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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
THISTLE, William 12 James Street, St. John's 1207 26 Mrs. William Thistle (p) 1915 No No Death notice only in file
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
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
GROUCHY, Philip No information 3323 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Discharged, under age.
PATEY, William Noddy Bay, Strait of Belle Isle, St. Barbe District 8456 22 Stephen Patey (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1850X.
EARLE, Clifford 17 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger
RENNIE, W. H. [William Hoyles] No information 0-244 1914 No No PDF Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. No attestation papers.
LEWIS, Walter 16 Colonial Street, St. John's 4589 36 Richard Lewis (p) Pilot 1918 No No
ELLIOTT, John 38 Goodview Street, St. John's 22 20 John Elliott (p) Steward 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WELLS, Clarence Augustus Grand Falls, Twillingate District 730 21 Edward Wells (p) Clerk 1914 No No
WALSH, Frank St. Mary's, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4720 20 James Walsh (p) 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
GREENE, William Howe 7 Waverley Road, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom 0-210 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included ; musketry instructor.
HOPKINS, Thomas Roland Hearts Content, Trinity District 887 23 Mr. And Mrs. Hopkins (p) Draper 1915 No No
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.
JOHNSON, George MacNess Whiteway No information 0-28 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Appointed to Indian Army 1918.
TILLEY, Frank Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 8299 18 Henry Tilley (p) 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
GOODRIDGE, Herbert St. John's 0-154 1914 No No Attestation papers not included
PIKE, Ralph C. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8051 19 Nathaniel Pike (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
SHEPPARD, Richard John Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 0-88 - 282 22 Constable J. Sheppard (p) Traveller 1914 No No
SMITH, Robert Templeton St. John's 366 18 Mrs. Robert C. Smith (p) 1914 No No
TITFORD, Grant Bennett Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3445 18 Jessie Titford (p) Student 1917 No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
FORSEY, Bernard 235 Water Street, St. John's 0-215 - 12 19 Mr. Forsey (p) Engineer 1914 No No Four documents duplicated from #0-214 William McHenry are on the reel labelled as Bernard Forsey. Labels were placed by LAC at time of microfilming.
RIOUX, A. Ferdinand No information 0-168 35 Executive assistant 1916 No No Granted temporary commission to the Regiment to allow for transport to England to take up service with the Army Service Corps.
WHELAN, Baxter G. Millertown, Twillingate District 8201 19 Martha Louise Whelan (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
MACKAY, Murdoch James Scotland, United Kingdom 0-138 - 1861 1915 No No PDF No attestation papers - formerly of the Seaforth Highlanders; Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel; Variant spelling of name: Murdock
LEMEE, John Maria 31 High Street, Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-68 - 1295 22 Michael LeMee (p) 1915 No No Attached to Royal Flying Corps, December 1917 - 1919.
DULEY, Lionel Thomas 51 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 0-200 - 2945 18 Thomas J. Duley (p) Bank clerk 1916 Yes No Monday, September 30, 1918
JUPP, Leonard John 57 Cochrane Street, St. John's 162 22 William Jupp (p) Clerk 1914 No No Brother of Clifford Henry Oliver Jupp, # 0-206 / 157
SUMMERS, Michael Francis 330 Water Street, St. John's 0-158 Michael J. Summers (p) 1914 Yes No Sunday, July 16, 1916 Attestation papers not included - Photograph of grave-site included.
GOODRIDGE, Alan C No information 0-167 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
WALSH, Albert Battery Road, St. John's N/A 16 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)
SEAWARD, John Cupids, Port de Grave District 8290 17 Frederick Seaward (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
POPE, Clarence Stones Cove, Fortune District 6319 19 George Pope (p) Fisherman 1918 No No Church of England (Anglican)
HALLERAN, Patrick St. Vincents, Placentia-St. Marys District 2361 22 Frank Halleran (p) Fisherman 1916 No No
CHAFE, Robert George 147 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 2074 22 Frederick Chafe (p) Clerk 1916 No No I
RYALL, William Thomas 40 Hayward Ave, St. John's 0-87 - 53 26 Robert Ryall (p) Jeweller 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BELBIN, Charles Chesley 113 Cabot Street, St. John's 0-51 - 167 21 Jacob Belbin (p) Hardware clerk 1914 No No
KEATING, Michael No information 2903 1916 No No Attestation papers not included.
LANGMEAD, George Jr. 294 Water Street, St. John's 0-22 - 14 20 George Langmead (p) Jeweller 1914 Yes No Saturday, December 8, 1917
PEARCE, Horace 16 Moore St., St. John's 8013 34 Annie Pearce (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
ANDREWS, Ralph Martin 18 Hamilton Street, St. John's 55 20 Nathan Andrews (p) Clerk 1914 No No
PENNY, Arthur Nicholas Springdale, Twillingate District 229 25 Esther Penny (p) Millwright 1914 No No
TIZZARD, Samuel 41 Cook Street, St. John's 8379 18 Julia Tizzard (p) 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
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
CROWE, Henry S. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-25 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
FARRELL, Martin Marystown, Burin District 1798 18 John Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
NOSEWORTHY, Matthew 145 Gower Street, St. John's n/a 35 Clara Noseworthy (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as Sergeant Instructor (Special).
WIGHTON, Charles Earls Court, London, United Kingdom 0-75 Margaret Wighton (o) 1914 Yes No Thursday, November 25, 1915 Attestation papers not included