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|
|PYNN, Frank||No Information||1033||1915||No||No||No information in service ledger; released May 1915.|
|KARN, Cyril J.||No information||0-297||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, July 1916.|
|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|
|CALDER, R.L||n/a||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number; file missing; information from ledger.|
|LANGDON, Thomas Edward||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||1824||31||Henry Langdon Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1915||No||No|
|PATERSON, Reginald Grant||Queens Road, St. John's||0-15 - 504||19||Dr. L. Paterson (o)||Student||1914||No||No|
|BELBIN, Charles Chesley||113 Cabot Street, St. John's||0-51 - 167||21||Jacob Belbin (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||No||No||I|
|ONEILL, Leo||Southside, St. John's||4062||18||Patrick O'Neill (p)||Teamster||1917||No||No|
|STONE, Harry Joseph||Main Street, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2755||18||William Stone (p)||Mechanic||1916||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|MELLOR, Frederick Courtney||Cuckholds Cove, Trinity District||0-77 - 91||26||Reverend J.C. Mellor (p)||Cable operator||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Formerly resident of Kentville, NS, Canada|
|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|
|CHESON [CHAISSON], Julian||Cape George, St. George District||2791||26||Jane Cheson (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Chesson, Chiasson|
|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)|
|NOFTALL, Chesley||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||1032||19||Reuben Noftall||Labourer||1915||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Chesley seemed to have enlisted under the name of Moftall; however, he listed his next of kin as Noftall. All the official paperwork was generated under the name Moftall. This may have been a spelling error by the enlisting officer, a possible name change by the soldier, etc.|
|OAKE, Bertram William||Fogo, Fogo District||539||23||Ham Oake (p)||Clerk||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.|
|BARRETT, Harold George||50 Freshwater Road, St. John's||0-69 - 798||22||Henry G. Barrett (p)||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|DEMPSTER, James||St. John's||755||19||James Earnest Dempster (p)||Paper maker||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|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.|
|PEDDELL, John Joseph||34 Pleasant Street, St. John's||705||20||William Peddell (p)||Steward||1914||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Peddle|
|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.|
|MELVILLE, Charles Andrews||54 Burlington Road, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom||0-272 - 759||25||David Melville (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|WALSH, Michael J.||No information||8306||20||Michael Walsh (p)||1917||No||No||Information from service ledger. Demobilized in St. John's.|
|MURPHY, William John||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||975||23||Johanna Murphy (o)||Labourer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, October 9, 1915|
|IRVINE, James Main.||78 Circular Road, St. John's||0-42 - 49||23||James Irvine (p)||Butcher||1914||No||No|
|CLUNEY, Leo||24 Stephen Street, St. John's||8378||19||James Cluney||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|COURAGE, Roland||Garnish, Fortune District||3273||22||John R. Courage (p)||School teacher||1916||No||No|
|STEWART, Henry||Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom||618||27||Alice Stewart (s)||Tinsmith||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|ODEA, Leo Patrick||16 York Street, St. John's||186||19||John E. O'Dea (p)||Upholsterer||1914||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Walter William||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8075||22||James Andrews (p)||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included; discharge sheet only.|
|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|
|SPRY, Herbert||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||275||21||William Parsons (o)||Shoemaker||1914||No||No|
|BUDDEN, George||Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District||5274||20||Edward Budden (o)||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|PARSONS, William John||North Side, Burin, Burin District||438||22||George Parsons (p)||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Jan. 1918|
|EBSARY, Samuel Joseph||89 Southside Road, St. John's||0-110 - 501||32||Newman Ebsary (p)||Storekeeper||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, October 15, 1916|
|HOWLEY, James M.||Le Marchant Road, St. John's||0-30||31||Mrs. J.M. Howley (s)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|CAREW, William||St. John's||1339||20||Elizabeth Carew (p)||1915||No||No||See also #1337 for additional misfiled documents.|
|BARTON, B.J.||No information||0-229||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - Attached to Regiment as commanding officer from Yorkshire|
|CURRAN, Eugene||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8488||18||John Curran||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HICKS, Alonzo||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||2357||18||William Hicks (p)||Fireman||1916||No||No|
|FORAN, Sebastian||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-55 - 708||21||Patrick J. Foran (p)||Paper maker||1914||No||No|
|SEABRIGHT, George||Botwood, Twillingate District||2360||20||George Seabright (p)||Railroad hand||1916||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.|
|EMERSON, George M.||Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||0-21 - 1879||21||George H. Emerson (p)||Bank clerk||1915||No||No|
|CHANNING, John Cuthbert||233 Theatre Hill, St. John's||347||20||Frances Channing (p)||Druggist||1914||No||No|
|MANUEL, Samuel W.||Exploits, Twillingate District||0-70 - 1204||22||Mary Jane Manuel (p)||1915||Yes||No||Sunday, March 4, 1917|
|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.|