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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 PoWsort descending 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 PDF
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