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|
|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|
|CROSBIE, George Graham||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1447||19||Walter Crosbie (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, July 3, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included - See also service #1680, Frederick Wheeler|
|IVANY, William Cox.||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1201||19||Georgina Ivany (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MILLEY - MELEE, Thomas||St. John's||1877||20||Thomas Milley (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Discrepancy in spelling of name|
|OLIPHANT, John Joseph||St. John's||1701||18||George L. Oliphant (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DALTON, William Francis||St. John's||1079||27||Bridget Dalton (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUKE, William||Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1306||20||Mary Duke (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 27, 1915||Includes documents relating to this soldier's brother, John Duke, #1964|
|MEANEY, Thomas Joseph||Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1709||23||Thomas Meaney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEARS, John Robert||Robinsons, St. George District||1274||21||Robert Shears (p)||Locomotive fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DRISCOLL, Arthur||St. John's||1054||19||Virtue Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LEGROW, Reuben||Bauline, St. John's East District||1972||26||Ambrose LeGrow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|GRIFFIN, Lawrence||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1296||19||Elizabeth Griffin (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||No|
|CUTLER, Howard Frank||St. George, St. George District||899||19||Edward Cutler (p)||Mail clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MOORE, Paul P.||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||1705||19||Reverend Edwin Moore (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|READ, Charles A.||La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2009||20||Fanny Read (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 18, 1917||Also includes documents relating to Alexander Read, service #2008 - Photograph of grave-site included.|
|BRAKE, Alphonsus Joseph||Marystown, Burin District||1762||20||Julia Ann Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KENNELL, Ebenezer||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||1548||26||Jessie Kennell (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|JANES, Edward Taylor||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||1704||22||Harriet James (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREEN, Patrick||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||1055||24||Mary Green (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEMEE, John Maria||31 High Street, Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-68 - 1295||22||Michael LeMee (p)||1915||No||No||Attached to Royal Flying Corps, December 1917 - 1919.|
|SWEENEY, William John||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||1072||25||Catherine Tobin (o)||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|AYRE, Gerald Walter||Circular Road, St. John's||0-106 - 869||23||Fred W. Ayre (p)||Salesman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BISHOP, Cyril Washington||St. John's||970||19||Sarah Louisa Bishop (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74|
|SAMMS, George||York Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1988||19||Elizabeth Samms (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, November 16, 1917||Variation in name: Identified on Bay of Islands war memorial as Sams|
|READ, John H.||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2016||17||Mrs. H.J. (Lillian) Read (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.|
|SPURRELL, Frank [Francis Joseph]||St. John's||979||19||John Spurrell (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.|
|BRUSHETT, Samuel J.||Marystown, Burin District||1758||21||Frank Brushett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|JERRETT, Richard||Cavendish, Trinity District||1796||24||Henry Jerrett (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|
|CROSSMAN, William Bartlett||St. John's||1300||20||Mr. Crossman (p)||Railway clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOOBIE, Andrew N.||St. John's||1884||18||Barbara Goobie (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|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.|
|HIGGINS, Thomas||Catalina, Trinity District||1670||19||Thomas Higgins (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|VARDY, James||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||939||21||Mrs. John Vardy (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GALLISHAW, Alonzo John.||St. John's||1369||23||Anastasia Gallishaw (p)||Journalist||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREENING, George Freeman||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||1457||22||John Greening (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Fredman.|
|WALSH, Herbert Matthew||St. John's||1351||22||George Walsh (p)||Barber||1915||Congregationalist||Yes||No||*****The death is not recorded in CWGC|
|GILLINGHAM, Luke||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||1464 - 8089||19||Thomas Gillingham (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Re-enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|PINSENT, Stanley Stewart||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||1589||20||James Pinsent (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MERCER, Maxwell James||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1446||19||Isaac (of Sam) Mercer||Telegraph operator||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FITZPATRICK, Alphonsus||Conche, St. Barbe District||1904||18||Bridget Fitzpatrick (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, January 29, 1916|
|CROCKER, Boyd||St. John's||1529||33||Mrs. Aubrey J. Crocker (p)||Draper||1915||No||No|
|ANTLE, Abram Bursey||Botwood, Twillingate District||1732||23||Thomas Antle (p)||Electrician||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|
|BUGDEN, Leighton||St. John's||1544||19||John Bugden (o)||Grocer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Also contains information related to the death of S.R. Edney, service #1714.|
|WHITE, Arthur Joseph||Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District||1154||21||Joseph White (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KNIGHT, James St. Pierre||Birmingham, England, United Kingdom||0-239||Mrs. James S.P. Knight||1915||No Information||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC).|
|RYDER, John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1293||19||Agnes Ryder (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LAWRENCE, George||Riverhead, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1280||26||Susie Procton (o)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|