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|
|FAHEY, Andrew||Kilbride, St. John's West District||4529||18||Constable Andrew Fahey (p)||Power house gas operator||1918||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.|
|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.|
|DUBOURDIEU, John F.||Port au Port, St. George District||2563||20||Augustin Du Bordieu (p)||Customs tidewaiter||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - DuBondieu, DuBordieu.|
|HICKEY, Patrick||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4645||36||Mary Hickey (nee Clancey) (s)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FLAGG, Jonathan||Nain, Labrador||5952||21||Leopold Flagg (o)||Fisherman||1918||Moravian||No||No|
|STRONG, Saul||Fortune, Burin District||3564||18||John Strong (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|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.|
|HUSSEY, John||St. John's||1646||23||John Hussey (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOUGH, Newman||Elliston, Trinity District||1918||19||James Gough (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|EDWARDS, Samuel||Catalina, Trinity District||2192||19||Mrs. J Stevens (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WRIXON, William||Epworth, Burin District||4607||18||Joseph Wrixon (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HUMPHRIES, William||Catalina, Trinity District||588||20||Edward Humphries (p)||Bartender||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Adam||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||8122||26||William Andrews (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COSTELLO, William Patrick||St. John's||1142||28||Mrs. William P. Costello (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ASH, Archibald||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||575||23||George Edward Ash (p)||Electric engineer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, February 23, 1917|
|HARNETT, William||Campbellton, Twillingate District||3922||23||Jane Harnett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918|
|MELVILLE, Charles Andrews||54 Burlington Road, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom||0-272 - 759||25||David Melville (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|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.|
|NOSEWORTHY, Roland||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||4497||18||Nathaniel Noseworthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BENSON, Frederick Chesley||Salvage, Bonavista District||1049||21||James Brown (o)||Fisherman||1915||No||No|
|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|
|SHAVE, Raymond Purchase||Burin, Burin District||5588||18||Thomas Shave (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOUNSELL, Albert||Pound Cove, Bonavista District||5479||20||Charles Hounsell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SKEANS, William||Boat House Lane, St. John's||1176||28||Edward Skeans (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LOVELESS, George||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||5473||18||Lizzie Loveless (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Ralph||St. George, St. George District||1431||19||William Sheppard (p)||Furrier||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, George||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||5495||23||Mary Stone (o)||Sailor||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BURKE, Leonard Patrick||126 Military Road, St. John's||2759||22||Patrick J. Burke (p)||Druggist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, Hollie||Cottrells Cove, Twillingate District||3847||20||William White (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|CARTER, Charles Fred||Belleoram, Fortune District||1403||19||Susan Carter (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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.|
|ROWSELL, Jack [H. John R.]||Canterbury, England, United Kingdom - Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-221 - 619||19||Lydia C. Rowsell (p)||Theology student||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 8, 1916|
|SIMMS, Harold||Fogo, Fogo District||3911||26||Thomas Simms (p)||Teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RENDELL, Frederick George A.||73 Military Road, St. John's||0-32||Mrs. F.J.W. Rendell (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|JONES, Lloyd||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4302||18||Maggie Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BROWN, Bertram Field||St. John's||1781||18||Alfred Brown (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, William||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||6196||21||Marcella Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRIDGER, Willis||Southwest Arm, Twillingate District||5542||23||Richard Bridger (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DIAMOND, Samuel H.||Change Islands, Fogo District||4282||21||Esau Diamond (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SPRATT, John||340 Duckworth Street, St. John's||3739||18||Bartholomew Spratt (p)||Operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SCOTT, Ford G.||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4097||18||Dinah Scott (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ST. JOHN, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District - Llantivel, Vardra, Ponty Prodd, Wales, United Kingdom||673||25||Elizabeth St. John (p)||Electrical engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HIBBS, James||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||6288||19||John Hibbs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|