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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
DICK, George 280 Theater Hill, St. John's / Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom 924 26 John Dick (p) Grocer's salesman 1915 Yes No Wednesday, July 12, 1916
IVANY, Alfred James St. John's 1310 19 Mrs. Ivany (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
CULLETON, William St. John's 999 19 John Culleton (p) Baker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
IVANY, William Garland Gambo, Bonavista District 1476 19 George Ivany (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ANTLE, Abram Bursey Botwood, Twillingate District 1732 23 Thomas Antle (p) Electrician 1915 Methodist No No
FANNING, William Robert St. John's 1120 24 James Fanning Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
THOMAS, Arthur Stanley St. John's 1776 21 Henry Thomas (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCHANT, John Robert St. John's 1125 21 Elizabeth Merchant Commercial traveller 1915 Methodist No No
GREEN, Cecil Trinity, Trinity District 984 19 John Green (p) Bank clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.
GOUGH, Newman Elliston, Trinity District 1918 19 James Gough (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
ROBERTS, William St. John's 922 22 William Charles Roberts (p) Shoeworker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, William Fred St. John's 1696 19 John Reid (p) Butcher 1915 Methodist Yes No Sunday, October 6, 1918
WHEELER, Frederick Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 1680 19 Mrs. M. Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, July 10, 1916 Also contains documents relating to service #1447, George Graham Crosbie
CRANFORD, Moses New Harbour, Trinity District 1579 23 Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p) Constable 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORE, Eric St. John's 1530 20 Janet Moore (p) Painter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
OAKE, William Dowell Change Islands, Fogo District 1919 18 Jessie Elizabeth Oake (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917.
GRAY, James John Dennistown, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Bonavista, Bonavista District 0-261 - 1324 24 Mrs. Gray (p) Bank manager 1915 Presbyterian No No
BUTT, Edward Peters Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1623 19 James Butt (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
SHEPPARD, Leonard Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1420 23 Eliza Jane Sheppard (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOSEWORTHY, Joseph St. John's 1383 20 Mary Noseworthy (p) Tobacco maker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MUGFORD, Luke Little Bear Cove, Notre Dame Bay 2036 21 John Mugford (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
TUCKER, Michael Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 1607 21 Mary Tucker (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
JOHNSON, Alfred Teignmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom 1571 23 Mr. Johnson (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
JESSO, Edward Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1808 21 Joseph Jesso (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Includes photograph of his wife, Joanne Jesso, of Winchester.
MURPHY, Leo Charles. 77 Prescott Street, St. John's 0-35 - 1384 25 Mrs. Josephine Murphy (p) 1915 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included. Essay “Arras!” located in file of Regt. # 0-168 seems to have been written by Murphy.
BEMISTER, Job Knee 235 Water Street, St. John's 0-299 - 1116 22 Charlotte Bemister (p) Chauffeur 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, Fred William St. John's 928 20 William Reid (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNY, William Edward English Harbour, Trinity District 1156 21 Annie Penney (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 18, 1917
SNOW, Francis Joseph St. John's 1381 Box maker 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
GREENING, Garland Musgravetown. Bonavista District 1506 19 Alexandra Greening (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
ROBERTS, Francis St. John's 1005 25 Mrs. Francis Roberts (s) Grocery clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 11, 1917
HEALE, Arthur St. John's 875 19 William G. Heale (p) Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAIT, Arch C. No information 0-248 Doctor 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; no record in service ledger.
LILLY, Raymond R. W. Bedford, England, United Kingdom 1828 20 Ida Isabelle Lilly (p) Bank clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHORT, James Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 1086 22 Louisa Russell (nee Short) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
HOUSE, Ronald Herbert Catalina, Trinity District 1172 22 Anna House (p) Sailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains documents related to Private John Francis Power, service #1710.
SAUNDERS, James Joseph St. John's 1314 19 Mr. Saunders (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MCDONALD, Walter G. St. John's 1678 21 Henry McDonald (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
DONNELLY, James John 169 Gower Street, St. John's 0-92 Bridget Donnelly (p) 1915 Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 PDF Attestation papers not included
RENOUF, Anthony St. John's 1090 21 Mary Renouf (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HICKEY, Robert St. John's 1309 21 Katherine Hickey (p) Painter 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, April 15, 1917
TULK, Hubert Ladle Cove, Fogo District 1590 Mary Anne Tulk (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
HUDSON, Alexander Marshall Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 961 21 Allan Hudson (p) Teacher 1915 Methodist No No
LARNER, George Thomas Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1010 25 Mrs. George Larner (p) Engineer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TILLEY, William Joseph Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1224 22 William Tilley (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.
FENNELL, Louis M. St. Brendans, Bonavista District 1985 19 Thomas Fennell (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FOLEY, Clarence Whitbourne, Trinity District 2007 25 Mary Foley (p) Brakeman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PERRY, David Henry Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1265 23 Mr. Perry (p) Railway engineer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CLARKE, Allan Botwood, Twillingate District 1655 30 Amos Clarke (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
EVANS, Henry St. John's 1245 21 Mrs. Evans (p) Butcher 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916