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|
|ALDERDICE, Norman H||Water Street West, St. John's||0-142||Dorothy Alderdice (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers are not included. Microfilm mislabelled as Alderidge.|
|DAY, Nehemiah||Champneys, Trinity District||3470||23||Reuben Day (o)||Fisherman||1917||No||No|
|WEIR, Harold||Petty Harbour, St. John's West district||8127||20||Mary A. Weir (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|FRASER, Nutting Stewart||234 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-47 - 1183||18||Dr. N.S. Fraser (p)||1914||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|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|
|ROSE, Joshua||14 Franklin Avenue, St. John's||8436||43||Harriett Rose (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|FROST, Charles Sydney||51 Longs Hill, St. John's / Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada||0-123 - 58||21||Mrs. Alexander M. Frost (p)||Bank clerk||1914||No||No||Frost's parents were Albert and Alice (Baker); recorded as Mrs. Alexander M. on attestation form.|
|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.|
|RALEY, Arthur||St. John's - 29 Campbell Road, Bedford, England, United Kingdom||0-149||Mrs. Raley (p)||1916||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included.|
|SMYTH, Michael Frank||26 Colonial Street, St. John's||512||35||Margaret Smyth (s)||Longshoreman||1914||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Selby||10 Pleasant Street, St. John's||8460||25||Maud Taylor (s)||1917||Yes||No||Saturday, March 9, 1918||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MULLALY, James||Pearce Avenue-Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||8292||27||Bridget Mullaly (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|ALEXANDER, Conn||Twinstead, Sudbury, Surrey, England, United Kingdom||0-178||31||Mrs. Gladys Alexander (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Relinquished his commission 20 June 1916 ; transferred to Lord Strathcona's Horse Regiment.|
|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.|
|TURNER, John||Conducting officer||n/a||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment HQ from British Columbia Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger|
|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.|
|CHAFE, Ernest Leslie||St. John's||709||23||Jacob Chafe (p)||Cooper||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Includes wills for # 1009 Ayre, # 544 Lukins, # 1396 Masters and # 1964 Duke.|
|FAIRWEATHER, S.D.||n/a||Medical officer||No||No||Attached to Regiment from RAMC; no service number or file; information from ledger.|
|BAILEY, Albert||Georges Brook, Trinity District||1613||19||Mary Bailey (p)||Railroad Labourer||1915||No||No||Not in service ledger.|
|LANGDON, John||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||8231||51||Edith Langdon (s)||Lumberman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|JACKMAN, Michael J.||Renews, Ferryland District||8394||22||Labourer||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BATSON, Harold Herbert||English Harbour, Trinity District - 29 Monkstown Road, St. John's||0-251 - 744||20||William Batson (p)||Accountant||1914||No||No|
|CARTY, George Thomas||Cochrane Street, St. John's||0-6||Isabell Carty (o)||1914||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included.|
|FALLON, Stephen||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1191||18||Susie Fallon (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HULL, John||St. John's||8197||29||Tryphena Hull (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|FREW, Alexander||Medical officer||n/a||1915||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|DONNELLY, James John||169 Gower Street, St. John's||0-92||Bridget Donnelly (p)||1915||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Attestation papers not included|
|MANUEL, Alfred||Botwood, Twillingate District||721||22||Philip Manuel (p)||Lumberman||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|FUGES, C.||3104||No||No||Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger. Fatality: n/a|
|LAYMAN, Leo||57 Wickford Street, St. John's||2284||20||Gregory Layman (p)||Labourer||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Leamond|
|BENNETT, Frank||Monkstown Road, St. John's||0-121 - 284||19||John Bennett (p)||Student||1914||No||No|
|IVANY, Alexander||59 Freshwater Road, St. John's||N/A||18||Drummer||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No service number. Listed as drummer (special).|
|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|
|GREEN, John Henry Stanley||35 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||0-118 - 108||24||Robert Green (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 7, 1917||Attached Royal Flying Corps 1915-1917|
|HICKS, Alonzo||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||2357||18||William Hicks (p)||Fireman||1916||No||No|
|STOKES, H.F.||0-175||1916||No||No||Transferred to 1st Newfoundland Regiment at Ayr from Royal Irish Fusiliers.|
|KING, Arthur Case||10 Third Avenue, Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8387||24||Ade Lillian King (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|WHITE, Frederick||Durrells Arm, Twillingate District||1481||22||Edward (of David) White||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FORBES-ROBERTSON, James||No information||0-2||No||No||Attached as 2nd in Command July 1916 - Aug. 1917|
|DRISCOLL, Michael||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||717||30||John Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No||Includes documents of Private James Arthur Taylor, service #821.|
|HUMBY, Edward||No information||8084||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|SELLARS, Fred Moore||62 Barters Hill, St. John's||0-232 - 814||20||Stephen Sellars (p)||Minister||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1919.|
|HOGAN, Alden Joseph||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||237||19||Dr. William Hogan (p)||1914||No||No|
|ODONNELL, Edward Vincent||St. John's||1775||30||Mrs. James Hannigan (p)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Ralph Martin||18 Hamilton Street, St. John's||55||20||Nathan Andrews (p)||Clerk||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.|