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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 Occupation Active Date Religionsort descending Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
CARTER, Cyril Boyd 7 Church Hill, St. John's 0-95 H.D. Carter (p) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included.
MARSHALL, Albert St. John's n/a 18 Student 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
THOMAS, Harvey 11 Barnes Place, St. John's n/a Clerk 1914 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number (special), listed as instructor (musketry).
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.
HOGAN, R. N/A 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)
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.
FITZGERALD, J.H.W. n/a Dental surgeon 1918 No No Attached to Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger.
BURKE, James Joseph St. John's 718 27 Michael Burke Labourer 1914 No No
PYNN, Frank No Information 1033 1915 No No No information in service ledger; released May 1915.
NOSEWORTHY, Albert Water St., Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1190 22 Joseph Noseworthy (p) 1915 No No
GOSSE, Ira Joseph Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District- St. John's 716 20 Joseph Gosse Telegraph operator 1914 Yes No Wednesday, October 11, 1916
HARDING, George Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3165 24 Phoebe Lang (p) Fisherman 1916 No No
KERSHAW, Robert Lancashire Folds, Middleton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom 0-59 - 406 30 Sophia Kershaw (p) 1914 Yes No Saturday, March 9, 1918
PITTMAN, Corbett New Perlican, Trinity District 729 27 Willis Pittman Fisherman 1914 No No
MOORE, Alexander Codroy Valley, St. George District 2997 22 Josephine Moore (p) Sailor 1916 No No
THOMSON, James Elliot Sudbury, Water Street West, St. John's 0-201 - 61 22 Charles R. Thomson (p) 1914 Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917 Discrepancy in spelling of name - Thompson; signature is Thomson
NOFTALL, Chesley Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 1032 19 Reuben Noftall Labourer 1915 No Yes POW Date: 1917 Chesley seemed to have enlisted under the name of Moftall; however, he listed his next of kin as Noftall. All the official paperwork was generated under the name Moftall. This may have been a spelling error by the enlisting officer, a possible name change by the soldier, etc.
DONOVAN, Michael No information 531 1914 No No Discharge notice only; Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or 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.
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
STRIDE, Thomas Conne River, Fortune District 4794 19 John Stride (o) Lumberman 1918 No No
WHITE, Frederick Flat Bay, St. George District 8441 21 John W. White (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
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.
MURPHY, James A. 3006 No No File missing, attestation not completed. Information from service ledger.
NOSEWORTHY, Albert 15 Victoria Street, St. John's 0-126 - 2092 22 John Noseworthy (p) Accountant 1916 No No
CROAKE, James 16 Haggerty Street, St. John's 2602 20 Edward Croake (p) Broom maker 1916 No No Variant spelling of name - Croke
ANTLE, John Aquilla St. John's 663 20 Mrs. William Antle (p) Clerk 1914 No No See #5604 Peter Antle for four documents relating to John Antle.
POWER, Phillip Francis Bell Island, St. John's East District 1889 17 Margaret Power (p) Office clerk 1915 No No
HAYWARD, Arthur Seaburn St. John's 1648 19 Mrs. James Andrews (p) Labourer 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BARNES, Alfred Burgoynes Cove, Trinity district 8213 20 William Barnes 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
MCGILLVARY, Thomas 124 Barnes Road, St. John's n/a Bertha McGillvary (s) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as musketry instructor (special).
EDGAR, Charles Legallais 36 Freshwater Road, St. John's 0-203 - 199 24 Joseph H. Edgar (p) 1914 Yes No Monday, February 26, 1917 Photograph of gravesite included.
SWAFFIELD, James S. Cartwright, Labrador 3228 18 Lillian Swaffield (p) Trader 1916 No No
CAREY, Edward St. John's 1370 21 Sadie Carey (p) Motorman 1915 No No
POWER, Nicholas J. St. John's 319 24 Street car conductor 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger.
GALGAY, Nicholas Augustus 222 Water Street West, St. John's 338 19 Minnie Galgay (o) Brewer 1914 No No
RENDELL, Herbert Anchorage, Duckworth Street, St, John's 0-93 Dr. H. Rendell (p) 1914 Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918 PDF
HOGAN, Gerald Northern Bay, Conception Bay, Harbour Grace district 8111 21 Mrs. Nellie Howell (o) 1917 Yes No Friday, August 16, 1918 File missing. Information from service ledger.
BAIN, Lawrie Graham Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom 0-80 - 592 21 James Bain (p) Engineer 1914 No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Laurie Graham Baine. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1919.
MARSHALL, Frederick Walter 131 Albert Palace Mansions, Battersea, United Kingdom 0-34 - 608 Mrs. F. W. Marshall 1914 No No PDF No attestation papers. Formerly London, England. Granted honourary commission.
HEAD, Louis Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 743 20 John Head (p) Fisherman 1914 No No
GEORGE, William Bell Island, St.John's East District 720 20 Alfred George (p) Engine Driver 1914 No No
FACEY, M.L. n/a Chaplin 1918 No No Attached to Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger
TAYLOR, Hayward No information 2858 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Service ledger notes he attested for home duty only.
WHITE, George Grand Bank, Burin district 8145 25 Mrs. Amelia H. White (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
BLACKALL, Herbert William Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's 0-86 - 448 20 W.W.Blackall (p) School teacher 1914 No No Blackall resigned his commission 10 January 1916 and joined the 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He died in action at Ypres 30 October 1917.
CANDOW, John New Gower Street, St. John's 3246 20 David Candow (p) Lineman 1916 No No
MILLY, Frank 34 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8114 29 Mrs. William Wheeler (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
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.
STARKS, David Edward Round Harbour, Twillingate District 0-213 - 3047 24 Mrs. Eli Collins (p) Paper maker 1916 No No