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|
|RENDELL, Frederick George A.||73 Military Road, St. John's||0-32||Mrs. F.J.W. Rendell (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|CROWE, Henry S.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-25||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|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.|
|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)|
|STEVENSON, Alfred||St. John's||1622||William Joseph Stevenson (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 8, 1917|
|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|
|FORBES-ROBERTSON, James||No information||0-2||No||No||Attached as 2nd in Command July 1916 - Aug. 1917|
|HUMBY, Edward||No information||8084||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|PIPPY, Wilfred J.||Springdale Street, St. John's||0-48||Mrs. W. J. Pippy (s)||1914||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|
|BERNERS, Ralph Abercrombie||0-220||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - Transferred from Royal Welsh Fusiliers|
|PATERSON, Lamont||Queens Road, St. John's||0-7||Mrs. L. Patterson (p)||1914||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included|
|WIGHTON, Charles||Earls Court, London, United Kingdom||0-75||Margaret Wighton (o)||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, November 25, 1915||Attestation papers not included|
|NOBLE, Albert John||No information||0-26||1917||No||No||Civilian appointment as honourary Lieutenant, liaison with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No attestation papers.|
|LEWIS, Charles Victor||St. John's||3217||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 24, 1919||Attestation papers not included. Enrolled with Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve 19 Aug. 1915. Enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment 9 Nov. 1916, transferred to NRNR 13 Nov. 1916. See also Regt. #1640 for additional information.|
|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.|
|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.|
|BROWN||N/A||No||No||Cadet battalion (special). Service number and given name unknown.|
|OGRADY, James J.||0-143||Mrs. J.J O'Grady (s)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|BUTLER, Harold Scott||Burin, Burin District||796||Martha Butler (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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.|
|GOODRIDGE, Herbert||St. John's||0-154||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|LODER, Thomas E.||No information||0-14||Clergyman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|MERCER, Arthur||60 Barters Hill, St. John's||n/a||14||Student||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|COUGHLAN, Wilfred L.||63 Prescott Street, St. John's||n/a||15||Student||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|KENNEDY, Augustus||115 New Gower Street, St. John's||6081||15||Frank Kennedy (p)||Barber||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NICOL, Rex Emmanuel||St. John's||1740||15||Charles M. Nichol||Tailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15 Variant spelling of name - Nichol.|
|JOHNSTON, James||115 Circular Road, St. John's||n/a||15||Jacob / Susan Johnston (p)||Bugler||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special); Variant spelling of name - Johnson.|
|CHAMBERS, Malcolm G.||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2369||15||Walter Chambers (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age, Chambers claimed to be 18. His birth certificate proved he was 15.|
|PHELAN, Douglas Edward||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2975||15||James Phelan (p)||Mason||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15|
|MCCORMACK, James||Southside Road, St. John's||n/a||16||Bugler||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|PARSLEY, Patrick||4 Hunts Lane, St. John's||n/a||16||Student||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|KING, Frederick S.||Bauline, St. John's East District||3457||16||Isaac King (p)||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger; Underage and medically unfit.|
|WALSH, Albert||Battery Road, St. John's||N/A||16||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|JACKSON, Walter||Cavendish, Trinity District||8104||16||Mr. And Mrs. William James Jackson (p)||Millman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WISEMAN, William F.||St. John's||1628||17||James Wiseman (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLIS, Neil||Highlands, St. George District||2385||17||Alexander Gillis (p)||Mill hand||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STARES, Harry||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||8265||17||Allan Stares (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Stares was born 1903 and was underage at enlistment. Family notes he was sent home. Service ledger entry shows he served until 1919.|
|TUCKER, Walter||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4390||17||Ellen Dogan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOONE, Lewis B.||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||2019||17||Samuel Boone (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|YOUNG, Michael||Clam Bank Cove, St. George District||8287||17||Mary Young (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUFFETT, James||Freshwater Road, St. John's||6198||17||William Duffett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FENNELL, Thomas||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||6193||17||Johanna Fennell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SEAWARD, John||Cupids, Port de Grave District||8290||17||Frederick Seaward (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|OXFORD, Henry||Rencontre, Fortune District||2926||17||Samuel Oxford (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORRIS, Cyril Sharman||9 Fenchurch Street, London, England, United Kingdom||3058||17||Percy Morris (p)||Student||1917||No||No||Attested for short service|
|SEARS, James||82 New Gower Street, St. John's||2410||17||William Sears (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers for Newfoundland Forestry Companies and Newfoundland Regiment.|
|JANES, Lewis||Phillips Head, Twillingate District||8266||17||Dorcas Lidstone (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|