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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 ascending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
VAUGHAN, Joseph Patrick St. John's 800 19 Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CATER, John Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3557 18 Mary (John) Cater (p) Office clerk 1917 Methodist No No
VARDY, Reuben Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 3527 19 John Vardy (p) Occupation: Storekeeper 1917 Methodist No No
KEAN, S.G. No information 0-240 No information No information 1916 No No Granted temporary commission to the Regiment for transport to Great Britain to take up service with the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). Served as Medical Officer for Repatriation Draft, March 1919. File included documents for W.E. Procunier, # 0-235.
KEEGAN, Kevin J. St. John's 0-13 - 766 20 Dr. L.E. Keegan (p) No Information 1914 Unknown No No PDF
KENNEDY, John No Information 1443 No Information No Information 1915 No Information No No Attestation papers not available. Correspondence indicates he was released; no service.
KEAN, Cecil D No information 0-234 No information No information 1917 No information No No Commissioned to RAMC in 1917 and granted a temporary appointment to the Newfoundland Regiment as Medical Officer for draft transport to Great Britain 3-17 Oct. 1917.
GROUCHY, Frank 46 Goodview Street, St. John's 3407 18 Martha (Frank) Grouchy (p) News agent 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Grouchey
ODRISCOLL, Leo Francis Avondale, Harbour Main District 1361 18 Ellen O'Driscoll (p) News agent 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ROSE, John Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 2079 21 Richard Rose (p) Naval reservist (Naval service # 1520X) 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 PDF Referenced in estate correspondence as John Curlew.
MASON, Hugh Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2133 32 Mrs. Mason (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
AGNEW, James Peebles Street, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2122 34 Mrs. Agnew (s) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No
CORINA, Alfred Newcastle on Tyne, England, United Kingdom 2140 30 Mrs. Corina (p) Musician 1916 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service
IRVINE, John Ferguson Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2125 26 Mrs. Irvine (p) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for Short Service.
ONEIL, Clarence Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 3064 42 Mrs. Clarennce O'Neil (s) Musician 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service
GREEN, Frank Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom 3061 26 Mrs. Frank Green (s) Musician 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
WRIGHT, George Henry Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2131 33 Mrs. Wright (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
FRANKLIN, William London, England, United Kingdom 2141 35 Mrs. Franklin (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
FEGGANS, Samuel 166 George Street, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2123 45 Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No
LOUDOUN, John 4 Waterloo Road, New Prestwick, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2121 Mrs. Loudon (p) Musician 1916 No No
BECKETT, William Rochdale Lanes, Scotland, United Kingdom 2134 26 Mrs. Beckett (p) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
ENTWISTLE, Frank Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2143 39 Mrs. Entwistle (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
MOSS, Frederick Southampton, England, United Kingdom 3065 44 Mrs. J. Moss (s) Musician 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
BEST, Henry Charles Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2135 46 Martha Best (s) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for short service
PREECE, Henry George Rochdale, Scotland, United Kingdom 2128 34 Musician 1916 Methodist- Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in religion - Attested for short service.
ROTA, Louis John Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 3054 34 Lillian Rota (s) Musician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
MCKISSOCK, Andrew Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2136 35 James McKissock (p) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for short service
MCKISSOCK, James Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2127 52 son (o) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for short service
MOWATT, Edward Sim Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2129 26 Mrs. Mowatt (s) Musician 1916 No No Attested for short service
BUTT, John Liverpool, England, United Kingdom 3062 50 Mrs. John Butt (s) Musician 1918 No No Attested for short service
MADDOCK, William Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2137 50 Mrs. Maddock (p) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, March 17, 1917 Attested for short service. Death 17 March 1917 from CWGC.
WILLIAMS, William Wales, United Kingdom 3063 50 Mrs. William Williams (s) Musician 1918 No No Attested for short service
BIFFO, Harold Lawrence London, England, United Kingdom 3059 47 Mrs. Harold Biffo (s) Musician 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service
WORTHINGTON, Lewis Llewellyn No information 0-165 - 1862 48 Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Not in service ledger. From 1st Battalion, Kings Regiment, Liverpool
BRYDON, David Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2124 30 Mrs. Brydon (s) Musician 1916 Methodist No No Attested for short service.
WADDINGTON, Robert Bumley, England, United Kingdom 3069 47 Clara Waddington (s) Musician 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
HARE, George Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2126 36 Mrs. Hare (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
TESTER, William Ronald Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2132 29 Mrs. Tester (s) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for short service
RODGERS, Hilton Horton Bertram D'Cardonel Manchester, England, United Kingdom 3067 50 Mary Rodgers (s) Musician 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
ONEILL, Leonard Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2130 19 mother (p) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for Short Service
THOMSON, John Murray Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom 2139 39 Mrs. Thomson (p) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for short service
MOORE, Henry Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom 2138 49 Mrs. Morre (s) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for short service
HIRST, Edward St. John's 2070 21 Edward Hirst (p) Musical student 1916 Methodist No No
HEALEY, Edward 345 Water Street, St. John's 4028 18 Philip Healey (p) Munition worker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
THOMAS, Augustus Adelaide Street, St. John's 3821 18 Elizabeth Thomas (p) Munition worker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEWELL, Victor Perrin Dock, Bareneed, Port de Grave District 3598 19 Nathan Newell Munition worker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, July 17, 1917
TRAVERSE, James Bell Island, St. John's East District 4651 19 Mrs. Ed. Power (p) Mrs. Ed. Power (p) 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PADDICK, Levi Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2558 18 James Paddick (p) Moulder in foundry 1916 Methodist No No PDF
REID, Henry J. Freshwater Road, St. John's 513 22 John Reid (p) Moulder 1914 Methodist No No
BARTLETT, Thomas J 8 Rossiters Hill, St. John's 4493 20 Mrs. T.J. Bartlett (s) Moulder 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No