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|
|WALSH, Herbert||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1872||22||William Walsh (of Stephen) (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LYNCH, Thomas||St. John's||1355||27||Thomas Lynch (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|PARSONS, Wilfred C.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1876||18||Mrs. Wm Parsons(p)||Operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discharged medically unfit 21 March 1917; attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies 29 Jan. 1918, discharged 18 Feb. 1918.|
|MORRIS, James Robert||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1624||23||Joseph Morris (p)||Railroading||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCFATRIDGE, James||Main River, St. George District||1423||19||Walter McFatridge (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARBOUR, Horatio||Port Rexton, Trinity District||1419||25||Amy N. Barbour (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HEPDITCH, Otto Cecil||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1577||19||Christopher Hepditch (p)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DRUKEN, Thomas||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1363||18||Alice Druken (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 1, 1916|
|ARNOLD, Chesley Gladstone||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||1386||19||Alice Arnold (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BEWHEY, Edward||St. John's||1144||19||Ellen Bewhey (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 30, 1915|
|SHAVE, George R.||Fogo, Fogo District||2039||26||William Shave (p)||Picture framer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|PRICE, John S.||St. John's||1103||20||Frederick Price (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLIAMSON, Harry||Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom - Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-216 - 1759||27||Annie (Fish) Williamson (s)||Paper maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARKE, Grant||St. John's||1502||19||Mrs. William Clarke (p)||Messenger||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Frederick Charles||Trinity, Trinity District||1342||26||Caroline Somerton (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, November 25, 1915|
|JANES, Job||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2021||22||Emma Janes (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|HAYTER, Harry||Trinity, Trinity District||1992||19||James Hayter (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|JACOBS, Frederick James||St. John's||1297||19||Mr. And Mrs. Jacobs (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|GOSSE, Douglas||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1610||20||Jessie Gosse (p)||Wireless operator||1915||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife, Agnes Brewster Gosse.|
|BOONE, Curtis||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1636||19||Richard Boone (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLAND, Michael J.||St. John's||1634||18||Richard Holland (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BISHOP, Wilson||McCallum Harbour, Fortune District||1597||19||John Bishop (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HARTERY, John||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||1406||20||Lucy Hartery (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WINSOR, George||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||1845||18||David Winsor (p)||Store assistant||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CURNEW, George Robert||Curling, St. George District||1587||Charles Curnew (o)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 24, 1916|
|FROST, John Albert Victor||St. John's||1149||18||Annie E. Frost (p)||Annie E. Frost (p)||1915||Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|HYNES, Harry||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1621||20||Esau Hynes (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PENNY, Augustus||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||1399||22||Helen Penney (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BELMORE, Robert||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1070||21||Lizzie Belmore (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OLIPHANT, John Joseph||St. John's||1701||18||George L. Oliphant (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LANGDON, Thomas Edward||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||1824||31||Henry Langdon Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1915||No||No|
|DUNPHY, John Joseph||39 Flower Hill, St. John's||1480||19||Michael Dunphy (p)||Steward||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|REDSTONE, Falkner Alex||St. John's||1652||18||Harriet Redstone (p)||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEANEY, Brian||Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1901||18||Sarah Meaney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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.|
|HOOKEY, Robert||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1849||18||Joseph Hookey (p)||Electrician||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in whether name is William Robert or Robert William. Appears he used the name Robert.|
|BAILEY, Wesley Willis||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||1807||18||Maggy Bailey (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MUGFORD, Walter||17 Tessier Place, St. John's||1211||18||Carolina Mugford (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PATEY, Gilbert||Big Braha, St. Barbe District||1911||20||Josiah Patey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LEGROW, Reuben||Bauline, St. John's East District||1972||26||Ambrose LeGrow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|RUTH, Walter||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1254||22||Mary Ruth (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CURTIS, Roland||28 Joy Place, off Princes Street, St. John's||1996||18||Archibald Curtis (p)||Packer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|READ, Charles A.||La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2009||20||Fanny Read (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 18, 1917||Also includes documents relating to Alexander Read, service #2008 - Photograph of grave-site included.|
|MAYO, William John||St. John's||1233||25||William Samuel Mayo||Truckman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HAGEN, James George Washington||St. Pierre and Miquelon, France||978||22||Lizzie Hagen (p)||Wireless operator||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 21, 1918|
|KENNELL, Ebenezer||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||1548||26||Jessie Kennell (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|NICOL, Rex Emmanuel||St. John's||1740||15||Charles M. Nichol||Tailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15 Variant spelling of name - Nichol.|
|GOLDING, Sylvester||Gambo, Bonavista District||1487||20||Helen Golding (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Goulding|