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|
|LAWRENCE, Stephen||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1686||21||Robert Lawrence (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HILLIER - HELLIER, John||St. John's||1878||20||Elizabeth Hillier (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Hillier, Hellier|
|PENNEY, James||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||1448||20||Mary Jane Coish (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ANTLE, Gilbert||Botwood, Twillingate District||1899||20||Thomas Antle (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|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|
|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|
|WALSH, Richard Joseph||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||942||19||Amelia Walsh||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, William||St. John's||1229||30||William Bennett (p)||Tinsmith||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCNEIL, T.M.||No information||0-146||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger|
|ROBERTS, William||St. John's||922||22||William Charles Roberts (p)||Shoeworker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAY, Ernest||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1206||19||Jessie May (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CUMMINS, John||St. John's||1804||21||Henry Cummins (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|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|
|LUMSDEN, Stanley Kinnear||70 Cochrane Street, St. John's||0-90||26||Andrew Lumsden (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Presbyterian||No||No||Attestation papers not included; originally served with Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry|
|EDENS, John Francis Joseph||39 Queens Road, St. John's||0-83 - 883||19||T.J. Edens (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|HYNES, Harry||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1621||20||Esau Hynes (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GRAY, James John||Dennistown, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-261 - 1324||24||Mrs. Gray (p)||Bank manager||1915||Presbyterian||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|
|JANES, Job||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2021||22||Emma Janes (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|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|
|RUTH, Walter||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1254||22||Mary Ruth (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Michael Patrick||St. John's||1746||20||James McDonald (p)||Gardener||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|MEANEY, Ronald Joseph||St. John's||1353||18||Dennis Meaney (p)||Waiter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Joseph||St. John's||1383||20||Mary Noseworthy (p)||Tobacco maker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORRIS, Stephen Casimir||Three Arms, Twillingate District||0-105 - 921||22||James Norris (p)||Assistant manager, general merchant||1915||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916||Not in service ledger; microfilm label is James Norris (father's name)|
|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.|
|DEVEREAUX, Joseph John Leo||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1223||19||Katherine Devereaux (o)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRAKE, Alphonsus Joseph||Marystown, Burin District||1762||20||Julia Ann Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Patrick John||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||1083||31||Mrs. John Bennett||Blacksmith||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Thomas M.||47 Fleming Street, St. John's||1921||21||Henry C. Taylor (p)||Wheelwright||1915||Methodist - Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|RYALL, Robert S.||St. John's||1891||18||Robert Ryall (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|FAOUR, Edward||St. John's||1075||19||Mrs. Faour (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ALLAN, Michael Joseph||St. John's||1618||21||Patrick Allan (p)||Tinsmith||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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|
|SWAFFIELD, Wilfred||Cartwright, Labrador||2018||19||William Ernest Swaffield (p)||Book keeper||1915||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.|
|WHITE, Alfred||St. George, St. George Distric||1657||26||Tassin [Tassian] White (p)||Labourer||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|
|PARSONS, Herbert Rendell||St. John's||1130||19||Elizabeth Parsons||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VERGE, [Abram] Abraham John||Winterton, Trinity District||1925||22||Azariah Verge (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Also listed as Abram|
|WORNELL, Frederick John||81 Longs Hill, St. John's||0-217 - 1839||19||John Wornell (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WILLIAMSON, Harry||Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom - Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-216 - 1759||27||Annie (Fish) Williamson (s)||Paper maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|JESSO, Arthur Daisley||Bay of Islands, St. George District||1459||25||Rose Madore Jesso (s))||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RENOUF, Anthony||St. John's||1090||21||Mary Renouf (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAMBERT, Benjamin||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||1748||25||Elizabeth Lambert (p)||Sailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GREEN, Moses||Salt Pond, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District||1757||21||William Green (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|QUAN, James Joseph||St. John's||1416||21||Kate Quan (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||If viewing microfilm, see after Service # 1546 for seven misfiled documents; documents are included in scanned document|
|PARSONS, William H.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-228||37||Harold Parsons (o)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps.|