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|
|SHAEEN, Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District - Beirut, Syria (now Lebanon)||712||24||Angela Shaeen (s)||Merchant||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Sheen, Sheehan.|
|MELVILLE, Charles Andrews||54 Burlington Road, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom||0-272 - 759||25||David Melville (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|BUTT, John||Liverpool, England, United Kingdom||3062||50||Mrs. John Butt (s)||Musician||1918||No||No||Attested for short service|
|KERSHAW, Robert||Lancashire Folds, Middleton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom||0-59 - 406||30||Sophia Kershaw (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, March 9, 1918|
|HUSSEY, Edward||St. John's||2856||[William?] Hussey (p)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included, Home Defense only.|
|FORBES-ROBERTSON, James||No information||0-2||No||No||Attached as 2nd in Command July 1916 - Aug. 1917|
|DRISCOLL, Michael||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||717||30||John Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No||Includes documents of Private James Arthur Taylor, service #821.|
|SELLARS, Fred Moore||62 Barters Hill, St. John's||0-232 - 814||20||Stephen Sellars (p)||Minister||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1919.|
|HUNT, Cecil Jameson||88 Barnes Road, St. John's||3384||19||Mrs. J.G. Hunt (p)||Clerk||1917||Yes||No||Thursday, June 7, 1917|
|MANUEL, Alfred||Botwood, Twillingate District||721||22||Philip Manuel (p)||Lumberman||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|LAYMAN, Leo||57 Wickford Street, St. John's||2284||20||Gregory Layman (p)||Labourer||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Leamond|
|BENNETT, Frank||Monkstown Road, St. John's||0-121 - 284||19||John Bennett (p)||Student||1914||No||No|
|BUGDEN, G.||N/A||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|IVANY, Alexander||59 Freshwater Road, St. John's||N/A||18||Drummer||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No service number. Listed as drummer (special).|
|REDMOND, Rivlyn Patrick||91 Carters Hill, St. John's||n/a||18||Student||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special),|
|GOSSE, Ira Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District- St. John's||716||20||Joseph Gosse||Telegraph operator||1914||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|MOWATT, Edward Sim||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2129||26||Mrs. Mowatt (s)||Musician||1916||No||No||Attested for short service|
|KEAN, S.G.||No information||0-240||No information||No information||1916||No||No||Granted temporary commission to the Regiment for transport to Great Britain to take up service with the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). Served as Medical Officer for Repatriation Draft, March 1919. File included documents for W.E. Procunier, # 0-235.|
|MONTGOMERIE, Alexander||St. John's||0-4||Mrs. Montgomerie (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|FRANKLIN, William Hodgson (W.H.)||St. John's||0-27||Sarah Franklin (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|EDENS, Francis Augustine||39 Queen's Road, St. John's||0-137 - 2894||18||T.J. Edens (p)||Bank clerk||1916||No||No|
|ANTLE, John Aquilla||St. John's||663||20||Mrs. William Antle (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No||See #5604 Peter Antle for four documents relating to John Antle.|
|ASHFORD, William J.||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||8421||18||Thomas William Ashford (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MURPHY, John Lawrence||103 Signal Hill, St. John's||1227||19||Robert John Murphy (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|ONEIL, Patrick||Fermeuse, Ferryland District||2263||35||Mrs. Stephen Brophy (o)||Fisherman||1916||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|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.|
|GARLAND, Charles Frederick||44 Carters Hill, St. John's||0-185 - 182||21||Annie Garland (p)||1914||No||No|
|HOGAN, Gerald||Northern Bay, Conception Bay, Harbour Grace district||8111||21||Mrs. Nellie Howell (o)||1917||Yes||No||Friday, August 16, 1918||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MARSHALL, Frederick Walter||131 Albert Palace Mansions, Battersea, United Kingdom||0-34 - 608||Mrs. F. W. Marshall||1914||No||No||No attestation papers. Formerly London, England. Granted honourary commission.|
|ROWSELL, Reginald||Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-151||John Rowsell (p)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Attestation papers not included|
|MOSLEY, Robert||No information||708||No||No||Death notice only; not in service ledger. Service # 708 assigned to Sebastian Foran in service ledger. Fatality: Unknown|
|BAIN, Lawrie Graham||Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom||0-80 - 592||21||James Bain (p)||Engineer||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Laurie Graham Baine. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1919.|
|OBRIEN, Augustus||28 1/2 Lime Street, St. John's||0-172||Mrs. Thomas O'Brien (p)||1914||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 18, 1916||Attestation papers not included - Photograph of grave-site included|
|FRASER, Raymond Danson||101 Young Street, St. John's||0-46 - 3127||18||W.F. Fraser (p)||Student||1916||No||No|
|WHITE, Frederick||Flat Bay, St. George District||8441||21||John W. White (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|FISHER, Ernest||69 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||3516||18||Robert Fisher (p)||Butcher||1917||Yes||No||Thursday, November 29, 1917|
|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.|
|CLEGGE [CLEGG, E.B.].||n/a||1914||No||No||File missing. Officer of 9th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Attached to Newfoundland Regiment as Commanding Officer, Pond Farm Camp, Salisbury Plains.|
|MERCER, Alex||Port Albert, Twillingate District||5383||21||William Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, John||Botwood, Twillingate District||8448||50||Theresa Buckley (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|EDENS, John Francis Joseph||39 Queens Road, St. John's||0-83 - 883||19||T.J. Edens (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|MCLELLAN, Neil||51 Military Road, St. John's||50||19||Hugh McLellan (p)||Clerk||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|POWER, James Francis||Freshwater Road, St. John's||2281||18||Mrs. Joseph Power (p)||Clerk||1916||No||No|
|MAIDMENT, G. H..||No information||0-176||Chaplain||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|MIFFLEN, James||Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-186 - 419||23||Mrs. Arthur Miles (p)||Trader||1914||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Mifflin|
|WALSH, Michael||No information||6343||No||No||Attestation papers not included Discharged from the Royal Army Medical Corps and attached to Royal Newfoundland Regiment for special duty without pay.|
|BERNARD, A. E. [Adolph Ernest]||St. John's - 16 West Avenue, Leicester, England, United Kingdom||0-157||Mae Ernest Bernard (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included Includes records of Officers Mess, 1/Bn Royal Newfoundland Regiment|
|YETMAN, James||Battery Road, St. John's||2634||22||Andrew Yetman (p)||Seaman||1916||Yes||No||Monday, May 24, 1920|
|HADOW, Arthur L.||0-169||No||No||Attached to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from Norfolk Regiment as Commanding Officer, Feb 1916 - Dec. 1917|
|TOBIN, James John||114 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-187 - 69||20||Alice Tobin (p)||Barber||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|