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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 archives@therooms.ca 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 Datesort descending Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
FEILD, Rex Otto 229 Southside Road, St. John's 1979 18 Miss Fraces Burridge (o) Draper 1915 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Field.
STEVENSON, Alfred St. John's 1622 William Joseph Stevenson (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, July 8, 1917
QUIRK, James Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1298 23 Mary Quirk (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KILFOY, Leo Joseph Little Bay, Burin District 1713 19 Luke Kilfoy Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BAIRD, Alexander [Sandy] Boyd Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 0-114 - 1803 25 James Charles Baird (p) Bank clerk 1915 Presbyterian No Yes POW Date: 1917 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel
HUSSEY, Harry 3 Hagerty Street, St. John's 2014 21 Mrs. H. Hussey (s) Sailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENNETT, Hector Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 910 20 Luke Ab. Bennett (p) Cook 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
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
JACKSON, Harold Newtown, Stockton on Tees, England, United Kingdom 1543 24 Sarah Jackman (p) Draper 1915 No No
BARTLETT, John William St. John's 957 24 Julia Bartlett (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLETT, Levi New Harbour, Trinity District 1539 22 Mary Ann Hollett (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
SINNOTT, William Joseph St. John's 1040 24 Mrs. William Sinnott (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CANDOW, William St. John's 1510 25 David Candow (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist 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
HYNES, Alphonsus Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1941 18 Benson Hynes (p) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CUMMINS, Frederick St. John's 1349 19 Laura Cummins (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
GOSSE, Solomon Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1411 21 Emma Gosse (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
BALLAM, Samuel Robert Curling, St. George District 1440 19 Manoah Ballam (p) Telegraph operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, Albert E. Charleston, Bonavista District 0-224 - 1554 21 Sarah Taylor (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 17, 1918 PDF
BUTLER, Robert Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1282 21 Emily Butler (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, October 11, 1916
MADDEN, John Joseph St. John's 1557 19 Anne Madden (p) Messenger 1915 Roman Catholic No No
NOFTALL, Chesley Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 1032 19 Reuben Noftall Labourer 1915 No Yes POW Date: 1917 Chesley seemed to have enlisted under the name of Moftall; however, he listed his next of kin as Noftall. All the official paperwork was generated under the name Moftall. This may have been a spelling error by the enlisting officer, a possible name change by the soldier, etc.
HALL, James Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 1935 22 Michael Hall (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
MARKS, Chesley Long Cove Point, Burin District 1950 18 Charles Marks (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, July 31, 1918
NOSEWORTHY, Ernest Ivan St. John's 1098 23 Sarah Noseworthy (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
LAWRENCE, Stephen Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1686 21 Robert Lawrence (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMALL, George Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 1516 19 Laura Small (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
SULLIVAN, Michael Edward Kings Cove, Bonavista District 1763 19 James Sullivan (of Edward) (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
RIGGS, Leslie Rose Grand Bank, Burin District 1106 23 John Riggs (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
ODRISCOLL, Leo Francis Avondale, Harbour Main District 1361 18 Ellen O'Driscoll (p) News agent 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BOLAND, Patrick J. St.John's 1601 31 Frances Boland (s) Steward 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, December 21, 1916
MASTERS, William Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1396 21 Mrs. Arch. Upshall (o) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 See Regt.# 709 for misfiled will
ADEY, Wilfred Adeytown, Trinity District 1615 19 Mr. Adey (p) Fishing and lumbering 1915 Methodist No No
PIERCEY, Herbert Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 1489 23 John Piercie (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No Discrepancies in name: Piercey, Peircie, Percey, Pearce; previously transcribed as Piercie.
BROWN, Robert Gill Kings Cove, Bonavista District 1565 23 Ellen Brown (p) Steward 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHORTALL, Leo 141 Gower Street, St. John's 1940 18 William Shortall (p) Student 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, April 29, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included ; See also Regt. #0-78 -395 for misfiled documents
BRAKE, Frank Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1269 22 John Brake (p) Brakesman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No