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|
|JACKSON, A.G.||N/A||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number or file; information from ledger.|
|RICKETTS, Thomas||Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe District||3102||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15 Originals removed for conservation by the National Archives, photocopies of originals have been microfiilmed.|
|PYNN, Frank||No Information||1033||1915||No||No||No information in service ledger; released May 1915.|
|POWER, Nicholas J.||St. John's||319||24||Street car conductor||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger.|
|OREILLY, P. Joseph||0-147||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; incorrect information in service ledger Notes: Listed as instructor (musketry). Notes: Information in service ledger is incorrect; information for 0-236 J.B. O'Reilly, RAMC was duplicated as being 0-147 Joseph O'Reilly|
|MURPHY, James A.||3006||No||No||File missing, attestation not completed. Information from service ledger.|
|FITZPATRICK, J.||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).|
|DREW, T.M.||0-223 - 857||1915||No||No||Transferred from Leicestershire Regiment. Attestation papers not included. Also contains documents relating to service #0-23, William Edward Barnes|
|MARTIN, William P.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1605||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|MCNEIL, T.M.||No information||0-146||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger|
|DOWNTON, H.||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|WAKEFIELD, Arthur William||No information||0-101||Doctor||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)|
|LEMESSURIER, H. [Hugh]||0-197||No||No||Civilian appointment as Honourary Lieutenant, administration of training camp, Pleasantville.|
|LAWLOR, Edward||No information||n/a||Bugler||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|BARTLETT, James||40 Gilbert Street, St. John's||8042||22||Cooper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|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.|
|MCGRATH, John A.||0-135 - 2273||19||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Not in service ledger. John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file 0-135 File includes documents for Richard A. Howley, Royal Navy|
|MCCORMACK, James||Southside Road, St. John's||n/a||16||Bugler||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|YOUNG, Hedley||Carbonear, Carbonear District||244||24||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; medical form only. No information in service ledger.|
|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.|
|BURTON, R. de H. [Reginald de Hardwicke]||0-198||1914||No||No||Attached from 13th Middlesex Regiment as commanding officer. Name from Hart's Annual Army List 1882.|
|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)|
|NOBLE, Albert John||No information||0-26||1917||No||No||Civilian appointment as honourary Lieutenant, liaison with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No attestation papers.|
|GILLINGHAM, Henry||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3008||21||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.|
|HOWLETT, C.||No information||0-153||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|KARN, Cyril J.||No information||0-297||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, July 1916.|
|NOSEWORTHY, Edward||1174||No||No||File missing; ledger entry 10/4/15 states undesirable.|
|KING, William||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||8045||21||Woodsman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|WOODRUFFE, John Sheldon||0-164||1918||No||No||Attached from 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment|
|BROWN||N/A||No||No||Cadet battalion (special). Service number and given name unknown.|
|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.|
|BARTON, B.J.||No information||0-229||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - Attached to Regiment as commanding officer from Yorkshire|
|SWEETSER, T.H.||N/A||Medical officer||1917||No||No||Attached to Regiment from United States Medical Corps, France; no service number. File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|URQUHART, James||No information||0-196||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Variant spelling of name - Urquart|
|EDWARDS, Leo||N/A||25||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).|
|ROBERTS, M. C. [Moses Chesley]||Native of Brigus||0-249||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No record in service ledger. One year service with RAMC..|
|BENOIT, Laurence||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||8255||18||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|REEVES, William||No information||0-230||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Attached to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) Ambulance Company.|
|TOCHER, J.W.||0-237||Doctor||1917||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)|
|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.|
|BENOIT, Paul||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||8300||18||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|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.|
|DOUGHORTY, J.||No information||13661||No||No||Service number: 13661 Royal Munster Fusiliers. Doughorty was attached to the Newfoundland Contingent from 1 Mun. Fus [Munster Fusiliers]. Not in service ledger. Fatality: unknown.|
|POSTLETHWAITE, Robert Allan||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - Westmoreland, England, United Kingdom||0-66 - 1741||27||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|ROWSELL, Archibald H.||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||8061||24||Archibald Rowsell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOONE, James D.||Glovertown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||8063||29||Beatrice Boone (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BLAKE, Kenneth||Gander Bay, Fogo District||1643||21||Elias Blake (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEST, George||65 Power Street, St. John's||8402||52||Eliza Best (s)||Carpenter and cooper||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SAMUELSON, Chesley||131 Power Street, St. John's||8316||19||Elizabeth Samuelson (p)||Mechanic||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|