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|
|DOWNTON, Frederick T.||180 Pleasant Street, St. John's||1916||19||Mrs. Downton (p)||Pattern maker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HENNESSEY, James John||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1257||18||Patience Hennessey (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|AYRE, Gerald Walter||Circular Road, St. John's||0-106 - 869||23||Fred W. Ayre (p)||Salesman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GOSSE, Samuel||Torbay, St. John's East District||1907||23||Peter Gosse (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Harvey Ronald||St. John's||1883||18||Annie Butler (p)||Office clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|JENNINGS, Hayward||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||1515||21||Rhoda Jennings (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Keyward.|
|BROWN, David||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||1319||William Brown (p)||Railroad foreman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in occupation; foreman or fireman.|
|ELLIS, Eric||245 Southside Road, St. John's||0-127 - 1895||20||Edward Ellis (p)||Accountant||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Microfilmed file includes misfiled documents for # 1595 Garland Ridout.|
|ROBERTS, M. C. [Moses Chesley]||Native of Brigus||0-249||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No record in service ledger. One year service with RAMC..|
|COOK, Alfred Stanley||St. John's||876||24||William James Cook (p)||Accountant||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - Cooke|
|SULLIVAN, Arthur||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||998||19||Edward Sullivan (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BELLOWS, Stewart||Curling, St. George District||1430||19||Roberts Bellows (p)||Carter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, August 14, 2017||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bellowse, Bellowes; CWGC records Bellows|
|MADORE, George Albert||Bay of Islands, St. George District||1458||21||Alfred Madore (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HOLLETT, George Albert||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1841||19||Thomas Hollett (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Fred J.||Griguet, St. Barbe District||1913||19||Mrs. Joseph Bussey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|KENNELL, Ebenezer||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||1548||26||Jessie Kennell (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|OLIPHANT, John Joseph||St. John's||1701||18||George L. Oliphant (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOYLE, Edward||St. John's||1299||18||Mrs. Doyle (p)||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MACKAY, Murdoch James||Scotland, United Kingdom||0-138 - 1861||1915||No||No||No attestation papers - formerly of the Seaforth Highlanders; Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel; Variant spelling of name: Murdock|
|STEVENSON, Joseph||St. John's||1802||25||Sarah Stevenson (s)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, Bernard Frederick||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||849||21||Mrs. Duncan Parsons||School teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SMALL, Titus||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1389||19||Pannana Small (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|OBRIEN, Allan Francis||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1380||19||Mary O'Brien (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCKAY, Isaac||Robinsons, St. George District||1408||23||Helena McKay (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUSSY, Thomas Malcolm||South River (near Clarke's Beach), Port de Grave District||1218||22||Helen Hussey (p)||Operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ENGLAND, Frederick James||St. John's||1127||19||Rebecca England||Brakeman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOMBS, Leinus||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||1472||25||Jane Coombs (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Albert E.||Charleston, Bonavista District||0-224 - 1554||21||Sarah Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 17, 1918|
|READ, Charles A.||La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2009||20||Fanny Read (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 18, 1917||Also includes documents relating to Alexander Read, service #2008 - Photograph of grave-site included.|
|MCGILLVARY, William||St. John's||976||18||Mrs. McGillvary (p)||Engineer||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|
|CUMMINS, Frederick||St. John's||1349||19||Laura Cummins (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GARDNER, Bernard Godfrey William||Kent, England, United Kingdom||0-298 - 914||19||William Gardner (p)||Wireless operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, Francis Joseph||St. John's||1381||Box maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|STRIDE, Ambrose William||Bridgeport, Twillingate District||1326||23||James Stride (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, June 19, 1916||Photographs of grave-site included.|
|ROWSELL, Gordon||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1466||19||Emma Rowsell (p)||Railroad sectionman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WHEELER, James||St. John's||1432||23||Agnes Wheeler (p)||Coal miner||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 21, 1916|
|TAYLOR, Richard H.||5 Maxse Street, St. John's||1973||21||C.F. Taylor (p)||Accountant||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CANDOW, William||St. John's||1510||25||David Candow (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|REID, Dugald Stewart||50 Charlton Street, St. John's||1214||21||Sarah Elizabeth Reid (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HICKS, Mark Brown||Roling [Rolling] Cove, Bonavista District||940||21||George L. Hicks (p)||Fisherman||1915||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.|
|READER, Alexander||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1135||20||William S. Reader (p)||Letter carrier||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, February 25, 1917|
|POLLETT, William Archibald||New Harbour, Trinity District||1641||19||James Archibald Pollett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NARDINI, Raphael||Main River, St. George District||1488||19||Josephine Nardini (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Raphael.|
|MAHER, Edward||St. John's||1105||19||Cecelia Maher (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THORNE, James H.||New Harbour, Trinity District||1905||18||William Thorne (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, February 21, 1916|
|MORRIS, Edward A.||St. John's||1894||20||Isaac C. Morris (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|CLARKE, Allan||Botwood, Twillingate District||1655||30||Amos Clarke (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1645||18||Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|REID (REED), Nathaniel||Badger, Twillingate District||1344||21||Kittie Reed (p)||Woodsman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|