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 email@example.com 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|
|HANCOCK, John||James Cove, Bonavista District||946||21||Amelia Rowbottom [Roebotham?] (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|TAYLOR, Segar||Carbonear, Carbonear District||956||19||Francis Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|COLLIER, Philip||Codroy, St. George District||1524||30||Isabella Collier (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Coller.|
|WELSH, Richard||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||1609||22||Sarah Welsh (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARTER, Cyril Boyd||7 Church Hill, St. John's||0-95||H.D. Carter (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|CORMEY, George||Codroy, St. George District||1407||23||Mary Cormey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, William P.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1605||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|DUNPHY, Thomas Joseph||12 New Gower Street, St. John's||0-290 - 1438||20||Eliza Dunphy (p)||Paper maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers.|
|HULAN, Howard||Robinsons Station, St. George District||1568||19||Jane Hulan (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, May 2, 1916|
|PILGRIM, Orland||Griguet, St. Barbe District||1287||18||Jessie Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|OLIVER, John||Grand Lake, St. George District||2023||18||Mary Jane Oliver (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEE, Albert||Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1134 - 3216||25||John Lee (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Re-enlisted under different number|
|MORRIS, James Robert||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1624||23||Joseph Morris (p)||Railroading||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CRITCH, Kenneth||LaScie, St. Barbe District||1264||24||William Critch (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BABSTOCK, Thomas Joseph||Salvage, Bonavista District||1847||26||Thomas Babstock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy on whether first name is Thomas or Joseph.|
|SHORT, Richard M.||New Bonaventure, Trinity Bay, Trinity district||1202||19||Annie Short (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HALIDAY, Abel||Smith Sound, Brittania Cove, Trinity District||1885||22||Rachael Haliday (p)||Engineer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - Halliday|
|HAGEN, James George Washington||St. Pierre and Miquelon, France||978||22||Lizzie Hagen (p)||Wireless operator||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 21, 1918|
|BUTLER, John Joseph||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||1434||24||William Hall (o)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, Bertram C.||Flat Island, Burin District||1840||22||Sarah Parsons (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|CAHILL, Alphonsus||St. John's||1545||19||Theresa Cahill (p)||Store clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BEMISTER, Job Knee||235 Water Street, St. John's||0-299 - 1116||22||Charlotte Bemister (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DODD, William||St. John's||1027||22||Matthew Dodd (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREEN, Cecil||Trinity, Trinity District||984||19||John Green (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.|
|GOUGH, Newman||Elliston, Trinity District||1918||19||James Gough (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry)||379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's||1215||25||Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s)||Truckman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.|
|SHORT, Joshua||New Bonaventure, Trinity Bay, Trinity district||1199||19||Sarah Jane Short (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, June 15, 1919|
|GUY, Frederick||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1322||35||Mrs. Guy (s)||Blacksmith||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|YOUNG, Allan Stephen||Twillingate, South Side, Twillingate District||1286||21||Anna Young (o)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|NORTHCOTT, Archelaus||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1454||20||Henry Albert Northcott (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Archalaus.|
|RYAN, Richard||Melrose, Trinity District||1288||21||Anastasia Lane (o)||Electrician||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HYNES, James Joseph||St. John's||1095||19||Margaret Hynes (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, November 18, 1915|
|FOLLETT, Roland MacKenzie||St. John's||1880||19||Silas Follett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, Joseph Andrew||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||1356||19||Diana King (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HILLIER - HELLIER, John||St. John's||1878||20||Elizabeth Hillier (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Hillier, Hellier|
|ABBOTT, Bella [Bela]||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2020||20||Elizabeth Abbott (p)||Fisherman||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|
|TAYLOR, Alfred Penney||St. John's||897||19||Mr. and Mrs. Taylor (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PENNEY, James||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||1448||20||Mary Jane Coish (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|VOISEY, Edward Joseph||1 Hagerty Street, St. John's||1185||23||Mary Ann Voisey (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOODY, Matthew Anthony||Carbonear, Carbonear District||1982||24||Mary Doody (o)||Brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|UDLE, Albert / Robert||57 Monkstown Road, St. John's||1990||22||James Udle (o)||Expressman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Albert written on attestation paper; signature is R. Udle; documents completed as both Albert and Robert; grave marker and census records are Robert|
|ROBERTS, William||St. John's||922||22||William Charles Roberts (p)||Shoeworker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CUMMINS, John||St. John's||1804||21||Henry Cummins (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|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.|
|ANTLE, Gilbert||Botwood, Twillingate District||1899||20||Thomas Antle (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GILLETT, Philip||Exploits, Twillingate District||1697||20||Walter Gillett (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 20, 1917|
|MCNEIL, T.M.||No information||0-146||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger|
|MAY, Ernest||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1206||19||Jessie May (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BENNETT, William||St. John's||1229||30||William Bennett (p)||Tinsmith||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|