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|
|HEATH, Ernest||St. John's||829||21||Samuel Heath (p)||Steward||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORE, Eric||St. John's||1530||20||Janet Moore (p)||Painter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BATTEN, Allan Sidwell||St. John's||2045||21||Abraham Batten (p)||Clerk||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|
|LOVEYS, Aubrey Wilson||St. John's||827||19||John Thomas Loveys (p)||Grocery clerk||1914||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|ADAMS, William Frederick||St. John's||879||21||Charles Adams (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69|
|BURKE, Martin||St. John's||1007||20||Patrick Burke (o)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|HOLLAND, Michael J.||St. John's||1634||18||Richard Holland (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BROWN, Bertram Field||St. John's||1781||18||Alfred Brown (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCBAY, John Field||St. John's||1030||22||Samuel McBay (p)||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PROWSE, John Lee||St. John's||1246||19||Kathleen Prowse (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HIGGINS, Edmund James||St. John's||756||28||Mrs. James Higgins (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, July 2, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included ; Previously transcribed as Edward|
|EVANS, Henry||St. John's||1245||21||Mrs. Evans (p)||Butcher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KNOX, Peter||St. John's||1593||19||Helen Stevenson (o)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OROURKE, William Joseph||St. John's||804||21||William O'Rourke (p)||Tailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WARREN, Frank||St. John's||835||20||Elizabeth Sheppard (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILLEY - MELEE, Thomas||St. John's||1877||20||Thomas Milley (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Discrepancy in spelling of name|
|HEARN, Augustine||St. John's||1024||19||Sarah Hearn (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MURRIN, John||St. John's||1685||19||William Murrin (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOLAND, James Francis||St. John's||765||34||William Boland||Gas fitter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YOUNG, John Bertram||St. John's||816||20||Robert Young (p)||Grocer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, February 25, 1917|
|HACKETT, Samuel Robert||St. John's||986||20||Mrs. Hackett (s)||Carpenter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LESHANA, William Edward||St. John's||799||22||Jeanette LeShana (s)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WHITEWAY, Alder Nicholas||St. John's||1060||23||Jane Whiteway (p)||Sailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DEMPSTER, James||St. John's||755||19||James Earnest Dempster (p)||Paper maker||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|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|
|MARTRET, Augustus||St. John's||1093||21||Mary Martret (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTT, Edward||St. John's||851||23||Mrs. John Butt (p)||Teamster||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|VOISEY, Richard Patrick||St. John's||1462||27||Richard Voisey (p)||Machinist||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CAREW, William||St. John's||1339||20||Elizabeth Carew (p)||1915||No||No||See also Regt. #1337 for additional misfiled documents.|
|KENNEDY, Samuel L.||St. John's||1301||27||Lizzie Janes (o)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Herbert Matthew||St. John's||1351||22||George Walsh (p)||Barber||1915||Congregationalist||Yes||No||*****The death is not recorded in CWGC|
|NOSEWORTHY, William James||St. John's||1570||26||Elizabeth Noseworthy (s)||Stoker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|OLIPHANT, John Joseph||St. John's||1701||18||George L. Oliphant (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STEELE, James Robert||St. John's||0-161 - 926||26||Samuel Owen Steele (p)||Salesman||1915||Congregationalist||No||No||I|
|EARL, Raymond||St. John's||2258||19||John Earl||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JANES, Maxwell||St. John's||982||19||Henry and Emma Janes (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCGILLVARY, William||St. John's||976||18||Mrs. McGillvary (p)||Engineer||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|
|SEXTON, John Francis||St. John's||2068||32||Hettie Sexton (s)||Draper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VAUGHAN, Joseph Patrick||St. John's||800||19||Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|REID, Fred William||St. John's||928||20||William Reid (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, John Thomas||St. John's||769||22||Thomas Sullivan (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, William Thomas||St. John's||1104||19||John Walsh (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCGRATH, John J.||St. John's||983||19||Mrs. J. Eagan (p)||Car cleaner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Hedley||St. John's||1129||19||Susanna Taylor (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|HEALEY, Leo Francis||St. John's||1815||19||Hannah Healey (p)||Clothes packer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Kenneth J.||St. John's||2037||18||William Gillingham (p)||Electrician||1915||No||No|
|MARTIN, George Chesley||St. John's||836||21||Mrs. Edward Martin (p)||Clerk||1915||No||No|
|RAYNES, Frederick||St. John's||1514||19||Priscilla Raynes (p)||Grocer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|EVANS, Michael Joseph||St. John's||871||23||John Evans (p)||Printer||1915||Methodist||No||No|