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|
|EDENS, Francis Augustine||39 Queen's Road, St. John's||0-137 - 2894||18||T.J. Edens (p)||Bank clerk||1916||No||No|
|ASHFORD, William J.||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||8421||18||Thomas William Ashford (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|GARLAND, Charles Frederick||44 Carters Hill, St. John's||0-185 - 182||21||Annie Garland (p)||1914||No||No|
|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|
|WOODS, Lloyd W.||68 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||0-184 - 660||24||Sydney Woods (p)||1914||No||No|
|BURDEN, Frederick William||Duckworth Street, St. John's||M-9-15-25||Mrs. F.W. Burden (s)||Medical officer||1915||No||No||No attestation papers. Not in service ledger; Honourary appointment.|
|RICHARDS, John Edwin||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||715||19||William Richards (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|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.|
|FISHER, Ernest||69 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||3516||18||Robert Fisher (p)||Butcher||1917||Yes||No||Thursday, November 29, 1917|
|STREAT [STREET], John||27 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8315||24||Rose Streat [STREET] (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Surname in service ledger is Streat; family indicated correct spelling is Street.|
|MURPHY, Michael||St. John's||1277||19||Mary Murphy (p)||Cooper||1915||No||No||Not in service ledger.|
|KEAN, S.G.||No information||0-240||No information||No information||1916||No||No||Granted temporary commission to the Regiment for transport to Great Britain to take up service with the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). Served as Medical Officer for Repatriation Draft, March 1919. File included documents for W.E. Procunier, # 0-235.|
|CONWAY, Philip James||St. John's||1128||20||Kate Conway (p)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|WELLS, Archibald||Tickle Point, Twillingate District||8172||20||Henry T. Wells (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|PINSENT, Steward||Dildo, Trinity District||1158||25||Emma Pinsent (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Stewart on family correspondence; signature is Steward|
|BUCKLEY, John||Botwood, Twillingate District||8448||50||Theresa Buckley (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|EDENS, John Francis Joseph||39 Queens Road, St. John's||0-83 - 883||19||T.J. Edens (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|STEPHENSON, David||Devon, England, United Kingdom||701||26||Edith Stephenson (p)||Watchmaker||1914||No||No|
|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.|
|MAIDMENT, G. H..||No information||0-176||Chaplain||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|GREENE, Walter Martin||Bell Island, St. John's East District||0-43 - 266||20||Catherine Greene (p)||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|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||Attestation papers not included Includes records of Officers Mess, 1/Bn Royal Newfoundland Regiment|
|OTOOLE, Frank||261 Water Street, St. John's||0-64 - 365||22||Minnie Miller (p)||1914||Yes||No||Friday, October 12, 1917||I|
|HADOW, Arthur L.||0-169||No||No||Attached to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from Norfolk Regiment as Commanding Officer, Feb 1916 - Dec. 1917|
|STEELE, Owen William||100 Water Street, St. John's||0-89 - 326||27||Samuel Owen Steele (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 8, 1916||I - See also service #0-78 -395.|
|MESSERVY, Albert Arthur||Sandy Point, St. George District||2853||18||Neiron Messervy (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Messervey|
|POWER, Stephen John||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1205||24||James Power (p)||Miner||1915||No||No|
|FROST, William Bertram||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8109||19||Lumberman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|PROWSE, William||St. John's||925||22||Charles Prowse (p)||Grocer||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 18, 1916|
|CLUETT, Vincent||Belleoram, Fortune District||0-97||Sarah Cluett (p)||1916||Yes||No||Monday, November 26, 1917||Attestation papers not included|
|MURPHY, Matthew||St. John's||2069||19||James Murphy (p)||Clerk||1916||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Stanley Charles||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-40 - 334||26||Josiah Goodyear (p)||Logging contractor||1914||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 10, 1917|
|BUDGELL, Enos||New Bay, Twillingate District||8152||Joseph Budgel (p)||Fisherman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|EDENS, Leonard A.||39 Queens Road, St. John's||0-53 - 2547||24||T.J. Edens (p)||Student||1916||Yes||No||Monday, March 18, 1918||Had been investigated as a possible POW. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1918.|
|WALSH, Frank||St. Mary's, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4720||20||James Walsh (p)||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HOPKINS, Thomas Roland||Hearts Content, Trinity District||887||23||Mr. And Mrs. Hopkins (p)||Draper||1915||No||No|
|COLLINS, Joseph||New Gower Street, St. John's||3210||Mrs. William Harvey (o)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BROWN, William||Little Harbour, Twillingate District||2183||25||Mrs. Eliza Keefe (o)||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, May 9, 1917||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|FIELD, Larry||4 Dalys Lane, St. John's||153||20||John F. Field (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|MCKAY, J. J.||No information||0-145||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|BERNERS, Ralph Abercrombie||0-220||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - Transferred from Royal Welsh Fusiliers|
|GOODRIDGE, Herbert||St. John's||0-154||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|FREEBAIRN, Charles A.||Ferryland, Ferryland District||2811||19||Dr. Robert Freebairn (p)||1916||No||No||File missing.|
|LEARNING, George||St. John's||764||19||James Learning (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|YOUNG, Herbert||Twillingate, Twillingate District||8365||19||Henry Young (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|CHATMAN, Albert||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||2278||24||William Chatman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|TILLY, Lawrence||Clarenville, Trinity District||1404||18||Annie Tilly||Farmer||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Discrepancy in name: Tilley|
|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.|
|COADY, Andrew||St. John's||775 - 8096||19||Richard Coady (o)||Labourer||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917|