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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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|
|WELLS, Archibald||Tickle Point, Twillingate District||8172||20||Henry T. Wells (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|PATERSON, W.T.||n/a||Medical officer||1919||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|CANDOW, John||New Gower Street, St. John's||3246||20||David Candow (p)||Lineman||1916||No||No|
|MCKAY, Stewart||Seal Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe district||5613||20||Edward McKay (p)||1918||Yes||No||Monday, July 8, 1918||Date of Death: 08 July 1918 from CWGC File missing. Information from service ledger. MacKay in CWGC|
|IVANY, William||Hodders Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District||2353||21||Mrs. Charles Wattion (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|MURPHY, William John||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||975||23||Johanna Murphy (o)||Labourer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, October 9, 1915|
|STANFORD, Reginald Fred||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-255 - 1308||19||Ida Stanford (p)||1915||No||No||Partial attestation papers included.|
|REID, Robert Bruce||Circular Road, St. John's||0-218 - 593||20||William Duff Reid (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CHAFE, Robert George||147 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2074||22||Frederick Chafe (p)||Clerk||1916||No||No||I|
|HOULAHAN, James Patrick||Cape St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||500||26||Patrick M. Houlihan (p)||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in name: documents state both Houlahan and Houlihan|
|CLEGGE [CLEGG, E.B.].||n/a||1914||No||No||File missing. Officer of 9th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Attached to Newfoundland Regiment as Commanding Officer, Pond Farm Camp, Salisbury Plains.|
|AYRE, Gerald Walter||Circular Road, St. John's||0-106 - 869||23||Fred W. Ayre (p)||Salesman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|TAIT, Robert Holland||267 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-11||Dr. J.S. Tait (p)||1916||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included|
|SEABRIGHT, George||Botwood, Twillingate District||2360||20||George Seabright (p)||Railroad hand||1916||No||No|
|HOWLEY, Richard Alexander||No information||0-1||1924||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger; See # 0-135 - 2273 for misfiled documents; Includes documents relating to John A. McGrath, Regt. # 0-135-2273 (and Royal Dublin Fusiliers).|
|GOSNEY, Ernest Alfred||Black River, Placentia-St. Marys District||2822||18||Archibald Gosney (p)||Cook||1916||No||No|
|LANNON, James Joseph||No information||1001||No||No||File missing; ledger indicates discharged 10/4/15 as undesirable|
|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.|
|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|
|MOORE, Alexander||Codroy Valley, St. George District||2997||22||Josephine Moore (p)||Sailor||1916||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Charles G.||46 Water Street East, St. John's||0-287 - 3066||20||Thomas J. McGrath (p)||Student||1918||No||No|
|CHAFE, Eric Reginald Augustus||61 Springdale Street, St. John's||0-49 - 52||19||Levi Chafe (p)||Office clerk||1914||No||No|
|FISHER, Ernest||69 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||3516||18||Robert Fisher (p)||Butcher||1917||Yes||No||Thursday, November 29, 1917|
|MEIKLEJOHN, J. R.||No information||0-219||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Transferred from Border Regiment|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Edward Walter||St. John's||0-148||Elizabeth Vere-Holloway (s)||1915||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included. Temporary assignment|
|HUTCHINGS, Richard||Whitbourne, Trinity District||3366||18||Ambrose Hutchings (o)||1916||Yes||No||Saturday, March 30, 1918||File missing, Information from Service ledger.|
|HALLERAN, Patrick||St. Vincents, Placentia-St. Marys District||2361||22||Frank Halleran (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|SIMMONS, William||Green's Harbour, Trinity Bay, Trinity district||8205||21||Charles Simmons (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Married 1918; contact changed to spouse but new information not given.|
|CAREW, David Michael||St. John's||776||19||David Carew (p)||Shoeworker||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 7, 1915||Also see # 253 for additional document.|
|COLLINS, Joseph||New Gower Street, St. John's||3210||Mrs. William Harvey (o)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|FAIRWEATHER, S.D.||n/a||Medical officer||No||No||Attached to Regiment from RAMC; no service number or file; information from ledger.|
|HOWELL, Charles A.||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||3284||23||Charles Howell (p)||Miner||1916||No||No|
|GOSSE, Ira Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District- St. John's||716||20||Joseph Gosse||Telegraph operator||1914||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|CLEMENT, T.W.||n/a||Medical officer||1918||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|AYRE, Wilfred Douglas||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||0-104 - 164||20||Charles P. Ayre (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HICKS, Alonzo||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||2357||18||William Hicks (p)||Fireman||1916||No||No|
|PELLEY, Douglas||Rattling Brook, Twillingate District||3456||20||Jabez Pelley (p)||Fisherman||1917||No||No|
|GARLAND, Charles Frederick||44 Carters Hill, St. John's||0-185 - 182||21||Annie Garland (p)||1914||No||No|
|BERNERS, Ralph Abercrombie||0-220||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - Transferred from Royal Welsh Fusiliers|
|JOHNSON, George MacNess Whiteway||No information||0-28||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Appointed to Indian Army 1918.|
|DICKS, Christopher Bertram||20 Flower Hill, St. John's||0-38 - 33||31||Jacob Dicks (p)||Clerk, Government Engineer's Office||1914||No||No|
|HICKEY, Richard John||St. John's||779||23||Richard John Hickey (p)||Electrical engineer||1914||No||No|
|DRISCOLL, Edward||53 Feild Street, St. John's||8371||31||Susan Driscoll (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|POWER, Nicholas J.||St. John's||319||24||Street car conductor||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger.|
|STRONG, Charles St. Clair||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's - Southside Road, St. John's||0-9 - 30||25||William G. Strong (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Monday, April 15, 1918||I|
|MAHER, Pierce||61 Lime Street, St. John's||591||26||Mrs. Maher (s)||Labourer||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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|BUCKLEY, John||Botwood, Twillingate District||8448||50||Theresa Buckley (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|