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 archives@therooms.ca or 709-757-8088.

Or search the Provincial Archives on-line Descriptions Database at https://www.therooms.ca/archives.

 

Name Communitysort ascending Service Number Age of Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
CUMMINS, John St. John's 1804 21 Henry Cummins (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist No No
LEWIS, Frederick A. St. John's 950 19 Richard Lewis Lumber Checker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73
BROWN, Bertram Field St. John's 1781 18 Alfred Brown (p) Machinist 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
PROWSE, John Lee St. John's 1246 19 Kathleen Prowse (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HIGGINS, Edmund James St. John's 756 28 Mrs. James Higgins (p) Accountant 1914 Yes No Sunday, July 2, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included ; Previously transcribed as Edward
RUSSELL, John St. John's 917 18 Edward Russell (p) Confectioner 1915 Methodist No No
MACKAY, Michael Joseph St. John's 1509 19 Michael MacKay (p) Mail officer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Sunday, April 21, 1918 POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information
MAHER, James Joseph St. John's 951 20 Mrs. William Maher (p) Tailor 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73
MOORE, Eric St. John's 1530 20 Janet Moore (p) Painter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KNIGHT, James Michael St. John's 1112 19 Ellen Knight (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MADDEN, John Joseph St. John's 1557 19 Anne Madden (p) Messenger 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FROST, John Albert Victor St. John's 1149 18 Annie E. Frost (p) Annie E. Frost (p) 1915 Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion.
EDWARDS, Allan St. John's 831 22 James Edwards (p) Clerk 1914 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
LYNCH, Thomas St. John's 1355 27 Thomas Lynch (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
COSTELLO, William Patrick St. John's 1142 28 Mrs. William P. Costello (p) Tailor 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
YOUNG, Arthur James St. John's 823 18 James Young (p) Sail maker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, James John St. John's 1067 27 Mrs. James Reid (s) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTS, Francis St. John's 1005 25 Mrs. Francis Roberts (s) Grocery clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 11, 1917
DRISCOLL, Arthur St. John's 1054 19 Virtue Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
REID, Carl St. John's 790 19 Caleb Reid (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, August 12, 1916
THOMSON, Charles Moncrief St. John's 1564 19 Mary Thompson (p) Student 1915 Methodist No No
MEANEY, Ronald Joseph St. John's 1353 18 Dennis Meaney (p) Waiter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MILLEY - MELEE, Thomas St. John's 1877 20 Thomas Milley (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Discrepancy in spelling of name
PAFFORD, Chesley St. John's 1604 19 Lillis Pafford (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
KEEGAN, Kevin J. St. John's 0-13 - 766 20 Dr. L.E. Keegan (p) No Information 1914 Unknown No No PDF
NOSEWORTHY, William James St. John's 1570 26 Elizabeth Noseworthy (s) Stoker 1915 Methodist No No
IVANY, Alfred James St. John's 1310 19 Mrs. Ivany (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
LEMESSURIER, Francis St. John's 853 35 Helena LeMessurier (s) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLIDE - BLYDE, Philip H. St. John's 1650 18 John Blide (p) Harness maker 1915 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Blyde; see Regt. # 280 Michael John Blyde (brother).
BUTT, Edward St. John's 851 23 Mrs. John Butt (p) Teamster 1914 Methodist No No
COUGHLAN, Louis St. John's 2256 21 James Coughlan (p) Train dispatcher 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
KELLY, James Joseph St. John's 1011 19 Elizabeth Kelly Telegraph operator 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Bertram John St. John's 3988 24 George Walsh (p) Cook and baker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HALLETT, Frederick St. John's 844 25 Mary Hallett (p) Clerk 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 PDF
HEALE, Arthur St. John's 875 19 William G. Heale (p) Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EVANS, Henry St. John's 1245 21 Mrs. Evans (p) Butcher 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
RYALL, Robert S. St. John's 1891 18 Robert Ryall (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
THOMAS, Arthur Stanley St. John's 1776 21 Henry Thomas (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BATTEN, Allan Sidwell St. John's 2045 21 Abraham Batten (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAYES, James Michael St. John's 1330 26 Margaret Hayes (p) Painter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
EBSARY, Frederick Ernest St. John's 1138 19 Mrs. Newman Ebsary (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, September 23, 1915
NICOL, Rex Emmanuel St. John's 1740 15 Charles M. Nichol Tailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15 Variant spelling of name - Nichol.
GLADNEY, James Joseph St. John's 771 18 Annie Clarke (p) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, William Bartlett St. John's 1240 20 Mrs. Taylor (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, May 17, 1917
MARTIN, Herbert Elroy St. John's 684 19 Frederick Martin (o) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RONAN, Thomas St. John's 2041 32 Elizabeth Ronan (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
DEMPSTER, James St. John's 755 19 James Earnest Dempster (p) Paper maker 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1917