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|
|WHITTEN, Edgar Charles||St. John's||1117||22||Sarah Whitten (s)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 16, 1916||Photograph of gravesite included|
|THOMAS, Frederick Gordon||St. John's||1784||18||Frederick Thomas (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PECKHAM, Harry Reginald Haynes||St. John's||909||24||George Peckham (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOWLOW, Richard||Trinity East, Trinity District||886||22||Thomas J. Fowlow (p)||Clerk (draper)||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 23, 1915|
|STARES, Frank William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||1449||19||Allan Stares (p)||Sawyer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies December 1917; attestation papers included.|
|BOONE, Lewis B.||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||2019||17||Samuel Boone (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HISCOCK, Samuel||Carbonear, Carbonear District||1283||20||Esther Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 4, 1915|
|MEADUS, Robert||St. John's||1013||20||Susanna Meadus (p)||Baker||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MURPHY, James Francis||St. John's||1037||20||Ann Murphy (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEARLEY, Eber||Blaketown, Trinity District||1450||20||Charles Kearley (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BENNETT, Hector||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||910||20||Luke Ab. Bennett (p)||Cook||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SMALL, Titus||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1389||19||Pannana Small (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|NORRIS, Edward Michael Joseph||St. John's||1026||36||James J. Norris (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|IVANY, John James||English Harbour, Trinity District||1155||24||Sarah Ivany (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||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.|
|POOLE, George Reuben||Kirby's [?] Cove, Trinity Bay||2024||22||Charles Poole (o)||Sailor||1915||Methodist||No||No||I|
|KEOUGH, Edward Nicholas||St. John's||1365||30||Margaret Keough (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WINTERS, William John||Paul Island, Labrador||1852||23||Edward Winters||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALL, William||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||1949||23||Michael Hall (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918|
|HACKETT, David Manual||St. John's||1097||22||Mrs. David Hackett (s)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COULTAS, Norman||St. John's||1058||19||Maria Coultas (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MERCER, Allan||South River, Port de Grave District||994||18||Susanna Mercer (p)||Grocery clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CANDOW, William||St. John's||1510||25||David Candow (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GEORGE, Joshua||Fosters Point, Random, Trinity District||2015||22||Noah George (p)||Railroading||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|ADAMS, James||St. John's||1332||25||Mr. and Mrs. Adams (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEWIS, Fred James||St. John's||1640||18||William James Lewis (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service # 3217, Charles V. Lewis|
|HYNES, Alfred Lacey||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1463||19||Esau Gillingham Hynes (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, Alexander||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||1881||19||Willis King (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 4, 1916|
|STEELE, Allan George||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||1318||19||Fanny Steele (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PELLEY, Frederick George||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||1056||20||Annie Pelley (p)||Lumberman||1915||No||No|
|WEST, Stanley||Carmanville, Fogo District||1460||22||Joseph West (p)||Woodsman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ATWILL, James||120 Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||1914||25||Duncan Atwill (o)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KEEPING, Albert||Flat Island, Burin District||1755||19||John Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GARDNER, Theophilus||British Harbour, Trinity District||1580||20||Eugenie Gardner (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 11, 1916|
|BROCKLEHURST, George Augustus||St. John's||848||24||Charles F. Brocklehurst (p)||Letter carrier||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|VIGUERS, William||St. John's||1171||19||Annie Viguers (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WADE, Edgar||Elliston, Trinity District||1917||20||Maria Wade (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|KNIGHT, Frank Scott||St. John's||1659||19||Charles Knight (p)||Barber||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MEWS, Colin M.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1036||21||Elizabeth Mews (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CHRISTOPHER, Leo Joseph||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||1783||18||Michael Christopher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|SULLIVAN, Arthur||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||998||19||Edward Sullivan (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Frank Hilbbert||Trinity, Trinity District||1256||20||Caroline Somerton (p)||Agent||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, John Joseph||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||1434||24||William Hall (o)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Michael||Bellevue, Trinity Bay||1792||22||Amy McCarthy (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNELL, John||Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1542||19||Mary Pennell (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|AYRE, Edward Alphonses||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1009||19||Selina Ayre (p)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PARDY, George Richard||Little Harbour||1688||24||Giles Pardy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917|
|GRANT, Edward Peter||Lawn, Burin District||1797||22||Michael Grant (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|JAMES/JANES, George R.||Botwood, Twillingate District||1642||25||Harriet James (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Entered as Janes in CWGC, N.|
|GOSSE, William Joseph||Torbay, St. John's East District||963||19||Maude Gosse (o)||Plumber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|