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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
CAHILL, Alphonsus St. John's 1545 19 Theresa Cahill (p) Store clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
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
ROBERTS, Albert Bay du Nord, Fortune Bay, Fortune District 1203 21 Elizabeth Roberts (p) Fisherman 1915 Congregationalist Yes No Thursday, November 1, 1917
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
WEST, Henry Ladle Cove, Fogo District 1591 23 William Burke (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
SINNOTT, William Joseph St. John's 1040 24 Mrs. William Sinnott (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SWEENEY, William John Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 1072 25 Catherine Tobin (o) Barber 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CLEARY, Leo St. John's 1536 21 Ellen Cleary (p) Railway brakeman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CARTER, Charles Fred Belleoram, Fortune District 1403 19 Susan Carter (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
BRUSHETT, Samuel J. Marystown, Burin District 1758 21 Frank Brushett (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
FENNELL, Leo Bay Du Nord, Fortune District 1087 19 Martha Fennell (o) Fisherman 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
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.
DULLANTY, George St. John's 1096 20 Thomas Dullanty (p) Storekeeper 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 21, 1916
HIGGINS, Thomas Catalina, Trinity District 1670 19 Thomas Higgins (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
MADDEN, John Joseph St. John's 1557 19 Anne Madden (p) Messenger 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BAIRD, Herbert Edward St. John's 1123 20 Phoebe Baird (p) Chauffeur 1915 Methodist No No
VARDY, James Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 939 21 Mrs. John Vardy (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
JANES, Stephen Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 1113 20 Harriet Janes (p) Mechanic 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, December 6, 1917
LAWRENCE, Stephen Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1686 21 Robert Lawrence (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORRISSEY, John Thomas St. John's 1074 20 Catherine (Morrissey) Ryan (p) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Variant spelling of name - Morrisey
BENNETT, William St. John's 1229 30 William Bennett (p) Tinsmith 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PINSENT, Stanley Stewart Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 1589 20 James Pinsent (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HAFFEY, Thomas St. John's 1038 Richard Haffey (o) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
OKEEFE, Cyril St. John's 1099 19 Mary O'Keefe (p) Window cleaner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Maxwell James Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1446 19 Isaac (of Sam) Mercer Telegraph operator 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
TIBBO, James Joseph St. John's 1017 20 Mary Ann Tibbo (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, December 1, 1915
SHEA, Michael Joseph Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1750 19 James Shea Sr. (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917
CROCKER, Boyd St. John's 1529 33 Mrs. Aubrey J. Crocker (p) Draper 1915 No No PDF
JORDAN, Thomas Joseph Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1752 19 Joseph Jordan (p) Fisherman 1915 No Yes POW Date: 1917
OBRIEN, William Vincent Avondale, Harbour Main District 1068 20 Mary O'Brien (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SKEANS, William Boat House Lane, St. John's 1176 28 Edward Skeans (p) Chauffeur 1915 Roman Catholic No No
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.
PRIMROY, John Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1976 22 Susanna (William) Thistle (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
ADAMS, Herbert Otto St. John's 1770 18 Thomas Daniel Adams (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
COOK, Alfred Stanley St. John's 876 24 William James Cook (p) Accountant 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variant spelling of name - Cooke
MOAKLER, Francis Stephen St. John's 1651 18 Thomas Moakler (p) Telegraph checker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HEARN, Augustine St. John's 1024 19 Sarah Hearn (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
SHORT, William Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 0-295 - 878 19 Levi Short Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNEY, John Robert Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District 2006 30 Jethro Penney (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
HOLLETT, James Port au Bras, Burin District 1109 20 Jane Hollett Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
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
SAUNDERS, Fred J. Griguet, St. Barbe District 1913 19 Mrs. Joseph Bussey (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
LEDREW, Bertram Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1837 18 Isaac LeDrew (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No