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|
|REID, Fred William||St. John's||928||20||William Reid (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITTLE, William A.||Fox Cove, Fortune Bay, Fortune District||1712||21||John Whittle (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 14, 1916||Some documents in French|
|IVANY, William Cox.||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1201||19||Georgina Ivany (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|KENNEY, Richard||Petty Harbour, St. John's West district||1178||23||Minnie Kenney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DALTON, William Francis||St. John's||1079||27||Bridget Dalton (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUKE, William||Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1306||20||Mary Duke (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 27, 1915||Includes documents relating to this soldier's brother, John Duke, #1964|
|MURCELL, Richard Baxter||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||1582||21||Dorcas Murcell (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEARS, John Robert||Robinsons, St. George District||1274||21||Robert Shears (p)||Locomotive fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRICKLAND, Edward J.||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1999||24||Philip Strickland (p)||Salesman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 18, 1916|
|RYAN, Samuel Patrick||St. John's||884||19||Mr. And Mrs. Ryan (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DRISCOLL, Arthur||St. John's||1054||19||Virtue Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HOGAN, Patrick||Thorburn Road, St. John's||1111||27||Miss Hogan (o) - Bride Hogan (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BRYANT, Aaron||Whiteway, Trinity District||847||20||Archibald Golden (o)||Miner||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|GULLAGE, Hubert V.||St. John's||1682||19||Peter Gullage (p)||Draper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|PYE, Edward||Victoria, Carbonear District||968||18||Mrs. Moses Vaters (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||See Service # 2047 for five misfiled documents File contains two misfiled documents for John H. Vaters # 2047 (p.21-22)|
|PARMITER, Cecil||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1586||19||Sarah Parmiter (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HEALEY, Leo Francis||St. John's||1815||19||Hannah Healey (p)||Clothes packer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WEST, Henry||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1591||23||William Burke (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|JANES, Edward Taylor||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||1704||22||Harriet James (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|AYRE, Eric S||Circular Road, St. John's||0-91||Mrs. E. S. Ayre (s)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Attestation papers not included.|
|PILGRIM, Orland||Griguet, St. Barbe District||1287||18||Jessie Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|VISCOUNT, John Thomas||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||1065||20||Hannah Viscount (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 30, 1915||Recorded as John Francis Viscount in the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance|
|CLEARY, Leo||St. John's||1536||21||Ellen Cleary (p)||Railway brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALTERS, Joseph||Champneys, Trinity District||1855||23||John Walters (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 123|
|DOWNTON, Frederick T.||180 Pleasant Street, St. John's||1916||19||Mrs. Downton (p)||Pattern maker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WOODFORD, Patrick Joseph||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||1965||26||Alfred Woodford (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|DAWE, George||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||1221||18||Sarah Dawe (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GILLETT, Philip||Exploits, Twillingate District||1697||20||Walter Gillett (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 20, 1917|
|PINSENT, Steward||Dildo, Trinity District||1158||25||Emma Pinsent (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Stewart on family correspondence; signature is Steward|
|SHEPPARD, William||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2012||22||George Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LUFF, William Andrew||Exploits, Twillingate District||1598||19||Jessie Luff (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|ANDREWS, Joseph||St. John's||1119||18||Katherine Andrews (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|NORTHCOTT, Archelaus||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1454||20||Henry Albert Northcott (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Archalaus.|
|THISTLE, Albert||St. John's||1094||19||Lavinia Thistle (p)||Truckman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MUISE, Moses||St. George, St. George District||1429||19||Moses Muise (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|DOYLE, Edward||St. John's||1299||18||Mrs. Doyle (p)||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JESSO, Leo Francis||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1812||19||Joseph Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FLYNN, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1397||19||Elizabeth Flynn (p)||Cutter (tailor)||1915||No||No|
|FREAKE, Frederick||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1441||19||William Henry Freake (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HODDINOTT, Ludwig||Indian Islands, Fogo District||1248||25||James Hoddinott (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PYNN, Charles||Quirpon, St. Barbe District||1953||23||Sarah Pynn (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, Herbert Matthew||St. John's||1351||22||George Walsh (p)||Barber||1915||Congregationalist||Yes||No||*****The death is not recorded in CWGC|
|GILLINGHAM, Luke||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||1464 - 8089||19||Thomas Gillingham (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Re-enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|LYONS, Allan||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1222||20||James Lyons (p)||Machinist||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WEST, Garland||Carmanville, Fogo District||1639||28||Joseph West (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FITZPATRICK, Alphonsus||Conche, St. Barbe District||1904||18||Bridget Fitzpatrick (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, January 29, 1916|
|MCWHIRTER, Hugh Walter||Humber Mouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||902||20||Henry McWhirter (p)||Brakeman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 22, 1915||Discrepancy in spelling of name: McWhorter|
|ANTLE, Abram Bursey||Botwood, Twillingate District||1732||23||Thomas Antle (p)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HARNETT, Frank||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||1612||30||Mary Harnett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MARTIN, William P.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1605||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|