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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
NORRIS, Edward Michael Joseph St. John's 1026 36 James J. Norris (p) Painter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Josiah Hopeall, Trinity District 1677 18 Matthew Smith (p) Railroading 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GLEESON, Richard Topsail, Harbour Main District 1250 19 John Gleeson (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PAYNE, Francis C. St. John's 1006 19 Susan Payne (p) Train agent 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Friday, March 5, 1920 Died 5 March, 1920, of pneumonia.
POOLE, George Reuben Kirby's [?] Cove, Trinity Bay 2024 22 Charles Poole (o) Sailor 1915 Methodist No No I
PARDY, Norman Little Harbour, Twillingate District 927 21 Susanna Pardy (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
ELGAR, William Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1503 19 Mrs. Henry Ryan (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SINCLAIR, James Eldon St. John's 881 20 James G. Sinclair (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
COULTAS, Norman St. John's 1058 19 Maria Coultas (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MERCER, Allan South River, Port de Grave District 994 18 Susanna Mercer (p) Grocery clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
KING, George Joseph St. John's 1153 19 Mary King (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, March 8, 1917
LAKE, Thomas Burin, Burin District 1773 24 Mary (Lake) Parsons (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HYNES, Alfred Lacey Glenwood, Twillingate District 1463 19 Esau Gillingham Hynes (p) Telegraph operator 1915 Methodist No No
CARRIGAN, Edward Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 993 19 James Carrigan (p) Collier 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
STEELE, Allan George Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 1318 19 Fanny Steele (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
PELLEY, Frederick George Shoal Harbour, Trinity District 1056 20 Annie Pelley (p) Lumberman 1915 No No
HARRIS, Bertram Benjamin St. John's 1047 28 Kate Harris (p) Accountant 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROCKLEHURST, George Augustus St. John's 848 24 Charles F. Brocklehurst (p) Letter carrier 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
VIGUERS, William St. John's 1171 19 Annie Viguers (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EZEKIEL, Michael J. Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 1333 21 Mr. and Mrs. Ezekiel (p) Sheet metal work 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FIELD, John 76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 2003 19 James T. Phillips (o) Tinsmith 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
TAYLOR, Segar Carbonear, Carbonear District 956 19 Francis Taylor (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
MEWS, Colin M. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 1036 21 Elizabeth Mews (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
CARTER, Cyril Boyd 7 Church Hill, St. John's 0-95 H.D. Carter (p) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included.
SULLIVAN, Arthur Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 998 19 Edward Sullivan (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, John Joseph Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 1434 24 William Hall (o) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BARNES, Maxwell Topsail, Harbour Main District 1576 21 Sarah Ann Barnes (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PENNELL, John Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1542 19 Mary Pennell (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Rennie Llewelyn Englee, St. Barbe District 1045 19 Selina Barnes (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
HALEY - HAYLEY, Leonard Bonavista, Bonavista District 1000 20 Mary Haley (p) Hotel clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: Signature on attestation is Haley; birth certificate is Hayley; selecte correspondence is Healey.
CAREW, John Joseph St. John's 1028 22 Elizabeth Carew (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HARRIS, George William Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1321 21 John Harris (p) Fireman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
RICHARDS, David Little Braha, St. Barbe District 1082 25 Julia Richards (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
TERRY, John Upper Battery Road, St. John's 2004 35 Mrs. Francis Sweeney (o) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MCKAY, Isaac Robinsons, St. George District 1408 23 Helena McKay (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THORNE, Walter Thomas New Harbour, Trinity District 1629 21 Robert Thorne (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WHITE, Alfred St. George, St. George Distric 1657 26 Tassin [Tassian] White (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FUREY, Ignatius Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 1312 19 Mr. and Mrs. Furey (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Tuesday, December 7, 1915
MOSS, Henry Ethelbert Sailors Island, Salvage, Bonavista District 2029 21 Robert Moss (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917.
HEATH, George Robert St. John's 907 34 Samuel Heath (p) Hardware clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OGRADY, James J. 0-143 Mrs. J.J O'Grady (s) 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
WOODMAN, Kenneth New Harbour, Trinity District 1627 21 Edward Woodman (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BUTLER, James Llewellyn Shoal Harbour, Trinity District 1289 25 Flossie Butler (o) Engineer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WHITE, William Arthur Rattling Brook, Twillingate District 1632 20 John White (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
TAIT, Arch C. No information 0-248 Doctor 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; no record in service ledger.
HILLIER - HELLIER, John St. John's 1878 20 Elizabeth Hillier (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No PDF Discrepancy in spelling of name - Hillier, Hellier
SHORT, James Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 1086 22 Louisa Russell (nee Short) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
BLACKHALL, John Sheill Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom 1738 24 William Blackhall (p) Fur buyer 1915 Presbyterian No Yes POW Date: 1917 Variant spelling of name - Shiell
PEARCE, Hector Clarenville, Trinity District 1394 19 Eliza Pearce (p) Locomotive fireman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
TIBBO, Henry Grand John, Fortune District 1720 20 Thomas Tibbo (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916