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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 Enlistment Next of Kin Occupationsort descending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
HICKEY, Leo Francis 39 Angel Place, St. John's 0-117 - 1469 20 Michael Hickey (p) 1915 No No
KOOLERY, James 84 McFarlane Street, St. John's 4412 18 George Koolery (p) 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discharged underaged.
GARLAND, Charles Frederick 44 Carters Hill, St. John's 0-185 - 182 21 Annie Garland (p) 1914 No No
NUGENT, Michael Joseph Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-209 - 428 43 Mrs. Michael Nugent (s) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers.
OBRIEN, Augustus 28 1/2 Lime Street, St. John's 0-172 Mrs. Thomas O'Brien (p) 1914 Yes No Wednesday, October 18, 1916 PDF Attestation papers not included - Photograph of grave-site 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.
GROUCHY, Philip No information 3323 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Discharged, under age.
HADOW, Arthur L. 0-169 No No PDF Attached to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from Norfolk Regiment as Commanding Officer, Feb 1916 - Dec. 1917
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.
WHALEN, Arthur 36 George Street, St. John's 2095 19 Mary Ann Whalen (p) 1916 Roman Catholic No No
NUNNS, Joseph No Information 0-10 Mrs. Mary Ann Nunns (p) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger.
POSTLETHWAITE, Robert Allan Grand Falls, Twillingate District - Westmoreland, England, United Kingdom 0-66 - 1741 27 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
DONOVAN, Michael No information 531 1914 No No Discharge notice only; Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger.
SHORTALL, Richard Aloysius Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 0-78 - 395 23 Richard and Catherine Shortall (p) 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Includes document for Owen William Steele, 0-89 - 326 and Leo M. Shortall, 1940.
WILLAR, Harry 9 Bond Street, St. John's 8420 24 Wilhelmina Willar (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
SNOW, Joseph H. Norris Arm, Gander Bay 5766 20 John Snow 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HUTCHINGS, Richard Whitbourne, Trinity District 3366 18 Ambrose Hutchings (o) 1916 Yes No Saturday, March 30, 1918 File missing, Information from Service ledger.
FORD, Thomas Jackson's Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe district 1782 27 John Ford of Joseph (p) 1915 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
EDGAR, Charles Legallais 36 Freshwater Road, St. John's 0-203 - 199 24 Joseph H. Edgar (p) 1914 Yes No Monday, February 26, 1917 Photograph of gravesite included.
SUMMERS, Michael Francis 330 Water Street, St. John's 0-158 Michael J. Summers (p) 1914 Yes No Sunday, July 16, 1916 Attestation papers not included - Photograph of grave-site included.
WILLIAMS, Charles A. Corbin, Burin District 3363 Mrs. Silas Adams (p) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included
SMITH, Jacob Norman's Cove, Trinity Bay, Trinity District 8144 25 Mrs. Sarah Smith (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
CARTY, George Thomas Cochrane Street, St. John's 0-6 Isabell Carty (o) 1914 No No PDF I - Attestation papers not included.
WARFORD, Azariah South West Arm, Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8077 22 William R. Warford (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
WINDELER, Henry Stanton 11 Maxse Street, St. John's 0-3 H.D. Windeler (p) 1915 No No PDF Seconded to 46th BN. M.G. Corps.
JUPP, Henry Clifford Oliver Oldfields Farm, Pulborough, Sussex, United Kingdom 0-206 - 157 24 Mr. [William] Jupp (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers ; Also referred to as Clifford Henry ; Brother of Leonard John Jupp, # 162
BARTON, B.J. No information 0-229 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - Attached to Regiment as commanding officer from Yorkshire
FORSEY, John Gambo, Bonavista District 4433 18 Thomas Forsey (p) 1918 No No
HOLLETT, Malcolm Mercer Burin, Burin District 2078 24 Henry Hollett (p) 1916 Methodist No No Hollett was a Rhodes Scholar, discharged to attend Oxford.
LEHR, Henry 9 Plank Road, St. John's 8288 20 Mary Lehr (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
FRASER, Nutting Stewart 234 Duckworth Street, St. John's 0-47 - 1183 18 Dr. N.S. Fraser (p) 1914 No No Attested for short service.
WINDELER, V. G. No information 1889 No No No File missing. Not in service ledger; # 1889 is assigned to Philip Francis Power
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
HOWLETT, C. No information 0-153 1914 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
MARCH, John Wesley 50 Circular Road, St. John's 0-109 34 Amelia March (o) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
TAYLOR, Ronald 152 Casey Street, St. John's 8499 18 Hubert Taylor (p) 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
ASHFORD, William J. Harbour Breton, Fortune District 8421 18 Thomas William Ashford (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
WALSH, Michael No information 6343 No No Attestation papers not included Discharged from the Royal Army Medical Corps and attached to Royal Newfoundland Regiment for special duty without pay.
STONE, John Summer Hill Farm, Cock Pit Road, St. John's 8380 19 Harry Stone (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service 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.
WEIR, Harold Petty Harbour, St. John's West district 8127 20 Mary A. Weir (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from 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.
ROSE, Joshua 14 Franklin Avenue, St. John's 8436 43 Harriett Rose (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
RALEY, Arthur St. John's - 29 Campbell Road, Bedford, England, United Kingdom 0-149 Mrs. Raley (p) 1916 No No PDF I - Attestation papers not included.
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.
MURPHY, Leo Charles. 77 Prescott Street, St. John's 0-35 - 1384 25 Mrs. Josephine Murphy (p) 1915 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included. Essay “Arras!” located in file of Regt. # 0-168 seems to have been written by Murphy.
TAYLOR, Selby 10 Pleasant Street, St. John's 8460 25 Maud Taylor (s) 1917 Yes No Saturday, March 9, 1918 File missing. Information from service ledger.
BUCKLEY, John Botwood, Twillingate District 8448 50 Theresa Buckley (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HARRIS, Lloyd Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4427 18 Reverend William Harris (p) 1918 Methodist No No
DULEY, Cyril Chancey 51 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 0-39 - 872 24 Thomas James Duley (p) 1914 No No PDF See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document