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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
STROUDE, Fred Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 1325 & 8083 21 Priscilla Stroude (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental number 8083.
MORRIS, Edward A. St. John's 1894 20 Isaac C. Morris (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
ELLIS, Charles Archer 157 Gower Street, St. John's 2027 19 Charles A. Ellis (p) Printer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VAVASOUR, Charles Joseph St. John's 873 22 Hugh Vavasour (p) Salesman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FITZGERALD, Sylvester St. John's 1555 24 Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BURKE, Martin St. John's 1007 20 Patrick Burke (o) Labourer 1915 No No
MICHELIN, Robert Traverspine River, Grand River, Labrador 1730 25 Joseph Michelin (p) Trapper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TUCKER, Walter St. John's 880 20 Stephen J. Tucker Bank clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 25, 1915
WHITE, Agneigh Joseph St. John's 1241 20 Richard Joseph White (p) Baker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HEFFORD, John New Harbour, Trinity District 1575 21 William Hefford (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No
POWER, Peter Cupids, Port de Grave District 1077 21 Mary Ann Power (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MCGRATH, John Colliers, Harbour Main District 1995 Mrs Emily McGrath (p) 1915 No No Also contains information relating to service # 2065 Patrick Pender Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.
CAREY, Edward St. John's 1370 21 Sadie Carey (p) Motorman 1915 No No
WISEMAN, William F. St. John's 1628 17 James Wiseman (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TARGETT, Frederick Joseph Holyrood, Harbour Main District 1743 25 Sarah Targett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 16, 1916
HUSSEY, James Harwood Bonavista Cove, Bonavista District 1267 18 Eliza Hussey (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
SHORT, Joshua New Bonaventure, Trinity Bay, Trinity district 1199 19 Sarah Jane Short (p) Steward 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, June 15, 1919
SYMONDS, Joseph St. John's 1108 25 Susie Symonds (p) Cabman 1915 Methodist No No
PIKE, Stanley Gordon St. John's 1235 23 Mrs. William Pike (p) Office clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, August 10, 1916
WOOLDRIDGE, James R. Trinity, Trinity District 1993 18 John Woolridge (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Wooldridge, Woolridge
HALFYARD, Wallace. 129 Cabot Street, St. John's 1986 18 John Halfyard (p) Student 1915 Methodist No No
NEWELL, Richard Lewis Bareneed, Port de Grave District 1821 18 John Newell (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No
PARSONS, William H. Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-228 37 Harold Parsons (o) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps.
GARDNER, Bernard Godfrey William Kent, England, United Kingdom 0-298 - 914 19 William Gardner (p) Wireless operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OBRIEN, Andrew Joseph Topsail, Harbour Main District 1375 19 Mary O'Brien (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917.
MCBAY, John Field St. John's 1030 22 Samuel McBay (p) Draper 1915 Methodist No No
BISHOP, Frederick St. John's 1019 19 Robert Bishop (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No
WATKINS, William Henry Botwood, Twillingate District 1654 19 Ephraim Watkins (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Harry St. John's 1897 19 Stephen Butler (p) Shipwright 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SOPER, Morley Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1259 26 Elizabeth Soper (p) Station agent 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, December 29, 1915
RIDEOUT, Michael St. John's 1756 20 Mrs. Morris Griffin (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BELMORE, Robert Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1070 21 Lizzie Belmore (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GUY, Frederick Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1322 35 Mrs. Guy (s) Blacksmith 1915 Methodist No No
PIKE, George Edward St. John's 898 31 Nathaniel Pike (p) Salesman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
VATERS, John H. Victoria, Carbonear District 2047 18 Joseph Vaters (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist No No See Service # 968 for misfiled documents (p.21-22). Includes misfiled documents (p.47-51) for Edward Pye # 968.
SEYMOUR, Thomas Gooseberry Island, Bonavista District 1392 26 Lucy Parsons (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LEDREW, William Botwood, Twillingate District 1936 20 William LeDrew Sr. (p) Fireman 1915 Methodist No No
BAILEY, Wesley Willis Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 1807 18 Maggy Bailey (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
EDENS, John Francis Joseph 39 Queens Road, St. John's 0-83 - 883 19 T.J. Edens (p) Bank clerk 1915 Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
JOYCE, William Salmonier, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District 1952 18 Christopher Joyce (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, September 8, 1916
WALSH, Thomas Joseph St. John's 960 21 Mrs. Whalen (o) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ADEY, Wilfred Adeytown, Trinity District 1615 19 Mr. Adey (p) Fishing and lumbering 1915 Methodist No No
BENNETT, Edward Main River, St. George District 1470 25 Elizabeth Bennett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
CLEARY, Bernard Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 1359 19 Ellen (Cleary) Ezekiel (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
RYAN, Richard Melrose, Trinity District 1288 21 Anastasia Lane (o) Electrician 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MAHONEY, Thomas Gregory Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 971 22 Mrs. John Mahoney (p) Policeman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.
COOK, Thomas Trinity East, Trinity District 1141 20 Mary Hannah Cooke (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917 PDF
AVERY, Oswald St. John's 1842 20 Archibald Avery (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
PHELAN, William Francis St. John's 1513 22 Bridget Phelan (p) Office clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, April 29, 1921
BROWN, John William Kings Cove, Bonavista District 1676 21 George Brown (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917