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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 Kinsort descending Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
HERDER, Herbert Augustus Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 2898 29 Accountant 1916 Methodist No No
REEVES, William No information 0-230 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Attached to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) Ambulance Company.
HOWLETT, C. No information 0-153 1914 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
HARVEY, William Thomas St. John's 751 24 Draper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BAILEY, Edward 57 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's n/a 18 Student 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, special ranking as bugler.
TAYLOR, Hayward No information 2858 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Service ledger notes he attested for home duty only.
FITZPATRICK, J. n/a 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).
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.
WAKEFIELD, Arthur William No information 0-101 Doctor 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)
LAWLOR, Edward No information n/a Bugler 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
BARTLETT, James 40 Gilbert Street, St. John's 8042 22 Cooper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included.
IVANY, Alexander 59 Freshwater Road, St. John's N/A 18 Drummer 1919 No No Attestation papers not included. No service number. Listed as drummer (special).
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
HANLON, James St. John's 8450 54 Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Arthur 60 Barters Hill, St. John's n/a 14 Student 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
ROBERTSON, Stanley 55 Longs Hill, St. John's 0-94 1915 No No Attestation papers not included. See Harvey # 0-33 - 333 for misfiled documents.
WARR, Charles T. Little Harbour, Twillingate District 8078 37 Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILLINGHAM, Henry Greenspond, Bonavista District 3008 21 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.
RICKETTS, Thomas Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe District 3102 Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF 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.
KARN, Cyril J. No information 0-297 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, July 1916.
MURPHY, John J. No information 0-274 1919 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
HADOW, Arthur L. 0-169 No No PDF Attached to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from Norfolk Regiment as Commanding Officer, Feb 1916 - Dec. 1917
BRUSHETT, A. H. 3121 1916 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
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
MARSHALL, Albert St. John's n/a 18 Student 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
BERNERS, Ralph Abercrombie 0-220 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - Transferred from Royal Welsh Fusiliers
DONOVAN, Michael No information 531 1914 No No Discharge notice only; Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger.
GRIMES, Rupert St. John's 773 20 Clerk 1914 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.
NANGLE, Thomas 0-20 Priest 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included.
MCNEIL, T.M. No information 0-146 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in 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
YOUNG, Hedley Carbonear, Carbonear District 244 24 1914 No No Attestation papers not included; medical form only. No information 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
AVERY, George Gladstone N/A No No Temporarily attached to Newfoundland Regiment for transport to Great Britain. Royal Naval Air Service 1915-1917.
FACEY, M.L. n/a Chaplin 1918 No No Attached to Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger
BENOIT, Laurence Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District 8255 18 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
SNOW, Francis Joseph St. John's 1381 Box maker 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
BENOIT, Paul Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District 8300 18 Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included.
EARLE, Clifford 17 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger
PATERSON, W.T. n/a Medical officer 1919 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.
BUGDEN, G. N/A 1917 No No Attestation papers not included. No service number, listed as bugler (special).
COURT No information 0-250 No No Attestation papers not included; attached from RAMC
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..
MACKANESS, C.L. n/a Dental Officer 1918 No No File missing. Attached as Dental Officer, Hazeley Camp.
MATHIAS, T.G. No information 0-245 1918 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from Welsh Regiment
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.
RANDELL, Egbert No information 0-173 1917 No No Granted temporary commission to the Regiment to allow for transport to England to take up service with the Royal Naval Reserve.
WHITE, Arthur J. Stephenville, St. George District 1029 Telegraph operator 1915 No No