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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
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
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.
TORRAVILLE, Sidney Fogo, Fogo District 8273 22 Thomas Torraville (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Edward Walter St. John's 0-148 Elizabeth Vere-Holloway (s) 1915 No No I - Attestation papers not included. Temporary assignment
GORDON, Gilbert Thomas St. John's 64 37 Mrs. McNab (o) 1914 No No Granted commission to Gordon Highlanders, Nov. 1914. File missing. Information from ledger.
LEWIS, Charles Victor St. John's 3217 1916 Yes No Wednesday, September 24, 1919 Attestation papers not included. Enrolled with Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve 19 Aug. 1915. Enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment 9 Nov. 1916, transferred to NRNR 13 Nov. 1916. See also Regt. #1640 for additional information.
WHITAKER, C.W. 0-1 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
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
KERSHAW, Robert Lancashire Folds, Middleton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom 0-59 - 406 30 Sophia Kershaw (p) 1914 Yes No Saturday, March 9, 1918
GANE, Sidney 90 Cochrane St., St. John's / Lindertis, Prestwick, Ayreshire, Scotland, United Kingdom 0-103 Mrs. Charlotte Gane (p) / Mrs. Gane (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.
SQUAREY, Arthur Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3841 40 R.T. Squarey (p) 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies July 1917.
HUSSEY, Edward St. John's 2856 [William?] Hussey (p) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included, Home Defense only.
BUGDEN, G. N/A 1917 No No Attestation papers not included. No service number, listed as bugler (special).
WHITE, Frederick Flat Bay, St. George District 8441 21 John W. White (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
BERNERS, Ralph Abercrombie 0-220 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - Transferred from Royal Welsh Fusiliers
STARES, Harry Port Blandford, Bonavista District 8265 17 Allan Stares (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Stares was born 1903 and was underage at enlistment. Family notes he was sent home. Service ledger entry shows he served until 1919.
CLEARY, William 4 Lower Battery Road, St. John's 384 20 James Cleary (p) 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MONTGOMERIE, Alexander St. John's 0-4 Mrs. Montgomerie (s) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
LANNON, James Joseph No information 1001 No No File missing; ledger indicates discharged 10/4/15 as undesirable
FRANKLIN, William Hodgson (W.H.) St. John's 0-27 Sarah Franklin (s) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included.
MURPHY, John Lawrence 103 Signal Hill, St. John's 1227 19 Robert John Murphy (p) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included.
CLARK, Alexander Delby's Cove, Trinity District 8351 29 Clara M. Clark (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
DAVIS, D. Medical officer n/a 1918 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger
OSBOURNE, Joseph Lewisporte, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District 4912 18 James Osbourne (p) 1918 Yes No Sunday, May 26, 1918 Variant spelling of name - Osborne File missing. Information from service ledger.
WARREN, William Valence 231 Southside Road, St. John's 0-204 - 680 25 Cyrus Warren (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
HOGAN, Gerald Northern Bay, Conception Bay, Harbour Grace district 8111 21 Mrs. Nellie Howell (o) 1917 Yes No Friday, August 16, 1918 File missing. Information from service ledger.
MARSHALL, Frederick Walter 131 Albert Palace Mansions, Battersea, United Kingdom 0-34 - 608 Mrs. F. W. Marshall 1914 No No PDF No attestation papers. Formerly London, England. Granted honourary commission.
ROWSELL, Reginald Bonavista, Bonavista District 0-151 John Rowsell (p) 1915 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF Attestation papers not included
HARRIS, Harold James Great Harbour, Fortune Bay 4406 20 Andrew Harris (p) 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOSLEY, Robert No information 708 No No Death notice only; not in service ledger. Service # 708 assigned to Sebastian Foran in service ledger. Fatality: Unknown
MCBAY, Burchill G. No information 600 No No Notice of death only. No information in service ledger.
WHITE, George Grand Bank, Burin district 8145 25 Mrs. Amelia H. White (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
MILLY, Frank 34 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8114 29 Mrs. William Wheeler (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
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.
CONSTABLE, Thomas St. John's 8435 19 Elizabeth Constable (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
TAIT, Robert Holland 267 Duckworth Street, St. John's 0-11 Dr. J.S. Tait (p) 1916 No No PDF I - Attestation papers not included
GOOBIE, Herbert 23 Adelaide Street, St. John's 8437 25 Elsie Goobie 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
CARTER, Cyril Boyd 7 Church Hill, St. John's 0-95 H.D. Carter (p) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included.
RENDELL, Frederick George A. 73 Military Road, St. John's 0-32 Mrs. F.J.W. Rendell (p) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included.
WINTER, Herbert M No information 0-156 1919 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Special assignment: musketry instructor
OGRADY, James J. 0-143 Mrs. J.J O'Grady (s) 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
COLE, Samuel 30 Codner Street, St. John's 0-63 - 465 26 Mrs. Cole (p) 1914 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 I
SAUNDERS 2609 1916 No No File missing. Information from service ledger
FOX, John Edward Joseph St. John's 0-81 - 142 23 Lady Morris (p) 1914 No No
THOMSON, James Elliot Sudbury, Water Street West, St. John's 0-201 - 61 22 Charles R. Thomson (p) 1914 Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917 Discrepancy in spelling of name - Thompson; signature is Thomson
KNIGHT, James St. Pierre Birmingham, England, United Kingdom 0-239 Mrs. James S.P. Knight 1915 No Information No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC).
WILLIAMS, Willmet Dildo, Trinity District 1499 1915 No No Attestation papers not included
MCLEOD, Norman Alexander 149 Gower Street, St. John's 0-183 - 158 22 Neil McLeod (o) 1914 No No Variant spelling of name - MacLeod Also contains documents relating to service #3539, Almer Dicks
GAVON, Thomas Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe district 5625 18 George Gavon 1918 No No File missing, Information from service ledger.
ONEIL, Patrick Joseph 1917 0-67 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger. Granted temporary commission.