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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 Community Service Number Age of Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Datesort descending Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
SAMMS, George York Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1988 19 Elizabeth Samms (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, November 16, 1917 Variation in name: Identified on Bay of Islands war memorial as Sams
PECKHAM, Harry Reginald Haynes St. John's 909 24 George Peckham (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOONE, Lewis B. Seldom Come By, Fogo District 2019 17 Samuel Boone (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
KEEFE, Saul Twillingate, Twillingate District 2043 18 Allen Keefe (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes Yes Saturday, April 14, 1917 POW Date: 1917
JERRETT, Richard Cavendish, Trinity District 1796 24 Henry Jerrett (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
MEADUS, Robert St. John's 1013 20 Susanna Meadus (p) Baker 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
FORD, James Pauls Island, Ford Harbour, Labrador 1955 21 Cristina Lyall (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, February 26, 1916
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.
SMALL, Titus Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1389 19 Pannana Small (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
HOLLOWAY, Robert Palfrey St. John's 0-29 Agnes Holloway (s) Photographer 1915 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF Attestation papers not included.
MURRIN, Walter Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1412 19 William Murrin (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEOUGH, Edward Nicholas St. John's 1365 30 Margaret Keough (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WINTERS, William John Paul Island, Labrador 1852 23 Edward Winters Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOODYEAR, Arthur Colin Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 1085 21 Elizabeth Goodyear (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist No No
ROPER, Frederick Charles Bonavista, Bonavista District 1189 18 Annie Roper (p) Bank clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, November 27, 1915
COURAGE, Harrison Catalina, Trinity District 1249 21 Eliza Courage (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist Yes No Death certificate in French
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Edward Walter St. John's 0-148 Elizabeth Vere-Holloway (s) 1915 No No I - Attestation papers not included. Temporary assignment
BRIEN, Michael St. John's 1146 19 Mary Brien (p) Truckman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LEWIS, Fred James St. John's 1640 18 William James Lewis (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No Also contains documents relating to service # 3217, Charles V. Lewis
TAYLOR, Albert St. John's 1754 18 Henry Charles Taylor (p) Wheelwright 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDREWS, Joseph St. John's 1119 18 Katherine Andrews (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GALGAY, Francis Joseph St. John's 892 19 Minnie Galgay (o) Shoemaker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MACPHERSON, Cluny Queens Road, St. John's 0-8 Mrs. Cluny MacPherson (s) Doctor 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
BISHOP, Frederick St. John's 1019 19 Robert Bishop (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No
KING, Alexander Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 1881 19 Willis King (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, September 4, 1916
WEST, Stanley Carmanville, Fogo District 1460 22 Joseph West (p) Woodsman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
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.
QUAN, James Joseph St. John's 1416 21 Kate Quan (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No If viewing microfilm, see after Regt. # 1546 for seven misfiled documents; documents are included in this scanned document
CRON, James Matthew Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1585 19 Emma Cron (p) Student 1915 Presbyterian Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
KEEPING, Albert Flat Island, Burin District 1755 19 John Keeping (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
COXWORTHY, Frank St. John's 1820 19 Frederick Coxworthy (p) Machinist 1915 Roman Catholic No No
OREILLY, P. Joseph 0-147 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; incorrect information in service ledger Notes: Listed as instructor (musketry). Notes: Information in service ledger is incorrect; information for 0-236 J.B. O'Reilly, RAMC was duplicated as being 0-147 Joseph O'Reilly
BAIRD, Henry 289 New City Road, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 0-304 - 935 24 Henry Baird (p) Clerk 1915 Presbyterian No No Discrepancy in name: Harry
KNIGHT, Frank Scott St. John's 1659 19 Charles Knight (p) Barber 1915 Methodist No No
CHRISTOPHER, Leo Joseph St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District 1783 18 Michael Christopher (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
HAFFEY, Thomas St. John's 1038 Richard Haffey (o) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SOMERTON, Frank Hilbbert Trinity, Trinity District 1256 20 Caroline Somerton (p) Agent 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
DRUKEN, Thomas Topsail, Harbour Main District 1363 18 Alice Druken (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, November 1, 1916
WALSH, Michael Bellevue, Trinity Bay 1792 22 Amy McCarthy (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
SHAVE, George R. Fogo, Fogo District 2039 26 William Shave (p) Picture framer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
BENNETT, Edward Main River, St. George District 1470 25 Elizabeth Bennett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
PARDY, George Richard Little Harbour 1688 24 Giles Pardy (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917
SIMMS, George Percival St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1217 20 Herbert Simms (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
JOY, William Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 1376 22 William Joy (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
WEST, Edward Ladle Cove, Fogo District 1588 20 Rose (West) Shelley (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, June 28, 1916
ROLLS, Walter Portland, Bonavista District 1494 26 Mary Jane Rolls (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
MCKAY, J. J. No information 0-145 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
WARFORD, Garland Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 964 21 Mrs. William Warford (m) Miner 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ARNOLD, Chesley Gladstone Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 1386 19 Alice Arnold (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BRAZIL, Matthew Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1368 21 Thomas Brazil (o) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF