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|
|BALDWIN, Walter||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3325||21||Edward Baldwin (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Georges Francis Joseph||26 Plank Road, St. John's||2966||18||Hugh Kennedy (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Peter||Bristols Hope, Carbonear District||5008||19||Thomas Butler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOW, Joseph||Griquet, St. Barbe District||1870||21||Stephen Snow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|POLLARD, Pleymon||Botwood, Twillingate District||1667||18||Arthur Pollard (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HACKETT, Ignatius||Wards Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||4718||22||Michael Hackett (p)||Teacher||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OLIVER, John||Grand Lake, St. George District||2023||18||Mary Jane Oliver (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JEDDORE, Peter J.||Conne River, Fortune District||3537||19||Noel Jeddore (p)||Trapper||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Jeddose, P. and Geddore R.|
|YOUNG, Richard||Le Marches Point, St. George District||5989||22||Thomas Young (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOWLOW, Hazel||Trinity East, Trinity District||3731||18||Richard Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEDDLE, John||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||6163||20||James Peddle (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CANTWELL, William||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4555||20||William Cantwell (p)||Druggist||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOW, William||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||8481||45||Ellen Snow (s)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DROVER, Thomas||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5132||20||Joseph Drover (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Samuel||Blaketown, Trinity District||4309||21||Frederick Smith (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRONG, Herbert||Clarenville, Trinity District||1662||19||Ebenezer Strong (p)||Machinist||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GOUGH, Joseph||Elliston, Trinity District||8123||18||William Gough (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Edward John||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||545||26||Annie Brown (p)||Miner||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Identified on documents in file and by CWGC as Edward John Brown; Signature is Edmund John.|
|GOUGH, Frank George||14 Clifford Street, St. John's||132||19||Frank R. Gough (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|EDWARDS, John Charles||Pennywell Road, St. John's||450||20||Joseph Edwards (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, July 21, 1916|
|SQUIRES, Arthur Perry||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||5537||20||George W. Squires (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROPSON, Frank||Duggans Cove, St. Barbe District||4115||19||John Ropson (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CASHIN, John Simon||St. George, St. George District||233||24||Catherine Bennet (o)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, James W.||Cape John, Gull Island, Twillingate District||5903||21||George Rideout (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Andrew||Dildo, Trinity District||1393||21||Julia Smith (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEIKLEJOHN, J. R.||No information||0-219||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Transferred from Border Regiment|
|KNIGHT, Elmo||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2153 - 8184||18||John Knight (p)||Paper makers helper / Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment in 1916; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|NOSEWORTHY, Herman||160 Casey Street, St. John' s||354||19||John Noseworthy (p)||Office Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BENOIT, Ozgesta||Port au Port, St. George District||4868||20||Mrs. Fred King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEWIS, William Gardner||St. John's||1213||22||Richard Gardner Lewis (p)||Railroad man||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHARP, Charles||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2417||20||George Sharp (p)||Railroad work||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Sharpe.|
|OSBORNE, James W.||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District / 31 Pleasant Street, St. John's||2471||35||Joseph Osborne (p)||Machinist||1916||Methodist - Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age 35-47 - Discrepancy in religion Notes: Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment; rejected on application to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|APPLIN, Timothy||Shoal Cove, St. Barbe district||5957||22||Joseph Applin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANCOCK, Thomas||Botwood, Twillingate District||2378||20||Thomas Hancock (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|LONG, William John||71 Longs Hill, St. John's||0-140 - 48||23||William J. Long (p)||Accountant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|MCDONALD, Patrick||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||1490||33||Richard McDonald (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, Frederick||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||3319||21||Alfred John King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURKE, Garrett||St. John's||1023||20||Hester Burke (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WHITE, Hedley||New Bay, Twillingate District||3681||22||William White (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|IVANY, Walter Donald||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1008||21||Silas Ivany (p)||Machinist||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|COOMBS, Harry||Bell Island, St. John's East District||393||21||Mary Howe (o)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|RYAN, Thomas Patrick||New Aberdeen, Nova Scotia, Canada||3171||18||Bridget Ryan (p)||Plumber and tinsmith||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RENDELL, Ernest John||New Harbour, Trinity District||1906||18||William Rendell (o)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Previously transcribed as Randell.|
|MANUEL, Marmaduke||Salt Pond, Twillingate District||1346||19||Mariah Manuel (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, James A.||3006||No||No||File missing, attestation not completed. Information from service ledger.|
|TREMBLETT, John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3782||18||Samuel Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Tremlett|
|PIERCEY, Charlie||Fortune, Burin District||855||19||Samuel George Piercey||Seaman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|EDGAR, Charles Legallais||36 Freshwater Road, St. John's||0-203 - 199||24||Joseph H. Edgar (p)||1914||Yes||No||Monday, February 26, 1917||Photograph of gravesite included.|
|STEWART, Henry||Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom||618||27||Alice Stewart (s)||Tinsmith||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|SCANLON, David||35 Barters Hill, St. John's||2088||18||Daniel Scanlon (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|