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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
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
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
SULEY [SULLEY], William A. [Ambrose] Southern Harbour, Conception Bay 1616 22 Mary Bess Suley (p) 1915 Roman Catholic No No Family spelling is Sulley; attestation and other documents completed as Suley
CLUETT, Vincent Belleoram, Fortune District 0-97 Sarah Cluett (p) 1916 Yes No Monday, November 26, 1917 Attestation papers not included
WELLS, Archibald Tickle Point, Twillingate District 8172 20 Henry T. Wells (p) 1917 No No 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.
PARSONS, William John North Side, Burin, Burin District 438 22 George Parsons (p) 1914 No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Jan. 1918.
GREENE, Walter Martin Bell Island, St. John's East District 0-43 - 266 20 Catherine Greene (p) 1914 Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 PDF
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.
BERNARD, A. E. [Adolph Ernest] St. John's - 16 West Avenue, Leicester, England, United Kingdom 0-157 Mae Ernest Bernard (p) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included Includes records of Officers Mess, 1/Bn Royal Newfoundland Regiment
HADOW, Arthur L. 0-169 No No PDF Attached to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from Norfolk Regiment as Commanding Officer, Feb 1916 - Dec. 1917
COLLINS, Joseph New Gower Street, St. John's 3210 Mrs. William Harvey (o) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included.
BERNERS, Ralph Abercrombie 0-220 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - Transferred from Royal Welsh Fusiliers
FREEBAIRN, Charles A. Ferryland, Ferryland District 2811 19 Dr. Robert Freebairn (p) 1916 No No File missing.
YOUNG, Herbert Twillingate, Twillingate District 8365 19 Henry Young (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
YOUNG, John Bank Head, St. George District 8369 37 Mary Young (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
GORDON, G.S. No information n/a 1916 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.
BUGDEN, G. N/A 1917 No No Attestation papers not included. No service number, listed as bugler (special).
BUDGELL, George New Bay, Twillingate District 8423 42 John A. Budgell (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger
READ, Charles Woody Point, St. Barbe District 8251 18 Charles Read (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HUSSEY, Edward St. John's 2856 [William?] Hussey (p) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included, Home Defense only.
DONOVAN, Michael No information 531 1914 No No Discharge notice only; Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger.
HOGAN, Alden Joseph St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 237 19 Dr. William Hogan (p) 1914 No No
TIMEWELL, Henry Alfred No information 0-180 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Discharged in United Kingdom, possibily from UK
MATHIAS, T.G. No information 0-245 1918 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from Welsh Regiment
ROWSELL, Reginald Bonavista, Bonavista District 0-151 John Rowsell (p) 1915 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF Attestation papers not included
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.
ROSS, Hector Hugh Alexander 14 Victoria Street, St. John's 0-96 - 768 22 H. Ross (p) 1914 No No Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.
MEAD, William Seal Cove, Hermitage Bay, Fortune district 8254 29 John Mead 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
BULGIN, Hubert Back Harbour, Twillingate district 8011 25 Susan Watkins (p) 1917 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.
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.
MONTGOMERIE, Alexander St. John's 0-4 Mrs. Montgomerie (s) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
RENDELL, Walter Frederic 73 Military Road, St. John's 0-5 26 Mrs.F.J.W. Rendell (p) 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Attestation papers not included.
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.
REID, Robert Bruce Circular Road, St. John's 0-218 - 593 20 William Duff Reid (p) 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SINNOTT, Sylvester 27 Mullock Street, St. John's 2089 24 Sarah Hefforn (p) 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MARTIN, Bert Ordnance Street/Gower Street, St. John's 4459 23 Frank Martin (p) Accountant 1918 Congregationalist No No
MARTIN, William Ronald 159 Gower Street, St. John's 75 19 William Martin (p) Accountant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
WOODS, Thomas 114 Water Street West, St. John's 3395 27 Richard Woods (o) Coachman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Nathaniel Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4742 18 James Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MACKAY, Matthias Bryants Cove, Harbour Grace District 6309 21 Edward Mackey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Norman Kitchens Hill, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2877 24 Charles Martin (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917.
MARTIN, Peter. Flat Rock, St. John's East District 4491 18 Patrick Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Richard B. Bulls Cove, Burin District 2936 18 Bessie Williams (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 4, 1917
MATCHEM, James Gaultois, Fortune District 3553 20 William Matchem (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARSHALL, Augustus Carbonear, Carbonear District 4727 22 Augustus G. Marshall (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MATE, Joseph Port Rexton, Trinity District 3608 21 Mary (Henry) Mate (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Samuel Shoe Cove, Twillingate District 4021 19 Samuel Martin (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MARTIN, Stephen Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1998 19 Eli Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917