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|
|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.|
|EDDY, George Roland||South River (near Clarke's Beach), Port de Grave District||1225||20||Emily Eddy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LYONS, James Vincent||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1226||19||Margaret Lyons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, John Lawrence||103 Signal Hill, St. John's||1227||19||Robert John Murphy (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|HOLWELL, Harold||17 Pilot's Hill, St. John's||1228||20||Augustus Holwell (p)||Teamster||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENNETT, William||St. John's||1229||30||William Bennett (p)||Tinsmith||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|RYAN, Bernard||195 New Gower Street, St. John's||123||19||Charles Ryan (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic - Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in religion|
|CLEARY, Patrick Michael||36 Casey Street, St. John's||1230||21||Jane Cleary (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MCGRATH, James J.||St. John's||1231||21||William McGrath (p)||Cabman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPEARNS, John||St. John's||1232||19||Annie Spearns (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAYO, William John||St. John's||1233||25||William Samuel Mayo||Truckman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|RICHARDSON, Patrick||St. John's||1234||20||Jane Richardson (p)||Book assistant||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PIKE, Stanley Gordon||St. John's||1235||23||Mrs. William Pike (p)||Office clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 10, 1916|
|TEMPLEMAN, Donald||St. John's||1236||20||Catherine Templeman (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PUMPHREY, John Louis||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1237||24||Mrs. Pumphrey (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HAWKINS, William Max||St. John's||1238||23||Olive Long Hawkins (s)||Plumber||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYES, Patrick Joseph||St. John's||1239||18||John Hayes (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|TAYLOR, William Bartlett||St. John's||1240||20||Mrs. Taylor (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, May 17, 1917|
|WHITE, Agneigh Joseph||St. John's||1241||20||Richard Joseph White (p)||Baker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ABBOTT, George||Battery Road, St. John's||1242||20||Henry Abbott (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SIMMS, Leaton||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1243||20||Mary Ann Simms (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||See # 1034 for additional document.|
|KELLY, Peter John||St. John's||1244||22||Mary Ann Kelly (p)||Carpenter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EVANS, Henry||St. John's||1245||21||Mrs. Evans (p)||Butcher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PROWSE, John Lee||St. John's||1246||19||Kathleen Prowse (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||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|
|HODDINOTT, Ludwig||Indian Islands, Fogo District||1248||25||James Hoddinott (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|COURAGE, Harrison||Catalina, Trinity District||1249||21||Eliza Courage (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Death certificate in French|
|GARF, Fred||27 Power Street, St. John's||125||20||Charles Garf (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GLEESON, Richard||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1250||19||John Gleeson (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EDGECOMBE, Silas||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||1251||22||Gennett/Janet Edgecombe (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 11, 1916|
|MURPHY, Edward Patrick||Catalina, Trinity District||1252||32||Mr. Murphy (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, George||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||1253||20||Deliah Gillingham (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|RUTH, Walter||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1254||22||Mary Ruth (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANN, Bertram Gordon||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||1255||23||Mr. Hann (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|SOMERTON, Frank Hilbbert||Trinity, Trinity District||1256||20||Caroline Somerton (p)||Agent||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HENNESSEY, James John||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1257||18||Patience Hennessey (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RIDOUT, Sydney||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||1258||21||Elizabeth Ridout (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Variant spelling of name - Rideout.|
|SOPER, Morley||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1259||26||Elizabeth Soper (p)||Station agent||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 29, 1915|
|CARMICHAEL, Thomas Colton||113 King's Road, St. John's||126||20||James Carmichael (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|FILLIAR (FILLIER), Donald.||5 Barron Street, St. John's||1260||18||Emily Filliar (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - gravestone at Belvedere Cemetery states Fillier.|
|TAYLOR, Frank||Water Street East, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1261||24||Emily Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Stephen||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||1262||20||Mary Wiseman (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHELLEY, Joseph||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1263||20||Esau Shelley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, February 13, 1920||Died 13 February, 1920.|
|CRITCH, Kenneth||LaScie, St. Barbe District||1264||24||William Critch (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PERRY, David Henry||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1265||23||Mr. Perry (p)||Railway engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SEWARD, Thomas||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1266||22||Elizabeth Seward (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife, Annie Norris of Ayr, Scotland.|
|HUSSEY, James Harwood||Bonavista Cove, Bonavista District||1267||18||Eliza Hussey (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|FEWER, Lawrence Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1268||21||William Fewer (p)||Paper maker||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, June 1, 1916|
|BRAKE, Frank||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1269||22||John Brake (p)||Brakesman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENNETT, William Patrick||104 Gower Street, St. John's||127||23||Margaret Kennett (s)||Bartender||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Kenneth.|