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|
|WHEELER, Francis E.||Greenspond, Bonavista District||1909||25||John Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Microfilmed file follows service file # 1873|
|JANES, Job||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2021||22||Emma Janes (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|WALSH, William Thomas||St. John's||1104||19||John Walsh (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRAKE, Edmund||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1653||23||John Brake (p)||Fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORMAN, William H.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2046||21||Henry Norman (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917||See # 1190 for misfiled document.|
|PORTER, Archibald Harold||Change Islands, Fogo District||1534||19||Lucy Ann Porter (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ADAMS, James||St. John's||1332||25||Mr. and Mrs. Adams (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FALLON, Stephen||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1191||18||Susie Fallon (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|THISTLE, William||12 James Street, St. John's||1207||26||Mrs. William Thistle (p)||1915||No||No||Death notice only in file|
|GREEN, Moses||Salt Pond, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District||1757||21||William Green (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|DALTON, William Patrick||St. John's||842||18||Mrs. William Dalton (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOONE, Stewart Malcolm||South River (near Clarke's Beach), Port de Grave District||1219||20||Sarah Jane Boone (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Previously transcribed as Stephen Malcolm Boone.|
|GORE, Eliol Pike||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1041||19||Susie Gore (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|KING, Joseph Andrew||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||1356||19||Diana King (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BURSEY, Benjamin||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||1956||19||Andrew Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 14, 1916|
|CARTER, Thomas||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||1031||20||John Carter (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, May 4, 1917|
|BROWN, Charlie||Gambo, Bonavista District||1491||22||Robert Brown Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DICKS, Joseph||Mortier, Burin District||1702||20||Michael Dicks (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPURRELL, Richard||Hearts Ease, Random, Trinity District||1745||20||Moses Spurrell (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 4, 1917|
|CRUMMELL [CRUMMEY], Ronald||St. John's||1352||20||Elizabeth Crummell (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - family sources and 1921/1935 census identify him as Ronald Crummey.|
|WELLS, Isaac||Grand Jervais, Fortune District||1734||19||William Wells (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||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|
|MURRIN, John||St. John's||1685||19||William Murrin (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, Ernest Albert||Griquet, St. Barbe District||1912||18||Stephen Snow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Everett.|
|COLES, Albert Victor||Savage Cove, St. Barbe District||1813||22||Mathew Coles (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, September 18, 1916|
|BARNES, John Thomas||St. John's||1184||31||Alice M. Jackman Barnes (s)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Kenneth Augustine||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1180||19||Mrs. J.K. Butler (p)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||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|
|RYAN, Richard||Melrose, Trinity District||1288||21||Anastasia Lane (o)||Electrician||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOWRING, George||St. John's||1132||31||Mary Bowring (p)||Boiler maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BUDGELL, Stanley||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1856||22||Philip Budgell (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HYNES, James Joseph||St. John's||1095||19||Margaret Hynes (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, November 18, 1915|
|BELLOWS, Levi||Curling, St. George District||903||20||Robert Bellows (p)||Locomotion fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|AYRE, Eric S||Circular Road, St. John's||0-91||Mrs. E. S. Ayre (s)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Attestation papers not included.|
|JACKSON, Harold||Newtown, Stockton on Tees, England, United Kingdom||1543||24||Sarah Jackman (p)||Draper||1915||No||No|
|BARRETT, Gregory||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||1822||20||Mary Healy (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Levi||New Harbour, Trinity District||1539||22||Mary Ann Hollett (p)||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.|
|HARRIS, Harvey||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1114||18||Evelina Harris (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CLAYTON, Arthur C||6 Forest Road, St. John's||0-231||29||Mrs. Arthur Clayton (s)||Chaplain||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|SAUNDERS, Fred J.||Griguet, St. Barbe District||1913||19||Mrs. Joseph Bussey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|NEWHOOK, George Fred||Dildo, Trinity District||1391||21||Lizzie Newhook (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TWINER, Herbert||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||2030||18||Herbert Twiner (p)||Mechanic||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, January 7, 1918||POW Date: 1917|
|WORNELL, Frederick John||81 Longs Hill, St. John's||0-217 - 1839||19||John Wornell (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|OROURKE, John G.||Birch Hills, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1975||23||Thomas O'Rourke (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|GEAR, George||St. John's||901||24||Harry Gear (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917|
|TOBIN, John Thomas||Burin North, Burin District||1800||Hanna Brake (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, February 1, 1916|
|FENNELL, Leo||Bay Du Nord, Fortune District||1087||19||Martha Fennell (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|