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|
|PURCHASE, Abia Arthur||11 Longs Hill, St. John's||2995||Amelia Purchase (s)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LODER, Thomas E.||No information||0-14||Clergyman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|HUSSEY, Edward||St. John's||2856||[William?] Hussey (p)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included, Home Defense only.|
|GANE, Sidney||90 Cochrane St., St. John's / Lindertis, Prestwick, Ayreshire, Scotland, United Kingdom||0-103||Mrs. Charlotte Gane (p) / Mrs. Gane (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.|
|FACEY, M.L.||n/a||Chaplin||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger|
|FRANKLIN, William Hodgson (W.H.)||St. John's||0-27||Sarah Franklin (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BARTON, B.J.||No information||0-229||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - Attached to Regiment as commanding officer from Yorkshire|
|FORBES-ROBERTSON, James||No information||0-2||No||No||Attached as 2nd in Command July 1916 - Aug. 1917|
|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.|
|CHAPLIN, Harold G.||0-243||Mark Chaplin||Doctor||1916||Yes||No||Monday, June 5, 1916||Correspondence; Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger; not attached to Newfoundland Regiment;Royal Naval Reserve attached to Royal Navy vessel HMS Hampshire (lost 5 June 1916)|
|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.|
|AVERY, George Gladstone||N/A||No||No||Temporarily attached to Newfoundland Regiment for transport to Great Britain. Royal Naval Air Service 1915-1917.|
|CARTER, John||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||1360||John Carter (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Age of Enlistment: 1915 ?|
|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.|
|NEWHOOK, Leander||3129||No||No||Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MURPHY, James A.||3006||No||No||File missing, attestation not completed. Information from service ledger.|
|NUNNS, Joseph||No Information||0-10||Mrs. Mary Ann Nunns (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger.|
|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.|
|HALL, William||6 Murray Street, St. John's||352||Francis Hall (p)||Draper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|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).|
|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|
|CLUETT, Vincent||Belleoram, Fortune District||0-97||Sarah Cluett (p)||1916||Yes||No||Monday, November 26, 1917||Attestation papers not included|
|FITZPATRICK, J.||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).|
|WINDELER, Henry Stanton||11 Maxse Street, St. John's||0-3||H.D. Windeler (p)||1915||No||No||Seconded to 46th BN. M.G. Corps.|
|MCGRATH, John||Colliers, Harbour Main District||1995||Mrs Emily McGrath (p)||1915||No||No||Also contains information relating to service # 2065 Patrick Pender Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.|
|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)|
|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.|
|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|
|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.|
|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)|
|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.|
|KENNEDY, Augustus||115 New Gower Street, St. John's||6081||15||Frank Kennedy (p)||Barber||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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).|
|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|
|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)|
|HUTCHINS, Harold||Greenspond, Bonavista District||602||17||Mr. Hutchins (p)||Storekeeper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|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.|
|MORRIS, John Edgar||2 Feild Street, St. John's||120||17||George and Agnes Morris (p)||Truckman - telegraph operator||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2002X|
|ROWE, Nelson J.||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||8350||17||John Edward Rowe (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TIBBO, Richard||St. John's||4411||17||Richard Tibbo (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Number also assigned to Charles Lewis. I.|
|BOONE, Lewis B.||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||2019||17||Samuel Boone (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|THOMEY, James||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4089||17||Maggie Thomey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17|
|RICHARDS, Robie||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||n/a||17||Drummer (formerly druggist)||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included (underaged) - No service number, listed as drummer (special); misfiled documents microfilmed under Regt.# 4702.|
|WARREN, Gilbert S.||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||1649||17||Edward Warren (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SEAWARD, John||Cupids, Port de Grave District||8290||17||Frederick Seaward (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|EZEKIEL, Joseph George||Gallows Cove, Harbour Main||2272||17||Thomas Ezekiel (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FRASER, Hazen||234 Duckworth Street, St. John's||2404||17||Dr. N.S. Fraser (p)||Student||1916||Presbyterian||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|