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|
|AVERY, George Gladstone||N/A||No||No||Temporarily attached to Newfoundland Regiment for transport to Great Britain. Royal Naval Air Service 1915-1917.|
|MURPHY, James A.||3006||No||No||File missing, attestation not completed. Information from service ledger.|
|DOUGHORTY, J.||No information||13661||No||No||Service number: 13661 Royal Munster Fusiliers. Doughorty was attached to the Newfoundland Contingent from 1 Mun. Fus [Munster Fusiliers]. Not in service ledger. Fatality: unknown.|
|FUGES, C.||3104||No||No||Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger. Fatality: n/a|
|ONEIL, Patrick Joseph||1917||0-67||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger. Granted temporary commission.|
|NEWHOOK, Leander||3129||No||No||Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|LEMESSURIER, H. [Hugh]||0-197||No||No||Civilian appointment as Honourary Lieutenant, administration of training camp, Pleasantville.|
|HULL, John||St. John's||8197||29||Tryphena Hull (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|FAIRWEATHER, S.D.||n/a||Medical officer||No||No||Attached to Regiment from RAMC; no service number or file; information from ledger.|
|FORBES-ROBERTSON, James||No information||0-2||No||No||Attached as 2nd in Command July 1916 - Aug. 1917|
|BROWN||N/A||No||No||Cadet battalion (special). Service number and given name unknown.|
|COURT||No information||0-250||No||No||Attestation papers not included; attached from RAMC|
|LANNON, James Joseph||No information||1001||No||No||File missing; ledger indicates discharged 10/4/15 as undesirable|
|WINDELER, V. G.||No information||1889||No||No||No||File missing. Not in service ledger; # 1889 is assigned to Philip Francis Power|
|FORAN, Patrick W.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1983||36||Patrick J. Foran (p)||Paper maker||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HADOW, Arthur L.||0-169||No||No||Attached to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from Norfolk Regiment as Commanding Officer, Feb 1916 - Dec. 1917|
|NOSEWORTHY, Edward||1174||No||No||File missing; ledger entry 10/4/15 states undesirable.|
|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|
|OUTERBRIDGE, Joseph: correspondence concerning prisoners of war||N/A||No||No||Provincial Archives Reference # GN 19.7 Consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence with Joseph Outerbridge, 6 Sept. 1917 - 29 Jan. 1918, predominantly relating to his search for his son, Norman Outerbridge, #0-98, missing after the battle of Monchy le Preux. Norman Outerbridge was declared dead effective 14 April 1917. Includes statements from members of the Regiment regarding his son's death and and references to Prisoners of War held in Germany. File was incorrectly assigned Regiment # 0-207|
|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.|
|MCBAY, Burchill G.||No information||600||No||No||Notice of death only. No information in service ledger.|
|DONOVAN, Michael||No information||531||1914||No||No||Discharge notice only; Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger.|
|BUTLER, Alfred Francis||Hodges Cove, Random, Trinity District||460||23||Rev. W.A. Butler (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|LESHANA, William Edward||St. John's||799||22||Jeanette LeShana (s)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HARVEY, Alfred Stanley||St. John's||767||24||Mary Christina Harvey (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|MATTHEWS, Harold Walter||33 Parade Street, St. John's||358||19||Emily Matthews (p)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SINNOTT, Brendan||St. John's||830||18||E. Sinnott (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEWIS, John||St. John's - Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, England, United Kingdom||189||26||Humphrey Lewis (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HYNES, Lemuel Edward||Seamans Institute - Indian Island, Fogo District||806||26||Richard Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|TILLEY, Richard||10 Bond Street, St. John's||21||21||James Tilley (p)||Tinsmith||1914||No||No|
|WALTERS, Gilbert||Champneys, Trinity District||620||28||John Walters (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|COLE, Edward Louis||Gilbert Street, St. John's||195||20||Mr. Cole (p)||Iron worker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 28, 1916|
|MYLER, Matthew Joseph||13 Adelaide Street, St. John's||548||28||William Myler (p)||Blockmaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUNT, James||Grand Falls, Twillingate - Bonavista, Bonavista District||564||23||Elizabeth Hunt (p)||Paper hanger||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No|
|PRATT, Arthur Milligan||Leslie Street, St. John's||522||28||Fannie Pratt (p)||Traveller||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DEMPSTER, James||St. John's||755||19||James Earnest Dempster (p)||Paper maker||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HANEY/HEANEY, James Patrick||46 Barnes Road, St. John's||476||21||Kitty Haney (o)||Printer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Entered in CWGC as Heaney|
|TOBIN, James John||114 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-187 - 69||20||Alice Tobin (p)||Barber||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|FIFIELD, Isaac||Bonavista, Bonavista District||420||20||Daniel Fifield (p)||School teacher||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SPARKS, George J.||Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District||253||20||Annie Sparkes (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HERDER, Hubert Clinton||40 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||0-79 - 3||23||William J. Herder (p)||Agriculturist||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|OKEEFE, Patrick Joseph||128 Bond Street, St. John's||479||20||Michael O'Keefe (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKS, Henry George||Carmanville, Fogo District||0-72 - 833||27||Philip Hicks (p)||Teacher||1914||No||No|
|MCKINLAY, Joseph||St. John's||748||23||Alexander McKinlay (p)||Marine engineer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|ERLEY, Joseph||Freshwater Road, St. John's||116||James Erley (p)||Carpenter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HENNEBURY, Alexander||59 Colonial Street, St. John's||461||19||George Hennebury (p)||Plumber||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Dougald||5 Central Street, St. John's||37||33||Annie White (s)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RAINES, George Albert||South Shields, England, United Kingdom||381||19||Albert Thomas Raines (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MCNEILL, Hector John||47 Merry Meeting Road, St. John's - Power Street, St. John's||0-1 - 0-190 - 31||25||Fanny McNeill (p)||Electrician||1914||No||No||Variant spelling of name - McNeil|
|FILLIER, Maximillian William||5 Barron Street, St. John's||507||18||Emily Fillier (p)||Carman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling: Maximillam.|