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 email@example.com 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|
|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)|
|NOBLE, Albert John||No information||0-26||1917||No||No||Civilian appointment as honourary Lieutenant, liaison with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No attestation papers.|
|GILLINGHAM, Henry||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3008||21||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.|
|HOWLETT, C.||No information||0-153||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|KARN, Cyril J.||No information||0-297||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, July 1916.|
|BURTON, R. de H. [Reginald de Hardwicke]||0-198||1914||No||No||Attached from 13th Middlesex Regiment as commanding officer. Name from Hart's Annual Army List 1882.|
|EBSARY, Herbert N.||89 Southside Road, St. John's||2569||22||Assistant storekeeper||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DAVIS, James||Gambo, Bonavista District||5723||21||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Edward||1174||No||No||File missing; ledger entry 10/4/15 states undesirable.|
|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.|
|KING, William||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||8045||21||Woodsman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|WOODRUFFE, John Sheldon||0-164||1918||No||No||Attached from 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment|
|BROWN||N/A||No||No||Cadet battalion (special). Service number and given name unknown.|
|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.|
|URQUHART, James||No information||0-196||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Variant spelling of name - Urquart|
|ROBERTS, M. C. [Moses Chesley]||Native of Brigus||0-249||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No record in service ledger. One year service with RAMC..|
|SWEETSER, T.H.||N/A||Medical officer||1917||No||No||Attached to Regiment from United States Medical Corps, France; no service number. File missing. Information from 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|
|TOCHER, J.W.||0-237||Doctor||1917||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)|
|DOWNTON, H.||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|BENOIT, Laurence||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||8255||18||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|REEVES, William||No information||0-230||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Attached to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) Ambulance Company.|
|GROUCHY, Philip||No information||3323||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Discharged, under age.|
|RENNIE, W. H. [William Hoyles]||No information||0-244||1914||No||No||Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. No attestation papers.|
|POSTLETHWAITE, Robert Allan||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - Westmoreland, England, United Kingdom||0-66 - 1741||27||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|RIOUX, A. Ferdinand||No information||0-168||35||Executive assistant||1916||No||No||Granted temporary commission to the Regiment to allow for transport to England to take up service with the Army Service Corps.|
|BENOIT, Paul||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||8300||18||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|COURT||No information||0-250||No||No||Attestation papers not included; attached from RAMC|
|BARTON, B.J.||No information||0-229||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - Attached to Regiment as commanding officer from Yorkshire|
|CHUCK, George||Petrograde, Russia||2497||22||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CALDER, R.L||n/a||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number; file missing; information from ledger.|
|WARR, Charles T.||Little Harbour, Twillingate District||8078||37||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MACKANESS, C.L.||n/a||Dental Officer||1918||No||No||File missing. Attached as Dental Officer, Hazeley Camp.|
|AVERY, George Gladstone||N/A||No||No||Temporarily attached to Newfoundland Regiment for transport to Great Britain. Royal Naval Air Service 1915-1917.|
|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|
|FAIRWEATHER, S.D.||n/a||Medical officer||No||No||Attached to Regiment from RAMC; no service number or file; information from ledger.|
|JACKMAN, Michael J.||Renews, Ferryland District||8394||22||Labourer||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|EDWARDS, Leo||N/A||25||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).|
|FREW, Alexander||Medical officer||n/a||1915||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from 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|
|MOORE, John||St. John's - Dublin, Ireland||n/a||1914||Yes||No||Notes: Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. File missing; not in MSL; information from CWGC.|
|STOKES, H.F.||0-175||1916||No||No||Transferred to 1st Newfoundland Regiment at Ayr from Royal Irish Fusiliers.|
|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.|
|GRIMES, Rupert||St. John's||773||20||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|FUGES, C.||3104||No||No||Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger. Fatality: n/a|
|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.|
|DOUGHORTY, J.||No information||13661||No||No||Service number: 13661 Royal Munster Fusiliers. Doughorty was attached to the Newfoundland Contingent from 1 Mun. Fus [Munster Fusiliers]. Not in service ledger. Fatality: unknown.|
|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.|
|MAIDMENT, G. H..||No information||0-176||Chaplain||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|