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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
ANTLE, Gilbert Botwood, Twillingate District 1899 20 Thomas Antle (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GILLINGHAM, Kenneth J. St. John's 2037 18 William Gillingham (p) Electrician 1915 No No
SWAFFIELD, Wilfred Cartwright, Labrador 2018 19 William Ernest Swaffield (p) Book keeper 1915 No No
ROBERTS, William St. John's 922 22 William Charles Roberts (p) Shoeworker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CUMMINS, John St. John's 1804 21 Henry Cummins (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist No No
MACLEOD, Neil St. John's 841 19 Mrs. Mathew Peckham (o) Butcher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
OLIVER, John Grand Lake, St. George District 2023 18 Mary Jane Oliver (p) Labourer 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
SULLIVAN, Peter Gambo, Bonavista District 1483 20 Peter Sullivan (p) Furrier 1915 Roman Catholic No No
THOMSON, Charles Moncrief St. John's 1564 19 Mary Thompson (p) Student 1915 Methodist No No
WATKINS, William Henry Botwood, Twillingate District 1654 19 Ephraim Watkins (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
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
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
PARSONS, Bertram C. Flat Island, Burin District 1840 22 Sarah Parsons (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
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
LAWRENCE, Stephen Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1686 21 Robert Lawrence (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RUTH, Walter Grand Falls, Twillingate District 1254 22 Mary Ruth (p) Sailor 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
CRITCH, Kenneth LaScie, St. Barbe District 1264 24 William Critch (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
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.
GOUGH, Newman Elliston, Trinity District 1918 19 James Gough (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
WALSH, Richard Joseph Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 942 19 Amelia Walsh Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
NOSEWORTHY, Joseph St. John's 1383 20 Mary Noseworthy (p) Tobacco maker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) 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)
PAYNE, Francis C. St. John's 1006 19 Susan Payne (p) Train agent 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Friday, March 5, 1920 Died 5 March, 1920, of pneumonia.
BRAKE, Alphonsus Joseph Marystown, Burin District 1762 20 Julia Ann Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Patrick John Tors Cove, Ferryland District 1083 31 Mrs. John Bennett Blacksmith 1915 Roman Catholic No No
RYALL, Robert S. St. John's 1891 18 Robert Ryall (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
GRAY, James John Dennistown, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Bonavista, Bonavista District 0-261 - 1324 24 Mrs. Gray (p) Bank manager 1915 Presbyterian No No
DEVEREAUX, Joseph John Leo Avondale, Harbour Main District 1223 19 Katherine Devereaux (o) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
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 PDF Re-enlisted under different number
GUY, Frederick Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1322 35 Mrs. Guy (s) Blacksmith 1915 Methodist No No
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
TAYLOR, Thomas M. 47 Fleming Street, St. John's 1921 21 Henry C. Taylor (p) Wheelwright 1915 Methodist - Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in religion
YOUNG, Allan Stephen Twillingate, South Side, Twillingate District 1286 21 Anna Young (o) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
FAOUR, Edward St. John's 1075 19 Mrs. Faour (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ALLAN, Michael Joseph St. John's 1618 21 Patrick Allan (p) Tinsmith 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HYNES, James Joseph St. John's 1095 19 Margaret Hynes (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, November 18, 1915
LEGROW, Reuben Bauline, St. John's East District 1972 26 Ambrose LeGrow (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
JANES, Edward Taylor Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 1704 22 Harriet James (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LUFF, Samuel Campbellton, Twillingate District 1725 19 William Luff (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
RIDOUT, Garland Newtown, Bonavista District 1595 19 Jane Ridout (p) Student 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variant spelling of name - Rideout. See # 1895 for misfiled documents.
BARNES, Maxwell Topsail, Harbour Main District 1576 21 Sarah Ann Barnes (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KENNEY, Richard Petty Harbour, St. John's West district 1178 23 Minnie Kenney (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BISHOP, Samuel Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1887 20 Emma Bishop Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, William H. Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-228 37 Harold Parsons (o) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps.
FEWER, Lawrence Joseph Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1268 21 William Fewer (p) Paper maker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, June 1, 1916
WOODFORD, Patrick Joseph Herring Neck, Twillingate District 1965 26 Alfred Woodford (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
LAMBERT, Benjamin Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 1748 25 Elizabeth Lambert (p) Sailor 1915 Methodist No No
BUCKLEY, Sydney Botwood, Twillingate District 1625 22 John Buckley (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No