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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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|
|BOLAND, Michael Joseph||St. John's||1148||21||Mrs. N.P. Boland (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|READER, Alexander||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1135||20||William S. Reader (p)||Letter carrier||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, February 25, 1917|
|CROUCHER, Nathaniel||Long Island, Twillingate District||1495||19||Elias Croucher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MOORE, Thomas||Grand River, St. George District||1527||21||Elizabeth Moore (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 15, 1918|
|HAMPTON, George Edgar||Portland, Bonavista district||1197||20||Arthur Hampton (p)||Brakeman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNY, Samuel||Victoria, Carbonear District||972||28||Richard Penney (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ANTLE, Abram Bursey||Botwood, Twillingate District||1732||23||Thomas Antle (p)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Dudley||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1583||25||Mary Johnson (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|QUIRK, Daniel Joseph||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||1305||19||Matilda Quirk (p)||Railroading||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Albert||Bay du Nord, Fortune Bay, Fortune District||1203||21||Elizabeth Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1915||Congregationalist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 1, 1917|
|GREELEY, George||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||1573||25||Martha Greeley (p)||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, William John||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||975||23||Johanna Murphy (o)||Labourer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, October 9, 1915|
|HAINES, Edward George||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1505||22||Robert Haines (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SWEENEY, William John||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||1072||25||Catherine Tobin (o)||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORD, Thomas||Jackson's Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe district||1782||27||John Ford of Joseph (p)||1915||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|TAYLOR, Frank||Water Street East, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1261||24||Emily Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CLEARY, Patrick Michael||36 Casey Street, St. John's||1230||21||Jane Cleary (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|BRUSHETT, Samuel J.||Marystown, Burin District||1758||21||Frank Brushett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, John Lawrence||103 Signal Hill, St. John's||1227||19||Robert John Murphy (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|MOORES, James||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||2028||22||Julia Ann Moores (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|CROSSMAN, William Bartlett||St. John's||1300||20||Mr. Crossman (p)||Railway clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|IVANY, Walter Donald||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1008||21||Silas Ivany (p)||Machinist||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|STEELE, James Robert||St. John's||0-161 - 926||26||Samuel Owen Steele (p)||Salesman||1915||Congregationalist||No||No||I|
|MURPHY, Michael||St. John's||1277||19||Mary Murphy (p)||Cooper||1915||No||No||Not in service ledger.|
|ADAMS, William Frederick||St. John's||879||21||Charles Adams (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69|
|STUCKLESS, William Thomas||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||1900||22||Eli Stuckless (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Documents vary using William and/or Thomas.|
|BROWN, Ernest||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||1493||20||Malcolm Brown (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 12, 1918|
|ODRISCOLL, James William||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||996||26||Joseph O'Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BISHOP, Heber||St. John's||1478||19||Elijah Bishop (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THISTLE, Howard||Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District||1661||20||Maurice Thistle (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENNETT, William||Stephenville, St. George District||1071||22||Josephine Bennett (p)||Carpenter||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - Benoit|
|DUKE, John J.||Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1964||23||Mary Duke (p)||Policeman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||See also Regt. #1306, William Duke ; also see Regt.# 709 for misfiled will|
|MCDONALD, Hugh Joseph||Campbells Creek, Port au Port, St. George District||1817||24||Elizabeth McDonald (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EDDY, George Roland||South River (near Clarke's Beach), Port de Grave District||1225||20||Emily Eddy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEARS, John James||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1671||19||James Allan Shjears (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEVILLE, Richard||Topsail Road, St. John's||1080||21||Ellen Neville||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HURDLE, Arthur William||Dunfield, Trinity District||1091||18||Jessie Hurdle (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 21, 1917|
|CHALKER, Charles George||St. John's||1736||18||James R. Chalker (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DREW, T.M.||0-223 - 857||1915||No||No||Transferred from Leicestershire Regiment. Attestation papers not included. Also contains documents relating to service #0-23, William Edward Barnes|
|CARTER, Kenneth James||Greenspond, Bonavista District||1814||19||Kenneth Carter (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, Ignatius Joseph||St. George, St. George District||1442||19||Mary C. Butler (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SMITH, Zachariah||Smith Sound, Trinity District||1467||22||Mary Ann Smith (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SPARKS, Louis||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||1052||21||Mary Snelgrove (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MCGILLVARY, Thomas||124 Barnes Road, St. John's||n/a||Bertha McGillvary (s)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as musketry instructor (special).|
|CARROLL, Bernard||Conche, St. Barbe District||1903||22||Daniel Carroll (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|OKEEFE, Thomas Joseph||Ferryland, Ferryland District||923||21||Esther Clow (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 71.|
|STRIDE, Albert||Botwood, Twillingate District||1638||18||John Stride (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Reginald||Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-151||John Rowsell (p)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Attestation papers not included|
|ELGAR, William||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1503||19||Mrs. Henry Ryan (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|