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|
|RIDEOUT, Herbert||Horse Islands, St. Barbe District||4924||20||John Rideout (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HARNETT, Walter Joseph||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||458||33||Mary Harnett (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Harnott|
|MEEHAN, Bernard||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1760||19||Liza (Meehan) Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Previously noted as POW; missing 19 Oct. 1916; presumed dead 9 May 1917|
|OCONNOR, Timothy||Tickle Cove, Bonavista District||5037||29||Mary O'Connor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Henry Charles||St. John's||981||19||Harriet Noseworthy (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BENOIT, Matthew||Stephenville, St. George District||3594||18||John Benoit (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEWIS, Walter||16 Colonial Street, St. John's||4589||36||Richard Lewis (p)||Pilot||1918||No||No|
|SHANNAHAN, Robert D.||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||3133||20||John Shannahan (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOUSE, Ronald Herbert||Catalina, Trinity District||1172||22||Anna House (p)||Sailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Contains documents related to Private John Francis Power, service #1710.|
|ANTLE, William E.||33 Water Street, St. John's||1947||18||Sarah Antle (p)||Boiler maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|JOHNSON, George MacNess Whiteway||No information||0-28||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Appointed to Indian Army 1918.|
|STEED, Samuel||Little Catalina, Trinity District||4217||19||Thomas Steed (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MASON, Philip||13 Pleasant Street, St. John's||5977||22||Mary Mason (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURKE, Frank Mary||126 Military Road, St. John's||0-120 - 1553||26||Alice Burke (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Partial attestation papers included. See also service #2285, William McHenry, for related documents.|
|REID, Caleb||Little Catalina, Trinity District||8464||17||James Reid (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HALFYARD, Wesley E.||Cabot Street, St. John's||3462||18||John T. Halfyard (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COOMBS, George Thomas||Sandwich Bay, Labrador||6265||23||Robert Coombs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PROSPER, John||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4907||20||William Prosper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMS, Ernest||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||5580||18||John Simms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, June 14, 1918|
|STICKLAND, Ephraim||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3886||22||William Stickland (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Strickland.|
|DICKS, Hubert Patrick||20 Flower Hill, St. John's||8304||27||Jacob Dicks (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MICHELIN, Joseph||Hamilton Inlet, Grand River, Labrador||637||19||Joseph Michelin (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917 Contains document regarding William J. Freake, Royal Naval Reserve 8906X [actual 2210X]|
|TREMBLETT, Alexander||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5009||18||Joseph Tremblett (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Tremblet.|
|BRETT, Jonathan||Fogo, Fogo District||537||Mary Brett (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EDGAR, Albert||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||2528||19||Mrs. W.J. Richards (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||Discrepancy in mother's name: Betsey Guy or Mrs. W.J. Richards.|
|SPICER, Jacob||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6029||23||William Spicer (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SCAMMELL, Walter||Change Islands, Fogo District||2958||21||Stewart Scammell (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, November 11, 1918|
|ADAMS, Alexander||Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1989||22||Emily Adams (p)||Plumber||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FREEMAN, Robert||Fogo, Fogo District||4066||18||Susan Freeman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CROUCHER, Nathaniel||Long Island, Twillingate District||1495||19||Elias Croucher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KENNEDY, William C.||Little Catalina, Trinity District||8482||22||Joseph Kennedy (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Patrick J.||Ferryland, Ferryland District||4965||22||Peter Brown (o)||Tailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLEARY, John||10 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||288||20||John Cleary (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FARRELL, James||Fogo, Fogo District||6206||19||Pierce Farrell (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FREEBAIRN, Buchanan W.||Ferryland, Ferryland District||724||21||Dr. R. Jardine Freebairn (p)||Clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, October 23, 1915|
|HUDSON, Alexander Marshall||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||961||21||Allan Hudson (p)||Teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, Vincent S.||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1958||20||James Walsh (p)||Policeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLUNDON, Allen||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||5994||19||James Blunden (p)||Farmer||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - documents completed as Blunden.|
|EAGAN, Patrick||32 Water Street, St. John's||4757||22||John Eagan (p)||Baker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARSHALL, Joseph||Carbonear, Carbonear District||6165||23||Augustus Marshall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CUTLER, Philip||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||5961||20||Thomas Cutler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LUNNEN, Clarence S.||Twillingate, Twillingate District||8171||21||Andrew Lunnen (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORE, Thomas||Grand River, St. George District||1527||21||Elizabeth Moore (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 15, 1918|
|DELANEY, James||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3878||20||William Delaney (p)||Paper maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREEN, Bartlett||St. Jones Without, Trinity District||5363||21||Caleb Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GOIGLAS, George||61 George Street, St. John's||3615||24||Anthony Goiglas (o)||Fireman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Goigalis, Geiglas, Geigalis, Goglas.|
|KELLY, Thomas Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||178||23||James Kelly (p)||Sailor||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HYNES, Frederick||Harbour Round, St. Barbe District||6017||21||Josephine Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOOK, William Edward||Fortune, Burin District||640||21||Benjamin Snook (p)||Storekeeper||1914||Methodist||No||No||I|
|PENNY, Samuel||Victoria, Carbonear District||972||28||Richard Penney (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|