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 email@example.com 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|
|GARLAND, John||Victoria Village, Carbonear District||4341||18||John Garland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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|
|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|
|OBRIEN, Edward||14 Plank Road, St. John's||8107||45||Helena O'Brien (p)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLEY, Job||Stanleyville, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||2476||18||Mrs. John Gilley (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, May 22, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|DICKS, Chesley||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5334||26||Thomas Dicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLACKWOOD, George||Brookfield, Bonavista District||5429||22||Charles Blackwood (o)||Coast trader||1918||Methodist||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|
|BARROW, Daniel||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2154||24||Mrs. Job Barrow (p)||Barkerman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 15, 1916|
|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|
|DYKE, Joseph||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||5468||23||Henry Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1918||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.|
|LUSH, George||Gambo, Bonavista District||4779||19||Jesse Lush (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||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|
|ELLSWORTH, John Thomas||Carmanville, Fogo District||2469||18||Moses Ellsworth (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SHIWAK, John||Rigolet, Labrador||1735||26||Sarah Shiwak (p)||Trapper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|DALTON, Alphaeus||Little Catalina, Trinity District||5911||19||Albert Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WRIXON, William||Epworth, Burin District||4607||18||Joseph Wrixon (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DEVEREAUX, Joseph||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4710||18||Sarah Devereaux (p)||Electrician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BIXBY, Robert||Indian Island, Burgeo-La Poile District||5594||26||Ambrose J. Bixby (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MCNIVEN, William Robert||24 Springdale Street, St. John's||279||19||Frederick McNiven (p)||Shoecutter||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HARNETT, William||Campbellton, Twillingate District||3922||23||Jane Harnett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918|
|ROBERTS, William||St. John's||922||22||William Charles Roberts (p)||Shoeworker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAKER, Edmund||Fogo, Fogo District||4210||18||Lambert Baker (p)||Carpenter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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.|
|HOMER, Joshua||Carbonear, Carbonear District||3961||18||Joseph Homer (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Homan.|
|SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry)||379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's||1215||25||Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s)||Truckman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.|
|ANTHONY, Gilbert||64 Brazil Square, St. John's||4506||19||John Anthony (p)||Shoe maker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|STARES, Alfonso||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||2571||24||Albert Stares (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HENNEBURY, Thomas||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||4498||26||William Hennebury (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COADY, Andrew||29 Job Street, St. John's||8096 - 775||23||Mary Coady (o)||Cook||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|PEACH, Arthur||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5210||23||Robert Peach (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, George||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||5495||23||Mary Stone (o)||Sailor||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|RODGERS, Thomas Edward||42 Barter's Hill, St. John's||394||25||Rose Rodgers (s)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Previously transcribed as Rogers; Previously transcribed as Rogers Includes photograph of graves of [John] Langer, [Ambroser] Guy and Rodgers.|
|DOMINIC, James||Little Reach, Fortune District||5306||19||Stephen Dominic (p)||Fisherman||1918||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|
|CASHIN, Edward||St. George, St. George District||4995||20||Francis Cashin (p)||Electrician||1918||Roman Catholic||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.|