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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
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.
MACPHERSON, Cluny Queens Road, St. John's 0-8 Mrs. Cluny MacPherson (s) Doctor 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
MESHER, Charles A. Mud Lake, Rigolet, Labrador 1727 22 Alice King (o) Trapper 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
LEE, Harry Nash McCallum Harbour, Fortune District 1549 19 Caroline Lee (p) Carpenter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOYD, Joseph F. St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1854 18 William Boyd (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORRIS, Edward A. St. John's 1894 20 Isaac C. Morris (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
MCWHORTER [MCWHIRTER], George William Humber Mouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 846 19 Mrs. Henry McWhorter (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy in name: Recruit signed with an X; his brother, Hugh McWhirter, # 902, is recorded in CWGC as McWhirter.
ROBERTSON, Cyril Graham St. John's 1537 25 Lucy Robertson (p) Baker 1915 Presbyterian No No
SEWARD, Thomas Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1266 22 Elizabeth Seward (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No Includes photograph of his wife, Annie Norris of Ayr, Scotland.
KEHOE, Lawrence St. John's 1779 18 Michael Kehoe (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FOLEY, Patrick W. Whitbourne, Trinity District 1890 20 Edward Foley (p) Machinist 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Aubrey Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District 1664 18 Martha Parsons (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
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
CURTIS, Doyle Botwood, Twillingate District 1552 19 Thomas Curtis (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
WHITE, Richard Henry St.George, St. George District 1473 21 Tassian White (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HILLIER, Robert New Harbour, Trinity District 1558 21 Robert Hillier (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARDY, Manuel Cartwright, Sandwich Bay, Labrador 1931 29 Levi Pardy (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POLLETT, William Archibald New Harbour, Trinity District 1641 19 James Archibald Pollett (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DRUKEN, Thomas Topsail, Harbour Main District 1363 18 Alice Druken (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, November 1, 1916
MALLARD, Hugh Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District 1290 19 Ellen Mallard (p) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
COSTELLO, William Patrick St. John's 1142 28 Mrs. William P. Costello (p) Tailor 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BENSON, Frederick Chesley Salvage, Bonavista District 1049 21 James Brown (o) Fisherman 1915 No No
SKEANS, William Boat House Lane, St. John's 1176 28 Edward Skeans (p) Chauffeur 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MCDONALD, Ralph St. George, St. George District 1431 19 William Sheppard (p) Furrier 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CARTER, Charles Fred Belleoram, Fortune District 1403 19 Susan Carter (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
ROWSELL, Jack [H. John R.] Canterbury, England, United Kingdom - Bonavista, Bonavista District 0-221 - 619 19 Lydia C. Rowsell (p) Theology student 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 8, 1916
RENDELL, Frederick George A. 73 Military Road, St. John's 0-32 Mrs. F.J.W. Rendell (p) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included.
BROWN, Bertram Field St. John's 1781 18 Alfred Brown (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHEELER, Frederick Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 1680 19 Mrs. M. Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, July 10, 1916 Also contains documents relating to service #1447, George Graham Crosbie
POWER, Patrick John Tors Cove, Ferryland District 1083 31 Mrs. John Bennett Blacksmith 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SHORT, William Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 0-295 - 878 19 Levi Short Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNEY, William H. Carbonear, Carbonear District 941 19 Mrs. Israel Penney (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Discrepancy in name: Signature is Penney; CWGC is Penny.; Mother's name is given as Elizabeth in service file and as Susannah in CWGC website.
BANNISTER, Whitfield Port Rexton, Trinity District 889 19 Alexander Bannister (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
GRAY, James John Dennistown, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Bonavista, Bonavista District 0-261 - 1324 24 Mrs. Gray (p) Bank manager 1915 Presbyterian No No
HEALE, Robert William St. John's 843 20 William Heale Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, July 3, 1916 Photographs of grave-site included
DULLANTY, George St. John's 1096 20 Thomas Dullanty (p) Storekeeper 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 21, 1916
LEDREW, Bertram Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1837 18 Isaac LeDrew (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLIOTT, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 1786 18 Samuel Elliott (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
BEWHEY, Edward St. John's 1144 19 Ellen Bewhey (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 30, 1915
BURSEY, Frederick Catalina, Trinity District 1162 23 Emily Bursey (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ALLAN, Michael Joseph St. John's 1618 21 Patrick Allan (p) Tinsmith 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TUCKER, Michael Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 1607 21 Mary Tucker (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
JANES, Stephen Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 1113 20 Harriet Janes (p) Mechanic 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, December 6, 1917
FEILD, Rex Otto 229 Southside Road, St. John's 1979 18 Miss Fraces Burridge (o) Draper 1915 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Field.
STEVENSON, Alfred St. John's 1622 William Joseph Stevenson (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, July 8, 1917
QUIRK, James Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1298 23 Mary Quirk (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KILFOY, Leo Joseph Little Bay, Burin District 1713 19 Luke Kilfoy Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HUSSEY, Harry 3 Hagerty Street, St. John's 2014 21 Mrs. H. Hussey (s) Sailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BABSTOCK, Thomas Joseph Salvage, Bonavista District 1847 26 Thomas Babstock (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy on whether first name is Thomas or Joseph.
RYAN, Richard Melrose, Trinity District 1288 21 Anastasia Lane (o) Electrician 1915 Roman Catholic No No