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 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 Enlistmentsort descending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
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.
DONOVAN, Michael No information 531 1914 No No Discharge notice only; Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger.
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
WINDELER, V. G. No information 1889 No No No File missing. Not in service ledger; # 1889 is assigned to Philip Francis Power
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.
TOCHER, J.W. 0-237 Doctor 1917 No No PDF Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)
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
FRAMPTON, John Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 626 Robert Frampton (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ERLEY, Joseph Freshwater Road, St. John's 116 James Erley (p) Carpenter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROWE, Henry S. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-25 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
AYRE, Eric S Circular Road, St. John's 0-91 Mrs. E. S. Ayre (s) 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Attestation papers not included.
ROBERTS, M. C. [Moses Chesley] Native of Brigus 0-249 Doctor 1915 No No Attestation papers not included. No record in service ledger. One year service with RAMC..
CLEMENT, T.W. n/a Medical officer 1918 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.
HOGAN, R. N/A 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)
BROWN, David Tilton, Harbour Grace District 1319 William Brown (p) Railroad foreman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Discrepancy in occupation; foreman or fireman.
MACKAY, Murdoch James Scotland, United Kingdom 0-138 - 1861 1915 No No PDF No attestation papers - formerly of the Seaforth Highlanders; Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel; Variant spelling of name: Murdock
MURPHY, John J. No information 0-274 1919 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
CALDER, R.L n/a 1918 No No Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number; file missing; information from ledger.
FITZGERALD, J.H.W. n/a Dental surgeon 1918 No No Attached to Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger.
NANGLE, Thomas 0-20 Priest 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included.
COLLINS, Joseph New Gower Street, St. John's 3210 Mrs. William Harvey (o) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included.
BRETT, Jonathan Fogo, Fogo District 537 Mary Brett (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAFFEY, Thomas St. John's 1038 Richard Haffey (o) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WIGHTON, Charles Earls Court, London, United Kingdom 0-75 Margaret Wighton (o) 1914 Yes No Thursday, November 25, 1915 Attestation papers not included
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Edward Walter St. John's 0-148 Elizabeth Vere-Holloway (s) 1915 No No I - Attestation papers not included. Temporary assignment
ANDERSON, Hugh Abercrombie St. John's 0-179 - 2120 John Anderson (p) 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included; Includes written articles, concert programmes by the RNR band, public presentations and fund raising efforts.
MCKAY, J. J. No information 0-145 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
MARTIN, William P. Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1605 1915 No No Attestation papers not included
PYNN, Clinton Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3440 Henry Pynn (p) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15
PATERSON, Lamont Queens Road, St. John's 0-7 Mrs. L. Patterson (p) 1914 No No PDF I - Attestation papers not included
HOLLOWAY, Robert Palfrey St. John's 0-29 Agnes Holloway (s) Photographer 1915 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF Attestation papers not included.
OUTERBRIDGE, Norman A. St. John's 0-98 Mary Outerbridge (s) 1916 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 See file "GN 19.7, Joseph Outerbridge: correspondence concerning prisoners of war" for information relating to this soldier's status; he had died behind enemy lines and was not a POW. Attestation papers not included
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.
BERNARD, A. E. [Adolph Ernest] St. John's - 16 West Avenue, Leicester, England, United Kingdom 0-157 Mae Ernest Bernard (p) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included Includes records of Officers Mess, 1/Bn Royal Newfoundland Regiment
EATON, Duncan McKinnon St. John's 811 Dry goods clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917
WALSH, Luke 129 Military Road, St. John's 8126 Patrick Walsh 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
SNOW, Francis Joseph St. John's 1381 Box maker 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
CARTER, Cyril Boyd 7 Church Hill, St. John's 0-95 H.D. Carter (p) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included.
RENNIE, W. H. [William Hoyles] No information 0-244 1914 No No PDF Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. No attestation papers.
WHITAKER, C.W. 0-1 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
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
WILLIAMS, Charles A. Corbin, Burin District 3363 Mrs. Silas Adams (p) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included
LEDINGHAM, James Allan 35 Military Road, St. John's 0-19 Miss E.V. Ledingham (o) 1916 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included; Age of Enlistment: n/a.
PIPPY, Wilfred J. Springdale Street, St. John's 0-48 Mrs. W. J. Pippy (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included
WILLIAMS, Willmet Dildo, Trinity District 1499 1915 No No Attestation papers not included
BUGDEN, G. N/A 1917 No No Attestation papers not included. No service number, listed as bugler (special).
MCNEIL, T.M. No information 0-146 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger
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
GROUCHY, Philip No information 3323 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Discharged, under age.