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|
|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.|
|SUTTON, William||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1726||20||Mrs. William Sutton (s)||Sailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Percy Oscar||444 Southside Road, St. John's||891||23||Ada May Vere-Holloway (s)||Longshoreman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMALL, Titus||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1389||19||Pannana Small (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|EVANS, Michael Joseph||St. John's||871||23||John Evans (p)||Printer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Herbert Rendell||St. John's||1130||19||Elizabeth Parsons||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAKE, Harrison||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1409||20||Josephine Brake (p)||Railroad brakeman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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|
|GOODLAND, Oliver||Elliston, Trinity District||1834||20||John Goodland (p)||Barkerman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HISCOCK, William James||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||1929||31||George Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOONE, Zenas Walter||Burnt Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||1898||21||Frederick Boone(p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|COYSH, William George||St. John's||2038||20||Capt. George Coysh (o)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Coish|
|RICE, John Joseph||St. John's||1062||26||Bridget Rice (s)||Expressman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|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|
|FARRELL, Martin||Marystown, Burin District||1798||18||John Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|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|
|ANTLE, William E.||33 Water Street, St. John's||1947||18||Sarah Antle (p)||Boiler maker||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|
|MILLS, Edgar||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||1317||23||Archibald Mills (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, James Thornton||St. John's||1169||20||Thomas Power (p)||Cabman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WEST, Stanley||Carmanville, Fogo District||1460||22||Joseph West (p)||Woodsman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DWYER, George Ralph||St. John's||980||19||Harry Dwyer (o)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74|
|ADAMS, Alexander||Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1989||22||Emily Adams (p)||Plumber||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MYERS, Albert||St. John's||1367||24||John Charles Myers (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ELLIS, Charles Archer||157 Gower Street, St. John's||2027||19||Charles A. Ellis (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAHILL, John Joseph||St. John's||966||32||Edward Croke (o)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Wednesday, July 5, 1916||POW Date: 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.|
|FITZGERALD, Sylvester||St. John's||1555||24||Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LUFF, Samuel||Campbellton, Twillingate District||1725||19||William Luff (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|RICHARDS, Harry Victor||Glenwood, Twillingate District||952||17||Charles T. Richards (p)||Fox farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73.|
|WHITE, Arthur J.||Stephenville, St. George District||1029||Telegraph operator||1915||No||No|
|MARTIN, Joseph||Burin North, Burin District||1791||24||George Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|COSTELLO, Michael Francis||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1157||24||Katherine Costello (p)||Fisherman||1915||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|
|CAREY, Edward||St. John's||1370||21||Sadie Carey (p)||Motorman||1915||No||No|
|COLLINS, Martin Bertram||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||913||19||Mrs. Michael Joseph Collins (p)||Steward||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|TARGETT, Frederick Joseph||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||1743||25||Sarah Targett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 16, 1916|
|MCGORY, David||St. John's||1063||18||Amelia McGory (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - McGrory.|
|GRANT, Edward Peter||Lawn, Burin District||1797||22||Michael Grant (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|SHORT, Joshua||New Bonaventure, Trinity Bay, Trinity district||1199||19||Sarah Jane Short (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, June 15, 1919|
|BLACKMORE, Edgar||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||1578||20||Henry Blackmore (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|GOSSE, William Joseph||Torbay, St. John's East District||963||19||Maude Gosse (o)||Plumber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RICHARDSON, Patrick||St. John's||1234||20||Jane Richardson (p)||Book assistant||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|COLLIER, Philip||Codroy, St. George District||1524||30||Isabella Collier (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Coller.|
|STANSFORD (STANFORD), Joseph C.||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||1196||25||Eli Stansford (o)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, Stephen||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1998||19||Eli Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|HALFYARD, Wallace.||129 Cabot Street, St. John's||1986||18||John Halfyard (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GARDNER, Bernard Godfrey William||Kent, England, United Kingdom||0-298 - 914||19||William Gardner (p)||Wireless operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LAMBERT, John||Southport, Random, Trinity District||1744||20||Samuel Lambert Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, April 6, 1916|
|HARDIMAN, Charles||Grand John, Fortune District||1716||21||James Hardiman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|