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|
|REID, Fred William||St. John's||928||20||William Reid (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, John Thomas||St. John's||769||22||Thomas Sullivan (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCGRATH, John J.||St. John's||983||19||Mrs. J. Eagan (p)||Car cleaner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DRISCOLL, Arthur||St. John's||1054||19||Virtue Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KENNELL, John||St. John's||1512||19||Mary Kennell (p)||Office clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEALEY, Leo Francis||St. John's||1815||19||Hannah Healey (p)||Clothes packer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, George F.||St. John's||1100||19||Elizabeth Martin (p)||Truckman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, Sylvester||St. John's||1555||24||Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOW, William||St. John's||750||19||John Snow||Chauffeur||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|RAYNES, Henry Richard||St. John's||801||23||Robert Raynes (p)||Barber||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Name listed as both Harry and Henry.|
|STEVENSON, Joseph||St. John's||1802||25||Sarah Stevenson (s)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, Charles||St. John's||905||34||Mrs. John Butler (o)||Draper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTRET, Joseph||St. John's||1599||19||Mary Ellen Martret (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PECKHAM, Harry Reginald Haynes||St. John's||909||24||George Peckham (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHEELER, James||St. John's||1432||23||Agnes Wheeler (p)||Coal miner||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 21, 1916|
|BUCKLEY, John Joseph||St. John's||1315||21||James Buckley (p)||Butcher||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Walter G.||St. John's||1678||21||Henry McDonald (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|IVANY, Alfred James||St. John's||1310||19||Mrs. Ivany (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BURT, Eric||St. John's||1152||19||Jemima Burt (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|RONAN, Thomas||St. John's||2041||32||Elizabeth Ronan (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|ANDREWS, Harold James||St. John's||777||18||Mrs. Henry Andrews (p)||Boiler maker||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MEADUS, Allan||St. John's||1012||19||Susanna Meadus (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BOWRING, George||St. John's||1132||31||Mary Bowring (p)||Boiler maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LOVEYS, Aubrey Wilson||St. John's||827||19||John Thomas Loveys (p)||Grocery clerk||1914||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|BROWN, Patrick Joseph||St. John's||1053||19||Hannah Brown (o)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 18, 1916|
|EVANS, Henry||St. John's||1245||21||Mrs. Evans (p)||Butcher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PAFFORD, Chesley||St. John's||1604||19||Lillis Pafford (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OUTERBRIDGE, Norman A.||St. John's||0-98||Mary Outerbridge (s)||1916||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||See file "GN 19.7, Joseph Outerbridge: correspondence concerning prisoners of war" for information relating to this soldier's status; he had died behind enemy lines and was not a POW. Attestation papers not included|
|BATTEN, Allan Sidwell||St. John's||2045||21||Abraham Batten (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ASPELL, John Joseph||St. John's||1126||20||John Aspell (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 27, 1918|
|POTTLE, Frederick||St. John's||4348||18||May Pottle (o)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HICKEY, Richard John||St. John's||779||23||Richard John Hickey (p)||Electrical engineer||1914||No||No|
|EBSARY, Frederick Ernest||St. John's||1138||19||Mrs. Newman Ebsary (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, September 23, 1915|
|WHITTEN, Edgar Charles||St. John's||1117||22||Sarah Whitten (s)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 16, 1916||Photograph of gravesite included|
|ROACH, Richard Joseph||St. John's||1043||19||Richard Roach (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOLLOWAY, Robert Palfrey||St. John's||0-29||Agnes Holloway (s)||Photographer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Attestation papers not included.|
|SYMONDS, Joseph||St. John's||1108||25||Susie Symonds (p)||Cabman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LEMESSURIER, Francis||St. John's||853||35||Helena LeMessurier (s)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HACKETT, Samuel Robert||St. John's||986||20||Mrs. Hackett (s)||Carpenter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RENOUF, Anthony||St. John's||1090||21||Mary Renouf (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MEADUS, Cecil James||St. John's||1015||21||Susanna Meadus (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MITCHELL, Harold||St. John's||828||23||John B. Mitchell (p)||Broker||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|DEMPSTER, James||St. John's||755||19||James Earnest Dempster (p)||Paper maker||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|PURCELL, Roderick Joseph||St. John's||916||19||James Purcell (p)||Grocer's salesman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 71|
|RAINES, James||St. John's||4344||18||William Raines (p)||Mail carrier||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRACE, James Joseph||St. John's||969||33||Mary Brace (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.|
|REID, Alfred||St. John's||761||19||George Reid (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Yes||No||Friday, August 18, 1916|
|ASPELL, John Thomas||St. John's||1175||19||Gerald Aspell (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WARREN, Frank||St. John's||835||20||Elizabeth Sheppard (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCGRATH, James J.||St. John's||1231||21||William McGrath (p)||Cabman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|