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|
|CHALKER, Charles George||St. John's||1736||18||James R. Chalker (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, Ignatius Joseph||St. George, St. George District||1442||19||Mary C. Butler (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SMITH, Zachariah||Smith Sound, Trinity District||1467||22||Mary Ann Smith (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SPARKS, Louis||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||1052||21||Mary Snelgrove (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CASHIN, Peter John||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||0-160 - 1387||25||Gertrude Cashin (p)||1915||No||No||I|
|MCGILLVARY, Thomas||124 Barnes Road, St. John's||n/a||Bertha McGillvary (s)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as musketry instructor (special).|
|OKEEFE, Thomas Joseph||Ferryland, Ferryland District||923||21||Esther Clow (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 71.|
|STRIDE, Albert||Botwood, Twillingate District||1638||18||John Stride (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Reginald||Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-151||John Rowsell (p)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Attestation papers not included|
|DICK, George||280 Theater Hill, St. John's / Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom||924||26||John Dick (p)||Grocer's salesman||1915||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 12, 1916|
|PATEY, William Wallis||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||1857||32||Joseph Patey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HOLWELL, Harold||17 Pilot's Hill, St. John's||1228||20||Augustus Holwell (p)||Teamster||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|IVANY, Alfred James||St. John's||1310||19||Mrs. Ivany (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FOLEY, Patrick W.||Whitbourne, Trinity District||1890||20||Edward Foley (p)||Machinist||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|IVANY, William Garland||Gambo, Bonavista District||1476||19||George Ivany (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FANNING, William Robert||St. John's||1120||24||James Fanning||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, Aubrey||Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District||1664||18||Martha Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|THOMAS, Arthur Stanley||St. John's||1776||21||Henry Thomas (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CULL, Stephen||Bard [Barr'd] Islands, Fogo District||1789||19||Elijah Cull (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOAKLER, John||St. John's||1766||21||Jonas Moakler (p)||Accountant||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes information on POW status related to #1509 Mackay; #2214 Hudson; #3670 Cheater; and #2464 Mutford.|
|HANN, William S.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1830||18||Isaiah Hann (p)||Disaster man||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|WHITE, Richard Henry||St.George, St. George District||1473||21||Tassian White (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STYLES, Alfred||Dildo, Trinity District||1453||20||Mrs. George Inman (o)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PARDY, Manuel||Cartwright, Sandwich Bay, Labrador||1931||29||Levi Pardy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILES, Thomas||Bay L'Argent, Fortune Bay District||1691||23||Eli Miles (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, March 11, 1918|
|FORD, Gerald||Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||1559||21||Thomas Garlur Ford (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BURDEN, Frederick William||Duckworth Street, St. John's||M-9-15-25||Mrs. F.W. Burden (s)||Medical officer||1915||No||No||No attestation papers. Not in service ledger; Honourary appointment.|
|OAKE, William Dowell||Change Islands, Fogo District||1919||18||Jessie Elizabeth Oake (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|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|
|HUDSON, Peter Joseph||St. John's||1689||19||James Hudson (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 4, 1916|
|WHEELER, Francis E.||Greenspond, Bonavista District||1909||25||John Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Microfilmed file follows service file # 1873|
|SHEPPARD, Leonard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1420||23||Eliza Jane Sheppard (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POLLARD, Pleymon||Botwood, Twillingate District||1667||18||Arthur Pollard (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CAINES, Walter||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||1954||18||Michael Caines (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRONG, Herbert||Clarenville, Trinity District||1662||19||Ebenezer Strong (p)||Machinist||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GORE, Eliol Pike||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1041||19||Susie Gore (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|JESSO, Edward||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1808||21||Joseph Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife, Joanne Jesso, of Winchester.|
|MCDONALD, Patrick||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||1490||33||Richard McDonald (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURKE, Garrett||St. John's||1023||20||Hester Burke (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KING, Joseph Andrew||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||1356||19||Diana King (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|RENDELL, Ernest John||New Harbour, Trinity District||1906||18||William Rendell (o)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Previously transcribed as Randell.|
|ETHERIDGE, Richard||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||1345||20||Peter Etheridge (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, March 28, 1918|
|SPURRELL, Richard||Hearts Ease, Random, Trinity District||1745||20||Moses Spurrell (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 4, 1917|
|MCGRATH, Thomas White||St. John's||856||19||Mr. and Mrs. T.J. McGrath (p)||Druggist||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|BROWN, Patrick Joseph||St. John's||1053||19||Hannah Brown (o)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 18, 1916|
|WELLS, Isaac||Grand Jervais, Fortune District||1734||19||William Wells (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HALLETT, Frederick||St. John's||844||25||Mary Hallett (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARTER, Alexander||Cape La Hune, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1563||22||George Andrew Barter (o)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MESSERVEY, Walter||Sandy Point, St. George District||1707||21||Nixon Messervey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, Leo Charles.||77 Prescott Street, St. John's||0-35 - 1384||25||Mrs. Josephine Murphy (p)||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Essay “Arras!” located in file of Regt. # 0-168 seems to have been written by Murphy.|