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|
|MCKAY, Peter||Robinsons, St. George District||2557||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included, medically unfit.|
|OGRADY, James J.||0-143||Mrs. J.J O'Grady (s)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|MARCH, John Wesley||50 Circular Road, St. John's||0-109||34||Amelia March (o)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|AYRE, Eric S||Circular Road, St. John's||0-91||Mrs. E. S. Ayre (s)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Attestation papers not included.|
|CLEARY, William||4 Lower Battery Road, St. John's||384||20||James Cleary (p)||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RANDELL, Egbert||No information||0-173||1917||No||No||Granted temporary commission to the Regiment to allow for transport to England to take up service with the Royal Naval Reserve.|
|REID, Robert Bruce||Circular Road, St. John's||0-218 - 593||20||William Duff Reid (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MANUEL, Samuel W.||Exploits, Twillingate District||0-70 - 1204||22||Mary Jane Manuel (p)||1915||Yes||No||Sunday, March 4, 1917|
|GOODYEAR, Harold Kenneth||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-74 - 1193||Louisa Goodyear (p)||1915||No||No||Partial attestation papers included. Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred his commission to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917. Includes documents relating to # 3428 Patrick Whelan.|
|BARRETT, Harold George||50 Freshwater Road, St. John's||0-69 - 798||22||Henry G. Barrett (p)||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|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).|
|WINDELER, V. G.||No information||1889||No||No||No||File missing. Not in service ledger; # 1889 is assigned to Philip Francis Power|
|WELLS, Archibald||Tickle Point, Twillingate District||8172||20||Henry T. Wells (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MCKAY, Stewart||Seal Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe district||5613||20||Edward McKay (p)||1918||Yes||No||Monday, July 8, 1918||Date of Death: 08 July 1918 from CWGC File missing. Information from service ledger. MacKay in CWGC|
|TAIT, Robert Holland||267 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-11||Dr. J.S. Tait (p)||1916||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included|
|RENDELL, Walter Frederic||73 Military Road, St. John's||0-5||26||Mrs.F.J.W. Rendell (p)||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|TOBIN, Peter||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1749||25||Margaret Tobin (p)||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLEGGE [CLEGG, E.B.].||n/a||1914||No||No||File missing. Officer of 9th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Attached to Newfoundland Regiment as Commanding Officer, Pond Farm Camp, Salisbury Plains.|
|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|
|STANFORD, Reginald Fred||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-255 - 1308||19||Ida Stanford (p)||1915||No||No||Partial attestation papers included.|
|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|
|STONE, John||Summer Hill Farm, Cock Pit Road, St. John's||8380||19||Harry Stone (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MEIKLEJOHN, J. R.||No information||0-219||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Transferred from Border Regiment|
|HUTCHINGS, Richard||Whitbourne, Trinity District||3366||18||Ambrose Hutchings (o)||1916||Yes||No||Saturday, March 30, 1918||File missing, Information from Service ledger.|
|BRADLEY, James Jabez||Squid Tickle, Bonavista District||3627||20||Allan Bradley (p)||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|LANNON, James Joseph||No information||1001||No||No||File missing; ledger indicates discharged 10/4/15 as undesirable|
|SIMMONS, William||Green's Harbour, Trinity Bay, Trinity district||8205||21||Charles Simmons (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Married 1918; contact changed to spouse but new information not given.|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Edward Walter||St. John's||0-148||Elizabeth Vere-Holloway (s)||1915||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included. Temporary assignment|
|COLLINS, Joseph||New Gower Street, St. John's||3210||Mrs. William Harvey (o)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|AYRE, Wilfred Douglas||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||0-104 - 164||20||Charles P. Ayre (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BUCKLEY, John||Botwood, Twillingate District||8448||50||Theresa Buckley (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|DRISCOLL, Edward||53 Feild Street, St. John's||8371||31||Susan Driscoll (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BERNERS, Ralph Abercrombie||0-220||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - Transferred from Royal Welsh Fusiliers|
|GREENE, Walter Martin||Bell Island, St. John's East District||0-43 - 266||20||Catherine Greene (p)||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|ANDREWS, Walter William||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8075||22||James Andrews (p)||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included; discharge sheet only.|
|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.|
|WATSON, Charles||White Hills, Banff, Scotland, United Kingdom||0-45 - 774||26||George Watson (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|JOHNSON, George MacNess Whiteway||No information||0-28||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Appointed to Indian Army 1918.|
|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.|
|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.|
|FORBES-ROBERTSON, James||No information||0-2||No||No||Attached as 2nd in Command July 1916 - Aug. 1917|
|GARLAND, Charles Frederick||44 Carters Hill, St. John's||0-185 - 182||21||Annie Garland (p)||1914||No||No|
|PATEY, William||Noddy Bay, Strait of Belle Isle, St. Barbe District||8456||22||Stephen Patey (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1850X.|
|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.|
|TETFORD, Robert||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||277||20||Robert Tetford (p)||1914||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger.|
|WILLIAMS, Charles A.||Corbin, Burin District||3363||Mrs. Silas Adams (p)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|WARREN, William Valence||231 Southside Road, St. John's||0-204 - 680||25||Cyrus Warren (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|HADOW, Arthur L.||0-169||No||No||Attached to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from Norfolk Regiment as Commanding Officer, Feb 1916 - Dec. 1917|
|BROWN||N/A||No||No||Cadet battalion (special). Service number and given name unknown.|
|BUGDEN, N.||N/A||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).|