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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
FURLONG, David J. Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 919 19 Lawrence J. Furlong (p) Railroad brakeman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, January 11, 1918 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 71
MITCHELL, William St. John's 1500 19 George Mitchell (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
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
ATWILL, Duncan Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 1833 19 Florence and Katie Arnott (o) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, March 11, 1918 Variation in name: Attwell, Atwell, Attwill.
PENNEY, Esau Deer Harbour, Trinity District 987 27 Samuel Penney (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
IVANY, William Cox. Jamestown, Bonavista District 1201 19 Georgina Ivany (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HUSSEY, Francis Joseph St. John's 1533 19 John Hussey (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
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
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
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
SMITH, Peter Galloway Dumsden, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom 1737 26 John Smith (p) Fur buyer 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
REDMOND, Richard Sylvester Avondale, Harbour Main District 1329 20 Elizabeth Redmond (p) Paper maker 1915 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Redman.
RICHARDSON, Patrick St. John's 1234 20 Jane Richardson (p) Book assistant 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
STANSFORD (STANFORD), Joseph C. Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 1196 25 Eli Stansford (o) Electrician 1915 Methodist No No
AYRE, Edward Alphonses Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1009 19 Selina Ayre (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MORRIS, Robert Great Jervais, Fortune District 1354 28 David Morris (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PAYNE, Bernard Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1874 18 John Payne(p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENNELL, John St. John's 1512 19 Mary Kennell (p) Office clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FEWER, Lawrence Joseph Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1268 21 William Fewer (p) Paper maker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, June 1, 1916
JOHNSTON, George Trouty, Trinity District 1930 20 James Johnston (p) Student 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Signature is Johnson, forms completed as Johnston.
SMITH, Howard Dildo, Trinity District 1665 18 Thomas Smith (of John) (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, June 3, 1916
BOONE, Nathan South River, Port de Grave District 992 25 Daniel Boone (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WAKELY, Henry Cleverly St. John's 948 19 Thomas Wakely (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, December 11, 1919 Partially refilmed at beginning of reel 73. Died 11 December, 1919, paralysis
NEWBURY, William St. John's 1896 19 Frederick Newbury Draper 1915 Methodist No No Attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.
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.
OROURKE, Michael St. John's 1596 33 Margaret O'Rourke (s) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
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.
GROVES, Daniel Goose Bay, Rigolet, Labrador 1724 24 Frederick Groves (p) Trapper 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
JERRETT, Richard Cavendish, Trinity District 1796 24 Henry Jerrett (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
BRAITHWAITE, Ernest Livingstone Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 1313 21 Elizabeth Braithwaite (p) Printer 1915 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Nathaniel Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 1444 20 Hezekiah Butler (p) Printer 1915 Methodist No No
POOLE, Stephen Belleoram, Fortune District 1076 22 John Poole (p) Street car conductor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLETT, Allan Lower Small Point, Bay de Verde District 1706 23 Samuel Hollett (p) Fisherman 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
OQUINN, Vincent Joseph Searston, Codroy Valley, St. George District 1136 19 Thomas O'Quinn (p) Telegraph operator 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ROSS, Robert Wallace 14 Victoria Street, St. John's 0-84 - 1182 20 Hector Ross (p) 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MEW, Percival Charles Shirley, Southhampton, England, United Kingdom 885 22 Charles Mew (p) Grocery salesman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
GALLISHAW, Alonzo John. St. John's 1369 23 Anastasia Gallishaw (p) Journalist 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SULLIVAN, Alexander Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1836 19 Richard Sullivan (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) 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.
MERCER, Chesley St. John's 1303 19 Emma Mercer (p) Steward 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRODNICK, Edward 7 Stephens Street, St. John's 1951 19 Edward Brodnick Sr. (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FITZPATRICK, Alphonsus Conche, St. Barbe District 1904 18 Bridget Fitzpatrick (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, January 29, 1916