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|
|DOWNTON, H.||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|GRIFFIN, Lawrence||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1296||19||Elizabeth Griffin (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||No|
|BENNETT, Frank||Monkstown Road, St. John's||0-121 - 284||19||John Bennett (p)||Student||1914||No||No|
|WILLAR, Harry||9 Bond Street, St. John's||8420||24||Wilhelmina Willar (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|RIOUX, A. Ferdinand||No information||0-168||35||Executive assistant||1916||No||No||Granted temporary commission to the Regiment to allow for transport to England to take up service with the Army Service Corps.|
|DRISCOLL, Arthur||St. John's||1054||19||Virtue Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MORRIS, Cyril Sharman||9 Fenchurch Street, London, England, United Kingdom||3058||17||Percy Morris (p)||Student||1917||No||No||Attested for short service|
|HUTCHINGS, Richard||Whitbourne, Trinity District||3366||18||Ambrose Hutchings (o)||1916||Yes||No||Saturday, March 30, 1918||File missing, Information from Service ledger.|
|PENDER, Patrick||No information||2065||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Not attested, service ledger notes unfit for service. Also contains information relating to service # 1995 John McGrath|
|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.|
|WATERMAN, Frederick Walter||Change Islands, Fogo District||0-73 - 441||24||William H. Waterman (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|SPRY, Herbert||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||275||21||William Parsons (o)||Shoemaker||1914||No||No|
|GROUCHY, Philip||No information||3323||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Discharged, under age.|
|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.|
|FITZPATRICK, Leo Joe||Conche, St. Barbe District||793||26||Bridget Fitzpatrick (p)||Mail courier||1914||No||No|
|CHAPLIN, Harold G.||0-243||Mark Chaplin||Doctor||1916||Yes||No||Monday, June 5, 1916||Correspondence; Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger; not attached to Newfoundland Regiment;Royal Naval Reserve attached to Royal Navy vessel HMS Hampshire (lost 5 June 1916)|
|DRISCOLL, Edward||53 Feild Street, St. John's||8371||31||Susan Driscoll (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|CLAYTON, Arthur C||6 Forest Road, St. John's||0-231||29||Mrs. Arthur Clayton (s)||Chaplain||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|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|
|SUMMERS, Michael Francis||330 Water Street, St. John's||0-158||Michael J. Summers (p)||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, July 16, 1916||Attestation papers not included - Photograph of grave-site included.|
|FORD, Thomas||Jackson's Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe district||1782||27||John Ford of Joseph (p)||1915||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|FREEBAIRN, Buchanan W.||Ferryland, Ferryland District||724||21||Dr. R. Jardine Freebairn (p)||Clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, October 23, 1915|
|HOWLEY, Richard Alexander||No information||0-1||1924||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger; See Regt. # 0-135 - 2273 for misfiled documents; Includes documents relating to John A. McGrath, Regt. # 0-135-2273 (and Royal Dublin Fusiliers).|
|HICKEY, Richard John||St. John's||779||23||Richard John Hickey (p)||Electrical engineer||1914||No||No|
|CLOUSTON, John Hutton||St. John's||834||20||Walter Clouston (p)||Broker||1914||No||No|
|DAWE, Arthur||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||4054||20||Theophilus Dawe (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HICKS, Mark Brown||Roling [Rolling] Cove, Bonavista District||940||21||George L. Hicks (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||No|
|CHAPLIN, John Fielding||Circular Road, St. John's||584||19||Mark Chaplin (p)||Student||1914||Yes||No||Friday, January 1, 1915|
|OAKE, Bertram William||Fogo, Fogo District||539||23||Ham Oake (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|HOWELL, Charles A.||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||3284||23||Charles Howell (p)||Miner||1916||No||No|
|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|
|CHAFE, Eric Reginald Augustus||61 Springdale Street, St. John's||0-49 - 52||19||Levi Chafe (p)||Office clerk||1914||No||No|
|REID, Alfred||St. John's||761||19||George Reid (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Yes||No||Friday, August 18, 1916|
|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.|
|COURT||No information||0-250||No||No||Attestation papers not included; attached from RAMC|
|TOCHER, J.W.||0-237||Doctor||1917||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)|
|BROWN, Aubrey||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||8385||47||Maggie E. Brown (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BROWN, Charles William||Ragged Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||728||22||Rachael Emberley Brown (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|CROCKER, Boyd||St. John's||1529||33||Mrs. Aubrey J. Crocker (p)||Draper||1915||No||No|
|SNOW, William||St. John's||750||19||John Snow||Chauffeur||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|COLLINS, Matthew||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||710||19||James W. Collins (p)||Paper maker||1914||No||No|
|WALSH, James Joseph||St. John's||962||21||Michael Walsh (p)||Longshoreman||1915||No||No|
|SNOW, Joseph H.||Norris Arm, Gander Bay||5766||20||John Snow||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|WARFORD, Azariah||South West Arm, Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8077||22||William R. Warford (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|FORSEY, John||Gambo, Bonavista District||4433||18||Thomas Forsey (p)||1918||No||No|
|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|
|IRVINE, James Main.||78 Circular Road, St. John's||0-42 - 49||23||James Irvine (p)||Butcher||1914||No||No|
|HANN, Bertram Gordon||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||1255||23||Mr. Hann (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|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.|
|BUGDEN, G.||N/A||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No service number, listed as bugler (special).|