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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 Kin Occupationsort descending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
WALSH, Michael J. No information 8306 20 Michael Walsh (p) 1917 No No Information from service ledger. Demobilized in St. John's.
PARSONS, William John North Side, Burin, Burin District 438 22 George Parsons (p) 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Jan. 1918
HOWLEY, James M. Le Marchant Road, St. John's 0-30 31 Mrs. J.M. Howley (s) 1915 No No PDF 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.
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.
CLOUSTON, Andrew Mearns Patrick Street, St. John's 0-155 - 622 19 Annie Clouston (p) 1914 No Yes PDF POW Date: 1917 Attestation papers not included.
WOODRUFFE, John Sheldon 0-164 1918 No No PDF Attached from 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment
BUDGELL, George New Bay, Twillingate District 8423 42 John A. Budgell (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger
BUDDEN, George Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District 5274 20 Edward Budden (o) 1918 No No Attestation papers not included.
KOOLERY, James 84 McFarlane Street, St. John's 4412 18 George Koolery (p) 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discharged underaged.
EDGAR, Charles Legallais 36 Freshwater Road, St. John's 0-203 - 199 24 Joseph H. Edgar (p) 1914 Yes No Monday, February 26, 1917 Photograph of gravesite included.
URQUHART, James No information 0-196 1917 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Variant spelling of name - Urquart
MURPHY, John Lawrence 103 Signal Hill, St. John's 1227 19 Robert John Murphy (p) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included.
SINNOTT, Sylvester 27 Mullock Street, St. John's 2089 24 Sarah Hefforn (p) 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
TIMEWELL, Henry Alfred No information 0-180 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Discharged in United Kingdom, possibily from UK
KING, Frederick S. Bauline, St. John's East District 3457 16 Isaac King (p) 1917 No No Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger; Underage and medically unfit.
MEAD, William Seal Cove, Hermitage Bay, Fortune district 8254 29 John Mead 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
BULGIN, Hubert Back Harbour, Twillingate district 8011 25 Susan Watkins (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
BURT, Edwin G. Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 8094 22 Samson Burt (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
GALE, Neil West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District 8295 18 Elinor Gale (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
BREEN, Edward Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8049 21 John Breen (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
CASHIN, Peter John Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 0-160 - 1387 25 Gertrude Cashin (p) 1915 No No I
WILLAR, Harry 9 Bond Street, St. John's 8420 24 Wilhelmina Willar (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
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.
THISTLE, William 12 James Street, St. John's 1207 26 Mrs. William Thistle (p) 1915 No No Death notice only in file
MEANEY, Frank Brigus, Port de Grave district 8038 19 John Meaney (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
BYRNE, Richard 16 Power St, St. John's 8101 28 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Byrne (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
DULEY, Cyril Chancey 51 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 0-39 - 872 24 Thomas James Duley (p) 1914 No No PDF See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document
EARLE, Clifford 17 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service 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.
BROWN, William Little Harbour, Twillingate District 2183 25 Mrs. Eliza Keefe (o) 1916 Yes No Wednesday, May 9, 1917 File missing. Information from service ledger.
JOHNSON, George MacNess Whiteway No information 0-28 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Appointed to Indian Army 1918.
WILLIAMS, Charles A. Corbin, Burin District 3363 Mrs. Silas Adams (p) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included
SMITH, Robert Templeton St. John's 366 18 Mrs. Robert C. Smith (p) 1914 No No
SMITH, Jacob Norman's Cove, Trinity Bay, Trinity District 8144 25 Mrs. Sarah Smith (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from 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
MARTIN, Bert Ordnance Street/Gower Street, St. John's 4459 23 Frank Martin (p) Accountant 1918 Congregationalist No No
MARTIN, William Ronald 159 Gower Street, St. John's 75 19 William Martin (p) Accountant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
WOODS, Thomas 114 Water Street West, St. John's 3395 27 Richard Woods (o) Coachman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Peter. Flat Rock, St. John's East District 4491 18 Patrick Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Richard B. Bulls Cove, Burin District 2936 18 Bessie Williams (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 4, 1917
MATCHEM, James Gaultois, Fortune District 3553 20 William Matchem (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARSHALL, Augustus Carbonear, Carbonear District 4727 22 Augustus G. Marshall (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Samuel Shoe Cove, Twillingate District 4021 19 Samuel Martin (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MATE, Joseph Port Rexton, Trinity District 3608 21 Mary (Henry) Mate (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Stephen Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1998 19 Eli Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
MARSHALL, Joseph Carbonear, Carbonear District 6165 23 Augustus Marshall (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, William Water Street West, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2611 18 Andrew Martin (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
EDGECOMBE, George Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 5333 21 Walter Edgecombe (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No