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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
NORMAN, William H. Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2046 21 Henry Norman (p) Bank clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917 See Regt. # 1190 for misfiled document.
PORTER, Archibald Harold Change Islands, Fogo District 1534 19 Lucy Ann Porter (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KILFOY, Leo Joseph Little Bay, Burin District 1713 19 Luke Kilfoy Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HALLETT, Frederick St. John's 844 25 Mary Hallett (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TULK, Augustus St. John's 1603 23 Mary Tulk (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
EZEKIEL, Joseph Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 1336 22 Paul Ezekiel (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 Contains some documents relating to Charles Curnew, service #1335 .
BOONE, Stewart Malcolm South River (near Clarke's Beach), Port de Grave District 1219 20 Sarah Jane Boone (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Previously transcribed as Stephen Malcolm Boone.
SHORT, Erastus Hants Harbour, Trinity District 1809 20 Ezriel Short (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No Attestation completed as Erastus; Documents completed as Restus, Orestes.
FAOUR, Edward St. John's 1075 19 Mrs. Faour (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WILLIAMS, Martin Halls Bay, Springdale, Twillingate District 1647 23 Lucy Williams (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
BURSEY, Benjamin Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 1956 19 Andrew Bursey (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 14, 1916
CLARK, William Henry St. John's 1003 19 Joseph Clark (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Charlie Gambo, Bonavista District 1491 22 Robert Brown Sr. (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
MACKAY, Murdoch James Scotland, United Kingdom 0-138 - 1861 1915 No No PDF No attestation papers - formerly of the Seaforth Highlanders; Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel; Variant spelling of name: Murdock
CRUMMELL [CRUMMEY], Ronald St. John's 1352 20 Elizabeth Crummell (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - family sources and 1921/1935 census identify him as Ronald Crummey.
ALLEN, James Frederick Curling, St. George District 1541 19 Catherine Susanna Allen (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
OBRIEN, Allan Francis Topsail, Harbour Main District 1380 19 Mary O'Brien (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MURRIN, John St. John's 1685 19 William Murrin (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ODRISCOLL, James William Tors Cove, Ferryland District 996 26 Joseph O'Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
VISCOUNT, John Thomas Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 1065 20 Hannah Viscount (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, October 30, 1915 Recorded as John Francis Viscount in the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance
BUTLER, Kenneth Augustine Bell Island, St. John's East District 1180 19 Mrs. J.K. Butler (p) Electrician 1915 Methodist No No
BARTER, Alexander Cape La Hune, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1563 22 George Andrew Barter (o) Seaman 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)
THOMSON, Charles Moncrief St. John's 1564 19 Mary Thompson (p) Student 1915 Methodist No No
HARRIS, Harvey Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1114 18 Evelina Harris (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
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.
PIKE, Frederick Neil St. John's 1600 19 Noah Pike (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
SMITH, Zachariah Smith Sound, Trinity District 1467 22 Mary Ann Smith (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SPARKS, Louis Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 1052 21 Mary Snelgrove (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
DODD, William St. John's 1027 22 Matthew Dodd (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
OKEEFE, Thomas Joseph Ferryland, Ferryland District 923 21 Esther Clow (p) Sailor 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 71.
MURRELL, Arthur Thomas St. John's 1002 35 Marion Murrell (s) Baker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MANUEL, Hallett Norris Arm, Twillingate District 1838 19 Samuel Manuel (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
LUFF, William Andrew Exploits, Twillingate District 1598 19 Jessie Luff (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
WALSH, Richard Joseph Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 942 19 Amelia Walsh Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
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.
LEGGE, Joseph Hearts Delight, Trinity District 1997 22 Jessie Crocker (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, October 15, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included
NEWHOOK, George Fred Dildo, Trinity District 1391 21 Lizzie Newhook (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
SINCLAIR, James Eldon St. John's 881 20 James G. Sinclair (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
MARTRET, Augustus St. John's 1093 21 Mary Martret (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HYNES, Alphonsus Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1941 18 Benson Hynes (p) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CUMMINS, Frederick St. John's 1349 19 Laura Cummins (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
GOUGH, Newman Elliston, Trinity District 1918 19 James Gough (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
BUTLER, Robert Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1282 21 Emily Butler (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, October 11, 1916
BARBOUR, Horatio Port Rexton, Trinity District 1419 25 Amy N. Barbour (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WHEELER, Frederick Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 1680 19 Mrs. M. Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, July 10, 1916 Also contains documents relating to service #1447, George Graham Crosbie
NOSEWORTHY, Ernest Ivan St. John's 1098 23 Sarah Noseworthy (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
MUISE, Moses St. George, St. George District 1429 19 Moses Muise (p) Blacksmith 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
MASTERS, William Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1396 21 Mrs. Arch. Upshall (o) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 See Regt.# 709 for misfiled will
DAY, James Lewis St. John's 1484 19 Sarah Day (p) Presser (clothes) 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917