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|
|TOBIN, Peter||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1749||25||Margaret Tobin (p)||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORE, Paul P.||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||1705||19||Reverend Edwin Moore (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|EVANS, Sydney Wilfred||St. John's||1418||19||Lydia Evans (p)||Factory labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Signature is Sidney; form completed as Sydney.|
|LUSCOMBE, Herbert||9 British Square, St. John's||1978||20||Andrew Luscombe (p)||Draper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|BOONE, Edgar||Burnt Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||1674||18||Fred Boone (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|RICKETTS, George||Middle Arm, Seal Cove, St. Barbe District||1703||18||John Ricketts (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|COOMBS, Leinus||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||1472||25||Jane Coombs (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PHILLIPS, George Gordon||Rocky Lane, LeMarchant Road, St. John's||0-277 - 1364||21||Sarah Phillips (p)||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HYNES, Aloysius||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1715||23||Vincent Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Thursday, April 19, 1917|
|BROWN, Louis||Salvage, Bonavista District||2044||18||Henry Brown (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|PARSONS, George H.||69 Springdale Street, St. John's||1994||24||William Parsons (p)||Accountant||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTRET, Joseph||St. John's||1599||19||Mary Ellen Martret (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DOODY, Matthew Anthony||Carbonear, Carbonear District||1982||24||Mary Doody (o)||Brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|WHITTLE, William A.||Fox Cove, Fortune Bay, Fortune District||1712||21||John Whittle (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 14, 1916||Some documents in French|
|PYNN, Frank||No Information||1033||1915||No||No||No information in service ledger; released May 1915.|
|TRACEY, Michael||St. John's||1780||18||William Tracey (p)||Carpenter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SEWARD, Edward||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||1908||19||Thomas Seward (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, August 12, 1916|
|LAWRENCE, Arthur H.||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2002||19||John W. Lawrence (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORRIS, William||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1581||20||Harry Morris (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 13, 1916|
|MEEHAN, Bernard||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1760||19||Liza (Meehan) Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Previously noted as POW; missing 19 Oct. 1916; presumed dead 9 May 1917|
|NOSEWORTHY, Henry Charles||St. John's||981||19||Harriet Noseworthy (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BOLAND, Michael Joseph||St. John's||1148||21||Mrs. N.P. Boland (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|CROUCHER, Nathaniel||Long Island, Twillingate District||1495||19||Elias Croucher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PENNY, Samuel||Victoria, Carbonear District||972||28||Richard Penney (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|QUIRK, Daniel Joseph||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||1305||19||Matilda Quirk (p)||Railroading||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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.|
|ROBERTS, Albert||Bay du Nord, Fortune Bay, Fortune District||1203||21||Elizabeth Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1915||Congregationalist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 1, 1917|
|BEMISTER, Job Knee||235 Water Street, St. John's||0-299 - 1116||22||Charlotte Bemister (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARMITER, Cecil||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1586||19||Sarah Parmiter (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MURPHY, William John||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||975||23||Johanna Murphy (o)||Labourer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, October 9, 1915|
|IVANY, Walter Donald||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1008||21||Silas Ivany (p)||Machinist||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BENSON, Frederick Chesley||Salvage, Bonavista District||1049||21||James Brown (o)||Fisherman||1915||No||No|
|MARTIN, George Chesley||St. John's||836||21||Mrs. Edward Martin (p)||Clerk||1915||No||No|
|POWER, John Francis||Fox Cove, Fortune bay||1710||22||Ann Power (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also service #1172, Ronald Herbert House|
|SWEENEY, William John||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||1072||25||Catherine Tobin (o)||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOODLAND, Oliver||Elliston, Trinity District||1834||20||John Goodland (p)||Barkerman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HISCOCK, William James||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||1929||31||George Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLEARY, Leo||St. John's||1536||21||Ellen Cleary (p)||Railway brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PINKSTEN, Edward||Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District||1358||18||Mrs. Pinksten (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BRUSHETT, Samuel J.||Marystown, Burin District||1758||21||Frank Brushett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|THISTLE, Howard||Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District||1661||20||Maurice Thistle (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, John Lawrence||103 Signal Hill, St. John's||1227||19||Robert John Murphy (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|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|
|FITZGERALD, Sylvester||St. John's||1555||24||Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CROSSMAN, William Bartlett||St. John's||1300||20||Mr. Crossman (p)||Railway clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TUCKER, Walter||St. John's||880||20||Stephen J. Tucker||Bank clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 25, 1915|
|SHEARS, John James||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1671||19||James Allan Shjears (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WOODFORD, Patrick Joseph||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||1965||26||Alfred Woodford (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|CORNICK, Fenwick George||30 William Street, St. John's||0-258 - 1436||22||Amelia Cornick (p)||Barber||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Microfilm also includes in sequence 0-309 F.J. Cornick consisting of 3 mis-identified documents relating to Fenwick George Cornick. F.J. Cornick does not exist in the Regiment.|
|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|