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|
|WALSH, Herbert Matthew||St. John's||1351||22||George Walsh (p)||Barber||1915||Congregationalist||Yes||No||*****The death is not recorded in CWGC|
|BARR, James Coram||St. John's||0-288 - 3068||19||George M. Barr (p)||Student||1918||Presbyterian||No||No||Barr was a cadet with Royal Flying Corps (1917-1918) before enlisting with the Newfoundland Regiment.|
|EDNEY, Samuel Robert||St. John's||1714||18||Mrs. John Edney (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||See also service #1544, Leighton Bugden, for details of this soldier's death.|
|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).|
|HACKETT, Samuel Robert||St. John's||986||20||Mrs. Hackett (s)||Carpenter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANNAFORD, John Joseph||St. John's||792||18||Edward Hannaford (p)||Messenger||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID, Alfred||St. John's||761||19||George Reid (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Yes||No||Friday, August 18, 1916|
|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|
|KEEGAN, Patrick||St. John's||5597||18||Lawrence Keegan (p)||Bank clerk||1918||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.|
|FOLLETT, Roland MacKenzie||St. John's||1880||19||Silas Follett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KANE (KEANE), Walter Arthur||St. John's||803||22||Alice Keane (o)||Motor mechanic||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Monday, October 16, 1916||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Keane, Kean, Kane|
|THOMPSON, John||St. John's||139||21||William Thompson (p)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HEALE, Robert William||St. John's||843||20||William Heale||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, July 3, 1916||Photographs of grave-site included|
|MCGRATH, John J.||St. John's||983||19||Mrs. J. Eagan (p)||Car cleaner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MEADUS, Robert||St. John's||1013||20||Susanna Meadus (p)||Baker||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|EDWARDS, Allan||St. John's||831||22||James Edwards (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAREW, William||St. John's||1339||20||Elizabeth Carew (p)||1915||No||No||See also #1337 for additional misfiled documents.|
|SKEANS, Frank||St. John's||2267||19||Robert Skeans (p)||Trimmer||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|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.|
|STEVENSON, Alfred||St. John's||1622||William Joseph Stevenson (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 8, 1917|
|DALTON, William Francis||St. John's||1079||27||Bridget Dalton (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHALEN, Augustus||St. John's||1395||20||Hannah Whalen (p)||Presser||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|
|ROBERTS, William||St. John's||922||22||William Charles Roberts (p)||Shoeworker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, William Thomas||St. John's||1104||19||John Walsh (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, John Thomas||St. John's||769||22||Thomas Sullivan (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARE, Robert||St. John's||210||28||John and Sarah Clare (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|WELLS, Joseph Warren||St. John's||1147||25||Sarah Wells (p)||Painter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 14, 1917|
|TEMPLEMAN, Donald||St. John's||1236||20||Catherine Templeman (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FOWLOW, William||St. John's||1025||34||Mary Ellen Fowlow (s)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MEALEY (MALEY), Dennis Francis||St. John's||1216||24||Fannie Mealey (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, December 6, 1919||Date of Death: 6 December 1919 from CWGC Discrepancy in spelling of name - documents completed as Mealey; signature is Maley|
|FOWLOW, Frank||St. John's||985||20||George and Mary Ann Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EVANS, Sydney Wilfred||St. John's||1418||19||Lydia Evans (p)||Factory labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Signature is Sidney; form completed as Sydney.|
|ODONNELL, Edward Vincent||St. John's||1775||30||Mrs. James Hannigan (p)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|TULK, Augustus||St. John's||1603||23||Mary Tulk (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROACH, Richard Joseph||St. John's||1043||19||Richard Roach (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BATTEN, Allan Sidwell||St. John's||2045||21||Abraham Batten (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Herbert||St. John's||1018||19||Margaret Taylor (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SINNOTT, William Joseph||St. John's||1040||24||Mrs. William Sinnott (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTT, Edward||St. John's||851||23||Mrs. John Butt (p)||Teamster||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|AYLWARD, John Joseph||St. John's||1107||28||Anastasia Aylward (o)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BISHOP, Cyril Washington||St. John's||970||19||Sarah Louisa Bishop (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74|
|HARVEY, William Thomas||St. John's||751||24||Draper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GULLAGE, Hubert V.||St. John's||1682||19||Peter Gullage (p)||Draper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|COXWORTHY, Frank||St. John's||1820||19||Frederick Coxworthy (p)||Machinist||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TIBBO, James Joseph||St. John's||1017||20||Mary Ann Tibbo (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 1, 1915|
|FITZGERALD, Arthur Wilfred||St. John's||1602||19||Minnie Fitzgerald (p)||Grocer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, William||St. John's||750||19||John Snow||Chauffeur||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|CHAFE, Jacob||St. John's||2264||35||Mrs. Jacob Chafe (s)||Teamster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|