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|
|CAINES, Isaac||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||1619||20||Michael Caines (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRICKLAND, Benjamin||St. John's||1848||35||Mary Strickland (s)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DODD, William||St. John's||1027||22||Matthew Dodd (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIERCEY, John Charles||Normans Cove, Trinity District||1535||19||Patience Piercey (p)||Railroading||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SULLIVAN, Peter||Gambo, Bonavista District||1483||20||Peter Sullivan (p)||Furrier||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYALL, Robert S.||St. John's||1891||18||Robert Ryall (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|KING, William S.||Southside Road, St. John's||0-58 - 837||22||James King (p)||Clerk||1915||No||No||Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916 - 1919.|
|EVANS, Sydney Wilfred||St. John's||1418||19||Lydia Evans (p)||Factory labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Signature is Sidney; form completed as Sydney.|
|CHEESEMAN, Ernest B||Port au Bras, Burin District||1927||20||Lawrence Cheeseman (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRY, William||Charleston, Bonavista District||1550||23||John Fry (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|MANUEL, Arthur||Botwood, Twillingate District||867||19||Valentino Manuel (p)||Winchman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69.|
|POSTLETHWAITE, Robert Allan||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - Westmoreland, England, United Kingdom||0-66 - 1741||27||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|COXWORTHY, Fred Pierre||St. John's||1304||19||Maggie Coxworthy (p)||Baker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOSSE, Alfred Joseph||Torbay, St. John's East District||1081||22||Ellen Gosse||Assistant paymaster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANHAM, John Robert||Burin, Burin District||1774||22||Benjamin Hanham (p)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PROWSE, John Lee||St. John's||1246||19||Kathleen Prowse (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOODY, Matthew Anthony||Carbonear, Carbonear District||1982||24||Mary Doody (o)||Brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BOWMAN, Charles||St. John's - Riga, Russia||938||22||Lizzie Burry (o)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Although he spelled his name Bowman it was correctly spelled Beaumont, Charles was a name taken upon arrival in Newfoundland.|
|SEWARD, Edward||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||1908||19||Thomas Seward (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, August 12, 1916|
|BUCKLEY, John Joseph||St. John's||1315||21||James Buckley (p)||Butcher||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLS, Joseph Warren||St. John's||1147||25||Sarah Wells (p)||Painter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 14, 1917|
|LAWRENCE, Arthur H.||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2002||19||John W. Lawrence (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HICKEY, Edward||Barren Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||1920||20||Thomas Hickey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|POWER, William Joseph||St. John's||965||20||Mr. Power (p)||Office Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.|
|WILLIAMS, Willmet||Dildo, Trinity District||1499||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|GARDNER, Edward James||British Harbour, Trinity District||1247||23||Mrs. Gardner (p)||Postal clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HULAN, Howard||Robinsons Station, St. George District||1568||19||Jane Hulan (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, May 2, 1916|
|REEVES, William||No information||0-230||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Attached to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) Ambulance Company.|
|POWER, James Matthew||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||1150||19||Martin Power (o)||Coachman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LEUDY, Joseph||Little River, Codroy, St. George District||1331||21||Elizabeth Leudy (p)||Locomotive Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|LYNCH, Thomas||St. John's||1355||27||Thomas Lynch (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|PARSONS, Wilfred C.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1876||18||Mrs. Wm Parsons(p)||Operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discharged medically unfit 21 March 1917; attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies 29 Jan. 1918, discharged 18 Feb. 1918.|
|MORRIS, James Robert||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1624||23||Joseph Morris (p)||Railroading||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCFATRIDGE, James||Main River, St. George District||1423||19||Walter McFatridge (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEPDITCH, Otto Cecil||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1577||19||Christopher Hepditch (p)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANN, Bertram Gordon||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||1255||23||Mr. Hann (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|MARTIN, Stephen||Torbay, St. John's East District||1942||19||William Martin (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, July 8, 1917|
|PRICE, John S.||St. John's||1103||20||Frederick Price (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, Edward||Twillingate, Twillingate District||1084||19||Sarah White (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|IVANY, Walter Donald||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1008||21||Silas Ivany (p)||Machinist||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ADAMS, James||St. John's||1332||25||Mr. and Mrs. Adams (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOBIN, Walter A.||Roxburgh, Massachusetts, USA||1556||19||Alice Tobin||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORTUNE, William||2 Patrick St., St. John's||1194||24||Sylvester Fortune (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|COLUMBUS, Fred||Shallops Cove, St. George District||912||21||Frank Columbus (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 9, 1915|
|DELANEY, Nicholas||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1474||19||Ellen Delaney (p)||Pulp presser||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HAYTER, Harry||Trinity, Trinity District||1992||19||James Hayter (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, John S.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1923||19||Robert Snow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|THISTLE, Howard||Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District||1661||20||Maurice Thistle (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, James Joseph||St. John's||1011||19||Elizabeth Kelly||Telegraph operator||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUKE, John J.||Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1964||23||Mary Duke (p)||Policeman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||See also Regt. #1306, William Duke ; also see Regt.# 709 for misfiled will|