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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 Datesort descending Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
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.
MURPHY, James A. 3006 No No File missing, attestation not completed. Information from service ledger.
MCBAY, Burchill G. No information 600 No No Notice of death only. No information in service ledger.
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.
BROWN N/A No No Cadet battalion (special). Service number and given name unknown.
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.
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
FAIRWEATHER, S.D. n/a Medical officer No No Attached to Regiment from RAMC; no service number or file; information from ledger.
HADOW, Arthur L. 0-169 No No PDF Attached to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from Norfolk Regiment as Commanding Officer, Feb 1916 - Dec. 1917
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
FORBES-ROBERTSON, James No information 0-2 No No PDF Attached as 2nd in Command July 1916 - Aug. 1917
NOSEWORTHY, Edward 1174 No No File missing; ledger entry 10/4/15 states undesirable.
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
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.
COURT No information 0-250 No No Attestation papers not included; attached from RAMC
AVERY, George Gladstone N/A No No Temporarily attached to Newfoundland Regiment for transport to Great Britain. Royal Naval Air Service 1915-1917.
CHAFE, Ernest Leslie St. John's 709 23 Jacob Chafe (p) Cooper 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Includes wills for # 1009 Ayre, # 544 Lukins, # 1396 Masters and # 1964 Duke.
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
SMITH, Stephen Kevin Harbour Breton, Fortune District 0-124 - 931 20 John Smith (p) Trading captain 1914 No No I
SNOW, Gordon Bolton St. John's 838 19 George Snow (p) Machinist 1914 No No
OUTERBRIDGE, Herbert Arthur St. John's - The 6th Paragon, Bath, England 0-141 Alice Margaret Outerbridge (s) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
THOMAS, Walter Bell Island, St. John's East District 722 25 Isabel Thomas (p) Machinist 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 15, 1916
ANDREWS, Harold James St. John's 777 18 Mrs. Henry Andrews (p) Boiler maker 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1917
FORAN, Sebastian Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-55 - 708 21 Patrick J. Foran (p) Paper maker 1914 No No
HICKS, Henry George Carmanville, Fogo District 0-72 - 833 27 Philip Hicks (p) Teacher 1914 No No PDF
TETFORD, Robert Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 277 20 Robert Tetford (p) 1914 Methodist No No Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger.
MCKINLAY, Joseph St. John's 748 23 Alexander McKinlay (p) Marine engineer 1914 Presbyterian No No
CARROLL, Thomas Bell Island, St. John's East District 274 37 Elizabeth Carroll (s) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HENNEBURY, Alexander 59 Colonial Street, St. John's 461 19 George Hennebury (p) Plumber 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
WALSH, George Edward 10 York Street, St. John's 506 23 Mr. Walsh (p) Soap maker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
VAUGHAN, Francis Joseph Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 481 31 Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p) Tanner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, May 22, 1921
FRAMPTON, John Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 626 Robert Frampton (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
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 PDF Variant spelling of name - McNeil
OROURKE, William Joseph St. John's 804 21 William O'Rourke (p) Tailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
LAWLOR, Thomas Joseph 6 Feild Street, St. John's 535 22 Edward Lawlor (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
ABBOTT, Jacob Wesleyville, Bonavista District 168 22 Richard Abbott (p) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
TOMPKINSON, Harry Alexander 6 Queen Street, St. John's 298 21 Mrs. Samuel Tompkinson (p) Boiler maker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
GARDNER, Cyril British Harbour, Trinity District 0-65 - 824 29 Arthur Gardner (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF
MOORE, Donald Lancie. 96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 646-8057 19 Frederick Moore (p) Manager, supply stores 1914 Methodist No No
WHITE, Willis Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 739 19 Sarah Rose (s) Lumberman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 See also service #733
GREENE, Gordon 7 Parade Street, St. John's 156 24 William Greene (p) Shoe salesman 1914 Methodist 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
HARNETT, Walter Joseph Seldom Come By, Fogo District 458 33 Mary Harnett (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Harnott
MICHELIN, Joseph Hamilton Inlet, Grand River, Labrador 637 19 Joseph Michelin (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917 Contains document regarding William J. Freake, Royal Naval Reserve 8906X [actual 2210X]
BRETT, Jonathan Fogo, Fogo District 537 Mary Brett (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No