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|
|OLDFORD, William||Squid Tickle, Bonavista District||3184||21||Jacob Oldford (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|KING, William S.||Southside Road, St. John's||0-58 - 837||22||James King (p)||Clerk||1915||No||No||Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916 - 1919.|
|COURT||No information||0-250||No||No||Attestation papers not included; attached from RAMC|
|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|
|PYNN, Frank||No Information||1033||1915||No||No||No information in service ledger; released May 1915.|
|OUTERBRIDGE, Norman A.||St. John's||0-98||Mary Outerbridge (s)||1916||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||See file "GN 19.7, Joseph Outerbridge: correspondence concerning prisoners of war" for information relating to this soldier's status; he had died behind enemy lines and was not a POW. Attestation papers not included|
|ELLIOTT, John||38 Goodview Street, St. John's||22||20||John Elliott (p)||Steward||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SMITH, Robert Templeton||St. John's||366||18||Mrs. Robert C. Smith (p)||1914||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Kenneth J.||St. John's||2037||18||William Gillingham (p)||Electrician||1915||No||No|
|FRANKLIN, William Hodgson (W.H.)||St. John's||0-27||Sarah Franklin (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|MCGRATH, Thomas Bernard.||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||0-222-128||19||Ronald McGrath (o)||Engineer||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917|
|COURAGE, Roland||Garnish, Fortune District||3273||22||John R. Courage (p)||School teacher||1916||No||No|
|CLAYTON, Arthur C||6 Forest Road, St. John's||0-231||29||Mrs. Arthur Clayton (s)||Chaplain||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|HEAD, Louis||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||743||20||John Head (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|MORRIS, Cyril Sharman||9 Fenchurch Street, London, England, United Kingdom||3058||17||Percy Morris (p)||Student||1917||No||No||Attested for short service|
|SWAFFIELD, Wilfred||Cartwright, Labrador||2018||19||William Ernest Swaffield (p)||Book keeper||1915||No||No|
|BENNETT, Victor Sydney||Monkstown Road, St. John's||0-52 - 2895||19||J.R. Bennett (p)||Accountant||1916||No||No||Attached to Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917 - 1919.|
|MOORE, John||St. John's - Dublin, Ireland||n/a||1914||Yes||No||Notes: Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. File missing; not in MSL; information from CWGC.|
|LEWIS, Charles Victor||St. John's||3217||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 24, 1919||Attestation papers not included. Enrolled with Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve 19 Aug. 1915. Enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment 9 Nov. 1916, transferred to NRNR 13 Nov. 1916. See also Regt. #1640 for additional information.|
|STEPHENSON, David||Devon, England, United Kingdom||701||26||Edith Stephenson (p)||Watchmaker||1914||No||No|
|MCNEIL, T.M.||No information||0-146||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger|
|GROUCHY, Philip||No information||3323||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Discharged, under age.|
|HAYWARD, Arthur Seaburn||St. John's||1648||19||Mrs. James Andrews (p)||Labourer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CRITCH, Kenneth||LaScie, St. Barbe District||1264||24||William Critch (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|NORRIS, Stephen Casimir||Three Arms, Twillingate District||0-105 - 921||22||James Norris (p)||Assistant manager, general merchant||1915||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916||Not in service ledger; microfilm label is James Norris (father's name)|
|STEELE, Owen William||100 Water Street, St. John's||0-89 - 326||27||Samuel Owen Steele (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 8, 1916||I - See also service #0-78 -395.|
|OUTERBRIDGE, Herbert Arthur||St. John's - The 6th Paragon, Bath, England||0-141||Alice Margaret Outerbridge (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|TILLY, Lawrence||Clarenville, Trinity District||1404||18||Annie Tilly||Farmer||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Discrepancy in name: Tilley|
|CARTY, George Thomas||Cochrane Street, St. John's||0-6||Isabell Carty (o)||1914||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included.|
|ONEILL, Leo||Southside, St. John's||4062||18||Patrick O'Neill (p)||Teamster||1917||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Archibald H.||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||8061||24||Archibald Rowsell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Rendell||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3798||18||Alexander Roberts (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Robert||Pushthrough, Fortune District||3540||18||Nathaniel Roberts (p)||Storekeeper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Stephen||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace Distric||5119||19||George Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Walter Graham||Lakeview Avenue, St. John's||368||19||John Roberts (p)||Grocer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, William||St. John's||922||22||William Charles Roberts (p)||Shoeworker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Benjamin||Gambo, Bonavista District||8319||18||Joseph Saunders (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry)||379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's||1215||25||Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s)||Truckman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.|
|GEORGE, Ambrose||Britannia Cove, Trinity District||3412||19||Robert George (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, August 6, 1917|
|SCOTT, Ernest||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||8495||18||Sarah Scott (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LANGMEAD, John||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5775||19||Henry Langmead (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEST, Charles||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8320||18||Stephen Best (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SOPER, Llewellyn||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4689||18||Joseph Soper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBINSON, Reuben Thomas||Brooms Bottom, Bay of Islands, St. George District||631||20||Jane Robinson (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBINSON, William||Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||4449||33||Mrs. T.A. Hall (o||Civil enginee||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLAKE, James John||Flat Island, Bonavista District||4023||19||William Blake (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAZIL, Richard||12 1/2 Prospect Street, St. John's||2217||20||Emma Brazil (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918. Variant spelling of name - Brazill.|
|DALLEY, Elijah||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5974||21||John Dalley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|EDGAR, Albert||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||2528||19||Mrs. W.J. Richards (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||Discrepancy in mother's name: Betsey Guy or Mrs. W.J. Richards.|
|ROBERTS, Thomas||Epworth, Burin District||3875||18||Thomas Roberts (p||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|