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|
|LAWRENCE, George||Riverhead, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1280||26||Susie Procton (o)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LANE, Job||Jack Lanes Bay, Labrador||1915||21||George Lane (p)||Hunter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, Arthur Wilfred||St. John's||1602||19||Minnie Fitzgerald (p)||Grocer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, Bernard Frederick||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||849||21||Mrs. Duncan Parsons||School teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DOWNTON, Frederick T.||180 Pleasant Street, St. John's||1916||19||Mrs. Downton (p)||Pattern maker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|AYRE, Gerald Walter||Circular Road, St. John's||0-106 - 869||23||Fred W. Ayre (p)||Salesman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ROBERTS, M. C. [Moses Chesley]||Native of Brigus||0-249||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No record in service ledger. One year service with RAMC..|
|COOMBS, Leinus||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||1472||25||Jane Coombs (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Arthur||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||998||19||Edward Sullivan (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|READ, Charles A.||La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2009||20||Fanny Read (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 18, 1917||Also includes documents relating to Alexander Read, service #2008 - Photograph of grave-site included.|
|ELLIS, Eric||245 Southside Road, St. John's||0-127 - 1895||20||Edward Ellis (p)||Accountant||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Microfilmed file includes misfiled documents for # 1595 Garland Ridout.|
|NOSEWORTHY, Henry Charles||St. John's||981||19||Harriet Noseworthy (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CURTIS, Doyle||Botwood, Twillingate District||1552||19||Thomas Curtis (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BELLOWS, Stewart||Curling, St. George District||1430||19||Roberts Bellows (p)||Carter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, August 14, 2017||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bellowse, Bellowes; CWGC records Bellows|
|SAUNDERS, Fred J.||Griguet, St. Barbe District||1913||19||Mrs. Joseph Bussey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|STEVENSON, Joseph||St. John's||1802||25||Sarah Stevenson (s)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMS, George||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||1066||27||Nora Simms (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, December 30, 1915|
|BRAITHWAITE, Ernest Livingstone||Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA||1313||21||Elizabeth Braithwaite (p)||Printer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DOYLE, Edward||St. John's||1299||18||Mrs. Doyle (p)||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCKAY, Isaac||Robinsons, St. George District||1408||23||Helena McKay (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MACKAY, Murdoch James||Scotland, United Kingdom||0-138 - 1861||1915||No||No||No attestation papers - formerly of the Seaforth Highlanders; Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel; Variant spelling of name: Murdock|
|JENNINGS, Hayward||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||1515||21||Rhoda Jennings (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Keyward.|
|OBRIEN, Allan Francis||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1380||19||Mary O'Brien (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ENGLAND, Frederick James||St. John's||1127||19||Rebecca England||Brakeman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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|
|HOLWELL, Harold||17 Pilot's Hill, St. John's||1228||20||Augustus Holwell (p)||Teamster||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|
|MADORE, George Albert||Bay of Islands, St. George District||1458||21||Alfred Madore (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WISEMAN, Charles||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2000||19||Edith Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|STRIDE, Ambrose William||Bridgeport, Twillingate District||1326||23||James Stride (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, June 19, 1916||Photographs of grave-site included.|
|KENNELL, John||St. John's||1512||19||Mary Kennell (p)||Office clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARTER, Thomas||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||1031||20||John Carter (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, May 4, 1917|
|GARDNER, Bernard Godfrey William||Kent, England, United Kingdom||0-298 - 914||19||William Gardner (p)||Wireless operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITAKER, C.W.||0-1||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool)|
|REID, Dugald Stewart||50 Charlton Street, St. John's||1214||21||Sarah Elizabeth Reid (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEWIS, Frederick A.||St. John's||950||19||Richard Lewis||Lumber Checker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|FERGUSON, John Roy||67 Springdale Street, St. John's||0-205 - 882||26||Jeanette Herbert Ferguson (s)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WILLIAMS, Alexander||Springdale, Twillingate District||2051||21||Lucy Williams (p)||Sailor||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|TAYLOR, Richard H.||5 Maxse Street, St. John's||1973||21||C.F. Taylor (p)||Accountant||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CANDOW, William||St. John's||1510||25||David Candow (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GRAHAM, Ian Dick||3 Brazils Square, St. John's||2026||18||Alexander Graham (p)||Roadman||1915||Methodist - Presbyterian||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|BUCKLEY, John Joseph||St. John's||1315||21||James Buckley (p)||Butcher||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID (REED), Nathaniel||Badger, Twillingate District||1344||21||Kittie Reed (p)||Woodsman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HENNEBURY, William||Quidi Vidi, St. John's District||1777||21||Thomas Hennebury (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, Francis Joseph||St. John's||1381||Box maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|DELACEY, Leo Francis||St. John's||1373||22||Margaret De Lacey (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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|
|GOSSE, Alfred Joseph||Torbay, St. John's East District||1081||22||Ellen Gosse||Assistant paymaster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOWRING, George||St. John's||1132||31||Mary Bowring (p)||Boiler maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MURRIN, Walter||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1412||19||William Murrin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|