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 email@example.com 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|
|HACKETT, Samuel Robert||St. John's||986||20||Mrs. Hackett (s)||Carpenter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RIGGS, Frederick Michael||St. Pierre and Miquelon, France||1059||19||Lavinia Riggs (p)||Student||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LANGDON, Dwight Lyman||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||1823||22||John Langdon Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, Robert||Blaketown, Trinity District||1928||24||Eloil Mercer (p)||Oiler||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|OSMOND, Arthur Fred||Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||1131||21||J.W. Osmond (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes documents relating to Private Isaiah Wilcox, 1131X, Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve.|
|MAY, Ernest||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1206||19||Jessie May (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|COLLINS, John Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||863||22||John Collins (p)||Paper hanger||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, December 6, 1917|
|PHELAN, William A.||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2001||18||James Phelan (p)||Checker||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|TRACEY, Augustus James||Torbay, St. John's East District||864||20||William Tracey (p)||Draper||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69.|
|MOSS, James||Keels, Bonavista District||1465||25||Eliza Moss (p)||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EVANS, Michael Joseph||St. John's||871||23||John Evans (p)||Printer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CUMMINS, John||St. John's||1804||21||Henry Cummins (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Josiah||Hopeall, Trinity District||1677||18||Matthew Smith (p)||Railroading||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PITTMAN, Manuel||Conne, Fortune District||1731||28||Thomas Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 POW account mentions POW Charlie Snow, service #2616; Discrepancy in community referenced in file: Pittman was from Conne, Belle Bay; mail was misdirected to Conne River, Bay d'Espoir|
|PARDY, Norman||Little Harbour, Twillingate District||927||21||Susanna Pardy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PECKFORD, Edward||Gander Bay, Fogo District||1656||18||Elizabeth Peckford (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 29, 1916|
|OTOOLE, Fred Max||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||1064||21||Michael F. O'Toole (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes newspaper article with photo and account of his time in the war and the sinking of the Stephano|
|MORGAN, William||St. John's||865||19||John Albert Morgan (p)||Plumbers apprentice||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MEADUS, Allan||St. John's||1012||19||Susanna Meadus (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, George Joseph||St. John's||1153||19||Mary King (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, March 8, 1917|
|PYNN, Charles||Quirpon, St. Barbe District||1953||23||Sarah Pynn (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FARRELL, Martin||Marystown, Burin District||1798||18||John Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GROUCHY, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1771||18||Elias Grouchy (p)||Jeweller||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 17, 1918|
|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|
|SULEY [SULLEY], William A. [Ambrose]||Southern Harbour, Conception Bay||1616||22||Mary Bess Suley (p)||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Family spelling is Sulley; attestation and other documents completed as Suley|
|RIGGS, Leslie Rose||Grand Bank, Burin District||1106||23||John Riggs (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|POND, Levi||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||1569||20||Mary Eliza Pond (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|WINTER, Randolph Milligan||St. John's||908||27||John Winter (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|STROUDE, Fred||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||1325 & 8083||21||Priscilla Stroude (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental number 8083.|
|MORRIS, Edward A.||St. John's||1894||20||Isaac C. Morris (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|ELLIS, Charles Archer||157 Gower Street, St. John's||2027||19||Charles A. Ellis (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ASH, John||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||1811||22||John Ash (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|VAVASOUR, Charles Joseph||St. John's||873||22||Hugh Vavasour (p)||Salesman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, Sylvester||St. John's||1555||24||Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURKE, Martin||St. John's||1007||20||Patrick Burke (o)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|BELBIN, Herbert John||St. John's - St. Phillips, St. John's West District||1765||23||Charles Belbin Sr.||Post office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, March 12, 1918|
|ADEY, Frank||Clarenville, Trinity District||1668||19||John Adey (p)||Locomotive fireman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MICHELIN, Robert||Traverspine River, Grand River, Labrador||1730||25||Joseph Michelin (p)||Trapper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TUCKER, Walter||St. John's||880||20||Stephen J. Tucker||Bank clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 25, 1915|
|CAMPBELL, Michael||Campbells Creek, Port au Port, St. George District||1818||27||Archibald McKay (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|WHITE, Agneigh Joseph||St. John's||1241||20||Richard Joseph White (p)||Baker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEFFORD, John||New Harbour, Trinity District||1575||21||William Hefford (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, Peter||Cupids, Port de Grave District||1077||21||Mary Ann Power (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCGRATH, John||Colliers, Harbour Main District||1995||Mrs Emily McGrath (p)||1915||No||No||Also contains information relating to service # 2065 Patrick Pender Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.|
|CAREY, Edward||St. John's||1370||21||Sadie Carey (p)||Motorman||1915||No||No|
|WISEMAN, William F.||St. John's||1628||17||James Wiseman (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TARGETT, Frederick Joseph||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||1743||25||Sarah Targett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 16, 1916|
|HUSSEY, James Harwood||Bonavista Cove, Bonavista District||1267||18||Eliza Hussey (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 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|
|SYMONDS, Joseph||St. John's||1108||25||Susie Symonds (p)||Cabman||1915||Methodist||No||No|