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|
|NEWELL, Richard Lewis [Louis Frederick]||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||1821||18||John Newell (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Louis F. Newell enlisted in 1915, was released as underaged and in 1917 re-enlisted under the name Richard Louis Newell. His legal name appeared in his service record in 1935.|
|PARSONS, William H.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-228||37||Harold Parsons (o)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps.|
|SEYMOUR, Thomas||Gooseberry Island, Bonavista District||1392||26||Lucy Parsons (p)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LEDREW, William||Botwood, Twillingate District||1936||20||William LeDrew Sr. (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GREEN, Moses||Salt Pond, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District||1757||21||William Green (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|WOODMAN, Kenneth||New Harbour, Trinity District||1627||21||Edward Woodman (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FREW, Alexander||Medical officer||n/a||1915||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|WHITE, William Arthur||Rattling Brook, Twillingate District||1632||20||John White (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|EDENS, John Francis Joseph||39 Queens Road, St. John's||0-83 - 883||19||T.J. Edens (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|MCFATRIDGE, Arthur M.||Main River, St. George District||1711||22||Walter McFatridge (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOYCE, William||Salmonier, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District||1952||18||Christopher Joyce (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 8, 1916|
|WALSH, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||960||21||Mrs. Whalen (o)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PILLEY, William J.||Phillips Head, Twillingate District||1937||24||Edmund Pilley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ANTLE, William E.||33 Water Street, St. John's||1947||18||Sarah Antle (p)||Boiler maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|RICHARDS, Cyril||South River, Port de Grave District||991||21||Elisa Richards (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 75.|
|BALDWIN, Uriah||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1846||18||Edward Baldwin||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|VATERS, John Edgar||Victoria, Carbonear District||973||22||Japhet Vaters (p)||Railroad worker||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Partially re-filmed at the beginning of reel 74|
|ADAMS, Alexander||Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1989||22||Emily Adams (p)||Plumber||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLEARY, Bernard||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||1359||19||Ellen (Cleary) Ezekiel (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|REID, James John||St. John's||1067||27||Mrs. James Reid (s)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAHONEY, Thomas Gregory||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||971||22||Mrs. John Mahoney (p)||Policeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.|
|HAYNES, William||134 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-257 - 1974||23||William Haynes (p)||Book keeper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCGILLVARY, William||St. John's||976||18||Mrs. McGillvary (p)||Engineer||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|
|PITCHER, Corbett||New Harbour, Trinity District||1961||25||Joseph Pitcher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, December 1, 1917|
|PARSONS, Charles Albert||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||1471||24||Matilda Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|YOUNG, Arthur Harold||Twillingate (North Side), Twillingate District||1035||21||Cordelia Young (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, July 6, 1916|
|PEARCE, Archibald||Clarenville, Trinity District||1316||28||Mrs. Pearce (p)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DEVEREAUX, Joseph John Leo||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1223||19||Katherine Devereaux (o)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRIDE, Ambrose William||Bridgeport, Twillingate District||1326||23||James Stride (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, June 19, 1916||Photographs of grave-site included.|
|HUSSY, Thomas Malcolm||South River (near Clarke's Beach), Port de Grave District||1218||22||Helen Hussey (p)||Operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ASPELL, John Thomas||St. John's||1175||19||Gerald Aspell (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRINSTON, George||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1772||18||Robert William Brinston (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, October 7, 1917|
|COLLINS, John Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||863||22||John Collins (p)||Paper hanger||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, December 6, 1917|
|MOORES, Samuel J.||Freshwater, Bay de Verde District||943||21||Joseph J. Moores (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|DUNN, Ronald||Bayleys Cove, Bonavista District||1088||19||Eli Dunn (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HICKEY, Leo Francis||39 Angel Place, St. John's||0-117 - 1469||20||Michael Hickey (p)||1915||No||No|
|KEEFE, Saul||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2043||18||Allen Keefe (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, April 14, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|SHELLEY, Joseph||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1263||20||Esau Shelley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, February 13, 1920||Died 13 February, 1920.|
|FORD, James||Pauls Island, Ford Harbour, Labrador||1955||21||Cristina Lyall (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, February 26, 1916|
|BIRD, Silas||Cartwright, Labrador||1769||32||John Bird (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JONES, Nathaniel||Whitbourne, Trinity District||1932||19||William Jones (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 21, 1917|
|THORNE, James H.||New Harbour, Trinity District||1905||18||William Thorne (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, February 21, 1916|
|JANES, Stephen Francis||St. John's||1501||19||Mrs. John Janes (p)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|MARTIN, George F.||St. John's||1100||19||Elizabeth Martin (p)||Truckman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BATTEN, Allan Sidwell||St. John's||2045||21||Abraham Batten (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEADUS, Cecil James||St. John's||1015||21||Susanna Meadus (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|ROBERTSON, Stanley||55 Longs Hill, St. John's||0-94||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. See Regt. # 0-33 - 333 for misfiled documents.|
|HORAN, Lawrence||267 Southside, St. John's||1860||P. Horan (p)||Marine engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Transferred to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from the King's Liverpool Regiment. Includes attestation papers for Territorial Force (#4038). Age of Enlistment: 16 1/2|
|STARKS, James Baxter||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1121||19||Annie Starks (p)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HENNEBURY, William||Quidi Vidi, St. John's District||1777||21||Thomas Hennebury (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|