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|
|TOCHER, J.W.||0-237||Doctor||1917||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)|
|FRAMPTON, John||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||626||Robert Frampton (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CURNEW, George Robert||Curling, St. George District||1587||Charles Curnew (o)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 24, 1916|
|RANDELL, Egbert||No information||0-173||1917||No||No||Granted temporary commission to the Regiment to allow for transport to England to take up service with the Royal Naval Reserve.|
|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|
|WALSH, Luke||129 Military Road, St. John's||8126||Patrick Walsh||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MACKANESS, C.L.||n/a||Dental Officer||1918||No||No||File missing. Attached as Dental Officer, Hazeley Camp.|
|BOWER, W. C. E.||No information||0-227||1916||Yes||No||Thursday, October 19, 1916||Attestation papers not included - Attached from Royal Army Medical Corps|
|WILLIAMS, Willmet||Dildo, Trinity District||1499||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|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.|
|HOGAN, R.||N/A||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|MCKAY, Peter||Robinsons, St. George District||2557||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included, medically unfit.|
|BUGDEN, G.||N/A||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|ADAMS, Harold||No information||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|JACKSON, A.G.||N/A||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number or file; information from ledger.|
|BRUSHETT, A. H.||3121||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|WILLIAMS, Charles A.||Corbin, Burin District||3363||Mrs. Silas Adams (p)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|HOWLETT, C.||No information||0-153||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|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.|
|GREENE, William Howe||7 Waverley Road, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom||0-210||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included ; musketry instructor.|
|NUNNS, Joseph||No Information||0-10||Mrs. Mary Ann Nunns (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger.|
|URQUHART, James||No information||0-196||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Variant spelling of name - Urquart|
|MACPHERSON, Cluny||Queens Road, St. John's||0-8||Mrs. Cluny MacPherson (s)||Doctor||1915||No||No||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).|
|EATON, Duncan McKinnon||St. John's||811||Dry goods clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917|
|HANNAFORD, Patrick||Maddox Cove, Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||4164||Andrew Hannaford (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCNEIL, T.M.||No information||0-146||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger|
|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|
|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.|
|MARTIN, William P.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1605||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|CARTY, George Thomas||Cochrane Street, St. John's||0-6||Isabell Carty (o)||1914||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included.|
|EATON, William John||52 Longs Hill, St. John's||137||James J. Hodder (o)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THOMAS, Harvey||11 Barnes Place, St. John's||n/a||Clerk||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number (special), listed as instructor (musketry).|
|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.|
|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|
|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.|
|OBRIEN, Augustus||28 1/2 Lime Street, St. John's||0-172||Mrs. Thomas O'Brien (p)||1914||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 18, 1916||Attestation papers not included - Photograph of grave-site included|
|HADOW, Arthur L.||0-169||No||No||Attached to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from Norfolk Regiment as Commanding Officer, Feb 1916 - Dec. 1917|
|DOWNTON, H.||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|KEAN, Cecil D||No information||0-234||No information||No information||1917||No information||No||No||Commissioned to RAMC in 1917 and granted a temporary appointment to the Newfoundland Regiment as Medical Officer for draft transport to Great Britain 3-17 Oct. 1917.|
|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.|
|BRETT, Jonathan||Fogo, Fogo District||537||Mary Brett (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OREILLY, J.B. [Bertram]||0-236||Doctor||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical|
|FITZPATRICK, J.||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).|
|TOBIN, John Thomas||Burin North, Burin District||1800||Hanna Brake (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, February 1, 1916|
|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|
|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|