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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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|
|FEILD, Rex Otto||229 Southside Road, St. John's||1979||18||Miss Fraces Burridge (o)||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Field.|
|BEMISTER, Job Knee||235 Water Street, St. John's||0-299 - 1116||22||Charlotte Bemister (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARVEY, Timothy||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1768||24||Mrs. Patrick Makum (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PUMPHREY, John Louis||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1237||24||Mrs. Pumphrey (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Peter Galloway||Dumsden, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom||1737||26||John Smith (p)||Fur buyer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|AYRE, Gerald Walter||Circular Road, St. John's||0-106 - 869||23||Fred W. Ayre (p)||Salesman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CAINES, Walter||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||1954||18||Michael Caines (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAY, James Lewis||St. John's||1484||19||Sarah Day (p)||Presser (clothes)||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917|
|COOPER, Hayward||Snooks Harbour, Trinity District||1479||22||William Cooper Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PICCO, Martin||Boswarlos, Port au Port, St. George District||2010||21||William Picco (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, April 28, 1918||Includes draft of account of Newfoundland Regiment presentations in London; awards and honours|
|BOWDEN, Herbert George||37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||1980||18||William H. Bowden (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|NORRIS, Stephen Casimir||Three Arms, Twillingate District||0-105 - 921||22||James Norris (p)||Assistant manager, general merchant||1915||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916||Not in service ledger; microfilm label is James Norris (father's name) ; a misfiled and misnumbered document related to promotions for Norris was microfilmed with Regt. # 1354.|
|HEATH, Adolphus Garrett||Long Island, Green Bay||1166||18||Rhoda Heath (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, April 24, 1917|
|NEWMAN, James O.||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||1944||24||James Newman (p)||Teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROACH, Richard Joseph||St. John's||1043||19||Richard Roach (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KENNELL, John||St. John's||1512||19||Mary Kennell (p)||Office clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CORCORAN, Laurence||St. John's||1635||32||Laurence Corcoran (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 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|
|LITTLE, Theopilues||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1292||20||James Little (p)||Fisherman||1915||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Samuel||Carbonear, Carbonear District||1283||20||Esther Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 4, 1915|
|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.|
|ELLSWORTH, Gideon||Carmanville, Fogo District||1528||23||Julia Ellsworth (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||No||Out of sequence in service ledger. Follows 1537.|
|SUTTON, William||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1726||20||Mrs. William Sutton (s)||Sailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, Michael||Campbells Creek, Port au Port, St. George District||1818||27||Archibald McKay (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|DELACEY, Leo Francis||St. John's||1373||22||Margaret De Lacey (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARTTREE, Sidney||Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States||1827||22||Ivor Harttree (o)||Engineer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 3, 1916|
|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|
|MATTHEWS, Frederick George||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||2022||22||Marie Sadie Matthews (s)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STROUDE, Fred||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||1325 & 8083||21||Priscilla Stroude (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental number 8083.|
|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|
|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.|
|HAINES, Albert||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1110||20||Rosanne Haines (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|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|
|ODONNELL, Edward Vincent||St. John's||1775||30||Mrs. James Hannigan (p)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|DORAN, Joseph||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1551||28||Mary Doran (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HICKEY, William||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1341||25||Johanna Hickey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, March 10, 1918|
|BUCKLEY, Sydney||Botwood, Twillingate District||1625||22||John Buckley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KNIGHT, James Michael||St. John's||1112||19||Ellen Knight (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, Albert Clarence||Catalina, Trinity District||1374||19||Virtue White (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|STEVENSON, Joseph||St. John's||1802||25||Sarah Stevenson (s)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MULLINGS, Gordon A.||St. John's||1698||18||J.R. Mullings (p)||Bookkeeper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, January 20, 1917|
|WALSH, James||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||1562||26||Mary Walsh (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Harvey Ronald||St. John's||1883||18||Annie Butler (p)||Office clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|KELLY, Peter John||St. John's||1244||22||Mary Ann Kelly (p)||Carpenter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|