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|
|TAIT, Robert Holland||267 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-11||Dr. J.S. Tait (p)||1916||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included|
|KNIGHT, James St. Pierre||Birmingham, England, United Kingdom||0-239||Mrs. James S.P. Knight||1915||No Information||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC).|
|GEAR, Walter Francis||Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada||0-246||Henry Gear (p)||Dental surgeon||1918||Methodist||No||No||Enlisted with Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force and transferred to Royal Newfoundland Regiment from Canadian Army Dental Corps.|
|PATERSON, W.T.||n/a||Medical officer||1919||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|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|
|MCNEIL, T.M.||No information||0-146||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger|
|PYNN, Frank||No Information||1033||1915||No||No||No information in service ledger; released May 1915.|
|MCBAY, Burchill G.||No information||600||No||No||Notice of death only. No information in service ledger.|
|KEATING, Michael||No information||2903||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|LAWLOR, Edward||No information||n/a||Bugler||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|KARN, Cyril J.||No information||0-297||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, July 1916.|
|FACEY, M.L.||n/a||Chaplin||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger|
|BERNERS, Ralph Abercrombie||0-220||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - Transferred from Royal Welsh Fusiliers|
|OREILLY, J.B. [Bertram]||0-236||Doctor||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical|
|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|
|HANNAFORD, Patrick||Maddox Cove, Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||4164||Andrew Hannaford (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRETT, Jonathan||Fogo, Fogo District||537||Mary Brett (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KIELLY, Leo||17 Cuddihy Street, St. John's||6219||William Kielly (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 16|
|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.|
|KEAN, S.G.||No information||0-240||No information||No information||1916||No||No||Granted temporary commission to the Regiment for transport to Great Britain to take up service with the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). Served as Medical Officer for Repatriation Draft, March 1919. File included documents for W.E. Procunier, # 0-235.|
|PERRY, Alfred||Wards Harbour, Twillingate District||1273||Julia Perry (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, January 21, 1917|
|AVERY, George Gladstone||N/A||No||No||Temporarily attached to Newfoundland Regiment for transport to Great Britain. Royal Naval Air Service 1915-1917.|
|MCGILLVARY, Thomas||124 Barnes Road, St. John's||n/a||Bertha McGillvary (s)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as musketry instructor (special).|
|ROWSELL, Reginald||Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-151||John Rowsell (p)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Attestation papers not included|
|BUGDEN, N.||N/A||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).|
|MARTIN, William P.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1605||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|BURDEN, Frederick William||Duckworth Street, St. John's||M-9-15-25||Mrs. F.W. Burden (s)||Medical officer||1915||No||No||No attestation papers. Not in service ledger; Honourary appointment.|
|ADAMS, Harold||No information||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|MEIKLEJOHN, J. R.||No information||0-219||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Transferred from Border Regiment|
|PROCUNIER, W. E.||No Information||0-235||1917||No||No||Commissioned to RAMC; granted temporary commission to the Newfoundland Regiment as Medical Officer for draft transport to Great Britain. May 1918 and for Repatriation Draft transport, June 1919. See # 0-240 for misfiled documents.|
|MURPHY, James A.||3006||No||No||File missing, attestation not completed. Information from service ledger.|
|EATON, Duncan McKinnon||St. John's||811||Dry goods clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917|
|HALL, William||6 Murray Street, St. John's||352||Francis Hall (p)||Draper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|ALDERDICE, Norman H||Water Street West, St. John's||0-142||Dorothy Alderdice (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers are not included. Microfilm mislabelled as Alderidge.|
|PENDER, Patrick||No information||2065||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Not attested, service ledger notes unfit for service. Also contains information relating to service # 1995 John McGrath|
|DONOVAN, Michael||No information||531||1914||No||No||Discharge notice only; Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger.|
|FITZPATRICK, J.||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).|
|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|
|ERLEY, Joseph||Freshwater Road, St. John's||116||James Erley (p)||Carpenter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EATON, William John||52 Longs Hill, St. John's||137||James J. Hodder (o)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SWEETSER, T.H.||N/A||Medical officer||1917||No||No||Attached to Regiment from United States Medical Corps, France; no service number. File missing. Information from service 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..|
|SUMMERS, Michael Francis||330 Water Street, St. John's||0-158||Michael J. Summers (p)||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, July 16, 1916||Attestation papers not included - Photograph of grave-site included.|
|TOBIN, John Thomas||Burin North, Burin District||1800||Hanna Brake (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, February 1, 1916|
|FUGES, C.||3104||No||No||Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger. Fatality: n/a|
|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|
|ONEIL, Patrick Joseph||1917||0-67||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger. Granted temporary commission.|
|HUSSEY, Edward||St. John's||2856||[William?] Hussey (p)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included, Home Defense only.|
|RALEY, Arthur||St. John's - 29 Campbell Road, Bedford, England, United Kingdom||0-149||Mrs. Raley (p)||1916||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included.|
|OUTERBRIDGE, Herbert Arthur||St. John's - The 6th Paragon, Bath, England||0-141||Alice Margaret Outerbridge (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included|