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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
SMALL, George Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 1516 19 Laura Small (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Albert St. John's 1754 18 Henry Charles Taylor (p) Wheelwright 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GROVES, Daniel Goose Bay, Rigolet, Labrador 1724 24 Frederick Groves (p) Trapper 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
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
WISEMAN, Charles Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2000 19 Edith Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
THOMAS, Arthur Stanley St. John's 1776 21 Henry Thomas (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COISH, Harold Gordon Ladle Cove, Fogo District 1400 20 Maud Coish (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HOLLETT, Allan Lower Small Point, Bay de Verde District 1706 23 Samuel Hollett (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAWE, Frank Gilbert Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 915 22 John Dawe (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
PAFFORD, Chesley St. John's 1604 19 Lillis Pafford (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
GREEN, Cecil Trinity, Trinity District 984 19 John Green (p) Bank clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.
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
CAHILL, John Joseph St. John's 966 32 Edward Croke (o) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Wednesday, July 5, 1916 PDF POW Date: 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.
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.
MATTHEWS, Frederick George St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 2022 22 Marie Sadie Matthews (s) Telegraph operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, Bella [Bela] Pools Island, Bonavista District 2020 20 Elizabeth Abbott (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
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
CLARKE, Stephen Mortier Bay, Marystown, Burin District 1933 22 Henry Clarke (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MEW, Percival Charles Shirley, Southhampton, England, United Kingdom 885 22 Charles Mew (p) Grocery salesman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
DRUKEN, Thomas Topsail, Harbour Main District 1363 18 Alice Druken (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, November 1, 1916
SULLIVAN, Alexander Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1836 19 Richard Sullivan (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OAKE, William Dowell Change Islands, Fogo District 1919 18 Jessie Elizabeth Oake (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917.
CLARK, Howard Samuel Glenwood, Twillingate District 1455 22 Richard Scott Clarke (p) Trapper 1915 Methodist No No PDF Previously transcribed as Clarke
GREENING, George Freeman Port Blandford, Bonavista District 1457 22 John Greening (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Fredman.
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
SHEPPARD, Leonard Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1420 23 Eliza Jane Sheppard (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANTLE, Gilbert Botwood, Twillingate District 1899 20 Thomas Antle (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
JANES, Job Pools Island, Bonavista District 2021 22 Emma Janes (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
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
BARRON, Peter Francis St. John's 945 29 Alice Barron (s) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73
JOHNSON, Alfred Teignmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom 1571 23 Mr. Johnson (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
FALLON, Stephen Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1191 18 Susie Fallon (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KNIGHT, James Michael St. John's 1112 19 Ellen Knight (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
JESSO, Edward Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1808 21 Joseph Jesso (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Includes photograph of his wife, Joanne Jesso, of Winchester.
WILLIAMSON, Harry Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom - Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-216 - 1759 27 Annie (Fish) Williamson (s) Paper maker 1915 Methodist No No PDF
STEVENSON, Joseph St. John's 1802 25 Sarah Stevenson (s) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARKE, Grant St. John's 1502 19 Mrs. William Clarke (p) Messenger 1915 Methodist No No
GARDNER, Bernard Godfrey William Kent, England, United Kingdom 0-298 - 914 19 William Gardner (p) Wireless operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SOMERTON, Frederick Charles Trinity, Trinity District 1342 26 Caroline Somerton (p) School teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, November 25, 1915
MULLINGS, Gordon A. St. John's 1698 18 J.R. Mullings (p) Bookkeeper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, January 20, 1917
KILFOY, Leo Joseph Little Bay, Burin District 1713 19 Luke Kilfoy Fisherman 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.
HALLETT, Frederick St. John's 844 25 Mary Hallett (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, James 11 Stephen Street, St. John's 1179 23 Richard Squires (p) Cabman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MYERS, Albert St. John's 1367 24 John Charles Myers (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No