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|
|WHITAKER, C.W.||0-1||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool)|
|BROWN, Bertram Field||St. John's||1781||18||Alfred Brown (p)||Machinist||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|
|WELSH, Richard||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||1609||22||Sarah Welsh (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHORT, John C.||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||1683||21||Eli Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CORMEY, George||Codroy, St. George District||1407||23||Mary Cormey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Alexander||Springdale, Twillingate District||2051||21||Lucy Williams (p)||Sailor||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MARTIN, William P.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1605||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|SULLIVAN, Peter||Gambo, Bonavista District||1483||20||Peter Sullivan (p)||Furrier||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOE, James Patrick||Springdale, Twillingate District||1630||21||Thomas Joe (o)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Jack [H. John R.]||Canterbury, England, United Kingdom - Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-221 - 619||19||Lydia C. Rowsell (p)||Theology student||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 8, 1916|
|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|
|PERRAN, William G.||St. John's||1690||20||Mrs. Thomas Perran (p)||Coachman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included|
|ABBOTT, Bella [Bela]||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2020||20||Elizabeth Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|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.|
|BUTLER, Edward William||Fogo, Fogo District||1567||23||Phoebe Butler (p)||Fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|TAYLOR, Alfred Penney||St. John's||897||19||Mr. and Mrs. Taylor (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LEE, Albert||Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1134 - 3216||25||John Lee (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Re-enlisted under different number|
|CRITCH, Kenneth||LaScie, St. Barbe District||1264||24||William Critch (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DOODY, Matthew Anthony||Carbonear, Carbonear District||1982||24||Mary Doody (o)||Brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|SHORT, Richard M.||New Bonaventure, Trinity Bay, Trinity district||1202||19||Annie Short (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HULAN, Howard||Robinsons Station, St. George District||1568||19||Jane Hulan (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, May 2, 1916|
|PILGRIM, Orland||Griguet, St. Barbe District||1287||18||Jessie Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MORRIS, James Robert||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1624||23||Joseph Morris (p)||Railroading||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WILLIAMS, Willmet||Dildo, Trinity District||1499||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|WHIFFIN, Patrick||Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1452||19||John Whiffin (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SOPER, Morley||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1259||26||Elizabeth Soper (p)||Station agent||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 29, 1915|
|BUTLER, John Joseph||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||1434||24||William Hall (o)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANTLE, Gilbert||Botwood, Twillingate District||1899||20||Thomas Antle (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LINEHAN, Daniel [David]||Johns Pond, Placentia-St. Marys District||1468||20||John Joseph Linehan (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Father writes that his name was Daniel but he was mistakenly called David by the Regiment|
|TWINER, Herbert||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||2030||18||Herbert Twiner (p)||Mechanic||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, January 7, 1918||POW Date: 1917|
|BENNETT, William||St. John's||1229||30||William Bennett (p)||Tinsmith||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GUY, Frederick||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1322||35||Mrs. Guy (s)||Blacksmith||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|YOUNG, Allan Stephen||Twillingate, South Side, Twillingate District||1286||21||Anna Young (o)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HYNES, James Joseph||St. John's||1095||19||Margaret Hynes (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, November 18, 1915|
|EDENS, John Francis Joseph||39 Queens Road, St. John's||0-83 - 883||19||T.J. Edens (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|FOLLETT, Roland MacKenzie||St. John's||1880||19||Silas Follett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GOSSE, Douglas||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1610||20||Jessie Gosse (p)||Wireless operator||1915||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife, Agnes Brewster Gosse.|
|KING, Joseph Andrew||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||1356||19||Diana King (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|NORTHCOTT, Archelaus||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1454||20||Henry Albert Northcott (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Archalaus.|
|RYAN, Richard||Melrose, Trinity District||1288||21||Anastasia Lane (o)||Electrician||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VOISEY, Edward Joseph||1 Hagerty Street, St. John's||1185||23||Mary Ann Voisey (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARTERY, John||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||1406||20||Lucy Hartery (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JANES, Job||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2021||22||Emma Janes (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|HILLIER - HELLIER, John||St. John's||1878||20||Elizabeth Hillier (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Hillier, Hellier|
|HALIDAY, Abel||Smith Sound, Brittania Cove, Trinity District||1885||22||Rachael Haliday (p)||Engineer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - Halliday|
|OLIVER, John||Grand Lake, St. George District||2023||18||Mary Jane Oliver (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNEY, James||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||1448||20||Mary Jane Coish (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|UDLE, Albert / Robert||57 Monkstown Road, St. John's||1990||22||James Udle (o)||Expressman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Albert written on attestation paper; signature is R. Udle; documents completed as both Albert and Robert; grave marker and census records are Robert|
|PARSONS, Bertram C.||Flat Island, Burin District||1840||22||Sarah Parsons (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|