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|
|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|
|WISEMAN, Charles||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2000||19||Edith Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|DAWE, George||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||1221||18||Sarah Dawe (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GILLETT, Philip||Exploits, Twillingate District||1697||20||Walter Gillett (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 20, 1917|
|COISH, Harold Gordon||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1400||20||Maud Coish (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HOLLETT, Allan||Lower Small Point, Bay de Verde District||1706||23||Samuel Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PAFFORD, Chesley||St. John's||1604||19||Lillis Pafford (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, William||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2012||22||George Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||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|
|SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry)||379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's||1215||25||Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s)||Truckman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.|
|MATTHEWS, Frederick George||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||2022||22||Marie Sadie Matthews (s)||Telegraph operator||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|
|THISTLE, Albert||St. John's||1094||19||Lavinia Thistle (p)||Truckman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSS, Robert Wallace||14 Victoria Street, St. John's||0-84 - 1182||20||Hector Ross (p)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CLARKE, Stephen||Mortier Bay, Marystown, Burin District||1933||22||Henry Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOYLE, Edward||St. John's||1299||18||Mrs. Doyle (p)||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MEW, Percival Charles||Shirley, Southhampton, England, United Kingdom||885||22||Charles Mew (p)||Grocery salesman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|JESSO, Leo Francis||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1812||19||Joseph Jesso (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|
|FLYNN, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1397||19||Elizabeth Flynn (p)||Cutter (tailor)||1915||No||No|
|CLARK, Howard Samuel||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1455||22||Richard Scott Clarke (p)||Trapper||1915||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Clarke|
|GREENING, George Freeman||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||1457||22||John Greening (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Fredman.|
|WALSH, Herbert||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1872||22||William Walsh (of Stephen) (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Kenneth J.||St. John's||2037||18||William Gillingham (p)||Electrician||1915||No||No|
|MERCER, Chesley||St. John's||1303||19||Emma Mercer (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MACLEOD, Neil||St. John's||841||19||Mrs. Mathew Peckham (o)||Butcher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|BRODNICK, Edward||7 Stephens Street, St. John's||1951||19||Edward Brodnick Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKEY, William||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1341||25||Johanna Hickey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, March 10, 1918|
|ARNOLD, Chesley Gladstone||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||1386||19||Alice Arnold (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BUCKLEY, Sydney||Botwood, Twillingate District||1625||22||John Buckley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KNIGHT, James Michael||St. John's||1112||19||Ellen Knight (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLIAMSON, Harry||Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom - Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-216 - 1759||27||Annie (Fish) Williamson (s)||Paper maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|STEVENSON, Joseph||St. John's||1802||25||Sarah Stevenson (s)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EBSARY, Frederick Ernest||St. John's||1138||19||Mrs. Newman Ebsary (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, September 23, 1915|
|CLARKE, Grant||St. John's||1502||19||Mrs. William Clarke (p)||Messenger||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Frederick Charles||Trinity, Trinity District||1342||26||Caroline Somerton (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, November 25, 1915|
|MULLINGS, Gordon A.||St. John's||1698||18||J.R. Mullings (p)||Bookkeeper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, January 20, 1917|
|DAY, Walter V.||St. John's||1660||18||Ernest Day (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTLER, Harvey Ronald||St. John's||1883||18||Annie Butler (p)||Office clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|SQUIRES, James||11 Stephen Street, St. John's||1179||23||Richard Squires (p)||Cabman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MYERS, Albert||St. John's||1367||24||John Charles Myers (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOSSE, Douglas||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1610||20||Jessie Gosse (p)||Wireless operator||1915||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife, Agnes Brewster Gosse.|
|LUFF, Samuel||Campbellton, Twillingate District||1725||19||William Luff (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|RICHARDS, Harry Victor||Glenwood, Twillingate District||952||17||Charles T. Richards (p)||Fox farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73.|
|HARTERY, John||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||1406||20||Lucy Hartery (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOYLE, John Thomas||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||1014||20||Edward Doyle (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WINSOR, George||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||1845||18||David Winsor (p)||Store assistant||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|COSTELLO, Michael Francis||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1157||24||Katherine Costello (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, John Martin||St. George, St. George District||1433||19||Mary Hickey Sullivan (p)||Motor man||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|