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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
NEWHOOK, Leander 3129 No No Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger.
LANNON, James Joseph No information 1001 No No File missing; ledger indicates discharged 10/4/15 as undesirable
FUGES, C. 3104 No No Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger. Fatality: n/a
ONEIL, Patrick Joseph 1917 0-67 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger. Granted temporary commission.
FAIRWEATHER, S.D. n/a Medical officer No No Attached to Regiment from RAMC; no service number or file; information from ledger.
LEMESSURIER, H. [Hugh] 0-197 No No Civilian appointment as Honourary Lieutenant, administration of training camp, Pleasantville.
HULL, John St. John's 8197 29 Tryphena Hull (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
FORBES-ROBERTSON, James No information 0-2 No No PDF Attached as 2nd in Command July 1916 - Aug. 1917
BROWN N/A No No Cadet battalion (special). Service number and given name unknown.
WALSH, Michael No information 6343 No No Attestation papers not included Discharged from the Royal Army Medical Corps and attached to Royal Newfoundland Regiment for special duty without pay.
COURT No information 0-250 No No Attestation papers not included; attached from RAMC
WINDELER, V. G. No information 1889 No No No File missing. Not in service ledger; # 1889 is assigned to Philip Francis Power
FORAN, Patrick W. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 1983 36 Patrick J. Foran (p) Paper maker Roman Catholic No No
NOSEWORTHY, Edward 1174 No No File missing; ledger entry 10/4/15 states undesirable.
MOSLEY, Robert No information 708 No No Death notice only; not in service ledger. Service # 708 assigned to Sebastian Foran in service ledger. Fatality: Unknown
DOUGHORTY, J. No information 13661 No No Service number: 13661 Royal Munster Fusiliers. Doughorty was attached to the Newfoundland Contingent from 1 Mun. Fus [Munster Fusiliers]. Not in service ledger. Fatality: unknown.
OUTERBRIDGE, Joseph: correspondence concerning prisoners of war N/A No No Provincial Archives Reference # GN 19.7 Consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence with Joseph Outerbridge, 6 Sept. 1917 - 29 Jan. 1918, predominantly relating to his search for his son, Norman Outerbridge, #0-98, missing after the battle of Monchy le Preux. Norman Outerbridge was declared dead effective 14 April 1917. Includes statements from members of the Regiment regarding his son's death and and references to Prisoners of War held in Germany. File was incorrectly assigned Regiment # 0-207
MCBAY, Burchill G. No information 600 No No Notice of death only. No information in service ledger.
MURPHY, James A. 3006 No No File missing, attestation not completed. Information from service ledger.
AVERY, George Gladstone N/A No No Temporarily attached to Newfoundland Regiment for transport to Great Britain. Royal Naval Air Service 1915-1917.
HADOW, Arthur L. 0-169 No No PDF Attached to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from Norfolk Regiment as Commanding Officer, Feb 1916 - Dec. 1917
WAKEFIELD, Arthur William No information 0-101 Doctor 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)
JAMES, Thomas Lincoln Mount Angels, St. John's 370 20 Mr. James Engineer 1914 Methodist No No
FITZGERALD, John Martin 20 Carters Hill, St. John's 295 26 Mary A. Fitzgerald (p) Druggist 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
COOMBS, Thomas Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 747 23 Henry Coombs (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1916 See also service #1718, Frank Hynes, for a newspaper clipping related to this soldier.
SPRY, Herbert Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 275 21 William Parsons (o) Shoemaker 1914 No No
HARSANT, Lawrence George 97 Bond Street, St. John's 341 23 Edward James Harsant (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHEELER, Heber 79 Long Hill, St.John's 475 26 James Wheeler (p) Teamster 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
CONNORS, Daniel Francis 49 Lime Street, St. John's 649 21 David Connors (p) Tinsmith 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
FRANKLIN, William Hodgson (W.H.) St. John's 0-27 Sarah Franklin (s) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included.
VAUGHAN, Francis Joseph Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 481 31 Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p) Tanner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, May 22, 1921
NOSEWORTHY, Matthew 145 Gower Street, St. John's n/a 35 Clara Noseworthy (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as Sergeant Instructor (Special).
OROURKE, William Joseph St. John's 804 21 William O'Rourke (p) Tailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
KEARNEY, William Wallace 9 Livingstone Street, St. John's 68 26 Richard Kearney (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partialy refilmed at beginning of reel
STONE, Henry Skinner 17 Dicks Square, St. John's 361 29 Hannah Stone (s) Tailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORE, William Joseph Thomas St. John's 840 19 Edward Frank Moore (o) Plumber 1914 Methodist No No
ONEILL, Martin Patrick 8 Lime Street, St. John's 468 30 Margaret O'Neill (s) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic No No Out of numerical order; follows # 475
HURLEY, William Joseph 153 Duckworth Street, St. John's 11 28 Johanna Hurley (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Walter Leonard 20 Buchanan Street, St. John's 407 19 John Joseph Murphy (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, September 29, 1915
MANNING, Augustine Joseph 31 Gower Street, St. John's 177 21 James Manning (p) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, June 1, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included.
HIGGINS, Edmund James St. John's 756 28 Mrs. James Higgins (p) Accountant 1914 Yes No Sunday, July 2, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included ; Previously transcribed as Edward
BAIN, Lawrie Graham Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom 0-80 - 592 21 James Bain (p) Engineer 1914 No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Laurie Graham Baine. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1919.
MANUEL, Willis Loon Bay, Twillingate District 272 27 Jane Manuel (p) Millwright 1914 Methodist No No
HUTCHINS, Harold Greenspond, Bonavista District 602 17 Mr. Hutchins (p) Storekeeper 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WILLIAMS, Richard 13 Spencer Street, St. John's 652 19 Richard Williams (p) Grocer 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
GARDINER, John 35 Lime Street, St. John's 144 28 Katherine Gardiner (s) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, John Aloysius St. John's 693 19 Stan G. Walsh Druggist 1914 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, David Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 310 26 Mrs. John Tremlett (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, George 79 Pennywell Road, St. John's 457 21 Evelina Butler (s) Tailor 1914 Salvation Army No No
WHITE, William Loon Bay, Twillingate District 345 27 Levi White (p) Lumberman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916