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|
|MOAKLER, John Joseph||St. John's||782||25||Mary Moakler (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EATON, William John||52 Longs Hill, St. John's||137||James J. Hodder (o)||Clerk||1914||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|
|CONNOLLY, Nicholas||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4369||18||Jane Connelly (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEMPSTER, James||St. John's||755||19||James Earnest Dempster (p)||Paper maker||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HEARN, Bernard||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5657||18||John Hearn (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHORTALL, Stanley J.||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4540||29||Mrs. Catherine Shortall (p)||Outside salesman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MANSFIELD, James J.||119 New Gower Street, St. John's||3041||32||May Mansfield (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1269X|
|PENNEY, Kenneth||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||5477||24||Mark Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Penny|
|SNELGROVE, Overton||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3683||18||Peter Snelgrove (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HOARE, Edward John||47 Power Street, St. John' s||453||24||George H.M. Bursell (o)||Bank clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 14, 1916|
|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.|
|MAYO, James J.||Creston, Placentia District||6037||22||Samuel Mayo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|IVANY, William Garland||Gambo, Bonavista District||1476||19||George Ivany (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCGRATH, Charles G..||46 Water Street East, St. John's||0-287-3066||20||Thomas J. McGrath (p)||Student||1918||No||No|
|LEDREW, John F.||Change Islands, Fogo District||2988||29||John G. LeDrew (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917|
|HILLIER, John William||Lamaline Meadows, Burin District||3294||19||Fred W. Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENNEDY, James||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||4859||18||Mary Bennett (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Corbett||New Perlican, Trinity District||729||27||Willis Pittman||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|BARBOUR, Lester D.||Newtown, Bonavista District||3709||22||Mary J. Barbour (p)||Grocer||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, March 10, 1918|
|OBRIEN, Edward||14 Plank Road, St. John's||8107||45||Helena O'Brien (p)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FANNING, William Robert||St. John's||1120||24||James Fanning||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLACKWOOD, George||Brookfield, Bonavista District||5429||22||Charles Blackwood (o)||Coast trader||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|THOMAS, Arthur Stanley||St. John's||1776||21||Henry Thomas (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCHANT, John Robert||St. John's||1125||21||Elizabeth Merchant||Commercial traveller||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|JOHNSTON, Elim||Trouty, Trinity District||4518||23||Stephen Johnston (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURTON, John A.||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3939||21||Annie Burton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918|
|NEILL, George William||Frenchmans Cove, Burgeo- LaPoile District||5674||24||Peter Neill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OUTERBRIDGE, Norman A.||St. John's||0-98||Mary Outerbridge (s)||1916||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||See file "GN 19.7, Joseph Outerbridge: correspondence concerning prisoners of war" for information relating to this soldier's status; he had died behind enemy lines and was not a POW. Attestation papers not included|
|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.|
|DARBY, Cyril Roy||Ships Cove, Burin District||3150||23||Stephen A. Darby (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|LUSH, George||Gambo, Bonavista District||4779||19||Jesse Lush (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DUNN, Bernard||South River, Port de Grave District||5642||24||George Dunn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRIDE, Cecil||Exploits, Twillingate District||3745||19||John Stride (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|KEEFE, James||Marystown, Burin District||5860||18||Martin Keefe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUSSEY, Stanley Bartlett||Pleasant Street, St. John's||2752||19||Nathan Hussey (p)||Cabman||1916||Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|PUDDISTER, Thomas||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||4388||20||Thomas Puddister (p)||School teacher||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUNN, Henry||Holletts Tickle, Bonavista District||5208||21||Joseph Dunn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 3, 1920|
|NEWHOOK, Leander||3129||No||No||Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|WAKEFIELD, Arthur William||No information||0-101||Doctor||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)|
|HICKS, Joseph||Elliston, Trinity District||6007||20||John Hicks (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GREEN, Constant||Mainland, St. George District||8475||23||Charles Green (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Stephen||12 Stewart Avenue, St. John's||4487||22||Absalom Rowsell (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Robert||Dildo, Trinity District||5051||23||Robert Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYDON, John||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||5390||20||John Haydon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JAMES, Thomas Lincoln||Mount Angels, St. John's||370||20||Mr. James||Engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MCWHIRTER, Hugh Walter||Humber Mouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||902||20||Henry McWhirter (p)||Brakeman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 22, 1915||Discrepancy in spelling of name: McWhorter|
|MARKS, Levi||Sandy Point, Burin District||2961||19||Charles Marks (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|ROBERTS, William H.||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4781||18||Sarah Roberts (p)||Mechanic||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|AVERY, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2861 & 8053||21||Eliza Avery (s)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||See service number 8053; Avery transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. # 2862 on attestation form; # 2861 in service ledger; see service # 8053 for service file|