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|
|PARSONS, William H.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-228||37||Harold Parsons (o)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps.|
|GORDON, Gilbert Thomas||St. John's||64||37||Mrs. McNab (o)||1914||No||No||Granted commission to Gordon Highlanders, Nov. 1914. File missing. Information from ledger.|
|MARSHALL, Frederick Walter||131 Albert Palace Mansions, Battersea, United Kingdom||0-34 - 608||Mrs. F. W. Marshall||1914||No||No||No attestation papers. Formerly London, England. Granted honourary commission.|
|FOX, John Edward Joseph||St. John's||0-81 - 142||23||Lady Morris (p)||1914||No||No|
|WHELAN, Baxter G.||Millertown, Twillingate District||8201||19||Martha Louise Whelan (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|PEARCE, Horace||16 Moore St., St. John's||8013||34||Annie Pearce (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MELVILLE, Charles Andrews||54 Burlington Road, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom||0-272 - 759||25||David Melville (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|BUTLER, Bertram||Topsail, Harbour Main District||0-152 - 146||24||John J. Butler (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Butler's Regimental number was previously recorded as 258. Corrected Apr. 2015.|
|MULLALY, James||Pearce Avenue-Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||8292||27||Bridget Mullaly (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|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.|
|TILLEY, Frank||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||8299||18||Henry Tilley (p)||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|TURNER, John||Conducting officer||n/a||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment HQ from British Columbia Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger|
|BULGIN, Hubert||Back Harbour, Twillingate district||8011||25||Susan Watkins (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from 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.|
|SAUNDERS||2609||1916||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger|
|ASHFORD, William J.||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||8421||18||Thomas William Ashford (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BURT, Edwin G.||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||8094||22||Samson Burt (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|WHITAKER, C.W.||0-1||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool)|
|HOWLETT, C.||No information||0-153||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|COSH - COISH, Leo||230 Water Street, St. John's||8427||18||Ernest Cosh (p)||1917||Yes||No||Tuesday, January 21, 1919||File missing. Information from service ledger. Variant spelling of name: attestation: Cosh ; CWGC: Coish or Koch.|
|DAVIS, D.||Medical officer||n/a||1918||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger|
|GREENE, William Howe||7 Waverley Road, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom||0-210||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included ; musketry instructor.|
|MARTIN, William P.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1605||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|FUGES, C.||3104||No||No||Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger. Fatality: n/a|
|HOGAN, R.||N/A||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|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.|
|TIZZARD, Samuel||41 Cook Street, St. John's||8379||18||Julia Tizzard (p)||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BYRNE, Richard||16 Power St, St. John's||8101||28||Mr. and Mrs. Richard Byrne (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MOSLEY, Robert||No information||708||No||No||Death notice only; not in service ledger. Service # 708 assigned to Sebastian Foran in service ledger. Fatality: Unknown|
|MADDICK, Henry Morton||350 Water Street / Sudbury Street, St. John's||140||William Maddick (o)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Granted commission 1916.|
|PARDY, James||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||2763||Charles Pardy (p)||1916||No||No||See also # 6152; enlisted in 1916 and recorded as deserter; re-enlisted 1918; Information from service ledger and service file # 6152|
|CLARK, Alexander||Delby's Cove, Trinity District||8351||29||Clara M. Clark (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|SMITH, Jacob||Norman's Cove, Trinity Bay, Trinity District||8144||25||Mrs. Sarah Smith (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HUSSEY, Edward||St. John's||2856||[William?] Hussey (p)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included, Home Defense only.|
|WINTER, Herbert M||No information||0-156||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Special assignment: musketry instructor|
|KOOLERY, James||84 McFarlane Street, St. John's||4412||18||George Koolery (p)||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discharged underaged.|
|MCCUE, Thomas Joseph||Turks Gut, Port de Grave District||635||23||Mary McCue (p)||1914||Roman Catholic||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|
|OBRIEN, Augustus||28 1/2 Lime Street, St. John's||0-172||Mrs. Thomas O'Brien (p)||1914||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 18, 1916||Attestation papers not included - Photograph of grave-site included|
|MCBAY, Burchill G.||No information||600||No||No||Notice of death only. No information in service ledger.|
|HUMBY, Edward||No information||8084||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|KERSHAW, Robert||Lancashire Folds, Middleton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom||0-59 - 406||30||Sophia Kershaw (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, March 9, 1918|
|TORRAVILLE, Sidney||Fogo, Fogo District||8273||22||Thomas Torraville (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|FITZPATRICK, J.||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).|
|POTTS, B. W. [Brian Wildridge]||Blackwells Islands, New York, USA||8093 - 3060||25||Jane A. Potts (p)||1917||No||No||See also service # 3060; Brian Wildridge Potts originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917 and transferred to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1918.|
|NOSEWORTHY, Matthew||145 Gower Street, St. John's||n/a||35||Clara Noseworthy (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as Sergeant Instructor (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|
|YOUNG, Hedley||Carbonear, Carbonear District||244||24||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; medical form only. No information in service ledger.|
|DONNELLY, James John||169 Gower Street, St. John's||0-92||Bridget Donnelly (p)||1915||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Attestation papers not included|
|HARRIS, Harold James||Great Harbour, Fortune Bay||4406||20||Andrew Harris (p)||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|