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|
|CURLEY, John Thomas||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1435||30||Elizabeth Curley (s)||Iron moulder||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MOONEY, James Raymond||Great Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||920||20||Alfred Mooney (p)||Whaler||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LYONS, James Vincent||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1226||19||Margaret Lyons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITTEN, Edgar Charles||St. John's||1117||22||Sarah Whitten (s)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 16, 1916||Photograph of gravesite included|
|HAFFEY, Thomas||St. John's||1038||Richard Haffey (o)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THOMAS, Frederick Gordon||St. John's||1784||18||Frederick Thomas (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PECKHAM, Harry Reginald Haynes||St. John's||909||24||George Peckham (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOWLOW, Richard||Trinity East, Trinity District||886||22||Thomas J. Fowlow (p)||Clerk (draper)||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 23, 1915|
|STARES, Frank William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||1449||19||Allan Stares (p)||Sawyer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies December 1917; attestation papers included.|
|BOONE, Lewis B.||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||2019||17||Samuel Boone (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MEADUS, Robert||St. John's||1013||20||Susanna Meadus (p)||Baker||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KEARLEY, Eber||Blaketown, Trinity District||1450||20||Charles Kearley (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MURPHY, James Francis||St. John's||1037||20||Ann Murphy (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMALL, Titus||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1389||19||Pannana Small (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|TAYLOR, William Bartlett||St. John's||1240||20||Mrs. Taylor (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, May 17, 1917|
|NORRIS, Edward Michael Joseph||St. John's||1026||36||James J. Norris (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURRIN, Walter||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1412||19||William Murrin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SLANEY, Arthur A.||St. Lawrence, Burin District||1285||20||Elizabeth Slaney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOW, Douglas K.||St. John's||1021||20||Catherine Snow (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|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|
|ASH, John||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||1811||22||John Ash (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Arthur Colin||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||1085||21||Elizabeth Goodyear (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ROPER, Frederick Charles||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1189||18||Annie Roper (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, November 27, 1915|
|BELBIN, Herbert John||St. John's - St. Phillips, St. John's West District||1765||23||Charles Belbin Sr.||Post office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, March 12, 1918|
|COURAGE, Harrison||Catalina, Trinity District||1249||21||Eliza Courage (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Death certificate in French|
|SHEPPARD, Stewart Reginald||St. John's||1561||19||Levi Sheppard (p)||Draper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ADEY, Frank||Clarenville, Trinity District||1668||19||John Adey (p)||Locomotive fireman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Edward Walter||St. John's||0-148||Elizabeth Vere-Holloway (s)||1915||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included. Temporary assignment|
|WARREN, Frank||St. John's||835||20||Elizabeth Sheppard (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, Michael||Campbells Creek, Port au Port, St. George District||1818||27||Archibald McKay (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|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|
|ALLEN, James Frederick||Curling, St. George District||1541||19||Catherine Susanna Allen (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HAMPTON, George Edgar||Portland, Bonavista district||1197||20||Arthur Hampton (p)||Brakeman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|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|
|BAKER, George||Clarenville, Trinity District||1439||22||Caleb Baker (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|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|