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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
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
CROSBIE, George Graham Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1447 19 Walter Crosbie (p) Student 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, July 3, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included - See also service #1680, Frederick Wheeler
IVANY, William Cox. Jamestown, Bonavista District 1201 19 Georgina Ivany (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MILLEY - MELEE, Thomas St. John's 1877 20 Thomas Milley (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Discrepancy in spelling of name
OLIPHANT, John Joseph St. John's 1701 18 George L. Oliphant (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DALTON, William Francis St. John's 1079 27 Bridget Dalton (p) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DUKE, William Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 1306 20 Mary Duke (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 27, 1915 Includes documents relating to this soldier's brother, John Duke, #1964
MEANEY, Thomas Joseph Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 1709 23 Thomas Meaney (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
SHEARS, John Robert Robinsons, St. George District 1274 21 Robert Shears (p) Locomotive fireman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DRISCOLL, Arthur St. John's 1054 19 Virtue Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LEGROW, Reuben Bauline, St. John's East District 1972 26 Ambrose LeGrow (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
GRIFFIN, Lawrence Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1296 19 Elizabeth Griffin (p) Fisherman 1915 No No
CUTLER, Howard Frank St. George, St. George District 899 19 Edward Cutler (p) Mail clerk 1915 Methodist No No
MOORE, Paul P. Wesleyville, Bonavista District 1705 19 Reverend Edwin Moore (p) Student 1915 Methodist 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.
BRAKE, Alphonsus Joseph Marystown, Burin District 1762 20 Julia Ann Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KENNELL, Ebenezer Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 1548 26 Jessie Kennell (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
JANES, Edward Taylor Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 1704 22 Harriet James (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREEN, Patrick Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 1055 24 Mary Green (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LEMEE, John Maria 31 High Street, Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-68 - 1295 22 Michael LeMee (p) 1915 No No Attached to Royal Flying Corps, December 1917 - 1919.
SWEENEY, William John Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 1072 25 Catherine Tobin (o) Barber 1915 Roman Catholic 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
BISHOP, Cyril Washington St. John's 970 19 Sarah Louisa Bishop (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74
SAMMS, George York Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1988 19 Elizabeth Samms (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, November 16, 1917 Variation in name: Identified on Bay of Islands war memorial as Sams
READ, John H. Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2016 17 Mrs. H.J. (Lillian) Read (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.
SPURRELL, Frank [Francis Joseph] St. John's 979 19 John Spurrell (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.
BRUSHETT, Samuel J. Marystown, Burin District 1758 21 Frank Brushett (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
JERRETT, Richard Cavendish, Trinity District 1796 24 Henry Jerrett (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
MURPHY, John Lawrence 103 Signal Hill, St. John's 1227 19 Robert John Murphy (p) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included.
MOORES, James Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 2028 22 Julia Ann Moores (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROSSMAN, William Bartlett St. John's 1300 20 Mr. Crossman (p) Railway clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOOBIE, Andrew N. St. John's 1884 18 Barbara Goobie (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
CORNICK, Fenwick George 30 William Street, St. John's 0-258 - 1436 22 Amelia Cornick (p) Barber 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Microfilm also includes in sequence 0-309 F.J. Cornick consisting of 3 mis-identified documents relating to Fenwick George Cornick. F.J. Cornick does not exist in the Regiment.
HIGGINS, Thomas Catalina, Trinity District 1670 19 Thomas Higgins (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
VARDY, James Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 939 21 Mrs. John Vardy (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
GALLISHAW, Alonzo John. St. John's 1369 23 Anastasia Gallishaw (p) Journalist 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GREENING, George Freeman Port Blandford, Bonavista District 1457 22 John Greening (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Fredman.
WALSH, Herbert Matthew St. John's 1351 22 George Walsh (p) Barber 1915 Congregationalist Yes No *****The death is not recorded in CWGC
GILLINGHAM, Luke Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 1464 - 8089 19 Thomas Gillingham (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No Re-enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.
PINSENT, Stanley Stewart Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 1589 20 James Pinsent (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MERCER, Maxwell James Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1446 19 Isaac (of Sam) Mercer Telegraph operator 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
FITZPATRICK, Alphonsus Conche, St. Barbe District 1904 18 Bridget Fitzpatrick (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, January 29, 1916
CROCKER, Boyd St. John's 1529 33 Mrs. Aubrey J. Crocker (p) Draper 1915 No No PDF
ANTLE, Abram Bursey Botwood, Twillingate District 1732 23 Thomas Antle (p) Electrician 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
BUGDEN, Leighton St. John's 1544 19 John Bugden (o) Grocer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Also contains information related to the death of S.R. Edney, service #1714.
WHITE, Arthur Joseph Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District 1154 21 Joseph White (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KNIGHT, James St. Pierre Birmingham, England, United Kingdom 0-239 Mrs. James S.P. Knight 1915 No Information No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC).
RYDER, John Bonavista, Bonavista District 1293 19 Agnes Ryder (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LAWRENCE, George Riverhead, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1280 26 Susie Procton (o) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No