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|
|WINDELER, V. G.||No information||1889||No||No||No||File missing. Not in service ledger; # 1889 is assigned to Philip Francis Power|
|TOCHER, J.W.||0-237||Doctor||1917||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)|
|DONOVAN, Michael||No information||531||1914||No||No||Discharge notice only; Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger.|
|CROWE, Henry S.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-25||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|FRAMPTON, John||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||626||Robert Frampton (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DREW, T.M.||0-223 - 857||1915||No||No||Transferred from Leicestershire Regiment. Attestation papers not included. Also contains documents relating to service #0-23, William Edward Barnes|
|ERLEY, Joseph||Freshwater Road, St. John's||116||James Erley (p)||Carpenter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLEGGE [CLEGG, E.B.].||n/a||1914||No||No||File missing. Officer of 9th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Attached to Newfoundland Regiment as Commanding Officer, Pond Farm Camp, Salisbury Plains.|
|MARSHALL, Frederick Walter||131 Albert Palace Mansions, Battersea, United Kingdom||0-34 - 608||Mrs. F. W. Marshall||1914||No||No||No attestation papers. Formerly London, England. Granted honourary commission.|
|AYRE, Eric S||Circular Road, St. John's||0-91||Mrs. E. S. Ayre (s)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Attestation papers not included.|
|TURNER, John||Conducting officer||n/a||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment HQ from British Columbia Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Edward Walter||St. John's||0-148||Elizabeth Vere-Holloway (s)||1915||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included. Temporary assignment|
|MACKAY, Murdoch James||Scotland, United Kingdom||0-138 - 1861||1915||No||No||No attestation papers - formerly of the Seaforth Highlanders; Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel; Variant spelling of name: Murdock|
|NANGLE, Thomas||0-20||Priest||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included.|
|CALDER, R.L||n/a||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number; file missing; information from ledger.|
|ROBERTS, M. C. [Moses Chesley]||Native of Brigus||0-249||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No record in service ledger. One year service with RAMC..|
|COLLINS, Joseph||New Gower Street, St. John's||3210||Mrs. William Harvey (o)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|HOGAN, R.||N/A||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|BROWN, David||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||1319||William Brown (p)||Railroad foreman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in occupation; foreman or fireman.|
|MURPHY, John J.||No information||0-274||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|WIGHTON, Charles||Earls Court, London, United Kingdom||0-75||Margaret Wighton (o)||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, November 25, 1915||Attestation papers not included|
|HAFFEY, Thomas||St. John's||1038||Richard Haffey (o)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, J.H.W.||n/a||Dental surgeon||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger.|
|CLEMENT, T.W.||n/a||Medical officer||1918||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|BRETT, Jonathan||Fogo, Fogo District||537||Mary Brett (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANDERSON, Hugh Abercrombie||St. John's||0-179 - 2120||John Anderson (p)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Includes written articles, concert programmes by the RNR band, public presentations and fund raising efforts.|
|RENNIE, W. H. [William Hoyles]||No information||0-244||1914||No||No||Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. No attestation papers.|
|SNOW, Francis Joseph||St. John's||1381||Box maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|OREILLY, P. Joseph||0-147||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; incorrect information in service ledger Notes: Listed as instructor (musketry). Notes: Information in service ledger is incorrect; information for 0-236 J.B. O'Reilly, RAMC was duplicated as being 0-147 Joseph O'Reilly|
|PYNN, Clinton||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3440||Henry Pynn (p)||Carpenter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15|
|MCKAY, J. J.||No information||0-145||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|WALSH, Luke||129 Military Road, St. John's||8126||Patrick Walsh||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|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.|
|PATERSON, Lamont||Queens Road, St. John's||0-7||Mrs. L. Patterson (p)||1914||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included|
|OUTERBRIDGE, Norman A.||St. John's||0-98||Mary Outerbridge (s)||1916||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||See file "GN 19.7, Joseph Outerbridge: correspondence concerning prisoners of war" for information relating to this soldier's status; he had died behind enemy lines and was not a POW. Attestation papers not included|
|BERNARD, A. E. [Adolph Ernest]||St. John's - 16 West Avenue, Leicester, England, United Kingdom||0-157||Mae Ernest Bernard (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included Includes records of Officers Mess, 1/Bn Royal Newfoundland Regiment|
|EATON, Duncan McKinnon||St. John's||811||Dry goods clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917|
|WHITAKER, C.W.||0-1||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool)|
|MARTIN, William P.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1605||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|HOLLOWAY, Robert Palfrey||St. John's||0-29||Agnes Holloway (s)||Photographer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Attestation papers not included.|
|CARTER, Cyril Boyd||7 Church Hill, St. John's||0-95||H.D. Carter (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|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|
|BRUSHETT, A. H.||3121||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|PARDY, James||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||2763||Charles Pardy (p)||1916||No||No||See also # 6152; enlisted in 1916 and recorded as deserter; re-enlisted 1918; Information from service ledger and service file # 6152|
|BROWN||N/A||No||No||Cadet battalion (special). Service number and given name unknown.|
|COURT||No information||0-250||No||No||Attestation papers not included; attached from RAMC|
|PIPPY, Wilfred J.||Springdale Street, St. John's||0-48||Mrs. W. J. Pippy (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|BUGDEN, G.||N/A||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|LEDINGHAM, James Allan||35 Military Road, St. John's||0-19||Miss E.V. Ledingham (o)||1916||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included; Age of Enlistment: n/a.|
|OUTERBRIDGE, Herbert Arthur||St. John's - The 6th Paragon, Bath, England||0-141||Alice Margaret Outerbridge (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included|