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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
FITZPATRICK, Alphonsus Conche, St. Barbe District 1904 18 Bridget Fitzpatrick (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, January 29, 1916
TAYLOR, Frank Water Street East, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1261 24 Emily Taylor (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
NOFTALL, William Robert Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 1357 19 Reuben Noftall (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
DEAN, Walter Augustus Freshwater [Bay de Verde District] 949 25 Elizabeth Summers (o) Seaman 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73
ROSSITER, Matthew Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 1538 19 Joseph Rossiter (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Also contains a letter relating to service #1016, Bertram Henry Bastow.
WHITE, Arthur Joseph Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District 1154 21 Joseph White (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KNIGHT, James St. Pierre Birmingham, England, United Kingdom 0-239 Mrs. James S.P. Knight 1915 No Information No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC).
GOSSE, Samuel Torbay, St. John's East District 1907 23 Peter Gosse (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
EMERSON, George M. Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 0-21 - 1879 21 George H. Emerson (p) Bank clerk 1915 No No PDF
PENNELL, William Clement Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1546 20 Hazel Pennell (s) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HUMPHRIES, Alfred Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 1825 20 Robert Humphries (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, August 9, 1916
OKEEFE, Charles St. John's 1658 18 Peter O'Keefe (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
YOUNG, Allan Stephen Twillingate, South Side, Twillingate District 1286 21 Anna Young (o) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
WALSH, Vincent S. St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1958 20 James Walsh (p) Policeman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DICK, George 280 Theater Hill, St. John's / Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom 924 26 John Dick (p) Grocer's salesman 1915 Yes No Wednesday, July 12, 1916
VOISEY, Herbert Lawrence St. John's 1566 19 Edward Voisey (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LEE, William St. John's 1882 19 Fanny Lee (p) Baker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BALDWIN, Uriah Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1846 18 Edward Baldwin Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
TAYLOR, Hedley St. John's 1129 19 Susanna Taylor (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
COLLINS, Duncan Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1422 22 Roberts Collins (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JENNINGS, Hayward Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 1515 21 Rhoda Jennings (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Keyward.
WARFORD, James St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1871 28 Jane Colbournes (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Alfred Leo 65 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 1987 18 Alfred Brown (p) Printer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEYTON, Joseph 16 Brennan Street, St. John's 1832 18 Richard Peyton (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, February 28, 1917
SHEARS, John James Robinsons Head, St. George District 1671 19 James Allan Shjears (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOSSE, Thomas Joseph St. John's 1051 21 Samuel Gosse (p) Wireless operator 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CARTER, Kenneth James Greenspond, Bonavista District 1814 19 Kenneth Carter (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNEY, James Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 1448 20 Mary Jane Coish (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist 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.
SNOW, Joseph Griquet, St. Barbe District 1870 21 Stephen Snow (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
OLIVER, John Grand Lake, St. George District 2023 18 Mary Jane Oliver (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ALLEN, James Frederick Curling, St. George District 1541 19 Catherine Susanna Allen (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
HICKS, John Benjamin Catalina, Trinity District 1163 18 Dottie Hicks (o) Telegraph operator 1915 Methodist No No
RONAN, Thomas St. John's 2041 32 Elizabeth Ronan (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
SMITH, Andrew Dildo, Trinity District 1393 21 Julia Smith (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
ROWE, Frank Trinity, Trinity District 1991 18 John Rowe (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
LEWIS, William Gardner St. John's 1213 22 Richard Gardner Lewis (p) Railroad man 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FERGUSON, John Roy 67 Springdale Street, St. John's 0-205 - 882 26 Jeanette Herbert Ferguson (s) 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HICKEY, Michael John Holyrood, Harbour Main District 1415 21 John Hickey (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MANUEL, Marmaduke Salt Pond, Twillingate District 1346 19 Mariah Manuel (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
BRENT, David Botwood, Twillingate District 1794 22 John Brent (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
EZEKIEL, Joseph Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 1336 22 Paul Ezekiel (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 Contains some documents relating to Charles Curnew, service #1335 .
LEMESSURIER, Wallace St. John's 2034 19 Alexander Lemessurier Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
BLIDE - BLYDE, Philip H. St. John's 1650 18 John Blide (p) Harness maker 1915 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Blyde; see Regt. # 280 Michael John Blyde (brother).
GREEN, Cecil Trinity, Trinity District 984 19 John Green (p) Bank clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.
CROSBIE, George Graham Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1447 19 Walter Crosbie (p) Student 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, July 3, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included - See also service #1680, Frederick Wheeler
MILLEY - MELEE, Thomas St. John's 1877 20 Thomas Milley (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Discrepancy in spelling of name
FOWLOW, William St. John's 1025 34 Mary Ellen Fowlow (s) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
MOYLES, Edgar Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1425 21 Ernest Moyles (p) Fireman 1915 Methodist No No
GOULDING, Abraham Gambo, Bonavista District 1778 25 Ellen Goulding (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No