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|
|POSTLETHWAITE, Robert Allan||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - Westmoreland, England, United Kingdom||0-66 - 1741||27||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|DONOVAN, Michael||No information||531||1914||No||No||Discharge notice only; Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger.|
|GOODRIDGE, Herbert||St. John's||0-154||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|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|
|CHUCK, George||Petrograde, Russia||2497||22||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|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.|
|NOSEWORTHY, Edward||1174||No||No||File missing; ledger entry 10/4/15 states undesirable.|
|BAILEY, Andrew P.||Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District||8118||22||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOODRIDGE, Alan C||No information||0-167||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|DOWNTON, H.||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|MCCORMACK, James||Southside Road, St. John's||n/a||16||Bugler||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|TIMEWELL, Henry Alfred||No information||0-180||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Discharged in United Kingdom, possibily from UK|
|EATON, Duncan McKinnon||St. John's||811||Dry goods clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917|
|MURPHY, John J.||No information||0-274||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|PENDER, Patrick||No information||2065||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Not attested, service ledger notes unfit for service. Also contains information relating to service # 1995 John McGrath|
|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|
|LEMESSURIER, H. [Hugh]||0-197||No||No||Civilian appointment as Honourary Lieutenant, administration of training camp, Pleasantville.|
|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..|
|FEGGANS, Samuel||166 George Street, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2123||45||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|BAIRD, William Herbert||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||0-192||43||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PREECE, Henry George||Rochdale, Scotland, United Kingdom||2128||34||Musician||1916||Methodist- Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in religion - Attested for short service.|
|KING, William||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||8045||21||Woodsman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|PARSLEY, Patrick||4 Hunts Lane, St. John's||n/a||16||Student||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|KEATING, Michael||No information||2903||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|WILLIAMS, Willmet||Dildo, Trinity District||1499||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|STOKES, H.F.||0-175||1916||No||No||Transferred to 1st Newfoundland Regiment at Ayr from Royal Irish Fusiliers.|
|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.|
|MCGRATH, John A.||0-135 - 2273||19||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Not in service ledger. John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file 0-135 File includes documents for Richard A. Howley, Royal Navy|
|MATHIAS, T.G.||No information||0-245||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from Welsh Regiment|
|URQUHART, James||No information||0-196||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Variant spelling of name - Urquart|
|RICKETTS, Thomas||Middle Arm, 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.|
|FROST, William Bertram||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8109||19||Lumberman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|LUCAS, Arthur Winthrop||9 Gear Street, St. John's||2858 & 2857||19||Labourer||1916||No||No||Attested for home duty only. #2858 on attestation form; #2857 in service ledger; microfilmed as 2857.|
|CROWE, Henry S.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-25||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|REEVES, William||No information||0-230||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Attached to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) Ambulance Company.|
|COOK, Gordon||No information||N/A||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|REDMOND, Rivlyn Patrick||91 Carters Hill, St. John's||n/a||18||Student||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special),|
|EBSARY, Herbert N.||89 Southside Road, St. John's||2569||22||Assistant storekeeper||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HANLON, James||St. John's||8450||54||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HERDER, Herbert Augustus||Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||2898||29||Accountant||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ONEIL, Patrick Joseph||1917||0-67||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger. Granted temporary commission.|
|SNOW, Francis Joseph||St. John's||1381||Box maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|REID, Howard V. [Vincent]||St. John's||0-241||19||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Not in service ledger. Provisional appointment to Newfoundland Regiment; Royal Flying Corps, 1915|
|RIOUX, A. Ferdinand||No information||0-168||35||Executive assistant||1916||No||No||Granted temporary commission to the Regiment to allow for transport to England to take up service with the Army Service Corps.|
|MURPHY, James A.||3006||No||No||File missing, attestation not completed. Information from service ledger.|
|NEWHOOK, Leander||3129||No||No||Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BARTLETT, James||40 Gilbert Street, St. John's||8042||22||Cooper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|HARVEY, William Thomas||St. John's||751||24||Draper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRIMES, Rupert||St. John's||773||20||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|WORTHINGTON, Lewis Llewellyn||No information||0-165 - 1862||48||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Not in service ledger. From 1st Battalion, Kings Regiment, Liverpool|