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
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.
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.
DAVIS, D. Medical officer n/a 1918 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger
NUNNS, Joseph No Information 0-10 Mrs. Mary Ann Nunns (p) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger.
WALSH, Luke 129 Military Road, St. John's 8126 Patrick Walsh 1917 No No File missing. 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
SAUNDERS 2609 1916 No No File missing. Information from service ledger
WHITE, Arthur J. Stephenville, St. George District 1029 Telegraph operator 1915 No No
NANGLE, Thomas 0-20 Priest 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included.
JOHNSON, George MacNess Whiteway No information 0-28 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Appointed to Indian Army 1918.
EARLE, Clifford 17 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger
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
BUDGELL, Enos New Bay, Twillingate District 8152 Joseph Budgel (p) Fisherman 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
MARSHALL, Frederick Walter 131 Albert Palace Mansions, Battersea, United Kingdom 0-34 - 608 Mrs. F. W. Marshall 1914 No No PDF No attestation papers. Formerly London, England. Granted honourary commission.
AVERY, George Gladstone N/A No No Temporarily attached to Newfoundland Regiment for transport to Great Britain. Royal Naval Air Service 1915-1917.
ROWSELL, Reginald Bonavista, Bonavista District 0-151 John Rowsell (p) 1915 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF Attestation papers not included
WILLIAMS, Charles A. Corbin, Burin District 3363 Mrs. Silas Adams (p) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included
WILLIAMS, Willmet Dildo, Trinity District 1499 1915 No No Attestation papers not included
REEVES, William No information 0-230 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Attached to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) Ambulance Company.
MCNEIL, T.M. No information 0-146 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger
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.
FRAMPTON, John Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 626 Robert Frampton (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
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.
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
MACKANESS, C.L. n/a Dental Officer 1918 No No File missing. Attached as Dental Officer, Hazeley Camp.
BARTON, B.J. No information 0-229 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - Attached to Regiment as commanding officer from Yorkshire
TOCHER, J.W. 0-237 Doctor 1917 No No PDF Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)
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.
BRETT, Jonathan Fogo, Fogo District 537 Mary Brett (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREENE, William Howe 7 Waverley Road, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom 0-210 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included ; musketry instructor.
ANDERSON, Hugh Abercrombie St. John's 0-179 - 2120 John Anderson (p) 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included; Includes written articles, concert programmes by the RNR band, public presentations and fund raising efforts.
OREILLY, J.B. [Bertram] 0-236 Doctor 1919 No No Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical
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.
OUTERBRIDGE, Herbert Arthur St. John's - The 6th Paragon, Bath, England 0-141 Alice Margaret Outerbridge (s) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
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).
FRAMPTON, John Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 626 Robert Frampton (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MEIKLEJOHN, J. R. No information 0-219 1917 No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred from Border Regiment
MURPHY, James A. 3006 No No File missing, attestation not completed. Information from service ledger.
RENNIE, W. H. [William Hoyles] No information 0-244 1914 No No PDF Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. No attestation papers.
PERRY, Alfred Wards Harbour, Twillingate District 1273 Julia Perry (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, January 21, 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).
MACPHERSON, Cluny Queens Road, St. John's 0-8 Mrs. Cluny MacPherson (s) Doctor 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
BUGDEN, N. N/A 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).
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.
HANNAFORD, Patrick Maddox Cove, Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 4164 Andrew Hannaford (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PURCHASE, Abia Arthur 11 Longs Hill, St. John's 2995 Amelia Purchase (s) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
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
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
MCBAY, Burchill G. No information 600 No No Notice of death only. No information 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