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 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
CLARKE, Stephen Mortier Bay, Marystown, Burin District 1933 22 Henry Clarke (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANTLE, William E. 33 Water Street, St. John's 1947 18 Sarah Antle (p) Boiler maker 1915 Methodist No No
CLARK, Howard Samuel Glenwood, Twillingate District 1455 22 Richard Scott Clarke (p) Trapper 1915 Methodist No No PDF Previously transcribed as Clarke
ADAMS, Alexander Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1989 22 Emily Adams (p) Plumber 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
HYNES, Alphonsus Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1941 18 Benson Hynes (p) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CUMMINS, Frederick St. John's 1349 19 Laura Cummins (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Robert Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1282 21 Emily Butler (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, October 11, 1916
SAMMS, George York Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1988 19 Elizabeth Samms (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, November 16, 1917 Variation in name: Identified on Bay of Islands war memorial as Sams
CAMPBELL, Michael Campbells Creek, Port au Port, St. George District 1818 27 Archibald McKay (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1918
PECKFORD, Edward Gander Bay, Fogo District 1656 18 Elizabeth Peckford (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, August 29, 1916
OTOOLE, Fred Max Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 1064 21 Michael F. O'Toole (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Includes newspaper article with photo and account of his time in the war and the sinking of the Stephano
MORGAN, William St. John's 865 19 John Albert Morgan (p) Plumbers apprentice 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WHITE, Arthur Joseph Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District 1154 21 Joseph White (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MEADUS, Allan St. John's 1012 19 Susanna Meadus (p) Tailor 1915 Methodist No No PDF
WALSH, Stanley John St. John's - New York, USA 1102 18 Margaret Walsh (p) Presser 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HAGEN, James George Washington St. Pierre and Miquelon, France 978 22 Lizzie Hagen (p) Wireless operator 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 21, 1918 PDF
GOSSE, Samuel Torbay, St. John's East District 1907 23 Peter Gosse (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PYNN, Charles Quirpon, St. Barbe District 1953 23 Sarah Pynn (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
GROUCHY, Thomas Joseph St. John's 1771 18 Elias Grouchy (p) Jeweller 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, April 17, 1918
SULEY [SULLEY], William A. [Ambrose] Southern Harbour, Conception Bay 1616 22 Mary Bess Suley (p) 1915 Roman Catholic No No Family spelling is Sulley; attestation and other documents completed as Suley
FILLIAR (FILLIER), Donald. 5 Barron Street, St. John's 1260 18 Emily Filliar (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - gravestone at Belvedere Cemetery states Fillier.
RIGGS, Leslie Rose Grand Bank, Burin District 1106 23 John Riggs (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
SIMMS, Leaton St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1243 20 Mary Ann Simms (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 See # 1034 for additional document.
BOLAND, Patrick J. St.John's 1601 31 Frances Boland (s) Steward 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, December 21, 1916
PIERCEY, Herbert Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 1489 23 John Piercie (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No Discrepancies in name: Piercey, Peircie, Percey, Pearce; previously transcribed as Piercie.
BROWN, Robert Gill Kings Cove, Bonavista District 1565 23 Ellen Brown (p) Steward 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, Albert St. John's 1754 18 Henry Charles Taylor (p) Wheelwright 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRAKE, Frank Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1269 22 John Brake (p) Brakesman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARVEY, Timothy St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 1768 24 Mrs. Patrick Makum (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Peter Galloway Dumsden, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom 1737 26 John Smith (p) Fur buyer 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
BARNES, Maxwell Topsail, Harbour Main District 1576 21 Sarah Ann Barnes (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WHITE, Rennie Llewelyn Englee, St. Barbe District 1045 19 Selina Barnes (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
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.
TAYLOR, Thomas M. 47 Fleming Street, St. John's 1921 21 Henry C. Taylor (p) Wheelwright 1915 Methodist - Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in religion
HENNESSEY, James John Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1257 18 Patience Hennessey (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURSEY, Frederick John Clarenville, Trinity District 1348 21 Reuben Bursey (p) Railroader 1915 Methodist No No Contains a letter from Reuben Bursey about the death of his son (unidentified), and also from Mrs. Bursey about sending parcels to POWs. These letters likely refer to # 2381 Goliath Bursey, brother of Frederick John Bursey.
JORDAN, Thomas Joseph Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1752 19 Joseph Jordan (p) Fisherman 1915 No Yes POW Date: 1917
SKEANS, William Boat House Lane, St. John's 1176 28 Edward Skeans (p) Chauffeur 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Reuben Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1633 23 Richards Parsons Sr. (of Joseph) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRATH, John J. St. John's 983 19 Mrs. J. Eagan (p) Car cleaner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Howard Dildo, Trinity District 1665 18 Thomas Smith (of John) (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, June 3, 1916
DRUKEN, Thomas Topsail, Harbour Main District 1363 18 Alice Druken (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, November 1, 1916
JOE, James Patrick Springdale, Twillingate District 1630 21 Thomas Joe (o) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WOODMAN, Kenneth New Harbour, Trinity District 1627 21 Edward Woodman (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
NEWBURY, William St. John's 1896 19 Frederick Newbury Draper 1915 Methodist No No Attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.
WHITE, William Arthur Rattling Brook, Twillingate District 1632 20 John White (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
YETMAN, Nathan Bell Island, St. John's East District 1700 20 John Yetman (p) Miner 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
BISHOP, Frederick St. John's 1019 19 Robert Bishop (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No
JESSO, Frederick Benedick Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1427 19 Mr. Jesso (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LUFF, Elias Campbellton, Twillingate District 1347 21 Lydia Luff (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No