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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 Datesort descending Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
JOHNSON, Alfred Teignmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom 1571 23 Mr. Johnson (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SHORT, James Hermitage Cove, Fortune District 1719 19 Eli Short (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PINSENT, Steward Dildo, Trinity District 1158 25 Emma Pinsent (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Discrepancy in spelling of name - Stewart on family correspondence; signature is Steward
JACOBS, Frederick James St. John's 1297 19 Mr. And Mrs. Jacobs (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
SMALLWOOD, Frederick William St. John's 1637 23 Fred Smallwood (p) Shoemaker 1915 Methodist No No
HALL, William Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 1949 23 Michael Hall (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 27, 1918
EVANS, Sydney Wilfred St. John's 1418 19 Lydia Evans (p) Factory labourer 1915 Methodist No No Signature is Sidney; form completed as Sydney.
MACKAY, Michael Joseph St. John's 1509 19 Michael MacKay (p) Mail officer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Sunday, April 21, 1918 POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information
PIKE, Launcelot Lamaline, Burin District 1161 21 Mary Ann Pike (p) Labourer (builder's contractor) 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDREWS, Joseph St. John's 1119 18 Katherine Andrews (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CHEESEMAN, Ernest B Port au Bras, Burin District 1927 20 Lawrence Cheeseman (p) Student 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
SINNOTT, William Joseph St. John's 1040 24 Mrs. William Sinnott (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
EMERSON, George M. Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 0-21 - 1879 21 George H. Emerson (p) Bank clerk 1915 No No PDF
HILLIARD, Silas New Harbour, Trinity District 1970 18 Alexander Hilliard (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, August 24, 1917
STANFORD, Reginald Fred Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-255 - 1308 19 Ida Stanford (p) 1915 No No PDF Partial attestation papers included.
TAYLOR, Albert St. John's 1754 18 Henry Charles Taylor (p) Wheelwright 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNEY, Esau Deer Harbour, Trinity District 987 27 Samuel Penney (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
WHEELER, Frederick Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 1680 19 Mrs. M. Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, July 10, 1916 Also contains documents relating to service #1447, George Graham Crosbie
CLARK, William Henry St. John's 1003 19 Joseph Clark (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOWLOW, Richard Trinity East, Trinity District 886 22 Thomas J. Fowlow (p) Clerk (draper) 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 23, 1915
JESSO, Leo Francis Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1812 19 Joseph Jesso (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HICKEY, Lawrence St. John's 1886 19 William Hickey (p) Longshoreman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WIGHT, Arthur Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 944 25 Mrs. Samuel Wight (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, June 28, 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73
HOLLETT, Levi New Harbour, Trinity District 1539 22 Mary Ann Hollett (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
PAYNE, Thomas Victor 37 Monkstown Road, St. John's 1962 18 Janet Payne (o) Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MEANEY, Brian Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1901 18 Sarah Meaney (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CRANFORD, Moses New Harbour, Trinity District 1579 23 Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p) Constable 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WISEMAN, Alfred Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District 2011 21 Alfred Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion
BRENT, David Botwood, Twillingate District 1794 22 John Brent (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MUISE, Moses St. George, St. George District 1429 19 Moses Muise (p) Blacksmith 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
BENNETT, Wallace Thomas Flat Bay, St. George District 1787 21 Annie Bennett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Benoit
MOORE, Eric St. John's 1530 20 Janet Moore (p) Painter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DRUKEN, Thomas Topsail, Harbour Main District 1363 18 Alice Druken (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, November 1, 1916
NICOL, Rex Emmanuel St. John's 1740 15 Charles M. Nichol Tailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15 Variant spelling of name - Nichol.
PARMITER, Cecil Topsail, Harbour Main District 1586 19 Sarah Parmiter (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SMITH, Zachariah Smith Sound, Trinity District 1467 22 Mary Ann Smith (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MCDONALD, Ralph St. George, St. George District 1431 19 William Sheppard (p) Furrier 1915 Roman Catholic No No
IVANY, Walter Donald Bell Island, St. John's East District 1008 21 Silas Ivany (p) Machinist 1915 Methodist No No
HEATH, Adolphus Garrett Long Island, Green Bay 1166 18 Rhoda Heath (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, April 24, 1917
NORRIS, Edward Michael Joseph St. John's 1026 36 James J. Norris (p) Painter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ARNOLD, Chesley Gladstone Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 1386 19 Alice Arnold (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CORCORAN, Laurence St. John's 1635 32 Laurence Corcoran (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MOREY, Lemuel Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District 1967 20 John Morey (p) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
WEST, Stanley Carmanville, Fogo District 1460 22 Joseph West (p) Woodsman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DREW, T.M. 0-223 - 857 1915 No No Transferred from Leicestershire Regiment. Attestation papers not included. Also contains documents relating to service #0-23, William Edward Barnes
BANNISTER, Whitfield Port Rexton, Trinity District 889 19 Alexander Bannister (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
GULLAGE, Hubert V. St. John's 1682 19 Peter Gullage (p) Draper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
HALEY - HAYLEY, Leonard Bonavista, Bonavista District 1000 20 Mary Haley (p) Hotel clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: Signature on attestation is Haley; birth certificate is Hayley; selecte correspondence is Healey.
THORNE, Walter Thomas New Harbour, Trinity District 1629 21 Robert Thorne (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CARROLL, Bernard Conche, St. Barbe District 1903 22 Daniel Carroll (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF