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|
|OQUINN, Vincent Joseph||Searston, Codroy Valley, St. George District||1136||19||Thomas O'Quinn (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MEW, Percival Charles||Shirley, Southhampton, England, United Kingdom||885||22||Charles Mew (p)||Grocery salesman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DEVEREAUX, Joseph John Leo||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1223||19||Katherine Devereaux (o)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HYNES, Frank||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1718||19||Vincent Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes newspaper clipping about POW Pte. Coombs, #747, mentioning Hynes, and letter from Richard Hines, of Indian Islands, inquiring as to whether or not this POW could be his son.|
|MAYO, William John||St. John's||1233||25||William Samuel Mayo||Truckman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KEOUGH, Martin||St. John's||1584||19||Bridget Keough (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, November 29, 1917|
|WISEMAN, Alfred||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||2011||21||Alfred Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|DUNN, Ronald||Bayleys Cove, Bonavista District||1088||19||Eli Dunn (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KEEFE, Saul||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2043||18||Allen Keefe (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, April 14, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|GRACE, Martin Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1272||24||John Grace (p)||Paper maker||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 15, 1916|
|SHELLEY, Joseph||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1263||20||Esau Shelley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, February 13, 1920||Died 13 February, 1920.|
|BROMSEY, Joseph Martin||Main River, St. George District||1424||31||William Bromsey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BIRD, Silas||Cartwright, Labrador||1769||32||John Bird (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Reginald||Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-151||John Rowsell (p)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Attestation papers not included|
|NOFTALL, William Robert||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||1357||19||Reuben Noftall (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HOLWELL, Harold||17 Pilot's Hill, St. John's||1228||20||Augustus Holwell (p)||Teamster||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JANES, Stephen Francis||St. John's||1501||19||Mrs. John Janes (p)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|KING, William S.||Southside Road, St. John's||0-58 - 837||22||James King (p)||Clerk||1915||No||No||Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916 - 1919.|
|CHEESEMAN, Ernest B||Port au Bras, Burin District||1927||20||Lawrence Cheeseman (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNELL, William Clement||Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1546||20||Hazel Pennell (s)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ELLIS, Charles Herbert||St. John's||936||23||Ella Ellis (s)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|YOUNG, Allan Stephen||Twillingate, South Side, Twillingate District||1286||21||Anna Young (o)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GOSSE, Alfred Joseph||Torbay, St. John's East District||1081||22||Ellen Gosse||Assistant paymaster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VOISEY, Herbert Lawrence||St. John's||1566||19||Edward Voisey (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLS, Joseph Warren||St. John's||1147||25||Sarah Wells (p)||Painter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 14, 1917|
|BROWN, Alfred Leo||65 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||1987||18||Alfred Brown (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEYTON, Joseph||16 Brennan Street, St. John's||1832||18||Richard Peyton (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, February 28, 1917|
|WILLIAMS, Willmet||Dildo, Trinity District||1499||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|MILLS, Robert Whitfield||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||997||23||Sara Jane Mills (p)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DOVER, James A.||Little Bay, Twillingate District||1723||20||John Joseph Dover (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REEVES, William||No information||0-230||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Attached to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) Ambulance Company.|
|HUDSON, Peter Joseph||St. John's||1689||19||James Hudson (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 4, 1916|
|NEWBURY, William||St. John's||1896||19||Frederick Newbury||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No||Attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.|
|BARRON, Peter Francis||St. John's||945||29||Alice Barron (s)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|LEUDY, Joseph||Little River, Codroy, St. George District||1331||21||Elizabeth Leudy (p)||Locomotive Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MITCHELMORE, Isaac||Green Island Cove, St. Barbe District||1810||22||Austin Mitchelmore||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|REID, Dugald Stewart||50 Charlton Street, St. John's||1214||21||Sarah Elizabeth Reid (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EMERSON, George M.||Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||0-21 - 1879||21||George H. Emerson (p)||Bank clerk||1915||No||No|
|MCNEIL, T.M.||No information||0-146||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger|
|SEVIOUR, George Richard||6 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||1151||21||Martha Seviour (p)||Insurance clerk||1915||No||No|
|MARTIN, Stephen||Torbay, St. John's East District||1942||19||William Martin (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, July 8, 1917|
|WHITE, Edward||Twillingate, Twillingate District||1084||19||Sarah White (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TOBIN, Walter A.||Roxburgh, Massachusetts, USA||1556||19||Alice Tobin||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PHILLIPS, George||Whitbourne, Trinity District||1164||22||Sarah Phillips (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|OBRIEN, Andrew Joseph||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1375||19||Mary O'Brien (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|FORTUNE, William||2 Patrick St., St. John's||1194||24||Sylvester Fortune (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CURRAN, Daniel||St. John's||1022||20||Ann Curran (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLUMBUS, Fred||Shallops Cove, St. George District||912||21||Frank Columbus (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 9, 1915|
|WATKINS, William Henry||Botwood, Twillingate District||1654||19||Ephraim Watkins (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HAYTER, Harry||Trinity, Trinity District||1992||19||James Hayter (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|