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|
|LANGDON, Dwight Lyman||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||1823||22||John Langdon Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, Robert||Blaketown, Trinity District||1928||24||Eloil Mercer (p)||Oiler||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|OSMOND, Arthur Fred||Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||1131||21||J.W. Osmond (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes documents relating to Private Isaiah Wilcox, 1131X, Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve.|
|MAY, Ernest||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1206||19||Jessie May (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|COLLINS, John Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||863||22||John Collins (p)||Paper hanger||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, December 6, 1917|
|BARTON, John||Goulds, St. John's West District||1485||28||Annie Barton (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PHELAN, William A.||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2001||18||James Phelan (p)||Checker||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|TRACEY, Augustus James||Torbay, St. John's East District||864||20||William Tracey (p)||Draper||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69.|
|MOSS, James||Keels, Bonavista District||1465||25||Eliza Moss (p)||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CUMMINS, John||St. John's||1804||21||Henry Cummins (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Josiah||Hopeall, Trinity District||1677||18||Matthew Smith (p)||Railroading||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ELDRIDGE, Richard||Newtown, Bonavista District||1279||25||Mrs. William Lock||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|PARDY, Norman||Little Harbour, Twillingate District||927||21||Susanna Pardy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PECKFORD, Edward||Gander Bay, Fogo District||1656||18||Elizabeth Peckford (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 29, 1916|
|OTOOLE, Fred Max||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||1064||21||Michael F. O'Toole (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes newspaper article with photo and account of his time in the war and the sinking of the Stephano|
|MORGAN, William||St. John's||865||19||John Albert Morgan (p)||Plumbers apprentice||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MEADUS, Allan||St. John's||1012||19||Susanna Meadus (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, George Joseph||St. John's||1153||19||Mary King (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, March 8, 1917|
|TAYLOR, Frank||Water Street East, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1261||24||Emily Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PYNN, Charles||Quirpon, St. Barbe District||1953||23||Sarah Pynn (p)||Fisherman||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|
|LANNON, William Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1519||19||Johanna Lannon (p)||Miner||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, June 18, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included|
|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|
|HARRIS, Bertram Benjamin||St. John's||1047||28||Kate Harris (p)||Accountant||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOLAND, Patrick J.||St.John's||1601||31||Frances Boland (s)||Steward||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, December 21, 1916|
|LEBUFF, Robert||Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada||1362||23||Eliza LeBuff (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 10, 1916|
|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.|
|TAYLOR, Hedley||St. John's||1129||19||Susanna Taylor (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|BROWN, Robert Gill||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||1565||23||Ellen Brown (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EVANS, Michael Joseph||St. John's||871||23||John Evans (p)||Printer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BRAKE, Frank||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1269||22||John Brake (p)||Brakesman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Francis A.||13 Howe Place, St. John's||1959||21||Mary Walsh (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic - Church of England||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|GILLINGHAM, George||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||1253||20||Deliah Gillingham (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FLEMING, Richard||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1594||21||Kate Cummings (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917||Variant spelling of name: Flemming.|
|WHITE, Rennie Llewelyn||Englee, St. Barbe District||1045||19||Selina Barnes (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HALEY - HAYLEY, Leonard||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1000||20||Mary Haley (p)||Hotel clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Signature on attestation is Haley; birth certificate is Hayley; selecte correspondence is Healey.|
|SHORT, John C.||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||1683||21||Eli Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARRIS, George William||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1321||21||John Harris (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HENNESSEY, James John||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1257||18||Patience Hennessey (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURSEY, Frederick John||Clarenville, Trinity District||1348||21||Reuben Bursey (p)||Railroader||1915||Methodist||No||No||Contains a letter from Reuben Bursey about the death of his son (unidentified), and also from Mrs. Bursey about sending parcels to POWs. These letters likely refer to # 2381 Goliath Bursey, brother of Frederick John Bursey.|
|PARSONS, Reuben||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1633||23||Richards Parsons Sr. (of Joseph)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THORNE, Walter Thomas||New Harbour, Trinity District||1629||21||Robert Thorne (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WHITE, Alfred||St. George, St. George Distric||1657||26||Tassin [Tassian] White (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FARRELL, Martin||Marystown, Burin District||1798||18||John Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCGRATH, John J.||St. John's||983||19||Mrs. J. Eagan (p)||Car cleaner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, Wallace Thomas||Flat Bay, St. George District||1787||21||Annie Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Benoit|
|GARDNER, Bernard Godfrey William||Kent, England, United Kingdom||0-298 - 914||19||William Gardner (p)||Wireless operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OGRADY, James J.||0-143||Mrs. J.J O'Grady (s)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|