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 email@example.com 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|
|KILFOY, Leo Joseph||Little Bay, Burin District||1713||19||Luke Kilfoy||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, William Roy||Carbonear, Carbonear District||958||20||Philip Saunders (p)||Lumber salesman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Died at St. John's after demobilization. Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73.|
|WALSH, Thomas||Bellevue, Trinity Bay||1793||28||Amy McCarthy (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|HUSSEY, Harry||3 Hagerty Street, St. John's||2014||21||Mrs. H. Hussey (s)||Sailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DELACEY, Leo Francis||St. John's||1373||22||Margaret De Lacey (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Richard||Melrose, Trinity District||1288||21||Anastasia Lane (o)||Electrician||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOWRING, George||St. John's||1132||31||Mary Bowring (p)||Boiler maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BUDGELL, Stanley||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1856||22||Philip Budgell (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WAGG, Austin J.||Change Islands, Fogo District||1957||23||Thomas Wagg (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HYNES, James Joseph||St. John's||1095||19||Margaret Hynes (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, November 18, 1915|
|SHEA, Michael Joseph||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1750||19||James Shea Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|POWER, Michael||Port Rexton, Trinity district||1200||26||William Power (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MYER, Albert John||St. John's||1143||19||Julia Myer (p)||Cooper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 14, 1917||Newspaper clipping reporting his death by drowning upon return to Newfoundland included. Died 14 July, 1917. CWGC|
|HILLIARD, Silas||New Harbour, Trinity District||1970||18||Alexander Hilliard (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 24, 1917|
|DEVEREAUX, Joseph John Leo||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1223||19||Katherine Devereaux (o)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIGGS, Frederick Michael||St. Pierre and Miquelon, France||1059||19||Lavinia Riggs (p)||Student||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Robert||Blaketown, Trinity District||1928||24||Eloil Mercer (p)||Oiler||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ASH, John||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||1811||22||John Ash (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ADEY, Frank||Clarenville, Trinity District||1668||19||John Adey (p)||Locomotive fireman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DUNN, Ronald||Bayleys Cove, Bonavista District||1088||19||Eli Dunn (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KEEFE, Saul||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2043||18||Allen Keefe (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, April 14, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|FITZGERALD, Arthur Wilfred||St. John's||1602||19||Minnie Fitzgerald (p)||Grocer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHELLEY, Joseph||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1263||20||Esau Shelley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, February 13, 1920||Died 13 February, 1920.|
|KNOWLING, William A.||Little River, Codroy Valley, St. George District||1693||18||George Knowling (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PHELAN, William A.||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2001||18||James Phelan (p)||Checker||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|BIRD, Silas||Cartwright, Labrador||1769||32||John Bird (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CUMMINS, John||St. John's||1804||21||Henry Cummins (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|JANES, Stephen Francis||St. John's||1501||19||Mrs. John Janes (p)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Manuel||Conne, Fortune District||1731||28||Thomas Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 POW account mentions POW Charlie Snow, service #2616; Discrepancy in community referenced in file: Pittman was from Conne, Belle Bay; mail was misdirected to Conne River, Bay d'Espoir|
|PECKFORD, Edward||Gander Bay, Fogo District||1656||18||Elizabeth Peckford (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 29, 1916|
|LILLY, William||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1034||20||James Lilly (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|MEADUS, Allan||St. John's||1012||19||Susanna Meadus (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ALLEN, James Frederick||Curling, St. George District||1541||19||Catherine Susanna Allen (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTRET, Augustus||St. John's||1093||21||Mary Martret (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ELLIS, Charles Herbert||St. John's||936||23||Ella Ellis (s)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|JUDGE, Joseph||Pointe Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||1039||19||Mary Judge (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, Bernard Frederick||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||849||21||Mrs. Duncan Parsons||School teacher||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|
|CLEARY, David R.||St. John's||1679||20||Richard Cleary (p)||Draper||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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|
|RIGGS, Leslie Rose||Grand Bank, Burin District||1106||23||John Riggs (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ODRISCOLL, Leo Francis||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1361||18||Ellen O'Driscoll (p)||News agent||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOVER, James A.||Little Bay, Twillingate District||1723||20||John Joseph Dover (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARRON, Peter Francis||St. John's||945||29||Alice Barron (s)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|BOLAND, Patrick J.||St.John's||1601||31||Frances Boland (s)||Steward||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, December 21, 1916|
|MASTERS, William||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1396||21||Mrs. Arch. Upshall (o)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||See Regt.# 709 for misfiled will|
|EMERSON, George M.||Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||0-21 - 1879||21||George H. Emerson (p)||Bank clerk||1915||No||No|
|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|
|SEVIOUR, George Richard||6 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||1151||21||Martha Seviour (p)||Insurance clerk||1915||No||No|