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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
KEEFE, Saul Twillingate, Twillingate District 2043 18 Allen Keefe (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes Yes Saturday, April 14, 1917 POW Date: 1917
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
BOLAND, Michael St. John's 1461 19 James Boland (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ADAMS, Herbert Otto St. John's 1770 18 Thomas Daniel Adams (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
KEARLEY, Eber Blaketown, Trinity District 1450 20 Charles Kearley (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SMALL, Titus Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1389 19 Pannana Small (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
BROMSEY, Joseph Martin Main River, St. George District 1424 31 William Bromsey (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, Hedley St. John's 1129 19 Susanna Taylor (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
MURRIN, Walter Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1412 19 William Murrin (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JENNINGS, Hayward Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 1515 21 Rhoda Jennings (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Keyward.
ROSSITER, Matthew Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 1538 19 Joseph Rossiter (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Also contains a letter relating to service #1016, Bertram Henry Bastow.
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
ATWILL, Duncan Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 1833 19 Florence and Katie Arnott (o) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, March 11, 1918 Variation in name: Attwell, Atwell, Attwill.
COURAGE, Harrison Catalina, Trinity District 1249 21 Eliza Courage (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist Yes No Death certificate in French
DRAY, Patrick Mary Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District 1159 19 James Dray (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Edward Walter St. John's 0-148 Elizabeth Vere-Holloway (s) 1915 No No I - Attestation papers not included. Temporary assignment
DICKS, George Belleoram, Fortune District 1402 18 Martha Dicks (p) Steward 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
HUMPHRIES, Alfred Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 1825 20 Robert Humphries (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, August 9, 1916
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
BATTEN, Allan Sidwell St. John's 2045 21 Abraham Batten (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) 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
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
PEYTON, Joseph 16 Brennan Street, St. John's 1832 18 Richard Peyton (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, February 28, 1917
KEEPING, Albert Flat Island, Burin District 1755 19 John Keeping (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
GEORGE, Allan Thomas New Harbour, Trinity District 1788 21 Richard George (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COXWORTHY, Frank St. John's 1820 19 Frederick Coxworthy (p) Machinist 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MILLS, Robert Whitfield Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 997 23 Sara Jane Mills (p) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
RUSSELL, William Brooklyn, Bonavista District 1137 19 Mrs. Samuel Russell (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 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
WADE, Edgar Elliston, Trinity District 1917 20 Maria Wade (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
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
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
CAREW, William St. John's 1339 20 Elizabeth Carew (p) 1915 No No See also Regt. #1337 for additional misfiled documents.
SOMERTON, Frank Hilbbert Trinity, Trinity District 1256 20 Caroline Somerton (p) Agent 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
WALSH, Michael Bellevue, Trinity Bay 1792 22 Amy McCarthy (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
HOPKINS, Thomas Roland Hearts Content, Trinity District 887 23 Mr. And Mrs. Hopkins (p) Draper 1915 No No
SHEPPARD, Stewart Reginald St. John's 1561 19 Levi Sheppard (p) Draper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PHILLIPS, George Whitbourne, Trinity District 1164 22 Sarah Phillips (p) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 PDF
PARDY, George Richard Little Harbour 1688 24 Giles Pardy (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917
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
MCKAY, J. J. No information 0-145 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
PLOUGHMAN, John Port Rexton, Trinity District 890 21 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ploughman (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
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