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|
|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.|
|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.|
|CHESON [CHAISSON], Julian||Cape George, St. George District||2791||26||Jane Cheson (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Chesson, Chiasson|
|MCNEILL, Hector John||47 Merry Meeting Road, St. John's - Power Street, St. John's||0-1 - 0-190 - 31||25||Fanny McNeill (p)||Electrician||1914||No||No||Variant spelling of name - McNeil|
|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)|
|BUTLER, Henry Albert||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||0-199 - 325||23||Reuben Butler (p)||Student||1914||No||No|
|NOBLE, Albert John||No information||0-26||1917||No||No||Civilian appointment as honourary Lieutenant, liaison with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No attestation papers.|
|FRENCH, William||Brigus, Port de Grave District||3375||23||James French (p)||School teacher||1917||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Hayward||100 Casey Street, St. John's||8250||19||Mrs. Rosanna Taylor (p)||Labourer||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|HOWLETT, C.||No information||0-153||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|CLIFT, John||100 Military Road, St. John's||0-177 - 503||21||J.A. Clift (p)||Bank clerk||1914||No||No|
|CLARE, Joseph William||34 Codners Lane, St. John's||0-111 - 536||24||John Clare (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|DORAN, Michael J.||41 Duckworth Street, St. John's||2583||26||Miss Mary Doran (o)||Clerk||1916||No||No|
|BERNARD, A. E. [Adolph Ernest]||St. John's - 16 West Avenue, Leicester, England, United Kingdom||0-157||Mae Ernest Bernard (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included Includes records of Officers Mess, 1/Bn Royal Newfoundland Regiment|
|JACKMAN, Michael Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||733||19||D.J. Jackman||Clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Documents of Private W. White, service #739 included.|
|PIGGOTT, Walter||9 Monroe Street, St. John's||296||25||Henry Piggott (p)||Storekeeper||1914||No||No|
|AYRE, Eric S||Circular Road, St. John's||0-91||Mrs. E. S. Ayre (s)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Attestation papers not included.|
|DURBAN, George H.||No information||0-296||1925||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included; no entry in service ledger|
|WALSH, Michael J.||No information||8306||20||Michael Walsh (p)||1917||No||No||Information from service ledger. Demobilized in St. John's.|
|CARTY, George Thomas||Cochrane Street, St. John's||0-6||Isabell Carty (o)||1914||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included.|
|CLUNEY, Leo||24 Stephen Street, St. John's||8378||19||James Cluney||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MORRIS, Ernest Ledrew||St. George, St. George District||4352||21||William Morris (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Found unfit for service.|
|NORRIS, Stephen Casimir||Three Arms, Twillingate District||0-105 - 921||22||James Norris (p)||Assistant manager, general merchant||1915||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916||Not in service ledger; microfilm label is James Norris (father's name)|
|SEARS, Michael Francis||82 New Gower Street, St. John's||73||22||James Chafe (p)||Barber||1914||No||No|
|BURKE, Martin||St. John's||1007||20||Patrick Burke (o)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|EARLES, Edward||Battery Road, St. John's||2650||21||Mrs. Edward Earles (p)||Labourer||1916||No||No|
|ODEA, Leo Patrick||16 York Street, St. John's||186||19||John E. O'Dea (p)||Upholsterer||1914||No||No|
|SHAEEN, Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District - Beirut, Syria (now Lebanon)||712||24||Angela Shaeen (s)||Merchant||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Sheen, Sheehan.|
|NOSEWORTHY, Edward||1174||No||No||File missing; ledger entry 10/4/15 states undesirable.|
|MACKANESS, C.L.||n/a||Dental Officer||1918||No||No||File missing. Attached as Dental Officer, Hazeley Camp.|
|HIGGINS, Edmund James||St. John's||756||28||Mrs. James Higgins (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, July 2, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included ; Previously transcribed as Edward|
|CLOUSTON, Alan Roy||95 Forest Road, St. John's||0-282 - 2320||18||John Clouston (p)||1916||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Allan.|
|HARVEY, Guy W.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-194||30||Mrs. John Harvey (p)||Civil engineer||1917||No||No||Also see #0-33, Gerald Cockburn Harvey, for documents relating to this soldier.|
|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|
|SPRY, Herbert||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||275||21||William Parsons (o)||Shoemaker||1914||No||No|
|AYRE, Gerald Walter||Circular Road, St. John's||0-106 - 869||23||Fred W. Ayre (p)||Salesman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|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.|
|JONES, Arthur||Broad Cove [St. Phillips], St. John's West District||1806||32||Susannah (p)||Farmer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CURRAN, Eugene||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8488||18||John Curran||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|LAYMAN, Leo||57 Wickford Street, St. John's||2284||20||Gregory Layman (p)||Labourer||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Leamond|
|FORAN, Sebastian||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-55 - 708||21||Patrick J. Foran (p)||Paper maker||1914||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Charles G.||46 Water Street East, St. John's||0-287 - 3066||20||Thomas J. McGrath (p)||Student||1918||No||No|
|CHIVERAUX, Simeon||Main River Gut, St. George District||8474||54||Alice Chiveraux (s)||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger; Variant spelling of name - Chiveiaux.|
|BUTLER, Bertram||Topsail, Harbour Main District||0-152 - 146||24||John J. Butler (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Butler's Regimental number was previously recorded as 258. Corrected Apr. 2015.|
|CLOUSTON, Andrew Mearns||Patrick Street, St. John's||0-155 - 622||19||Annie Clouston (p)||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Attestation papers not included.|
|WOODRUFFE, John Sheldon||0-164||1918||No||No||Attached from 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment|
|HICKEY, Leo Francis||39 Angel Place, St. John's||0-117 - 1469||20||Michael Hickey (p)||1915||No||No|
|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.|