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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
OLLERHEAD, William Hearts Content, Trinity District 746 24 James Ollerhead School teacher 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BROWN, Edward John Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 545 26 Annie Brown (p) Miner 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Identified on documents in file and by CWGC as Edward John Brown; Signature is Edmund John.
PIPPY, Wilfred J. Springdale Street, St. John's 0-48 Mrs. W. J. Pippy (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included
MCGRATH, Thomas Bernard 40 Carters Hill, St. John's 0-222 - 128 19 Ronald McGrath (o) Engineer 1914 No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.
CHURCHILL, Ernest St. Clair Forest Road, St. John's 0-108 - 281 26 William Churchill (p) Engineer 1914 No No
PATERSON, W.T. n/a Medical officer 1919 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.
HOPSON, Frank Herbert Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-130 - 2915 29 Mary Rita Hopson (s) Paper maker 1916 No No PDF Hopson was attached 88th Infantry Brigade H.Q.
CLARIDGE, George 370 Water Street, St. John's 0-300 - 110 24 William Claridge (p) Grocer's assistant 1914 No No
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
GEORGE, William Bell Island, St.John's East District 720 20 Alfred George (p) Engine Driver 1914 No No
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.
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 PDF Attestation papers not included. Discharged in United Kingdom, possibily from UK
MATHIAS, T.G. No information 0-245 1918 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from Welsh Regiment
ROLLS, Walter Portland, Bonavista District 1494 26 Mary Jane Rolls (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
ANDREWS, Ralph Martin 18 Hamilton Street, St. John's 55 20 Nathan Andrews (p) Clerk 1914 No No
KING, Jabez William Lewisporte, Twillingate District 2718 24 Matthew King (p) Lumberman 1916 Yes No Wednesday, August 9, 1916
BARNES, Alfred Burgoynes Cove, Trinity district 8213 20 William Barnes 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
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
MEAD, William Seal Cove, Hermitage Bay, Fortune district 8254 29 John Mead 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
MURPHY, John J. No information 0-274 1919 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
WATSON, Charles White Hills, Banff, Scotland, United Kingdom 0-45 - 774 26 George Watson (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
JACKMAN, Michael Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 733 19 D.J. Jackman Clerk 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Documents of Private W. White, service #739 included.
HICKS, Henry George Carmanville, Fogo District 0-72 - 833 27 Philip Hicks (p) Teacher 1914 No No PDF
MOWATT, Edward Sim Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2129 26 Mrs. Mowatt (s) Musician 1916 No No Attested for short service
GREENE, William Howe 7 Waverley Road, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom 0-210 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included ; musketry instructor.
BRUSHETT, A. H. 3121 1916 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
BARNES, William Edward 193 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-23 - 857 26 William Barnes (p) Draper 1915 No No Saturday, April 13, 1918 See also service #0-223, T.M. Drew which includes information on Barnes
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 Regt. # 3428 Patrick Whelan.
STUCKEY, Roland South Side, Twillingate, Twillingate district 3964 18 Helen Stuckey (p) 1917 No No File missing; Information from service ledger.
PAVER, George St. John's 534 38 Edith Paver (s) Butler 1914 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.
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)
WHITE, Arthur J. Stephenville, St. George District 1029 Telegraph operator 1915 No No
TAYLOR, Hayward No information 2858 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Service ledger notes he attested for home duty only.
COOK, Gordon No information N/A 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
WHEATON, Edwin Millertown, Twillingate District 8148 30 Sarah Wheaton (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
BARRETT, John A. Twillingate, Twillingate district 8028 43 William H. Barrett (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HUDSON, Reuben Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 3186 18 Henry Hudson (p) Fisherman 1916 No No
MEIKLEJOHN, J. R. No information 0-219 1917 No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred from Border Regiment
AYRE, Charles R Circular Road, St. John's 0-150 31 F.W. Ayre (p) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included.
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.
LEWIS, Walter 16 Colonial Street, St. John's 4589 36 Richard Lewis (p) Pilot 1918 No No
JANES, Alwin Ambrose Glovertown, Bonavista District 734 35 Lucy Jane Janes (s) Millwright 1914 No No
HOLMES, Arthur Chesley Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 0-132 - 2275 18 Reverend A.A. Holmes (p) Bank clerk 1916 No No Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917 - 1919.
BEMISTER, John G. Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-36 - 1181 23 F.P. Bemister (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
TILLEY, Frank Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 8299 18 Henry Tilley (p) 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
LANGDON, William J. Norris Arm, Twillingate District 2426 37 Eli Langdon (p) Fisherman 1916 No No
PIKE, Ralph C. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8051 19 Nathaniel Pike (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
SMITH, Robert Templeton St. John's 366 18 Mrs. Robert C. Smith (p) 1914 No No