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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 archives@therooms.ca 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 Datesort descending Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
THORNHILL, Max W. Fortune, Burin District 1926 19 John Andrews (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
WARREN, Alexander Open Hall, Bonavista District 1413 22 Hannah Warren (p) Pulp maker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
MASTERS, Reginald Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1366 28 Emma Masters (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
EZEKIEL, John J. St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 1751 22 Paul Ezekiel (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Some items re-filmed, see beginning of reel 117.
RENDELL, Fred Twillingate, Twillingate District 1851 18 Bessie Elliot (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
SELLARS, Henry Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1414 22 Fannie Sellars (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
GROUCHY, Horatio William Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 2025 31 Jesse Grouchy (p) Railroad man 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
PENNY, William Edward English Harbour, Trinity District 1156 21 Annie Penney (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 18, 1917
WHITTY, Gerald Joseph 336 Water Street West, St. John's 0-188 - 894 20 Mr. and Mrs. John Whitty (p) Agent 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
ROBERTS, Francis St. John's 1005 25 Mrs. Francis Roberts (s) Grocery clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 11, 1917
RANDELL, Peter Twillingate (South Side), Twillingate District 1276 21 Bessie Randell (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
JOE, James Patrick Springdale, Twillingate District 1630 21 Thomas Joe (o) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HEALE, Arthur St. John's 875 19 William G. Heale (p) Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DUNPHY, Thomas Joseph 12 New Gower Street, St. John's 0-290 - 1438 20 Eliza Dunphy (p) Paper maker 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF Includes only partial attestation papers.
LANE, Gideon Harland Jamestown, Bonavista District 1482 19 Thomas Lane (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes Yes POW Date: 1917 Contains document relating the circumstances of the deaths of service #2616, Pte. C. Snow; #815, Pte. A. Cummings; and #1525, Pte. George Attwood while POWs
SAMMS, William Thomas Codroy, St. George District 2049 22 Mrs. J. Bragg (p) Fireman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCDONALD, Walter G. St. John's 1678 21 Henry McDonald (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
READER, Alexander Bonavista, Bonavista District 1135 20 William S. Reader (p) Letter carrier 1915 Methodist Yes No Sunday, February 25, 1917
PROWSE, William St. John's 925 22 Charles Prowse (p) Grocer 1915 Yes No Tuesday, July 18, 1916
RENOUF, Anthony St. John's 1090 21 Mary Renouf (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HICKEY, Robert St. John's 1309 21 Katherine Hickey (p) Painter 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, April 15, 1917
MOSS, Hector Jamestown, Bonavista District 1492 20 Susanna Moss (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JESSO, Arthur Daisley Bay of Islands, St. George District 1459 25 Rose Madore Jesso (s)) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BELLOWS, Stewart Curling, St. George District 1430 19 Roberts Bellows (p) Carter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, August 14, 2017 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bellowse, Bellowes; CWGC records Bellows
PERRY, David Henry Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1265 23 Mr. Perry (p) Railway engineer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
QUIRK, Daniel Joseph Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 1305 19 Matilda Quirk (p) Railroading 1915 Roman Catholic No No
COLES, Albert Victor Savage Cove, St. Barbe District 1813 22 Mathew Coles (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, September 18, 1916
BUTLER, Kenneth Augustine Bell Island, St. John's East District 1180 19 Mrs. J.K. Butler (p) Electrician 1915 Methodist No No
GOSSE, Nathan Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1421 25 Esau Gosse (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
PENNELL, Charles Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1428 19 Joseph Pennell (p) Printer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Includes reference to # 1546 William C. Pennell and # 513274 Raymond E. Bishop (CEF)
COISH, William James St. John's 1048 23 Mrs. John Dean (p) Mason 1915 Methodist No No
HAYES, Patrick Joseph St. John's 1239 18 John Hayes (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MAHER, Edward St. John's 1105 19 Cecelia Maher (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BAILEY, Wesley Willis Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 1807 18 Maggy Bailey (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
GRAHAM, Ian Dick 3 Brazils Square, St. John's 2026 18 Alexander Graham (p) Roadman 1915 Methodist - Presbyterian No No Discrepancy in religion.
LILLY, Paul U. Exploits, Twillingate District 1323 25 Mary Lilly (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Ulysis as second name: information from family member
SHIWAK, John Rigolet, Labrador 1735 26 Sarah Shiwak (p) Trapper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
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.
BROWN, David Tilton, Harbour Grace District 1319 William Brown (p) Railroad foreman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Discrepancy in occupation; foreman or fireman.
TULK, Augustus St. John's 1603 23 Mary Tulk (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PIKE, Frederick Neil St. John's 1600 19 Noah Pike (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
BENNETT, Edward Main River, St. George District 1470 25 Elizabeth Bennett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
MACKAY, Michael Joseph St. John's 1509 19 Michael MacKay (p) Mail officer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Sunday, April 21, 1918 POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information
MOORES, Samuel J. Freshwater, Bay de Verde District 943 21 Joseph J. Moores (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
CHIPMAN, Robert Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1320 22 Edward Chipman (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLIAMS, Martin Halls Bay, Springdale, Twillingate District 1647 23 Lucy Williams (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
GALPIN, John Codroy, St. George District 1526 27 Jane Kendall (o) Seaman 1915 Church of England ( Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
MURRELL, Arthur Thomas St. John's 1002 35 Marion Murrell (s) Baker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARK, William Henry St. John's 1003 19 Joseph Clark (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, James Joseph St. John's 962 21 Michael Walsh (p) Longshoreman 1915 No No