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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
BENOIT, Austin St. George, St. George District 1327 20 Lizzie Benoit (p) Brakeman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
VATERS, John Edgar Victoria, Carbonear District 973 22 Japhet Vaters (p) Railroad worker 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Partially re-filmed at the beginning of reel 74
LEARY, Charles Brigus, Port de Grave District 1284 21 Margaret Leary (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
TOBIN, Peter St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1749 25 Margaret Tobin (p) 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WINDELER, Henry Stanton 11 Maxse Street, St. John's 0-3 H.D. Windeler (p) 1915 No No PDF Seconded to 46th BN. M.G. Corps.
REID, James John St. John's 1067 27 Mrs. James Reid (s) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SAUNDERS, William Roy Carbonear, Carbonear District 958 20 Philip Saunders (p) Lumber salesman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Died at St. John's after demobilization. Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73.
WALSH, Thomas Bellevue, Trinity Bay 1793 28 Amy McCarthy (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, November 22, 1917
DELACEY, Leo Francis St. John's 1373 22 Margaret De Lacey (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HAYNES, William 134 Duckworth Street, St. John's 0-257 - 1974 23 William Haynes (p) Book keeper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
MCGILLVARY, William St. John's 976 18 Mrs. McGillvary (p) Engineer 1915 Presbyterian No No
PITCHER, Corbett New Harbour, Trinity District 1961 25 Joseph Pitcher (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, December 1, 1917
OLDFORD, Manuel Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2031 27 Jane Oldford (p) Paper finisher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YOUNG, Arthur Harold Twillingate (North Side), Twillingate District 1035 21 Cordelia Young (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, July 6, 1916
PEARCE, Archibald Clarenville, Trinity District 1316 28 Mrs. Pearce (p) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
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.
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
WAGG, Austin J. Change Islands, Fogo District 1957 23 Thomas Wagg (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRINSTON, George North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 1772 18 Robert William Brinston (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Sunday, October 7, 1917
ATTWOOD, Charles Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 1977 18 Maria and William Attwood (p)ict Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
SHEA, Michael Joseph Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1750 19 James Shea Sr. (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.
MARTRET, Joseph St. John's 1599 19 Mary Ellen Martret (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MOORES, Samuel J. Freshwater, Bay de Verde District 943 21 Joseph J. Moores (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
HICKEY, Leo Francis 39 Angel Place, St. John's 0-117 - 1469 20 Michael Hickey (p) 1915 No No
ALCOCK, Augustus Griquet, St. Barbe District 0-116 - 1372 19 Mary Alcock (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
TRACEY, Michael St. John's 1780 18 William Tracey (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
STARES, Frank William Port Blandford, Bonavista District 1449 19 Allan Stares (p) Sawyer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies December 1917; attestation papers included.
IVIMEY, Thomas St. John's 1004 25 Susan Ivimey (p) Shoe maker 1915 Methodist No No
MEADUS, Cecil James St. John's 1015 21 Susanna Meadus (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
ROBERTSON, Stanley 55 Longs Hill, St. John's 0-94 1915 No No Attestation papers not included. See Harvey # 0-33 - 333 for misfiled documents.
AYLWARD, John Joseph St. John's 1107 28 Anastasia Aylward (o) Tailor 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HORAN, Lawrence 267 Southside, St. John's 1860 P. Horan (p) Marine engineer 1915 Roman Catholic No No Transferred to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from the King's Liverpool Regiment. Includes attestation papers for Territorial Force (#4038). Age of Enlistment: 16 1/2
STARKS, James Baxter Grand Falls, Twillingate District 1121 19 Annie Starks (p) Electrician 1915 Methodist No No
HENNEBURY, William Quidi Vidi, St. John's District 1777 21 Thomas Hennebury (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWSELL, Gordon Glenwood, Twillingate District 1466 19 Emma Rowsell (p) Railroad sectionman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HARDING, William Renews, Ferryland District 995 25 Christopher Harding (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as William Joseph Harding.
JERRETT, Frank Brigus, Port de Grave District 1437 21 Frederick George Jerrett (p) Electrical engineer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
MARTIN, George Chesley St. John's 836 21 Mrs. Edward Martin (p) Clerk 1915 No No
CARTER, Donald W. St. John's 2032 18 J. C. Carter (p) Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CORBIN, Archibald Corner Brook, St. George District 1507 19 Maggie Corbin (p) Miner 1915 Methodist No No
NOFTALL, Chesley Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 1032 19 Reuben Noftall Labourer 1915 No Yes POW Date: 1917 Chesley seemed to have enlisted under the name of Moftall; however, he listed his next of kin as Noftall. All the official paperwork was generated under the name Moftall. This may have been a spelling error by the enlisting officer, a possible name change by the soldier, etc.
ELLIS, Charles Herbert St. John's 936 23 Ella Ellis (s) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
LEMEE, Michael Joseph Francis St. John's 911 20 Francis Lemee (p) Engineer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BAILEY, Albert Georges Brook, Trinity District 1613 19 Mary Bailey (p) Railroad Labourer 1915 No No Not in service ledger.
SMALLWOOD, Frederick William St. John's 1637 23 Fred Smallwood (p) Shoemaker 1915 Methodist No No
DOVER, James A. Little Bay, Twillingate District 1723 20 John Joseph Dover (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KING, Albert Victor Catalina, Trinity District 1168 21 Martha King (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
PORTER, Robert Branfitt Grand Falls, Twillingate District 896 28 John Porter (p) Accountant 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
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
WISEMAN, William Wilson Clarenville, Trinity District 1350 22 Stella Wiseman (p) Locomotive fireman 1915 Methodist No No