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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
JACKSON, Harold Newtown, Stockton on Tees, England, United Kingdom 1543 24 Sarah Jackman (p) Draper 1915 No No
MILLEY - MELEE, Thomas St. John's 1877 20 Thomas Milley (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Discrepancy in spelling of name
KENNEY, Richard Petty Harbour, St. John's West district 1178 23 Minnie Kenney (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BARRETT, Gregory Holyrood, Harbour Main District 1822 20 Mary Healy (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MOYLES, Edgar Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1425 21 Ernest Moyles (p) Fireman 1915 Methodist No No
MEANEY, Thomas Joseph Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 1709 23 Thomas Meaney (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
HOWLEY, James M. Le Marchant Road, St. John's 0-30 31 Mrs. J.M. Howley (s) 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included.
CUTLER, Howard Frank St. George, St. George District 899 19 Edward Cutler (p) Mail clerk 1915 Methodist No No
MOORE, Paul P. Wesleyville, Bonavista District 1705 19 Reverend Edwin Moore (p) Student 1915 Methodist No No
BRAKE, Alphonsus Joseph Marystown, Burin District 1762 20 Julia Ann Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PARMITER, Cecil Topsail, Harbour Main District 1586 19 Sarah Parmiter (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WEST, Henry Ladle Cove, Fogo District 1591 23 William Burke (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
SINNOTT, William Joseph St. John's 1040 24 Mrs. William Sinnott (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ELLSWORTH, Gideon Carmanville, Fogo District 1528 23 Julia Ellsworth (p) Fisherman 1915 No No Out of sequence in service ledger. Follows 1537.
SAUNDERS, Fred J. Griguet, St. Barbe District 1913 19 Mrs. Joseph Bussey (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
CLEARY, Leo St. John's 1536 21 Ellen Cleary (p) Railway brakeman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PYNN, Frank No Information 1033 1915 No No No information in service ledger; released May 1915.
GEAR, George St. John's 901 24 Harry Gear (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917
NEWELL, Kenneth S. Bareneed, Port de Grave District 1692 21 John Newell Sr. (p) School teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HIBBS, John Leslie Topsail, Harbour Main District 1496 20 Julia Hibbs (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, December 6, 1917
FENNELL, Leo Bay Du Nord, Fortune District 1087 19 Martha Fennell (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PERRAN, William G. St. John's 1690 20 Mrs. Thomas Perran (p) Coachman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included
MORRIS, William Robinsons Head, St. George District 1581 20 Harry Morris (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 13, 1916
WOODFORD, Patrick Joseph Herring Neck, Twillingate District 1965 26 Alfred Woodford (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
BUTLER, Edward William Fogo, Fogo District 1567 23 Phoebe Butler (p) Fireman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
TAYLOR, Albert E. Charleston, Bonavista District 0-224 - 1554 21 Sarah Taylor (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 17, 1918 PDF
MADDEN, John Joseph St. John's 1557 19 Anne Madden (p) Messenger 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PILGRIM, Allan St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 1850 19 Henry Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes will for service # 3130 Lewis Pilgrim
HALL, James Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 1935 22 Michael Hall (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
GUY, Ambrose Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District 2005 25 William Guy (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 See # 394 for photograph of grave of Ambrose Guy.
BURSEY, Uriah George Caplin Cove, Bay de Verde District 1139 22 Sarah Bursey (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 30, 1921
PIKE, Edward Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 1608 24 Dora Pike (s) Stoker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GULLIKSEN, Ernest Traytown, Bonavista District 1385 22 Mary Gulliksen (p) Millman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
BENSON, Frederick Chesley Salvage, Bonavista District 1049 21 James Brown (o) Fisherman 1915 No No
LAWRENCE, Stephen Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1686 21 Robert Lawrence (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FREAKE, Frederick Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1441 19 William Henry Freake (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
POWER, John Francis Fox Cove, Fortune bay 1710 22 Ann Power (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No See also service #1172, Ronald Herbert House
GOODLAND, Oliver Elliston, Trinity District 1834 20 John Goodland (p) Barkerman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
HISCOCK, William James Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 1929 31 George Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PINKSTEN, Edward Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 1358 18 Mrs. Pinksten (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
OKEEFE, Cyril St. John's 1099 19 Mary O'Keefe (p) Window cleaner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
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
BANNISTER, Whitfield Port Rexton, Trinity District 889 19 Alexander Bannister (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
VOISEY, Leo Michael St. John's 959 19 Mrs. Richard Voisey (p) Stove fitter 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
MURPHY, Edward Patrick Catalina, Trinity District 1252 32 Mr. Murphy (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
JORDAN, Thomas Joseph Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1752 19 Joseph Jordan (p) Fisherman 1915 No Yes POW Date: 1917
PIKE, Launcelot Lamaline, Burin District 1161 21 Mary Ann Pike (p) Labourer (builder's contractor) 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
SKEANS, William Boat House Lane, St. John's 1176 28 Edward Skeans (p) Chauffeur 1915 Roman Catholic No No