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|
|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|
|KEEGAN, Kevin J.||St. John's||0-13 - 766||20||Dr. L.E. Keegan (p)||No Information||1914||Unknown||No||No|
|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|
|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|