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|
|TAYLOR, Hedley||St. John's||1129||19||Susanna Taylor (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|HICKEY, James Joseph||56 Barters Hill, St. John's||113||23||William Hickey (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, Herbert Rendell||St. John's||1130||19||Elizabeth Parsons||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OSMOND, Arthur Fred||Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||1131||21||J.W. Osmond (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes documents relating to Private Isaiah Wilcox, 1131X, Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve.|
|BOWRING, George||St. John's||1132||31||Mary Bowring (p)||Boiler maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLAHAN, Joseph||St. John's||1133||23||Florence Isabelle Hollahan (s)||Cooper||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LEE, Albert||Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1134 - 3216||25||John Lee (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Re-enlisted under different number|
|READER, Alexander||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1135||20||William S. Reader (p)||Letter carrier||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, February 25, 1917|
|OQUINN, Vincent Joseph||Searston, Codroy Valley, St. George District||1136||19||Thomas O'Quinn (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RUSSELL, William||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||1137||19||Mrs. Samuel Russell (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|EBSARY, Frederick Ernest||St. John's||1138||19||Mrs. Newman Ebsary (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, September 23, 1915|
|BURSEY, Uriah George||Caplin Cove, Bay de Verde District||1139||22||Sarah Bursey (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 30, 1921|
|MAHON, James Thomas||30 Barnes Road St. John's||114||21||John Mahon (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNELGROVE, Isaac John||Catalina, Trinity District||1140||18||William Norman Snelgrove (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, November 18, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|COOK, Thomas||Trinity East, Trinity District||1141||20||Mary Hannah Cooke (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|COSTELLO, William Patrick||St. John's||1142||28||Mrs. William P. Costello (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MYER, Albert John||St. John's||1143||19||Julia Myer (p)||Cooper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 14, 1917||Newspaper clipping reporting his death by drowning upon return to Newfoundland included. Died 14 July, 1917. CWGC|
|BEWHEY, Edward||St. John's||1144||19||Ellen Bewhey (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 30, 1915|
|QUICK, Ernest Chesley||St. John's||1145||21||Fannie Quick (p)||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BRIEN, Michael||St. John's||1146||19||Mary Brien (p)||Truckman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLS, Joseph Warren||St. John's||1147||25||Sarah Wells (p)||Painter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 14, 1917|
|BOLAND, Michael Joseph||St. John's||1148||21||Mrs. N.P. Boland (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|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.|
|FIELD, Charles William||38 Prescott Street, St. John's||115||21||Samuel Field (p)||Motor engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, James Matthew||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||1150||19||Martin Power (o)||Coachman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SEVIOUR, George Richard||6 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||1151||21||Martha Seviour (p)||Insurance clerk||1915||No||No|
|BURT, Eric||St. John's||1152||19||Jemima Burt (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|KING, George Joseph||St. John's||1153||19||Mary King (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, March 8, 1917|
|WHITE, Arthur Joseph||Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District||1154||21||Joseph White (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|IVANY, John James||English Harbour, Trinity District||1155||24||Sarah Ivany (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNY, William Edward||English Harbour, Trinity District||1156||21||Annie Penney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 18, 1917|
|COSTELLO, Michael Francis||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1157||24||Katherine Costello (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PINSENT, Steward||Dildo, Trinity District||1158||25||Emma Pinsent (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Stewart on family correspondence; signature is Steward|
|DRAY, Patrick Mary||Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District||1159||19||James Dray (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ERLEY, Joseph||Freshwater Road, St. John's||116||James Erley (p)||Carpenter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OBRIEN, James||St. John's||1160||22||Mary O'Brien (p)||Coachman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 2, 1915|
|PIKE, Launcelot||Lamaline, Burin District||1161||21||Mary Ann Pike (p)||Labourer (builder's contractor)||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURSEY, Frederick||Catalina, Trinity District||1162||23||Emily Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HICKS, John Benjamin||Catalina, Trinity District||1163||18||Dottie Hicks (o)||Telegraph operator||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PHILLIPS, George||Whitbourne, Trinity District||1164||22||Sarah Phillips (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|FIFIELD, Mark||Catalina, Trinity District||1165||22||Eliza Fifield (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HEATH, Adolphus Garrett||Long Island, Green Bay||1166||18||Rhoda Heath (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, April 24, 1917|
|NOSEWORTHY, Heber||St. John's||1167||19||Hannah Noseworthy (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, Albert Victor||Catalina, Trinity District||1168||21||Martha King (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, James Thornton||St. John's||1169||20||Thomas Power (p)||Cabman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURKE, Leo Michael||St. John's||1170||19||Mrs. Charles Davis (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|VIGUERS, William||St. John's||1171||19||Annie Viguers (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOUSE, Ronald Herbert||Catalina, Trinity District||1172||22||Anna House (p)||Sailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Contains documents related to Private John Francis Power, service #1710.|
|MELEE, William||Southside, St. John's||1173||25||Sarah Melee (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Edward||1174||No||No||File missing; ledger entry 10/4/15 states undesirable.|