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|
|MCBAY, John Field||St. John's||1030||22||Samuel McBay (p)||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Alfred Penney||St. John's||897||19||Mr. and Mrs. Taylor (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|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|
|MOORE, Eric||St. John's||1530||20||Janet Moore (p)||Painter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MANSFIELD, Edward||St. John's||749||30||James Mansfield (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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|
|DAY, Walter V.||St. John's||1660||18||Ernest Day (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||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|
|LESHANA, William Edward||St. John's||799||22||Jeanette LeShana (s)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ANGEL, John||St. John's||8383||35||Anastatia Angel (s)||Baker and cook||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|WHITEWAY, Alder Nicholas||St. John's||1060||23||Jane Whiteway (p)||Sailor||1915||Methodist||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|
|MARTRET, Augustus||St. John's||1093||21||Mary Martret (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DALTON, William Patrick||St. John's||842||18||Mrs. William Dalton (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARDY, John||St. John's||760||20||James Hardy (p)||Engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 14, 1915||Recorded on family gravestone as Richard John Hardy.|
|FARRELL, Samuel||St. Jacques, Fortune District||1761||23||Mrs. Farrell (p)||Carpenter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURKE, Albert J.||St. Jacques, Fortune District||5344||24||Catherine Burke (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURKE, Anthony||St. Jacques, Fortune District||5392||22||Thomas Burke (p)||Steel worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SKINNER, Edgar||St. Jacques, Fortune District||2929||18||John Skinner (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|TULK, Ralph Wellon||St. George, St. George District||234||20||Benjamin Tulk (p)||Fox rancher||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|TULK, Stanley Gordon||St. George, St. George District||268||18||Benjamin Tulk (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CASHIN, Edward||St. George, St. George District||4995||20||Francis Cashin (p)||Electrician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PRASUYON, Wallace||St. George, St. George District||8076||21||John Prasuyon (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CUTLER, Howard Frank||St. George, St. George District||899||19||Edward Cutler (p)||Mail clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DUHART, Joseph||St. George, St. George District||8366||18||Mary Duhart (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, Michael W.||St. George, St. George District||4367||19||Peter H. Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VINCENT, Arthur J.||St. George, St. George District||6210||20||William Vincent (p)||Telegraph operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TIPPLE, Austin Gerald||St. George, St. George District||583||20||Edward Tipple (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Austen; transcribed on Descriptive Report on Enlistment: Arthur|
|BUTT, Samuel H.||St. George, St. George District||3033||34||Susan Butt (p)||Engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DELANEY, William Albert||St. George, St. George District||581||21||Joseph Delaney (p)||Lumberman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLUMBUS [COLUMBE], Frank||St. George, St. George District||2296||20||Francis Columbus [Columbe] (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Variant spelling of name: Colomb, Coulombe. Enlisted Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve # 1477X.|
|BENOIT, Austin||St. George, St. George District||1327||20||Lizzie Benoit (p)||Brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MUISE, Moses||St. George, St. George District||1429||19||Moses Muise (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MCDONALD, Ralph||St. George, St. George District||1431||19||William Sheppard (p)||Furrier||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLANCHARD, Lewis||St. George, St. George District||4999||22||Helen Blanchard (p)||Carpenter||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, John Martin||St. George, St. George District||1433||19||Mary Hickey Sullivan (p)||Motor man||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNELLY, Michael||St. George, St. George District||4130||18||Thomas Connolly (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Note: Previously transcribed as Connolly|
|ENGLAND, Hugh S.||St. George, St. George District||3858||22||George England (p)||Mill man||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918|
|BENNETT, Charles||St. George, St. George District||4143||20||James Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918||Variant spelling of name - Bennet|
|CASHIN, John Simon||St. George, St. George District||233||24||Catherine Bennet (o)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORRIS, Ernest Ledrew||St. George, St. George District||4352||21||William Morris (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Found unfit for service.|
|BUTT, Joseph||St. George, St. George District||4740||23||Samuel Butt (p)||Sawmiller||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTLER, Ignatius Joseph||St. George, St. George District||1442||19||Mary C. Butler (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WHITE, Alfred||St. George, St. George Distric||1657||26||Tassin [Tassian] White (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|