploughman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OBRIEN, Leo P. 27 Adelaide Street, St. John's 8261 18 Mary O'Brien (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
RANDELL, Hezekiah Port Rexton, Trinity District 5357 22 Adam Randell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LACEY, Henry Exploits, Twillingate District 5420 20 George Lacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
PEDDELL, John Joseph 34 Pleasant Street, St. John's 705 20 William Peddell (p) Steward 1914 No No PDF Variant spelling of name - Peddle
COBB, Theodore Grand Falls, Twillingate District 5142 20 William J. Cobb (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
GOOBIE, Clarence Elliotts Cove, Trinity District 2575 22 John Goobie (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic - Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion
DAVIS, Jacob Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 4141 27 Hedley Davis (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
COOPER, Stewart Bonavista, Bonavista District 5341 19 John Cooper (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BOONE, Nathan South River, Port de Grave District 992 25 Daniel Boone (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Benjamin 5 Patrick Street, St. John's 5295 22 Peter Murphy (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HANDCOCK, Howard Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8073 18 John Handcock (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
NEWBURY, William St. John's 1896 19 Frederick Newbury Draper 1915 Methodist No No Attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.
RUMBOLDT, Lemure Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4104 18 Jabez Rumboldt (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREEN, Patrick Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 1055 24 Mary Green (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CAREW, Arthur Witless Bay, Ferryland District 6002 24 Thomas Carew (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RIDEOUT, George Bell Island, St. John's East District 3617 19 James Rideout (p) Miner 1917 Methodist No No
SHEPPARD, George Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3951 26 Eldred Sheppard (p) Pattern maker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MEANEY, Levi Avondale, Harbour Main District 6186 22 Edward Meaney (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested as Levi Meaney; some documents say Leonard Meaney
LEMEE, John Maria 31 High Street, Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-68 - 1295 22 Michael LeMee (p) 1915 No No Attached to Royal Flying Corps, December 1917 - 1919.
NOSEWORTHY, George Herbert Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 3326 18 George Noseworthy (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
THROWBRIDGE, George Thomas Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys 6199 26 Samuel Throwbridge (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No Variant spellings of name - Throwbridge, Trowbridge, Strowbridge, Strawbridge; attested as Throwbridge.
WALSH, Michael J. No information 8306 20 Michael Walsh (p) 1917 No No Information from service ledger. Demobilized in St. John's.
HOWLETT, John Petty Harbour, St. John's West Districts 4222 18 Bridget Howlett (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation forms are completed as Jack Howlett.
BISHOP, Cyril Washington St. John's 970 19 Sarah Louisa Bishop (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74
STEAD, Thomas W. Little Catalina, Trinity District 4350 18 George Stead (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HENNESSEY, James Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2061 18 William Hennessey (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WARREN, Benjamin J. Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District 2529 21 Joseph Warren (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURGESS, Robert 106 Casey Street, St. John's 4666 22 Albert Burgess (p) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, George Goulds, St. John's West District 8432 20 William Rideout (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MUGFORD, Kenneth Beaver Cove, Twillingate District 2909 18 Mrs. John Mugford (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917.
READ, John H. Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2016 17 Mrs. H.J. (Lillian) Read (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.
RENDELL, Claude 180 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4258 22 Alfred Rendell (p) Customs clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HICKEY, Richard 27 Central Street, St. John's 3211 18 James Hickey (p) Cooper 1916 Roman Catholic No No
JONES, Peter Grey Islands, White Bay, St. Barbe District 4567 19 George Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRETT, James Barr'd Island, Fogo District 5963 22 Lot Brett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TUCKER, Bertram George Triton, Twillingate District 5552 21 Jesse Tucker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No