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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
MCCARTHY, John Francis Goulds, Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West District 1401 24 Helen McCarthy (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GROVES, Daniel Goose Bay, Rigolet, Labrador 1724 24 Frederick Groves (p) Trapper 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BATTEN, Allan Sidwell St. John's 2045 21 Abraham Batten (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
READ, Alexander A. La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2008 19 Mary Read (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 14, 1916 Contains documents relating to service #2009, Charles A. Read - Photograph of gravesite included.
BRAITHWAITE, Ernest Livingstone Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 1313 21 Elizabeth Braithwaite (p) Printer 1915 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Nathaniel Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 1444 20 Hezekiah Butler (p) Printer 1915 Methodist No No
POOLE, Stephen Belleoram, Fortune District 1076 22 John Poole (p) Street car conductor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAYES, James Michael St. John's 1330 26 Margaret Hayes (p) Painter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GEORGE, Allan Thomas New Harbour, Trinity District 1788 21 Richard George (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VERGE, [Abram] Abraham John Winterton, Trinity District 1925 22 Azariah Verge (p) School teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Also listed as Abram
WHITE, John Big Pond, Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West 1508 19 Annie White (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as John V. White
WALTERS, Ernest H. Champneys, Trinity District 2017 20 John Walters (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OQUINN, Vincent Joseph Searston, Codroy Valley, St. George District 1136 19 Thomas O'Quinn (p) Telegraph operator 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MEW, Percival Charles Shirley, Southhampton, England, United Kingdom 885 22 Charles Mew (p) Grocery salesman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
SLANEY, Arthur A. St. Lawrence, Burin District 1285 20 Elizabeth Slaney (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SULLIVAN, Alexander Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1836 19 Richard Sullivan (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Douglas K. St. John's 1021 20 Catherine Snow (p) Tailor 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MORRISSEY, John Thomas St. John's 1074 20 Catherine (Morrissey) Ryan (p) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Variant spelling of name - Morrisey
CAREW, William St. John's 1339 20 Elizabeth Carew (p) 1915 No No See also #1337 for additional misfiled documents.
WISEMAN, Adolphus Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 2050 22 Job Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
SHEPPARD, Stewart Reginald St. John's 1561 19 Levi Sheppard (p) Draper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, Chesley St. John's 1303 19 Emma Mercer (p) Steward 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROMSEY, Joseph Martin Main River, St. George District 1424 31 William Bromsey (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CAINES, Isaac Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 1619 20 Michael Caines (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWSELL, Reginald Bonavista, Bonavista District 0-151 John Rowsell (p) 1915 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF Attestation papers not included
DODD, William St. John's 1027 22 Matthew Dodd (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
NOFTALL, William Robert Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 1357 19 Reuben Noftall (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
HOLWELL, Harold 17 Pilot's Hill, St. John's 1228 20 Augustus Holwell (p) Teamster 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, William S. Southside Road, St. John's 0-58 - 837 22 James King (p) Clerk 1915 No No Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916 - 1919.
EVANS, Sydney Wilfred St. John's 1418 19 Lydia Evans (p) Factory labourer 1915 Methodist No No Signature is Sidney; form completed as Sydney.
CHEESEMAN, Ernest B Port au Bras, Burin District 1927 20 Lawrence Cheeseman (p) Student 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
MANUEL, Arthur Botwood, Twillingate District 867 19 Valentino Manuel (p) Winchman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69.
PENNELL, William Clement Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1546 20 Hazel Pennell (s) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
YOUNG, Allan Stephen Twillingate, South Side, Twillingate District 1286 21 Anna Young (o) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
GOSSE, Alfred Joseph Torbay, St. John's East District 1081 22 Ellen Gosse Assistant paymaster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
VOISEY, Herbert Lawrence St. John's 1566 19 Edward Voisey (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HANHAM, John Robert Burin, Burin District 1774 22 Benjamin Hanham (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOODY, Matthew Anthony Carbonear, Carbonear District 1982 24 Mary Doody (o) Brakeman 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
SEWARD, Edward Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 1908 19 Thomas Seward (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, August 12, 1916
ABBOTT, Bella [Bela] Pools Island, Bonavista District 2020 20 Elizabeth Abbott (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
WELLS, Joseph Warren St. John's 1147 25 Sarah Wells (p) Painter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, August 14, 1917
LAWRENCE, Arthur H. Bonavista, Bonavista District 2002 19 John W. Lawrence (p) Bank clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Alfred Leo 65 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 1987 18 Alfred Brown (p) Printer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEYTON, Joseph 16 Brennan Street, St. John's 1832 18 Richard Peyton (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, February 28, 1917
WILLIAMS, Willmet Dildo, Trinity District 1499 1915 No No Attestation papers not included
GARDNER, Edward James British Harbour, Trinity District 1247 23 Mrs. Gardner (p) Postal clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MILLS, Robert Whitfield Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 997 23 Sara Jane Mills (p) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
REEVES, William No information 0-230 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Attached to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) Ambulance Company.
HUDSON, Peter Joseph St. John's 1689 19 James Hudson (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, July 4, 1916
NEWBURY, William St. John's 1896 19 Frederick Newbury Draper 1915 Methodist No No Attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.