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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
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 PDF
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 PDF
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 PDF
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 PDF 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