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 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 Fatality PoW Date of Deathsort descending Commendations Notes
KENNELL, John St. John's 1512 19 Mary Kennell (p) Office clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HILLIER, Waldemar Lamaline, Burin District 6243 22 Joseph Hillier (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
POPE, Clarence Stones Cove, Fortune District 6319 19 George Pope (p) Fisherman 1918 No No Church of England (Anglican)
DOUGHORTY, J. No information 13661 No No Service number: 13661 Royal Munster Fusiliers. Doughorty was attached to the Newfoundland Contingent from 1 Mun. Fus [Munster Fusiliers]. Not in service ledger. Fatality: unknown.
RANDELL, Hezekiah Port Rexton, Trinity District 5357 22 Adam Randell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JENNINGS, Hayward Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 1515 21 Rhoda Jennings (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Keyward.
GOLDSTONE, Harris Bell Island, St. John's East District 5396 21 Israel Goldstone (p) Salesman 1918 Jewish No No
SKINNER, Benjamin Richards Harbour, Hermitage Bay, Fortune District 3502 18 John William Skinner (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
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.
BUTLER, Alfred Francis Hodges Cove, Random, Trinity District 460 23 Rev. W.A. Butler (o) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included.
DALTON, Job Little Catalina, Trinity District 4777 22 Albert Dalton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COBB, Theodore Grand Falls, Twillingate District 5142 20 William J. Cobb (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
DUFFETT, Joseph Catalina, Trinity District 3143 23 Louisa Fifield (p) Fireman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STUCKLESS, Joseph Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District 5550 20 James Stuckless (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HANDCOCK, Howard Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8073 18 John Handcock (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
PAUL, Leander Deer Island, Bonavista District 5241 19 George Paul (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEWBURY, William St. John's 1896 19 Frederick Newbury Draper 1915 Methodist No No Attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.
GREEN, Patrick Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 1055 24 Mary Green (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ANDREWS, Robert 37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 8018 25 Muriel Andrews (s) Draper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included.
COVEYDUCK, William Salmon Cove, Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 5400 21 James Coveyduck (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
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.
SWEENEY, William John Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 1072 25 Catherine Tobin (o) Barber 1915 Roman Catholic 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.
NURSE, John 12 Longs Hill, St. John's 4678 20 Nora Nurse (p) Grocer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BEST, Henry Charles Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2135 46 Martha Best (s) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for short service
WALSH, Michael J. No information 8306 20 Michael Walsh (p) 1917 No No Information from service ledger. Demobilized in St. John's.
SHEARS, John Frederick 2 Allan Square, St. John's 4515 18 John Shears (p) Draper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOWELL, Nathan Pound Cove, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District 4853 26 Thomas Howell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CLUNEY, Leo 24 Stephen Street, St. John's 8378 19 James Cluney 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
CRITCH, Jesse Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5660 20 Simeon Critch (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BURRY, Oliver Greenspond, Bonavista District 4748 18 Zacharias Burry (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
RIDEOUT, George Goulds, St. John's West District 8432 20 William Rideout (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DRAY, Patrick Mary Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District 1159 19 James Dray (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
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.
ROLF, Leslie Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5643 21 George Rolf (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARTER, John Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 1360 John Carter (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Age of Enlistment: 1915 ?
STOCKLEY, Ephraim Brookfield, Bonavista District 5596 21 Peter Stockley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ALDERDICE, Norman H Water Street West, St. John's 0-142 Dorothy Alderdice (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers are not included. Microfilm mislabelled as Alderidge.
JONES, Peter Grey Islands, White Bay, St. Barbe District 4567 19 George Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BOWERS, Eli Indian Burying Place, Twillingate District 5682 21 Francis Bowers (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TUCKER, Bertram George Triton, Twillingate District 5552 21 Jesse Tucker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PIERCEY, Robert Normans Cove, Trinity District 5067 24 Patience Piercey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DICKS, George Belleoram, Fortune District 1402 18 Martha Dicks (p) Steward 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEARLE, Richard Goulds, St. John's West District 3986 18 May Ruby (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLMES, Arthur Chesley Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 0-132 - 2275 18 Reverend A.A. Holmes (p) Bank clerk 1916 No No Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917 - 1919.
BUCKLEY, John Botwood, Twillingate District 8448 50 Theresa Buckley (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
FRENCH, Jacob Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 5371 20 Elijah French (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OREILLY, J.B. [Bertram] 0-236 Doctor 1919 No No Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical