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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
BRIEN, Michael St. John's 1146 19 Mary Brien (p) Truckman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TUFF, Frank P. St. John's 1694 18 Edmund Tuff (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
LEWIS, Frederick A. St. John's 950 19 Richard Lewis Lumber Checker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73
WILLIAMS, Alexander Springdale, Twillingate District 2051 21 Lucy Williams (p) Sailor 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
GALGAY, Francis Joseph St. John's 892 19 Minnie Galgay (o) Shoemaker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
FARRELL, Celestine Little Bay, Twillingate District 1721 23 Hannah Farrell (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WOLVERSON, Percy Oscar Sallop, England, United Kingdom 1511 22 Rhoda Wolverson (p) Draper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLBOURNE, Beadon S Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 1675 27 Edwin B. Colbourne (p) Grocer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
QUAN, James Joseph St. John's 1416 21 Kate Quan (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No If viewing microfilm, see after Service # 1546 for seven misfiled documents; documents are included in scanned document
CRON, James Matthew Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1585 19 Emma Cron (p) Student 1915 Presbyterian Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
COXWORTHY, Frank St. John's 1820 19 Frederick Coxworthy (p) Machinist 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GALPIN, John S. Codroy, St. George District 2048 21 Israel Galpin (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Calpin.
HAMPTON, George Edgar Portland, Bonavista district 1197 20 Arthur Hampton (p) Brakeman 1915 Methodist No No
BENNETT, Manuel Joseph Flat Bay, St. George District 1785 18 George Bennett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
OREILLY, P. Joseph 0-147 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; incorrect information in service ledger Notes: Listed as instructor (musketry). Notes: Information in service ledger is incorrect; information for 0-236 J.B. O'Reilly, RAMC was duplicated as being 0-147 Joseph O'Reilly
JOHNSON, Dudley St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1583 25 Mary Johnson (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Arthur J. Stephenville, St. George District 1029 Telegraph operator 1915 No No
MARTIN, Joseph Burin North, Burin District 1791 24 George Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HAINES, Edward George Jamestown, Bonavista District 1505 22 Robert Haines (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
COLLINS, Martin Bertram Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 913 19 Mrs. Michael Joseph Collins (p) Steward 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
RUSSELL, John St. John's 917 18 Edward Russell (p) Confectioner 1915 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Frank Water Street East, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1261 24 Emily Taylor (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
PILLEY, William J. Phillips Head, Twillingate District 1937 24 Edmund Pilley (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
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
GRANT, Edward Peter Lawn, Burin District 1797 22 Michael Grant (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
GOSSE, William Joseph Torbay, St. John's East District 963 19 Maude Gosse (o) Plumber 1915 Roman Catholic No No
COLLIER, Philip Codroy, St. George District 1524 30 Isabella Collier (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Coller.
MCKAY, J. J. No information 0-145 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
MARTIN, Stephen Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1998 19 Eli Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
BRAZIL, Matthew Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1368 21 Thomas Brazil (o) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
ADAMS, Herbert Otto St. John's 1770 18 Thomas Daniel Adams (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
MURRAY, William St. John's 1695 33 John Murray (o) Truckman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Vincent S. St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1958 20 James Walsh (p) Policeman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MORRIS, Robert Great Jervais, Fortune District 1354 28 David Morris (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
TAYLOR, Hedley St. John's 1129 19 Susanna Taylor (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
PITCHER, Herbert Redvers St. John's 1729 28 Mary Pitcher (s) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JENNINGS, Hayward Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 1515 21 Rhoda Jennings (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Keyward.
HAWKINS, William Max St. John's 1238 23 Olive Long Hawkins (s) Plumber 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ATWILL, Duncan Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 1833 19 Florence and Katie Arnott (o) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, March 11, 1918 Variation in name: Attwell, Atwell, Attwill.
OROURKE, Michael St. John's 1596 33 Margaret O'Rourke (s) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KING, Ephraim Catalina, Trinity District 1572 21 Naomi King (p) Seaman 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
DRAY, Patrick Mary Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District 1159 19 James Dray (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CARTER, John Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 1360 John Carter (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Age of Enlistment: 1915 ?
DICKS, George Belleoram, Fortune District 1402 18 Martha Dicks (p) Steward 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRADBURY, Malcolm Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1188 22 Rachel Bradbury (p) Telegraph Operator 1915 Methodist No No
OBRIEN, James St. John's 1160 22 Mary O'Brien (p) Coachman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, October 2, 1915
MCCARTHY, John Francis Goulds, Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West District 1401 24 Helen McCarthy (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HEATH, Thomas Botwood, Twillingate District 1666 20 Mary Heath (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
CURNEW, Charles Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1335 22 George Robert Curnew (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No PDF See also service #1336, Joseph Ezekiel.
BATTEN, Allan Sidwell St. John's 2045 21 Abraham Batten (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No