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 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 Enlistmentsort descending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
CROWE, Henry S. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-25 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
MACKAY, Murdoch James Scotland, United Kingdom 0-138 - 1861 1915 No No PDF No attestation papers - formerly of the Seaforth Highlanders; Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel; Variant spelling of name: Murdock
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.
MADDICK, Henry Morton 350 Water Street / Sudbury Street, St. John's 140 William Maddick (o) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. Granted commission 1916.
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.
FORBES-ROBERTSON, James No information 0-2 No No PDF Attached as 2nd in Command July 1916 - Aug. 1917
BERNERS, Ralph Abercrombie 0-220 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - Transferred from Royal Welsh Fusiliers
HUMBY, Edward No information 8084 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
PARDY, John R. [Richard] Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2788 John Pardy 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Unfit for service; Discrepancy in name: Attestation signed Hardy; Ledger completed as Pardy
WILLIAMS, Charles A. Corbin, Burin District 3363 Mrs. Silas Adams (p) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included
WAKEFIELD, Arthur William No information 0-101 Doctor 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)
HOWLETT, C. No information 0-153 1914 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
LANNON, James Joseph No information 1001 No No File missing; ledger indicates discharged 10/4/15 as undesirable
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
CARTER, Cyril Boyd 7 Church Hill, St. John's 0-95 H.D. Carter (p) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included.
DURBAN, George H. No information 0-296 1925 No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included; no entry in service ledger
HADOW, Arthur L. 0-169 No No PDF Attached to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from Norfolk Regiment as Commanding Officer, Feb 1916 - Dec. 1917
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).
NOBLE, Albert John No information 0-26 1917 No No Civilian appointment as honourary Lieutenant, liaison with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No attestation papers.
TAIT, Arch C. No information 0-248 Doctor 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; no record in service ledger.
OGRADY, James J. 0-143 Mrs. J.J O'Grady (s) 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
ADAMS, Harold No information n/a 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
TAYLOR, Hayward No information 2858 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Service ledger notes he attested for home duty only.
EATON, Duncan McKinnon St. John's 811 Dry goods clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.
BRUSHETT, A. H. 3121 1916 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.
TAIT, Robert Holland 267 Duckworth Street, St. John's 0-11 Dr. J.S. Tait (p) 1916 No No PDF I - Attestation papers not included
GREENE, William Howe 7 Waverley Road, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom 0-210 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included ; musketry instructor.
TIMEWELL, Henry Alfred No information 0-180 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Discharged in United Kingdom, possibily from UK
NUNNS, Joseph No Information 0-10 Mrs. Mary Ann Nunns (p) 1914 No No PDF 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
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
KNIGHT, James St. Pierre Birmingham, England, United Kingdom 0-239 Mrs. James S.P. Knight 1915 No Information No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC).
KEATING, Michael No information 2903 1916 No No Attestation papers not included.
MCNEIL, T.M. No information 0-146 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger
LAWLOR, Edward No information n/a Bugler 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
COURT No information 0-250 No No Attestation papers not included; attached from RAMC
KARN, Cyril J. No information 0-297 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, July 1916.
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.
DONNELLY, James John 169 Gower Street, St. John's 0-92 Bridget Donnelly (p) 1915 Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 PDF Attestation papers not included
PYNN, Frank No Information 1033 1915 No No No information in service ledger; released May 1915.
GOODYEAR, Harold Kenneth Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-74 - 1193 Louisa Goodyear (p) 1915 No No Partial attestation papers included. Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred his commission to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917. Includes documents relating to Regt. # 3428 Patrick Whelan.
MCBAY, Burchill G. No information 600 No No Notice of death only. No information in service ledger.
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.
BARRETT, R. [Ralph] No information 0-247 1918 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Member of Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force.