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|
|HOLLETT, Allan||Lower Small Point, Bay de Verde District||1706||23||Samuel Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VERGE, [Abram] Abraham John||Winterton, Trinity District||1925||22||Azariah Verge (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Also listed as Abram|
|CAHILL, John Joseph||St. John's||966||32||Edward Croke (o)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Wednesday, July 5, 1916||POW Date: 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.|
|ALEXANDER, Walter Ernest||Boswarlos, St. George District - Norfolk, England, United Kingdom||1504||23||Annie Alexander (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 5, 1916|
|CARTER, Cyril Boyd||7 Church Hill, St. John's||0-95||H.D. Carter (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|IVANY, John James||English Harbour, Trinity District||1155||24||Sarah Ivany (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, Albert Clarence||Catalina, Trinity District||1374||19||Virtue White (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HEFFORD, Thomas Berkley||New Harbour, Trinity District||1532||21||Lydia Hefford (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BOWEN, Frances Joseph||St.Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1753||21||James Bowen (of Thomas) (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Phillip Francis||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1889||17||Margaret Power (p)||Office clerk||1915||No||No|
|DINNEY, George||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||1859||21||John Dinney||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Variant spelling of name - Dinny, Denny.|
|HYNES, Frank||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1718||19||Vincent Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes newspaper clipping about POW Pte. Coombs, #747, mentioning Hynes, and letter from Richard Hines, of Indian Islands, inquiring as to whether or not this POW could be his son.|
|WALSH, James||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||1562||26||Mary Walsh (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, Peter John||St. John's||1244||22||Mary Ann Kelly (p)||Carpenter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEEPING, Alwyn Minter||St. John's||1020||20||Catherine Keeping (p)||Poultry raiser||1915||Unknown||No||No|
|GEORGE, Joshua||Fosters Point, Random, Trinity District||2015||22||Noah George (p)||Railroading||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|BROMSEY, Joseph Martin||Main River, St. George District||1424||31||William Bromsey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JESSO, Frederick Benedick||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1427||19||Mr. Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEE, Harry Nash||McCallum Harbour, Fortune District||1549||19||Caroline Lee (p)||Carpenter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANDERSON, Israel||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1069||19||Joseph Anderson||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|NOFTALL, William Robert||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||1357||19||Reuben Noftall (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||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.|
|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.|
|KEHOE, Lawrence||St. John's||1779||18||Michael Kehoe (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DODD, William||St. John's||1027||22||Matthew Dodd (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHORT, James||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||1719||19||Eli Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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|
|PENNELL, William Clement||Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1546||20||Hazel Pennell (s)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FIFIELD, Mark||Catalina, Trinity District||1165||22||Eliza Fifield (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HUMPHRIES, Alfred||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||1825||20||Robert Humphries (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, August 9, 1916|
|YOUNG, Allan Stephen||Twillingate, South Side, Twillingate District||1286||21||Anna Young (o)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FOWLOW, Frank||St. John's||985||20||George and Mary Ann Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VOISEY, Herbert Lawrence||St. John's||1566||19||Edward Voisey (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MALLARD, Hugh||Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District||1290||19||Ellen Mallard (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAHONEY, Malcolm Cyril||Carbonear, Carbonear District||955||19||Lizzie Mahoney (o)||Dry goods clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CONWAY, Philip James||St. John's||1128||20||Kate Conway (p)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|DOODY, Matthew Anthony||Carbonear, Carbonear District||1982||24||Mary Doody (o)||Brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BROWN, Alfred Leo||65 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||1987||18||Alfred Brown (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMALL, George||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1626||18||Robert John Small (p)||Lumbering||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PEYTON, Joseph||16 Brennan Street, St. John's||1832||18||Richard Peyton (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, February 28, 1917|
|MILLS, Robert Whitfield||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||997||23||Sara Jane Mills (p)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|RUSSELL, William||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||1137||19||Mrs. Samuel Russell (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|NEWBURY, William||St. John's||1896||19||Frederick Newbury||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No||Attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.|
|WALSH, William Thomas||St. John's||1104||19||John Walsh (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MITCHELMORE, Isaac||Green Island Cove, St. Barbe District||1810||22||Austin Mitchelmore||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|GOSSE, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1051||21||Samuel Gosse (p)||Wireless operator||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|REID, Dugald Stewart||50 Charlton Street, St. John's||1214||21||Sarah Elizabeth Reid (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GARDNER, Edward James||British Harbour, Trinity District||1247||23||Mrs. Gardner (p)||Postal clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SNELGROVE, Isaac John||Catalina, Trinity District||1140||18||William Norman Snelgrove (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, November 18, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|SNOW, Joseph||Griquet, St. Barbe District||1870||21||Stephen Snow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|