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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 Occupation Active Date Religionsort descending Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
LANGDON, Thomas Edward Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 1824 31 Henry Langdon Sr. (p) Lumberman 1915 No No
LAYMAN, Leo 57 Wickford Street, St. John's 2284 20 Gregory Layman (p) Labourer 1916 No No Variant spelling of name: Leamond
WALSH, Frank St. Mary's, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4720 20 James Walsh (p) 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
CLUETT, Vincent Belleoram, Fortune District 0-97 Sarah Cluett (p) 1916 Yes No Monday, November 26, 1917 Attestation papers not included
KELLY, Thomas Joseph Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 178 23 James Kelly (p) Sailor 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GOODRIDGE, Herbert St. John's 0-154 1914 No No Attestation papers not included
POSTLETHWAITE, Robert Allan Grand Falls, Twillingate District - Westmoreland, England, United Kingdom 0-66 - 1741 27 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.
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
MIFFLEN, James Bonavista, Bonavista District 0-186 - 419 23 Mrs. Arthur Miles (p) Trader 1914 No No PDF Variant spelling of name - Mifflin
DORAN, Michael J. 41 Duckworth Street, St. John's 2583 26 Miss Mary Doran (o) Clerk 1916 No No
DAWE, Arthur Seldom Come By, Fogo District 4054 20 Theophilus Dawe (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
COADY, Andrew St. John's 775 - 8096 19 Richard Coady (o) Labourer 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917
ANDERSON, Hugh Abercrombie St. John's 0-179 - 2120 John Anderson (p) 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included; Includes written articles, concert programmes by the RNR band, public presentations and fund raising efforts.
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 PDF Attestation papers not included. Discharged in United Kingdom, possibily from UK
PARDY, George 31 Campbell Street, St. John's 8237 24 Susan Cheator (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
CONWAY, Philip James St. John's 1128 20 Kate Conway (p) Labourer 1915 No No
NOSEWORTHY, Albert Water St., Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1190 22 Joseph Noseworthy (p) 1915 No No
CASHIN, Peter John Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 0-160 - 1387 25 Gertrude Cashin (p) 1915 No No I
GOODRIDGE, Alan C No information 0-167 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
NOSEWORTHY, Edward 1174 No No File missing; ledger entry 10/4/15 states undesirable.
ROSE, Joshua 14 Franklin Avenue, St. John's 8436 43 Harriett Rose (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
UNDERHAY, William James. Hearts Content, Trinity District 2283 18 Mrs. Philemon Underhay (p) Clerk 1916 No No Also contains documents relating to service #3222
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.
WATERMAN, Frederick Walter Change Islands, Fogo District 0-73 - 441 24 William H. Waterman (p) Clerk 1914 No No PDF
REEVES, Maxwell St. Lawrence, Burin District 2277 18 John Reeves (p) Fisherman 1916 Yes No Friday, May 19, 1916
STUCKEY, Roland South Side, Twillingate, Twillingate district 3964 18 Helen Stuckey (p) 1917 No No File missing; Information from service ledger.
STARES, Harry Port Blandford, Bonavista District 8265 17 Allan Stares (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Stares was born 1903 and was underage at enlistment. Family notes he was sent home. Service ledger entry shows he served until 1919.
RENDELL, Clifford Duckworth Street, St. John's 0-144 - 621 19 Dr. H. Rendell (p) Clerk 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 22, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included.
FITZPATRICK, Leo Joe Conche, St. Barbe District 793 26 Bridget Fitzpatrick (p) Mail courier 1914 No No PDF
WALKINS, Michael James 8 Bannerman St., St. John's 8195 19 Ellen F. Walkins (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger; Previously transcribed as Watkins.
DOWNTON, H. n/a 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).
MCNEILL, Hector John 47 Merry Meeting Road, St. John's - Power Street, St. John's 0-1 - 0-190 - 31 25 Fanny McNeill (p) Electrician 1914 No No PDF Variant spelling of name - McNeil
COLLINS, Matthew Grand Falls, Twillingate District - Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 710 19 James W. Collins (p) Paper maker 1914 No No PDF
WOODS, Lloyd W. 68 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-184 - 660 24 Sydney Woods (p) 1914 No No
WIGHTON, Charles Earls Court, London, United Kingdom 0-75 Margaret Wighton (o) 1914 Yes No Thursday, November 25, 1915 Attestation papers not included
ELLSWORTH, Gideon Carmanville, Fogo District 1528 23 Julia Ellsworth (p) Fisherman 1915 No No Out of sequence in service ledger. Follows 1537.
CHANNING, John Cuthbert 233 Theatre Hill, St. John's 347 20 Frances Channing (p) Druggist 1914 No No
GOUGH, Ralph St. John's 781 21 Fred R. Gough (p) Blacksmith 1914 No No
OLLERHEAD, William Hearts Content, Trinity District 746 24 James Ollerhead School teacher 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MURPHY, John J. No information 0-274 1919 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
NOSEWORTHY, Albert 15 Victoria Street, St. John's 0-126 - 2092 22 John Noseworthy (p) Accountant 1916 No No
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..
SEVIOUR, George Richard 6 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 1151 21 Martha Seviour (p) Insurance clerk 1915 No No
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
RUSSELL, Edward 82 Freshwater Road, St. John's 2857 & 2862 47 Mary Russell (s) Painter 1916 No No #2857 on attestation form; # 2862 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2862
ODEA, Leo Patrick 16 York Street, St. John's 186 19 John E. O'Dea (p) Upholsterer 1914 No No
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
HORWOOD, Ewart Gladstone 17 Prescott Street, St. John's 2671 18 Ephriah James Horwood (p) Student 1916 No No