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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
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
THOMAS, Frederick Gordon St. John's 1784 18 Frederick Thomas (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BOONE, Stewart Malcolm South River (near Clarke's Beach), Port de Grave District 1219 20 Sarah Jane Boone (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Previously transcribed as Stephen Malcolm Boone.
LILLY, Raymond R. W. Bedford, England, United Kingdom 1828 20 Ida Isabelle Lilly (p) Bank clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURSEY, Benjamin Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 1956 19 Andrew Bursey (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 14, 1916
BELLOWS, Levi Curling, St. George District 903 20 Robert Bellows (p) Locomotion fireman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
BROWN, Charlie Gambo, Bonavista District 1491 22 Robert Brown Sr. (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
KEARLEY, Eber Blaketown, Trinity District 1450 20 Charles Kearley (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
TULK, Hubert Ladle Cove, Fogo District 1590 Mary Anne Tulk (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
SMALL, Titus Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1389 19 Pannana Small (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
CRUMMELL [CRUMMEY], Ronald St. John's 1352 20 Elizabeth Crummell (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - family sources and 1921/1935 census identify him as Ronald Crummey.
BARRETT, Gregory Holyrood, Harbour Main District 1822 20 Mary Healy (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, William Bartlett St. John's 1240 20 Mrs. Taylor (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, May 17, 1917
FALLON, Luke Anthony Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1092 19 Susannah Fallon (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
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.
MURRIN, John St. John's 1685 19 William Murrin (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARKE, Allan Botwood, Twillingate District 1655 30 Amos Clarke (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
HAYWARD, Arthur Seaburn St. John's 1648 19 Mrs. James Andrews (p) Labourer 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BUTLER, Kenneth Augustine Bell Island, St. John's East District 1180 19 Mrs. J.K. Butler (p) Electrician 1915 Methodist No No
KEOUGH, Edward Nicholas St. John's 1365 30 Margaret Keough (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PENNELL, Charles Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1428 19 Joseph Pennell (p) Printer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Includes reference to # 1546 William C. Pennell and # 513274 Raymond E. Bishop (CEF)
HALL, William Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 1949 23 Michael Hall (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 27, 1918
JANES, Maxwell St. John's 982 19 Henry and Emma Janes (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BROWN, David Tilton, Harbour Grace District 1319 William Brown (p) Railroad foreman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Discrepancy in occupation; foreman or fireman.
PIKE, Frederick Neil St. John's 1600 19 Noah Pike (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
CAREW, Victor Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 1560 21 Esther Carew (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
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
MURRELL, Arthur Thomas St. John's 1002 35 Marion Murrell (s) Baker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JAMES/JANES, George R. Botwood, Twillingate District 1642 25 Harriet James (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Entered as Janes in CWGC, N.
ATTWOOD, Charles Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 1977 18 Maria and William Attwood (p)ict Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
FARRELL, Martin Marystown, Burin District 1798 18 John Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
NEWHOOK, George Fred Dildo, Trinity District 1391 21 Lizzie Newhook (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
HAMPTON, George Edgar Portland, Bonavista district 1197 20 Arthur Hampton (p) Brakeman 1915 Methodist No No
ALCOCK, Augustus Griquet, St. Barbe District 0-116 - 1372 19 Mary Alcock (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BENSON, Frederick Chesley Salvage, Bonavista District 1049 21 James Brown (o) Fisherman 1915 No No
JOHNSON, Dudley St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1583 25 Mary Johnson (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Frederick Durrells Arm, Twillingate District 1481 22 Edward (of David) White Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COOK, Hector Henry White Hills, St. John's 1968 21 Henry Cook (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Joseph Burin North, Burin District 1791 24 George Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DWYER, George Ralph St. John's 980 19 Harry Dwyer (o) Electrician 1915 Methodist No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74
HYNES, Alphonsus Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1941 18 Benson Hynes (p) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CUMMINS, Frederick St. John's 1349 19 Laura Cummins (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
WHITEWAY, Alder Nicholas St. John's 1060 23 Jane Whiteway (p) Sailor 1915 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Robert Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1282 21 Emily Butler (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, October 11, 1916
AYLWARD, John Joseph St. John's 1107 28 Anastasia Aylward (o) Tailor 1915 Roman Catholic No No
NOSEWORTHY, Ernest Ivan St. John's 1098 23 Sarah Noseworthy (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
MUISE, Moses St. George, St. George District 1429 19 Moses Muise (p) Blacksmith 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
BEWHEY, Edward St. John's 1144 19 Ellen Bewhey (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 30, 1915
MARTIN, Stephen Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1998 19 Eli Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
TRESISE, Cyril Henry Cornwall, England, United Kingdom 904 24 Dora Tresise (p) Salesman 1915 Methodist No No