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 Communitysort ascending Service Number Age of Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
HAWKINS, William Max St. John's 1238 23 Olive Long Hawkins (s) Plumber 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PAYNE, Francis C. St. John's 1006 19 Susan Payne (p) Train agent 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Friday, March 5, 1920 Died 5 March, 1920, of pneumonia.
ONEILL, Michael Joseph St. John's 763 18 A. O'Neill (o) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BOLAND, Michael St. John's 1461 19 James Boland (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
RODGERS, Thomas St. John's 2632 18 Stephen Rodgers (p) Butcher 1916 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Tuesday, April 17, 1917 POW Date: 1917. Photograph of grave-site included
HILLIER - HELLIER, John St. John's 1878 20 Elizabeth Hillier (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No PDF Discrepancy in spelling of name - Hillier, Hellier
FANNING, William Robert St. John's 1120 24 James Fanning Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LYNCH, Thomas St. John's 1355 27 Thomas Lynch (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
LEARNING, George St. John's 764 19 James Learning (p) Labourer 1914 No No
NOSEWORTHY, Ernest Ivan St. John's 1098 23 Sarah Noseworthy (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
CUMMINS, John St. John's 1804 21 Henry Cummins (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist No No
ANTLE, John Aquilla St. John's 663 20 Mrs. William Antle (p) Clerk 1914 No No See #5604 Peter Antle for four documents relating to John Antle.
COADY, Andrew St. John's 775 - 8096 19 Richard Coady (o) Labourer 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917
CHAFE, Jacob St. John's 2264 35 Mrs. Jacob Chafe (s) Teamster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAHILL, Alphonsus St. John's 1545 19 Theresa Cahill (p) Store clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WISEMAN, William F. St. John's 1628 17 James Wiseman (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FROST, John Albert Victor St. John's 1149 18 Annie E. Frost (p) Annie E. Frost (p) 1915 Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion.
BRIEN, Michael St. John's 1146 19 Mary Brien (p) Truckman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GOODRIDGE, Herbert St. John's 0-154 1914 No No Attestation papers not included
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
COSTELLO, William Patrick St. John's 1142 28 Mrs. William P. Costello (p) Tailor 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
YOUNG, Arthur James St. John's 823 18 James Young (p) Sail maker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, James John St. John's 1067 27 Mrs. James Reid (s) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LEARNING, Samuel James St. John's 1498 21 Jane Learning (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTS, Francis St. John's 1005 25 Mrs. Francis Roberts (s) Grocery clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 11, 1917
ELLIS, Charles Herbert St. John's 936 23 Ella Ellis (s) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
MEANEY, Ronald Joseph St. John's 1353 18 Dennis Meaney (p) Waiter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KEEPING, Alwyn Minter St. John's 1020 20 Catherine Keeping (p) Poultry raiser 1915 Unknown No No
DOYLE, Edward St. John's 1299 18 Mrs. Doyle (p) Barber 1915 Roman Catholic 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
GALGAY, Francis Joseph St. John's 892 19 Minnie Galgay (o) Shoemaker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PIKE, Stanley Gordon St. John's 1235 23 Mrs. William Pike (p) Office clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, August 10, 1916
HUSSEY, Francis Joseph St. John's 1533 19 John Hussey (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
AVERY, Oswald St. John's 1842 20 Archibald Avery (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
TRACEY, Michael St. John's 1780 18 William Tracey (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, William Joseph St. John's 965 20 Mr. Power (p) Office Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.
HICKEY, Robert St. John's 1309 21 Katherine Hickey (p) Painter 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, April 15, 1917
LEARNING, Samuel John St. John's 1620 18 Absalom Joseph Learning (p) Cooper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, July 4, 1916
HACKETT, David Manual St. John's 1097 22 Mrs. David Hackett (s) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARNES, John Thomas St. John's 1184 31 Alice M. Jackman Barnes (s) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FOWLOW, William St. John's 1025 34 Mary Ellen Fowlow (s) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
BLIDE - BLYDE, Philip H. St. John's 1650 18 John Blide (p) Harness maker 1915 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Blyde; see Regt. # 280 Michael John Blyde (brother).
CAHILL, John Joseph St. John's 966 32 Edward Croke (o) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Wednesday, July 5, 1916 PDF POW Date: 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.
BURTON, Brendan J. St. John's 2033 18 Patrick Burton (p) Printer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FOWLOW, Frank St. John's 985 20 George and Mary Ann Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAREY, Edward St. John's 1370 21 Sadie Carey (p) Motorman 1915 No No
SNOW, Douglas K. St. John's 1021 20 Catherine Snow (p) Tailor 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MOAKLER, Francis Stephen St. John's 1651 18 Thomas Moakler (p) Telegraph checker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TUCKER, Walter St. John's 880 20 Stephen J. Tucker Bank clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 25, 1915
COUGHLAN, Louis St. John's 2256 21 James Coughlan (p) Train dispatcher 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917