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|
|TARGETT, Frederick Joseph||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||1743||25||Sarah Targett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 16, 1916|
|MCGORY, David||St. John's||1063||18||Amelia McGory (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - McGrory.|
|GRANT, Edward Peter||Lawn, Burin District||1797||22||Michael Grant (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 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|
|BLACKMORE, Edgar||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||1578||20||Henry Blackmore (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|GOSSE, William Joseph||Torbay, St. John's East District||963||19||Maude Gosse (o)||Plumber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RICHARDSON, Patrick||St. John's||1234||20||Jane Richardson (p)||Book assistant||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|COLLIER, Philip||Codroy, St. George District||1524||30||Isabella Collier (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Coller.|
|STANSFORD (STANFORD), Joseph C.||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||1196||25||Eli Stansford (o)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, Stephen||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1998||19||Eli Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|HALFYARD, Wallace.||129 Cabot Street, St. John's||1986||18||John Halfyard (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GARDNER, Bernard Godfrey William||Kent, England, United Kingdom||0-298 - 914||19||William Gardner (p)||Wireless operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LAMBERT, John||Southport, Random, Trinity District||1744||20||Samuel Lambert Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, April 6, 1916|
|HARDIMAN, Charles||Grand John, Fortune District||1716||21||James Hardiman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PAYNE, Bernard||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1874||18||John Payne(p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOONE, Nathan||South River, Port de Grave District||992||25||Daniel Boone (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAWKINS, William Max||St. John's||1238||23||Olive Long Hawkins (s)||Plumber||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THOMPSON, Arthur||Gander Bay, Fogo District||1208||23||Charles Thompson (o)||Trapper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENOIT, Austin||St. George, St. George District||1327||20||Lizzie Benoit (p)||Brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, Ephraim||Catalina, Trinity District||1572||21||Naomi King (p)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|LEARY, Charles||Brigus, Port de Grave District||1284||21||Margaret Leary (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|SAUNDERS, William Roy||Carbonear, Carbonear District||958||20||Philip Saunders (p)||Lumber salesman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Died at St. John's after demobilization. Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73.|
|OBRIEN, James||St. John's||1160||22||Mary O'Brien (p)||Coachman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 2, 1915|
|MCCARTHY, John Francis||Goulds, Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West District||1401||24||Helen McCarthy (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Thomas||Bellevue, Trinity Bay||1793||28||Amy McCarthy (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|GROVES, Daniel||Goose Bay, Rigolet, Labrador||1724||24||Frederick Groves (p)||Trapper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|DELACEY, Leo Francis||St. John's||1373||22||Margaret De Lacey (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|READ, Alexander A.||La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2008||19||Mary Read (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 14, 1916||Contains documents relating to service #2009, Charles A. Read - Photograph of gravesite included.|
|BRAITHWAITE, Ernest Livingstone||Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA||1313||21||Elizabeth Braithwaite (p)||Printer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTLER, Nathaniel||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||1444||20||Hezekiah Butler (p)||Printer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|POOLE, Stephen||Belleoram, Fortune District||1076||22||John Poole (p)||Street car conductor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYES, James Michael||St. John's||1330||26||Margaret Hayes (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WAGG, Austin J.||Change Islands, Fogo District||1957||23||Thomas Wagg (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEA, Michael Joseph||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1750||19||James Shea Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|ANTLE, William E.||33 Water Street, St. John's||1947||18||Sarah Antle (p)||Boiler maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|VERGE, [Abram] Abraham John||Winterton, Trinity District||1925||22||Azariah Verge (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Also listed as Abram|
|MAHONEY, Thomas Gregory||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||971||22||Mrs. John Mahoney (p)||Policeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.|
|KING, Herbert H.||50 1/2 Monkstown Road, St. John's||1981||20||Mary King (p)||Printer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|COOPER, Hayward||Snooks Harbour, Trinity District||1479||22||William Cooper Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FOLLETT, Roland MacKenzie||St. John's||1880||19||Silas Follett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HEFFORD, Thomas Berkley||New Harbour, Trinity District||1532||21||Lydia Hefford (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MARTIN, Henley Arthur||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1417||19||Phoebe Martin (p)||Undertaker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 14, 1916|
|BOWEN, Frances Joseph||St.Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1753||21||James Bowen (of Thomas) (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Phillip Francis||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1889||17||Margaret Power (p)||Office clerk||1915||No||No|
|DEVEREAUX, Joseph John Leo||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1223||19||Katherine Devereaux (o)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HYNES, Frank||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1718||19||Vincent Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes newspaper clipping about POW Pte. Coombs, #747, mentioning Hynes, and letter from Richard Hines, of Indian Islands, inquiring as to whether or not this POW could be his son.|
|MAYO, William John||St. John's||1233||25||William Samuel Mayo||Truckman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KEOUGH, Martin||St. John's||1584||19||Bridget Keough (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, November 29, 1917|
|WISEMAN, Alfred||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||2011||21||Alfred Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|DUNN, Ronald||Bayleys Cove, Bonavista District||1088||19||Eli Dunn (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|