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|
|TERRY, John||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||2004||35||Mrs. Francis Sweeney (o)||Fireman||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|
|SNOW, Francis Joseph||St. John's||1381||Box maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|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 Regt. # 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|
|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.|
|TAIT, Arch C.||No information||0-248||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; no record in service ledger.|
|LILLY, Raymond R. W.||Bedford, England, United Kingdom||1828||20||Ida Isabelle Lilly (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHORT, James||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||1086||22||Louisa Russell (nee Short)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|ASPELL, John Thomas||St. John's||1175||19||Gerald Aspell (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, James Joseph||St. John's||1314||19||Mr. Saunders (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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|
|DONNELLY, James John||169 Gower Street, St. John's||0-92||Bridget Donnelly (p)||1915||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Attestation papers not included|
|BROWN, Charlie||Gambo, Bonavista District||1491||22||Robert Brown Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TULK, Hubert||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1590||Mary Anne Tulk (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|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.|
|LARNER, George Thomas||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1010||25||Mrs. George Larner (p)||Engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TILLEY, William Joseph||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1224||22||William Tilley (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.|
|MURRIN, John||St. John's||1685||19||William Murrin (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FENNELL, Louis M.||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||1985||19||Thomas Fennell (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOLEY, Clarence||Whitbourne, Trinity District||2007||25||Mary Foley (p)||Brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARKE, Allan||Botwood, Twillingate District||1655||30||Amos Clarke (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HAYWARD, Arthur Seaburn||St. John's||1648||19||Mrs. James Andrews (p)||Labourer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|EVANS, Henry||St. John's||1245||21||Mrs. Evans (p)||Butcher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BUTLER, Kenneth Augustine||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1180||19||Mrs. J.K. Butler (p)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNELL, Charles||Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1428||19||Joseph Pennell (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Includes reference to # 1546 William C. Pennell and # 513274 Raymond E. Bishop (CEF)|
|TAYLOR, Charles Augustus||St. John's||990||19||Jennie Taylor||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, David||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||1319||William Brown (p)||Railroad foreman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in occupation; foreman or fireman.|
|PIKE, Frederick Neil||St. John's||1600||19||Noah Pike (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BENNETT, William||Stephenville, St. George District||1071||22||Josephine Bennett (p)||Carpenter||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - Benoit|
|FITZGERALD, Arthur Wilfred||St. John's||1602||19||Minnie Fitzgerald (p)||Grocer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KNOWLING, William A.||Little River, Codroy Valley, St. George District||1693||18||George Knowling (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|EDDY, George Roland||South River (near Clarke's Beach), Port de Grave District||1225||20||Emily Eddy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURRELL, Arthur Thomas||St. John's||1002||35||Marion Murrell (s)||Baker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Richard H.||5 Maxse Street, St. John's||1973||21||C.F. Taylor (p)||Accountant||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|GLEESON, Richard||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1250||19||John Gleeson (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRACE, James Joseph||St. John's||969||33||Mary Brace (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.|
|RIDOUT, Sydney||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||1258||21||Elizabeth Ridout (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Variant spelling of name - Rideout.|
|BONNER, Alfred F||Hearts Content, Trinity District||868||21||George Bonner||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69.|
|HAWKINS, George||Twillingate, Twillingate District||1606||24||Fanny Hawkins (p)||River driver||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ELGAR, William||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1503||19||Mrs. Henry Ryan (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SINCLAIR, James Eldon||St. John's||881||20||James G. Sinclair (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Albert||Water St., Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1190||22||Joseph Noseworthy (p)||1915||No||No|
|MARTRET, Augustus||St. John's||1093||21||Mary Martret (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAKE, Thomas||Burin, Burin District||1773||24||Mary (Lake) Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COSTELLO, Reuben||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1835||19||Henry Costello (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Richard|
|JUDGE, Joseph||Pointe Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||1039||19||Mary Judge (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, Bernard Frederick||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||849||21||Mrs. Duncan Parsons||School teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CARRIGAN, Edward||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||993||19||James Carrigan (p)||Collier||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CLEARY, David R.||St. John's||1679||20||Richard Cleary (p)||Draper||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|