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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
JONES, Nathaniel Whitbourne, Trinity District 1932 19 William Jones (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, November 21, 1917
NORRIS, Edward Michael Joseph St. John's 1026 36 James J. Norris (p) Painter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
THORNE, James H. New Harbour, Trinity District 1905 18 William Thorne (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, February 21, 1916
MARTIN, George F. St. John's 1100 19 Elizabeth Martin (p) Truckman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PAYNE, Francis C. St. John's 1006 19 Susan Payne (p) Train agent 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Friday, March 5, 1920 Died 5 March, 1920, of pneumonia.
POOLE, George Reuben Kirby's [?] Cove, Trinity Bay 2024 22 Charles Poole (o) Sailor 1915 Methodist No No I
LILLY, William Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1034 20 James Lilly (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
COULTAS, Norman St. John's 1058 19 Maria Coultas (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MERCER, Allan South River, Port de Grave District 994 18 Susanna Mercer (p) Grocery clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
LEMEE, Michael Joseph Francis St. John's 911 20 Francis Lemee (p) Engineer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SMALLWOOD, Frederick William St. John's 1637 23 Fred Smallwood (p) Shoemaker 1915 Methodist No No
HYNES, Alfred Lacey Glenwood, Twillingate District 1463 19 Esau Gillingham Hynes (p) Telegraph operator 1915 Methodist No No
BELLOWS, Levi Curling, St. George District 903 20 Robert Bellows (p) Locomotion fireman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
KING, Albert Victor Catalina, Trinity District 1168 21 Martha King (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
DEAN, Walter Augustus Freshwater [Bay de Verde District] 949 25 Elizabeth Summers (o) Seaman 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73
WISEMAN, William Wilson Clarenville, Trinity District 1350 22 Stella Wiseman (p) Locomotive fireman 1915 Methodist No No
STEELE, Allan George Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 1318 19 Fanny Steele (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
PELLEY, Frederick George Shoal Harbour, Trinity District 1056 20 Annie Pelley (p) Lumberman 1915 No No
BARRETT, Gregory Holyrood, Harbour Main District 1822 20 Mary Healy (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GRANDY, Reginald Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1684 26 Ann Grandy (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROCKLEHURST, George Augustus St. John's 848 24 Charles F. Brocklehurst (p) Letter carrier 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
VIGUERS, William St. John's 1171 19 Annie Viguers (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAWKE, Michael Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 1672 27 Bridget Hawke (o) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SEVIOUR, George Richard 6 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 1151 21 Martha Seviour (p) Insurance clerk 1915 No No
MEWS, Colin M. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 1036 21 Elizabeth Mews (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
DICK, George 280 Theater Hill, St. John's / Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom 924 26 John Dick (p) Grocer's salesman 1915 Yes No Wednesday, July 12, 1916
OBRIEN, Andrew Joseph Topsail, Harbour Main District 1375 19 Mary O'Brien (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917.
SULLIVAN, Arthur Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 998 19 Edward Sullivan (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, John Joseph Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 1434 24 William Hall (o) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WATKINS, William Henry Botwood, Twillingate District 1654 19 Ephraim Watkins (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
PENNELL, John Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1542 19 Mary Pennell (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SOPER, Morley Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1259 26 Elizabeth Soper (p) Station agent 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, December 29, 1915
DUNN, Ronald Bayleys Cove, Bonavista District 1088 19 Eli Dunn (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
FANNING, William Robert St. John's 1120 24 James Fanning Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HOUSE, Arthur Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 1946 18 Ida House (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MUGFORD, George Codroy, St. George District 1943 19 Celina Mugford (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, February 24, 1916
RICHARDS, David Little Braha, St. Barbe District 1082 25 Julia Richards (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
SEYMOUR, Thomas Gooseberry Island, Bonavista District 1392 26 Lucy Parsons (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MCKAY, Isaac Robinsons, St. George District 1408 23 Helena McKay (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEDREW, William Botwood, Twillingate District 1936 20 William LeDrew Sr. (p) Fireman 1915 Methodist No No
JANES, Stephen Francis St. John's 1501 19 Mrs. John Janes (p) Labourer 1915 No No
FUREY, Ignatius Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 1312 19 Mr. and Mrs. Furey (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Tuesday, December 7, 1915
JOYCE, William Salmonier, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District 1952 18 Christopher Joyce (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, September 8, 1916
UDLE, Albert / Robert 57 Monkstown Road, St. John's 1990 22 James Udle (o) Expressman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: Albert written on attestation paper; signature is R. Udle; documents completed as both Albert and Robert; grave marker and census records are Robert
HEATH, George Robert St. John's 907 34 Samuel Heath (p) Hardware clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Thomas Joseph St. John's 960 21 Mrs. Whalen (o) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, James Llewellyn Shoal Harbour, Trinity District 1289 25 Flossie Butler (o) Engineer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HOLLETT, George Albert Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1841 19 Thomas Hollett (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No
HILLIER - HELLIER, John St. John's 1878 20 Elizabeth Hillier (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No PDF Discrepancy in spelling of name - Hillier, Hellier
BLACKHALL, John Sheill Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom 1738 24 William Blackhall (p) Fur buyer 1915 Presbyterian No Yes POW Date: 1917 Variant spelling of name - Shiell