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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
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.
JOYCE, William Salmonier, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District 1952 18 Christopher Joyce (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, September 8, 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
CLEARY, Bernard Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 1359 19 Ellen (Cleary) Ezekiel (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GEORGE, Pleamon Whiteway, Trinity District 1969 26 Ananias George (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JONES, Arthur Broad Cove [St. Phillips], St. John's West District 1806 32 Susannah (p) Farmer 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
EDGECOMBE, Silas Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 1251 22 Gennett/Janet Edgecombe (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, July 11, 1916
HANCOCK, Albert St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1853 18 William Hancock (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, March 10, 1918
MEANEY, Brian Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1901 18 Sarah Meaney (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BENNETT, William St. John's 1229 30 William Bennett (p) Tinsmith 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COOK, Thomas Trinity East, Trinity District 1141 20 Mary Hannah Cooke (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917 PDF
LEARNING, Samuel James St. John's 1498 21 Jane Learning (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
BOWDEN, Herbert George 37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 1980 18 William H. Bowden (p) Bank clerk 1915 Methodist No No
NORRIS, Stephen Casimir Three Arms, Twillingate District 0-105 - 921 22 James Norris (p) Assistant manager, general merchant 1915 Yes No Wednesday, October 11, 1916 Not in service ledger; microfilm label is James Norris (father's name)
PYNN, Frank No Information 1033 1915 No No No information in service ledger; released May 1915.
HEATH, Adolphus Garrett Long Island, Green Bay 1166 18 Rhoda Heath (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, April 24, 1917
NEWMAN, James O. Barr'd Island, Fogo District 1944 24 James Newman (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITTEN, Edgar Charles St. John's 1117 22 Sarah Whitten (s) Steward 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, July 16, 1916 Photograph of gravesite included
MORRIS, William Robinsons Head, St. George District 1581 20 Harry Morris (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 13, 1916
ROACH, Richard Joseph St. John's 1043 19 Richard Roach (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HACKETT, Samuel Robert St. John's 986 20 Mrs. Hackett (s) Carpenter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANGDON, Dwight Lyman Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 1823 22 John Langdon Sr. (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
CORCORAN, Laurence St. John's 1635 32 Laurence Corcoran (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
FOWLOW, Richard Trinity East, Trinity District 886 22 Thomas J. Fowlow (p) Clerk (draper) 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 23, 1915
DALTON, Frederick Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 1338 22 Mrs. Agnes Dalton (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
STARES, Frank William Port Blandford, Bonavista District 1449 19 Allan Stares (p) Sawyer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies December 1917; attestation papers included.
SUTTON, William Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1726 20 Mrs. William Sutton (s) Sailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Percy Oscar 444 Southside Road, St. John's 891 23 Ada May Vere-Holloway (s) Longshoreman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMALL, Titus Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1389 19 Pannana Small (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
EVANS, Michael Joseph St. John's 871 23 John Evans (p) Printer 1915 Methodist No No
ANTLE, Abram Bursey Botwood, Twillingate District 1732 23 Thomas Antle (p) Electrician 1915 Methodist No No
PARSONS, Herbert Rendell St. John's 1130 19 Elizabeth Parsons Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRAKE, Harrison Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1409 20 Josephine Brake (p) Railroad brakeman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEOUGH, Edward Nicholas St. John's 1365 30 Margaret Keough (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WINTERS, William John Paul Island, Labrador 1852 23 Edward Winters Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOODLAND, Oliver Elliston, Trinity District 1834 20 John Goodland (p) Barkerman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
HISCOCK, William James Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 1929 31 George Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOONE, Zenas Walter Burnt Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 1898 21 Frederick Boone(p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
COYSH, William George St. John's 2038 20 Capt. George Coysh (o) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Coish
RICE, John Joseph St. John's 1062 26 Bridget Rice (s) Expressman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LEWIS, Fred James St. John's 1640 18 William James Lewis (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No Also contains documents relating to service # 3217, Charles V. Lewis
FARRELL, Martin Marystown, Burin District 1798 18 John Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LANNON, William Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 1519 19 Johanna Lannon (p) Miner 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, June 18, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included
KING, Alexander Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 1881 19 Willis King (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, September 4, 1916
MILLS, Edgar Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 1317 23 Archibald Mills (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
POWER, James Thornton St. John's 1169 20 Thomas Power (p) Cabman 1915 Roman Catholic No No