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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
REID, Fred William St. John's 928 20 William Reid (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUIRK, James Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1298 23 Mary Quirk (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HAINES, Albert Jamestown, Bonavista District 1110 20 Rosanne Haines (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
EMERSON, George M. Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 0-21 - 1879 21 George H. Emerson (p) Bank clerk 1915 No No PDF
MURCELL, Richard Baxter Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 1582 21 Dorcas Murcell (p) Student 1915 Methodist No No
LILLY, Paul U. Exploits, Twillingate District 1323 25 Mary Lilly (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Ulysis as second name: information from family member
ANDERSON, Israel Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1069 19 Joseph Anderson Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
STRICKLAND, Edward J. Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1999 24 Philip Strickland (p) Salesman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, August 18, 1916
MARTIN, Joseph Burin North, Burin District 1791 24 George Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BRYANT, Aaron Whiteway, Trinity District 847 20 Archibald Golden (o) Miner 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917
GULLAGE, Hubert V. St. John's 1682 19 Peter Gullage (p) Draper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
TIBBO, James Joseph St. John's 1017 20 Mary Ann Tibbo (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, December 1, 1915
SHEA, Michael Joseph Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1750 19 James Shea Sr. (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917
WALTERS, Ernest H. Champneys, Trinity District 2017 20 John Walters (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OBRIEN, William Vincent Avondale, Harbour Main District 1068 20 Mary O'Brien (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HEALEY, Leo Francis St. John's 1815 19 Hannah Healey (p) Clothes packer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SELLARS, Richard Stephen Western Bay South, Bay de Verde District 1728 19 Mrs. Jeremiah (Sellars) Dalton (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 16, 1916 Listed as R. Alexander in CWGC.
TAYLOR, Herbert St. John's 1018 19 Margaret Taylor (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PILGRIM, Orland Griguet, St. Barbe District 1287 18 Jessie Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
VISCOUNT, John Thomas Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 1065 20 Hannah Viscount (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, October 30, 1915 Recorded as John Francis Viscount in the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance
MARTIN, Stephen Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1998 19 Eli Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
EDENS, John Francis Joseph 39 Queens Road, St. John's 0-83 - 883 19 T.J. Edens (p) Bank clerk 1915 Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
WARREN, Frank St. John's 835 20 Elizabeth Sheppard (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEPPARD, Hilyard Sandy Point, St. George District 1681 21 Frederick Shepard (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TEMPLEMAN, Donald St. John's 1236 20 Catherine Templeman (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PINSENT, Steward Dildo, Trinity District 1158 25 Emma Pinsent (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Discrepancy in spelling of name - Stewart on family correspondence; signature is Steward
OKEEFE, Thomas Joseph Ferryland, Ferryland District 923 21 Esther Clow (p) Sailor 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 71.
LUFF, William Andrew Exploits, Twillingate District 1598 19 Jessie Luff (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
DUNCAN, George Templeton Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 0-306 - 877 21 John G. Duncan (p) Bank clerk 1915 No No
KING, Ephraim Catalina, Trinity District 1572 21 Naomi King (p) Seaman 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
NORTHCOTT, Archelaus Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1454 20 Henry Albert Northcott (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Archalaus.
WHITTLE, William A. Fox Cove, Fortune Bay, Fortune District 1712 21 John Whittle (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, October 14, 1916 Some documents in French
OBRIEN, James St. John's 1160 22 Mary O'Brien (p) Coachman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, October 2, 1915
HAMPTON, George Edgar Portland, Bonavista district 1197 20 Arthur Hampton (p) Brakeman 1915 Methodist No No
EZEKIEL, John J. St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 1751 22 Paul Ezekiel (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Some items re-filmed, see beginning of reel 117.
SHIWAK, John Rigolet, Labrador 1735 26 Sarah Shiwak (p) Trapper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
DEVEREAUX, Joseph John Leo Avondale, Harbour Main District 1223 19 Katherine Devereaux (o) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
JOHNSON, Dudley St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1583 25 Mary Johnson (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CULLETON, William St. John's 999 19 John Culleton (p) Baker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DALTON, Frederick Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 1338 22 Mrs. Agnes Dalton (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
MACKAY, Michael Joseph St. John's 1509 19 Michael MacKay (p) Mail officer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Sunday, April 21, 1918 POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information
KENNEDY, Samuel L. St. John's 1301 27 Lizzie Janes (o) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LYONS, Allan Avondale, Harbour Main District 1222 20 James Lyons (p) Machinist 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MACKAY, Murdoch James Scotland, United Kingdom 0-138 - 1861 1915 No No PDF No attestation papers - formerly of the Seaforth Highlanders; Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel; Variant spelling of name: Murdock
HAFFEY, Thomas St. John's 1038 Richard Haffey (o) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
OBRIEN, Allan Francis Topsail, Harbour Main District 1380 19 Mary O'Brien (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BASTOW, Bertram Henry. St. John's 1016 19 Margaret Bastow (p) Teamster 1915 Presbyterian No No See also service #1538, Matthew Rossiter, for a document relating to Pte. Bastow and his wife
KING, Herbert H. 50 1/2 Monkstown Road, St. John's 1981 20 Mary King (p) Printer 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
MCWHIRTER, Hugh Walter Humber Mouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 902 20 Henry McWhirter (p) Brakeman 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, September 22, 1915 Discrepancy in spelling of name: McWhorter
HALIDAY, Abel Smith Sound, Brittania Cove, Trinity District 1885 22 Rachael Haliday (p) Engineer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variant spelling of name - Halliday