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|
|GOWANS, Thomas Crawford||6 Carnell St, St. John's||1177||23||Maggie Martin Gowans (p)||Brakeman||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, William Skeffington||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||1073||20||Albert Elliott (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HOUSE, Arthur||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||1946||18||Ida House (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WARREN, Alexander||Open Hall, Bonavista District||1413||22||Hannah Warren (p)||Pulp maker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HENNESSEY, James John||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1257||18||Patience Hennessey (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Samuel||Hermitage Bay, Fortune District||1829||23||Henry King (p)||Fisherman||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.|
|EZEKIEL, John J.||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1751||22||Paul Ezekiel (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Some items re-filmed, see beginning of reel 117.|
|MUGFORD, George||Codroy, St. George District||1943||19||Celina Mugford (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, February 24, 1916|
|MANUEL, Samuel W.||Exploits, Twillingate District||0-70 - 1204||22||Mary Jane Manuel (p)||1915||Yes||No||Sunday, March 4, 1917|
|SELLARS, Henry||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1414||22||Fannie Sellars (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|PARSONS, Reuben||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1633||23||Richards Parsons Sr. (of Joseph)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCGRATH, John J.||St. John's||983||19||Mrs. J. Eagan (p)||Car cleaner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOW, Francis Joseph||St. John's||1381||Box maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|GREENING, Garland||Musgravetown. Bonavista District||1506||19||Alexandra Greening (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DUNPHY, Thomas Joseph||12 New Gower Street, St. John's||0-290 - 1438||20||Eliza Dunphy (p)||Paper maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers.|
|HOLLETT, George Albert||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1841||19||Thomas Hollett (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LILLY, Raymond R. W.||Bedford, England, United Kingdom||1828||20||Ida Isabelle Lilly (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LANE, Gideon Harland||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1482||19||Thomas Lane (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Contains document relating the circumstances of the deaths of service #2616, Pte. C. Snow; #815, Pte. A. Cummings; and #1525, Pte. George Attwood while POWs|
|YETMAN, Nathan||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1700||20||John Yetman (p)||Miner||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAMMS, William Thomas||Codroy, St. George District||2049||22||Mrs. J. Bragg (p)||Fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|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|
|MARTRET, Augustus||St. John's||1093||21||Mary Martret (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|