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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
WHEELER, Frederick Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 1680 19 Mrs. M. Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, July 10, 1916 Also contains documents relating to service #1447, George Graham Crosbie
POWER, Patrick John Tors Cove, Ferryland District 1083 31 Mrs. John Bennett Blacksmith 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SHORT, William Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 0-295 - 878 19 Levi Short Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNEY, William H. Carbonear, Carbonear District 941 19 Mrs. Israel Penney (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Discrepancy in name: Signature is Penney; CWGC is Penny.; Mother's name is given as Elizabeth in service file and as Susannah in CWGC website.
BANNISTER, Whitfield Port Rexton, Trinity District 889 19 Alexander Bannister (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
GRAY, James John Dennistown, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Bonavista, Bonavista District 0-261 - 1324 24 Mrs. Gray (p) Bank manager 1915 Presbyterian No No
HEALE, Robert William St. John's 843 20 William Heale Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, July 3, 1916 Photographs of grave-site included
DULLANTY, George St. John's 1096 20 Thomas Dullanty (p) Storekeeper 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 21, 1916
LEDREW, Bertram Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1837 18 Isaac LeDrew (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLIOTT, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 1786 18 Samuel Elliott (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
BEWHEY, Edward St. John's 1144 19 Ellen Bewhey (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 30, 1915
BURSEY, Frederick Catalina, Trinity District 1162 23 Emily Bursey (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ALLAN, Michael Joseph St. John's 1618 21 Patrick Allan (p) Tinsmith 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TUCKER, Michael Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 1607 21 Mary Tucker (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
JANES, Stephen Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 1113 20 Harriet Janes (p) Mechanic 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, December 6, 1917
FEILD, Rex Otto 229 Southside Road, St. John's 1979 18 Miss Fraces Burridge (o) Draper 1915 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Field.
STEVENSON, Alfred St. John's 1622 William Joseph Stevenson (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, July 8, 1917
QUIRK, James Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1298 23 Mary Quirk (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KILFOY, Leo Joseph Little Bay, Burin District 1713 19 Luke Kilfoy Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HUSSEY, Harry 3 Hagerty Street, St. John's 2014 21 Mrs. H. Hussey (s) Sailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BABSTOCK, Thomas Joseph Salvage, Bonavista District 1847 26 Thomas Babstock (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy on whether first name is Thomas or Joseph.
RYAN, Richard Melrose, Trinity District 1288 21 Anastasia Lane (o) Electrician 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TULK, Hubert Ladle Cove, Fogo District 1590 Mary Anne Tulk (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
ROWE, Chesley Hearts Content, Trinity District 989 19 William Rowe (p) Carpenter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JESSO, Arthur Daisley Bay of Islands, St. George District 1459 25 Rose Madore Jesso (s)) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic 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
TILLEY, William Joseph Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1224 22 William Tilley (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.
CLARKE, Allan Botwood, Twillingate District 1655 30 Amos Clarke (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
POWER, Michael Port Rexton, Trinity district 1200 26 William Power (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic 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
HILLIARD, Silas New Harbour, Trinity District 1970 18 Alexander Hilliard (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, August 24, 1917
RIGGS, Frederick Michael St. Pierre and Miquelon, France 1059 19 Lavinia Riggs (p) Student 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Robert Blaketown, Trinity District 1928 24 Eloil Mercer (p) Oiler 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CAINES, Walter Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 1954 18 Michael Caines (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KNOWLING, William A. Little River, Codroy Valley, St. George District 1693 18 George Knowling (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
PHELAN, William A. Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2001 18 James Phelan (p) Checker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
HAINES, Albert Jamestown, Bonavista District 1110 20 Rosanne Haines (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WALSH, James J. Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 918 19 Bridget Walsh (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BARTER, Alexander Cape La Hune, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1563 22 George Andrew Barter (o) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CUMMINS, John St. John's 1804 21 Henry Cummins (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist No No
DAWSON, Augustus Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1340 20 Margaret Dawson (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WATKINS, Robert James Botwood, Twillingate District 1426 24 Ephraim Watkins (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PITTMAN, Manuel Conne, Fortune District 1731 28 Thomas Pittman (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 POW account mentions POW Charlie Snow, service #2616; Discrepancy in community referenced in file: Pittman was from Conne, Belle Bay; mail was misdirected to Conne River, Bay d'Espoir
PECKFORD, Edward Gander Bay, Fogo District 1656 18 Elizabeth Peckford (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, August 29, 1916
CAMPBELL, Michael Campbells Creek, Port au Port, St. George District 1818 27 Archibald McKay (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1918
LILLY, William Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1034 20 James Lilly (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
DORAN, Joseph Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1551 28 Mary Doran (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MEADUS, Allan St. John's 1012 19 Susanna Meadus (p) Tailor 1915 Methodist No No PDF
MARTRET, Augustus St. John's 1093 21 Mary Martret (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LAWRENCE, William George Garnish, Fortune District 1717 21 Rebecca (Lawrence) Anstey (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, September 28, 1917