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|
|ENGLAND, Frederick James||St. John's||1127||19||Rebecca England||Brakeman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COXWORTHY, Frank||St. John's||1820||19||Frederick Coxworthy (p)||Machinist||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WADE, Edgar||Elliston, Trinity District||1917||20||Maria Wade (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|OREILLY, P. Joseph||0-147||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; incorrect information in service ledger Notes: Listed as instructor (musketry). Notes: Information in service ledger is incorrect; information for 0-236 J.B. O'Reilly, RAMC was duplicated as being 0-147 Joseph O'Reilly|
|KNIGHT, Frank Scott||St. John's||1659||19||Charles Knight (p)||Barber||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FARRELL, Samuel||St. Jacques, Fortune District||1761||23||Mrs. Farrell (p)||Carpenter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHRISTOPHER, Leo Joseph||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||1783||18||Michael Christopher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|MACDOUGALL, Alexander||St. John's||900||22||John MacDougall (p)||Butcher||1915||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Variant spelling of name - McDougall|
|SOMERTON, Frank Hilbbert||Trinity, Trinity District||1256||20||Caroline Somerton (p)||Agent||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Michael||Bellevue, Trinity Bay||1792||22||Amy McCarthy (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ATWILL, James||120 Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||1914||25||Duncan Atwill (o)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PARDY, George Richard||Little Harbour||1688||24||Giles Pardy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917|
|JOY, William||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||1376||22||William Joy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WEST, Edward||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1588||20||Rose (West) Shelley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 28, 1916|
|GIBBENHUCK, John||Square Island , Labrador||1910||23||John Kibbenhuck (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Attestation states Gibbenhuck; preferred spelling is Kippenhuck.|
|ROLLS, Walter||Portland, Bonavista District||1494||26||Mary Jane Rolls (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|MCKAY, J. J.||No information||0-145||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|WARFORD, Garland||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||964||21||Mrs. William Warford (m)||Miner||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BRAZIL, Matthew||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1368||21||Thomas Brazil (o)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURRAY, William||St. John's||1695||33||John Murray (o)||Truckman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|AYRE, Edward Alphonses||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1009||19||Selina Ayre (p)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BANNISTER, Whitfield||Port Rexton, Trinity District||889||19||Alexander Bannister (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|PITCHER, Herbert Redvers||St. John's||1729||28||Mary Pitcher (s)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Harold Kenneth||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-74 - 1193||Louisa Goodyear (p)||1915||No||No||Partial attestation papers included. Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred his commission to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917. Includes documents relating to Regt. # 3428 Patrick Whelan.|
|HAWKINS, William Max||St. John's||1238||23||Olive Long Hawkins (s)||Plumber||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRADBURY, Malcolm||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1188||22||Rachel Bradbury (p)||Telegraph Operator||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MCCARTHY, John Francis||Goulds, Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West District||1401||24||Helen McCarthy (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEATH, Thomas||Botwood, Twillingate District||1666||20||Mary Heath (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|CURNEW, Charles||Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1335||22||George Robert Curnew (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||See also service #1336, Joseph Ezekiel.|
|WHITTEN, Edgar Charles||St. John's||1117||22||Sarah Whitten (s)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 16, 1916||Photograph of gravesite included|
|PITTMAN, Thomas Ambrose||Little Bay East, Fortune District||1733||26||Michael Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HAFFEY, Thomas||St. John's||1038||Richard Haffey (o)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THOMAS, Frederick Gordon||St. John's||1784||18||Frederick Thomas (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|FOWLOW, Richard||Trinity East, Trinity District||886||22||Thomas J. Fowlow (p)||Clerk (draper)||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 23, 1915|
|GOODRIDGE, Alan C||No information||0-167||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|STARES, Frank William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||1449||19||Allan Stares (p)||Sawyer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies December 1917; attestation papers included.|
|HAYES, James Michael||St. John's||1330||26||Margaret Hayes (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MEALEY (MALEY), Dennis Francis||St. John's||1216||24||Fannie Mealey (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, December 6, 1919||Date of Death: 6 December 1919 from CWGC Discrepancy in spelling of name - documents completed as Mealey; signature is Maley|
|HOLLAHAN, Joseph||St. John's||1133||23||Florence Isabelle Hollahan (s)||Cooper||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BOLAND, Michael||St. John's||1461||19||James Boland (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEARLEY, Eber||Blaketown, Trinity District||1450||20||Charles Kearley (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SMALL, Titus||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1389||19||Pannana Small (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|TAYLOR, William Bartlett||St. John's||1240||20||Mrs. Taylor (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, May 17, 1917|
|HOLLOWAY, Robert Palfrey||St. John's||0-29||Agnes Holloway (s)||Photographer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Attestation papers not included.|
|BELLOWS, Levi||Curling, St. George District||903||20||Robert Bellows (p)||Locomotion fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MURRIN, Walter||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1412||19||William Murrin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARRETT, Gregory||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||1822||20||Mary Healy (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEOUGH, Edward Nicholas||St. John's||1365||30||Margaret Keough (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WINTERS, William John||Paul Island, Labrador||1852||23||Edward Winters||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALL, William||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||1949||23||Michael Hall (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918|