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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 Community Service Number Age of Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Datesort descending 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 PDF
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 PDF
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 PDF Attestation papers not included