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 email@example.com 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|
|WAUGH, James Thomas||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1531||20||Edward Waugh (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FAOUR, Edward||St. John's||1075||19||Mrs. Faour (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FERGUSON, John Roy||67 Springdale Street, St. John's||0-205 - 882||26||Jeanette Herbert Ferguson (s)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HUSSEY, John||St. John's||1646||23||John Hussey (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COSTELLO, William Patrick||St. John's||1142||28||Mrs. William P. Costello (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BISHOP, Archibald Walter||Burin, Burin District||1046||19||Mary Bishop (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|MCDONALD, Ralph||St. George, St. George District||1431||19||William Sheppard (p)||Furrier||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOREY, Lemuel||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||1967||20||John Morey (p)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|RENDELL, Frederick George A.||73 Military Road, St. John's||0-32||Mrs. F.J.W. Rendell (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|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.|
|BROWN, Bertram Field||St. John's||1781||18||Alfred Brown (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Herbert||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||1489||23||John Piercie (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancies in name: Piercey, Peircie, Percey, Pearce; previously transcribed as Piercie.|
|DOWNTON, Frederick T.||180 Pleasant Street, St. John's||1916||19||Mrs. Downton (p)||Pattern maker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, Robert Gill||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||1565||23||Ellen Brown (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAKE, Frank||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1269||22||John Brake (p)||Brakesman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, George||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||1221||18||Sarah Dawe (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GILLETT, Philip||Exploits, Twillingate District||1697||20||Walter Gillett (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 20, 1917|
|WISEMAN, Stephen||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||1262||20||Mary Wiseman (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HALEY - HAYLEY, Leonard||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1000||20||Mary Haley (p)||Hotel clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Signature on attestation is Haley; birth certificate is Hayley; selecte correspondence is Healey.|
|SHEPPARD, William||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2012||22||George Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HENNESSEY, James John||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1257||18||Patience Hennessey (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURSEY, Frederick John||Clarenville, Trinity District||1348||21||Reuben Bursey (p)||Railroader||1915||Methodist||No||No||Contains a letter from Reuben Bursey about the death of his son (unidentified), and also from Mrs. Bursey about sending parcels to POWs. These letters likely refer to # 2381 Goliath Bursey, brother of Frederick John Bursey.|
|HAWCO, John||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||1517||19||Margaret Hickey (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THISTLE, Albert||St. John's||1094||19||Lavinia Thistle (p)||Truckman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Reuben||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1633||23||Richards Parsons Sr. (of Joseph)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOYLE, Edward||St. John's||1299||18||Mrs. Doyle (p)||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JESSO, Leo Francis||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1812||19||Joseph Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TILLY, Lawrence||Clarenville, Trinity District||1404||18||Annie Tilly||Farmer||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Discrepancy in name: Tilley|
|WILLIAMS, Robert John||50 Cabot St., St. John's||1115||19||Emma Williams||Cooper apprentice||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCGRATH, John J.||St. John's||983||19||Mrs. J. Eagan (p)||Car cleaner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Kenneth J.||St. John's||2037||18||William Gillingham (p)||Electrician||1915||No||No|
|JOE, James Patrick||Springdale, Twillingate District||1630||21||Thomas Joe (o)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANDERSON, Israel||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1069||19||Joseph Anderson||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MACLEOD, Neil||St. John's||841||19||Mrs. Mathew Peckham (o)||Butcher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|YETMAN, Nathan||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1700||20||John Yetman (p)||Miner||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARVEY, Leslie||Boswarlos, Port au Port, St. George District||1497||24||Jemima Harvey (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LUFF, Elias||Campbellton, Twillingate District||1347||21||Lydia Luff (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BURT, Eric||St. John's||1152||19||Jemima Burt (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|PROWSE, William||St. John's||925||22||Charles Prowse (p)||Grocer||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 18, 1916|
|MOSS, Hector||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1492||20||Susanna Moss (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EBSARY, Frederick Ernest||St. John's||1138||19||Mrs. Newman Ebsary (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, September 23, 1915|
|DAY, Walter V.||St. John's||1660||18||Ernest Day (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BAIRD, Herbert Edward||St. John's||1123||20||Phoebe Baird (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, Michael||Port Rexton, Trinity district||1200||26||William Power (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEVILLE, Gregory Joseph||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1343||18||Lucy Neville (p)||Electric engine driver||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 3, 1918|
|WHIFFIN, Patrick||Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1452||19||John Whiffin (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPEARNS, John||St. John's||1232||19||Annie Spearns (p)||Teamster||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|