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 email@example.com 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|
|NOBLE, Albert John||No information||0-26||1917||No||No||Civilian appointment as honourary Lieutenant, liaison with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No attestation papers.|
|ROSS, Hector Hugh Alexander||14 Victoria Street, St. John's||0-96 - 768||22||H. Ross (p)||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|BARTON, B.J.||No information||0-229||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - Attached to Regiment as commanding officer from Yorkshire|
|BROWN, Aubrey||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||8385||47||Maggie E. Brown (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|TAYLOR, Selby||10 Pleasant Street, St. John's||8460||25||Maud Taylor (s)||1917||Yes||No||Saturday, March 9, 1918||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MORRIS, Ernest Ledrew||St. George, St. George District||4352||21||William Morris (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Found unfit for service.|
|YOUNG, John||Bank Head, St. George District||8369||37||Mary Young (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service 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.|
|GOOBIE, Herbert||23 Adelaide Street, St. John's||8437||25||Elsie Goobie||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HOLLETT, Malcolm Mercer||Burin, Burin District||2078||24||Henry Hollett (p)||1916||Methodist||No||No||Hollett was a Rhodes Scholar, discharged to attend Oxford.|
|MCKAY, J. J.||No information||0-145||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|ALDERDICE, Norman H||Water Street West, St. John's||0-142||Dorothy Alderdice (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers are not included. Microfilm mislabelled as Alderidge.|
|FORD, Thomas||Jackson's Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe district||1782||27||John Ford of Joseph (p)||1915||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|SHEPPARD, Kenneth||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||8310||18||John C. Sheppard (p)||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PATERSON, Lamont||Queens Road, St. John's||0-7||Mrs. L. Patterson (p)||1914||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included|
|AYRE, Charles R||Circular Road, St. John's||0-150||31||F.W. Ayre (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|MURPHY, John Lawrence||103 Signal Hill, St. John's||1227||19||Robert John Murphy (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|HOLLETT, John||Port au Bras, Burin District||8259||18||Arthur Hollett (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Hallett.|
|MERCER, Chesley||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5034||18||Maud Mercer (p)||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KARN, Cyril J.||No information||0-297||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, July 1916.|
|MARTIN, Robert Hamilton||89 Bond Street, St. John's||623||23||Frederick Martin||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRASER, Nutting Stewart||234 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-47 - 1183||18||Dr. N.S. Fraser (p)||1914||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|PIKE, Ralph C.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8051||19||Nathaniel Pike (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BUGDEN, G.||N/A||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|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.|
|TRESISE, George Leach||Devonshire, England, United Kingdom||0-207 - 906||22||James Tresise (p)||1915||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|BRUSHETT, A. H.||3121||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|ALEXANDER, Conn||Twinstead, Sudbury, Surrey, England, United Kingdom||0-178||31||Mrs. Gladys Alexander (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Relinquished his commission 20 June 1916 ; transferred to Lord Strathcona's Horse Regiment.|
|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.|
|PARSONS, William John||North Side, Burin, Burin District||438||22||George Parsons (p)||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Jan. 1918.|
|FREEBAIRN, Charles A.||Ferryland, Ferryland District||2811||19||Dr. Robert Freebairn (p)||1916||No||No||File missing.|
|OSBOURNE, Joseph||Lewisporte, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District||4912||18||James Osbourne (p)||1918||Yes||No||Sunday, May 26, 1918||Variant spelling of name - Osborne File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MILLY, Frank||34 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8114||29||Mrs. William Wheeler (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|KNIGHT, James St. Pierre||Birmingham, England, United Kingdom||0-239||Mrs. James S.P. Knight||1915||No Information||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC).|
|THISTLE, William||12 James Street, St. John's||1207||26||Mrs. William Thistle (p)||1915||No||No||Death notice only in file|
|MARCH, John Wesley||50 Circular Road, St. John's||0-109||34||Amelia March (o)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|BENOIT, Laurence||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||8255||18||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|OGRADY, James J.||0-143||Mrs. J.J O'Grady (s)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|WINDELER, Henry Stanton||11 Maxse Street, St. John's||0-3||H.D. Windeler (p)||1915||No||No||Seconded to 46th BN. M.G. Corps.|
|MCKAY, Peter||Robinsons, St. George District||2557||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included, medically unfit.|
|TAYLOR, Hayward||No information||2858||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Service ledger notes he attested for home duty only.|
|HICKEY, Leo Francis||39 Angel Place, St. John's||0-117 - 1469||20||Michael Hickey (p)||1915||No||No|
|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.|
|EDWARDS, Leo||N/A||25||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).|
|CURRAN, Eugene||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8488||18||John Curran||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|KING, Arthur Case||10 Third Avenue, Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8387||24||Ade Lillian King (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|CLEARY, William||4 Lower Battery Road, St. John's||384||20||James Cleary (p)||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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.|
|RENDELL, Walter Frederic||73 Military Road, St. John's||0-5||26||Mrs.F.J.W. Rendell (p)||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|HOULAHAN, James Patrick||Cape St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||500||26||Patrick M. Houlihan (p)||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in name: documents state both Houlahan and Houlihan|