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|
|MCBAY, Burchill G.||No information||600||No||No||Notice of death only. No information in 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|
|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.|
|HOWLEY, Richard Alexander||No information||0-1||1924||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger; See # 0-135 - 2273 for misfiled documents; Includes documents relating to John A. McGrath, Regt. # 0-135-2273 (and Royal Dublin Fusiliers).|
|HANNAFORD, Patrick||Maddox Cove, Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||4164||Andrew Hannaford (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SWEETSER, T.H.||N/A||Medical officer||1917||No||No||Attached to Regiment from United States Medical Corps, France; no service number. File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|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).|
|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..|
|KIELLY, Leo||17 Cuddihy Street, St. John's||6219||William Kielly (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 16|
|SUMMERS, Michael Francis||330 Water Street, St. John's||0-158||Michael J. Summers (p)||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, July 16, 1916||Attestation papers not included - Photograph of grave-site included.|
|FUGES, C.||3104||No||No||Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger. Fatality: n/a|
|OBRIEN, Augustus||28 1/2 Lime Street, St. John's||0-172||Mrs. Thomas O'Brien (p)||1914||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 18, 1916||Attestation papers not included - Photograph of grave-site included|
|ONEIL, Patrick Joseph||1917||0-67||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger. Granted temporary commission.|
|HUSSEY, Edward||St. John's||2856||[William?] Hussey (p)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included, Home Defense only.|
|NEWHOOK, Leander||3129||No||No||Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|RICKETTS, Thomas||Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe District||3102||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15 Originals removed for conservation by the National Archives, photocopies of originals have been microfiilmed.|
|MARTIN, William P.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1605||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|LOUDOUN, John||4 Waterloo Road, New Prestwick, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2121||Mrs. Loudon (p)||Musician||1916||No||No|
|CARTY, George Thomas||Cochrane Street, St. John's||0-6||Isabell Carty (o)||1914||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included.|
|DOWNTON, H.||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|KEAN, Cecil D||No information||0-234||No information||No information||1917||No information||No||No||Commissioned to RAMC in 1917 and granted a temporary appointment to the Newfoundland Regiment as Medical Officer for draft transport to Great Britain 3-17 Oct. 1917.|
|BROWN, David||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||1319||William Brown (p)||Railroad foreman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in occupation; foreman or fireman.|
|MURPHY, John J.||No information||0-274||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|FITZPATRICK, J.||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).|
|HORAN, Lawrence||267 Southside, St. John's||1860||P. Horan (p)||Marine engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Transferred to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from the King's Liverpool Regiment. Includes attestation papers for Territorial Force (#4038). Age of Enlistment: 16 1/2|
|BURTON, R. de H. [Reginald de Hardwicke]||0-198||1914||No||No||Attached from 13th Middlesex Regiment as commanding officer. Name from Hart's Annual Army List 1882.|
|EATON, Duncan McKinnon||St. John's||811||Dry goods clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917|
|HADOW, Arthur L.||0-169||No||No||Attached to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from Norfolk Regiment as Commanding Officer, Feb 1916 - Dec. 1917|
|MATHIAS, T.G.||No information||0-245||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from Welsh Regiment|
|STEVENSON, Alfred||St. John's||1622||William Joseph Stevenson (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 8, 1917|
|MACKAY, Murdoch James||Scotland, United Kingdom||0-138 - 1861||1915||No||No||No attestation papers - formerly of the Seaforth Highlanders; Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel; Variant spelling of name: Murdock|
|GANE, Sidney||90 Cochrane St., St. John's / Lindertis, Prestwick, Ayreshire, Scotland, United Kingdom||0-103||Mrs. Charlotte Gane (p) / Mrs. Gane (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.|
|PIPPY, Wilfred J.||Springdale Street, St. John's||0-48||Mrs. W. J. Pippy (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|MADDICK, Henry Morton||350 Water Street / Sudbury Street, St. John's||140||William Maddick (o)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Granted commission 1916.|
|PATERSON, Lamont||Queens Road, St. John's||0-7||Mrs. L. Patterson (p)||1914||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included|
|TOBIN, John Thomas||Burin North, Burin District||1800||Hanna Brake (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, February 1, 1916|
|GROUCHY, Philip||No information||3323||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Discharged, under age.|
|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|
|EATON, William John||52 Longs Hill, St. John's||137||James J. Hodder (o)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RALEY, Arthur||St. John's - 29 Campbell Road, Bedford, England, United Kingdom||0-149||Mrs. Raley (p)||1916||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included.|
|GORDON, G.S.||No information||n/a||1916||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|RENDELL, Frederick George A.||73 Military Road, St. John's||0-32||Mrs. F.J.W. Rendell (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|CARTER, Cyril Boyd||7 Church Hill, St. John's||0-95||H.D. Carter (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|FRANKLIN, William Hodgson (W.H.)||St. John's||0-27||Sarah Franklin (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|WINTER, Herbert M||No information||0-156||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Special assignment: musketry instructor|
|DURBAN, George H.||No information||0-296||1925||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included; no entry in service ledger|
|BROWN||N/A||No||No||Cadet battalion (special). Service number and given name unknown.|
|SNOW, Francis Joseph||St. John's||1381||Box maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BUTLER, Harold Scott||Burin, Burin District||796||Martha Butler (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAIT, Arch C.||No information||0-248||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; no record in service ledger.|