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|
|FERGUSON, John Roy||67 Springdale Street, St. John's||0-205 - 882||26||Jeanette Herbert Ferguson (s)||1915||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|
|STROUDE, Fred||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||1325 & 8083||21||Priscilla Stroude (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental number 8083.|
|BARBOUR, Horatio||Port Rexton, Trinity District||1419||25||Amy N. Barbour (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|UPWARD, Robert||Harry's Harbour, Green Bay, Twillingate district||1195||24||Leander Upward (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|RENDELL, Ernest John||New Harbour, Trinity District||1906||18||William Rendell (o)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Previously transcribed as Randell.|
|TAYLOR, Segar||Carbonear, Carbonear District||956||19||Francis Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CUMMINS, Frederick||St. John's||1349||19||Laura Cummins (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|OKEEFE, Charles||St. John's||1658||18||Peter O'Keefe (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOW, Francis Joseph||St. John's||1381||Box maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|CARTER, Cyril Boyd||7 Church Hill, St. John's||0-95||H.D. Carter (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|CORMEY, George||Codroy, St. George District||1407||23||Mary Cormey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLIER, Philip||Codroy, St. George District||1524||30||Isabella Collier (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Coller.|
|ROWSELL, Gordon||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1466||19||Emma Rowsell (p)||Railroad sectionman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|DUNPHY, Thomas Joseph||12 New Gower Street, St. John's||0-290 - 1438||20||Eliza Dunphy (p)||Paper maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers.|
|HICKS, Mark Brown||Roling [Rolling] Cove, Bonavista District||940||21||George L. Hicks (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||No|
|SAMMS, William Thomas||Codroy, St. George District||2049||22||Mrs. J. Bragg (p)||Fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLLOWAY, Robert Palfrey||St. John's||0-29||Agnes Holloway (s)||Photographer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Attestation papers not included.|
|POLLETT, William Archibald||New Harbour, Trinity District||1641||19||James Archibald Pollett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAHER, Edward||St. John's||1105||19||Cecelia Maher (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TERRY, John||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||2004||35||Mrs. Francis Sweeney (o)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Chesley||St. John's||1303||19||Emma Mercer (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOYCE, William||Salmonier, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District||1952||18||Christopher Joyce (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 8, 1916|
|ANDERSON, Israel||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1069||19||Joseph Anderson||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MORRIS, Edward A.||St. John's||1894||20||Isaac C. Morris (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|CLARKE, Allan||Botwood, Twillingate District||1655||30||Amos Clarke (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1645||18||Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|OREILLY, P. Joseph||0-147||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; incorrect information in service ledger Notes: Listed as instructor (musketry). Notes: Information in service ledger is incorrect; information for 0-236 J.B. O'Reilly, RAMC was duplicated as being 0-147 Joseph O'Reilly|
|WHITE, Frederick||Durrells Arm, Twillingate District||1481||22||Edward (of David) White||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GOSSE, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1051||21||Samuel Gosse (p)||Wireless operator||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BELMORE, Robert||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1070||21||Lizzie Belmore (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, James Joseph||St. John's||962||21||Michael Walsh (p)||Longshoreman||1915||No||No|
|MCFATRIDGE, Arthur M.||Main River, St. George District||1711||22||Walter McFatridge (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARDY, Manuel||Cartwright, Sandwich Bay, Labrador||1931||29||Levi Pardy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEET, Thomas Arthur||St. John's||1042||28||J.B. Peet (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SHORT, John C.||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||1683||21||Eli Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARDIMAN, Charles||Grand John, Fortune District||1716||21||James Hardiman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, Heber||St. John's||1478||19||Elijah Bishop (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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|
|BROWN, Bertram Field||St. John's||1781||18||Alfred Brown (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAHER, James Joseph||St. John's||951||20||Mrs. William Maher (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|BAILEY, Wesley Willis||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||1807||18||Maggy Bailey (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MCBAY, John Field||St. John's||1030||22||Samuel McBay (p)||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FENNELL, Louis M.||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||1985||19||Thomas Fennell (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCKAY, J. J.||No information||0-145||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|HANCOCK, John||James Cove, Bonavista District||946||21||Amelia Rowbottom [Roebotham?] (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MURRAY, William||St. John's||1695||33||John Murray (o)||Truckman||1915||Roman Catholic||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|
|WHEELER, James||St. John's||1432||23||Agnes Wheeler (p)||Coal miner||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 21, 1916|
|WELSH, Richard||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||1609||22||Sarah Welsh (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|