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 email@example.com 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|
|PATERSON, Lamont||Queens Road, St. John's||0-7||Mrs. L. Patterson (p)||1914||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included|
|GROUCHY, Philip||No information||3323||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Discharged, under age.|
|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.|
|HOWLEY, Richard Alexander||No information||0-1||1924||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger; See # 0-135 - 2273 for misfiled documents; Includes documents relating to John A. McGrath, Regt. # 0-135-2273 (and Royal Dublin Fusiliers).|
|MAIDMENT, G. H..||No information||0-176||Chaplain||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|BARRETT, R. [Ralph]||No information||0-247||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Member of Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|BROWN||N/A||No||No||Cadet battalion (special). Service number and given name unknown.|
|OGRADY, James J.||0-143||Mrs. J.J O'Grady (s)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|BUTLER, Harold Scott||Burin, Burin District||796||Martha Butler (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EATON, Duncan McKinnon||St. John's||811||Dry goods clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|LODER, Thomas E.||No information||0-14||Clergyman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|WIGHTON, Charles||Earls Court, London, United Kingdom||0-75||Margaret Wighton (o)||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, November 25, 1915||Attestation papers not included|
|NOBLE, Albert John||No information||0-26||1917||No||No||Civilian appointment as honourary Lieutenant, liaison with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No attestation papers.|
|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.|
|MCGRATH, John||Colliers, Harbour Main District||1995||Mrs Emily McGrath (p)||1915||No||No||Also contains information relating to service # 2065 Patrick Pender Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.|
|TIMEWELL, Henry Alfred||No information||0-180||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Discharged in United Kingdom, possibily from UK|
|WALSH, Michael||No information||6343||No||No||Attestation papers not included Discharged from the Royal Army Medical Corps and attached to Royal Newfoundland Regiment for special duty without pay.|
|WOODRUFFE, John Sheldon||0-164||1918||No||No||Attached from 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment|
|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.|
|WINDELER, Henry Stanton||11 Maxse Street, St. John's||0-3||H.D. Windeler (p)||1915||No||No||Seconded to 46th BN. M.G. Corps.|
|ROBERTSON, Stanley||55 Longs Hill, St. John's||0-94||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. See Harvey # 0-33 - 333 for misfiled documents.|
|HORAN, Lawrence||267 Southside, St. John's||1860||P. Horan (p)||Marine engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Transferred to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from the King's Liverpool Regiment. Includes attestation papers for Territorial Force (#4038). Age of Enlistment: 16 1/2|
|MERCER, Arthur||60 Barters Hill, St. John's||n/a||14||Student||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|COUGHLAN, Wilfred L.||63 Prescott Street, St. John's||n/a||15||Student||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|KENNEDY, Augustus||115 New Gower Street, St. John's||6081||15||Frank Kennedy (p)||Barber||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NICOL, Rex Emmanuel||St. John's||1740||15||Charles M. Nichol||Tailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15 Variant spelling of name - Nichol.|
|JOHNSTON, James||115 Circular Road, St. John's||n/a||15||Jacob / Susan Johnston (p)||Bugler||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special); Variant spelling of name - Johnson.|
|CHAMBERS, Malcolm G.||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2369||15||Walter Chambers (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age, Chambers claimed to be 18. His birth certificate proved he was 15.|
|PHELAN, Douglas Edward||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2975||15||James Phelan (p)||Mason||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15|
|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).|
|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)|
|KING, Frederick S.||Bauline, St. John's East District||3457||16||Isaac King (p)||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger; Underage and medically unfit.|
|WALSH, Albert||Battery Road, St. John's||N/A||16||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|JACKSON, Walter||Cavendish, Trinity District||8104||16||Mr. And Mrs. William James Jackson (p)||Millman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TUCKER, Walter||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4390||17||Ellen Dogan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORRIS, John Edgar||2 Feild Street, St. John's||120||17||George and Agnes Morris (p)||Truckman - telegraph operator||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2002X|
|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.|
|YOUNG, Michael||Clam Bank Cove, St. George District||8287||17||Mary Young (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUFFETT, James||Freshwater Road, St. John's||6198||17||William Duffett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOONE, Lewis B.||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||2019||17||Samuel Boone (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|FENNELL, Thomas||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||6193||17||Johanna Fennell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SEAWARD, John||Cupids, Port de Grave District||8290||17||Frederick Seaward (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|SEARS, James||82 New Gower Street, St. John's||2410||17||William Sears (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers for Newfoundland Forestry Companies and Newfoundland Regiment.|
|JANES, Lewis||Phillips Head, Twillingate District||8266||17||Dorcas Lidstone (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TIBBO, Richard||St. John's||4411||17||Richard Tibbo (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Number also assigned to Charles Lewis. I.|
|RICHARDS, Harry Victor||Glenwood, Twillingate District||952||17||Charles T. Richards (p)||Fox farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73.|
|OXFORD, Henry||Rencontre, Fortune District||2926||17||Samuel Oxford (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|