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|
|JACKSON, Harold||Newtown, Stockton on Tees, England, United Kingdom||1543||24||Sarah Jackman (p)||Draper||1915||No||No|
|BLACKALL, Herbert William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's||0-86 - 448||20||W.W.Blackall (p)||School teacher||1914||No||No||Blackall resigned his commission 10 January 1916 and joined the 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He died in action at Ypres 30 October 1917.|
|WAKEFIELD, Arthur William||No information||0-101||Doctor||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)|
|SIMMONS, William||Green's Harbour, Trinity Bay, Trinity district||8205||21||Charles Simmons (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Married 1918; contact changed to spouse but new information not given.|
|PAUL, Reginald J.||Burin North, Burin District||731||20||Amelia Paul (s)||Storekeeper||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LEMESSURIER, H. [Hugh]||0-197||No||No||Civilian appointment as Honourary Lieutenant, administration of training camp, Pleasantville.|
|PERRY, Thomas Avery||Catalina, Trinity District||423||21||Benjamin Perry (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|LAWLOR, Edward||No information||n/a||Bugler||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|STARKS, David Edward||Round Harbour, Twillingate District||0-213 - 3047||24||Mrs. Eli Collins (p)||Paper maker||1916||No||No|
|CROUCHER, Nathaniel||Long Island, Twillingate District||1495||19||Elias Croucher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DRISCOLL, Arthur||St. John's||1054||19||Virtue Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CLEMENT, T.W.||n/a||Medical officer||1918||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|BUTCHER, Alexander Thomas||Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||2363||27||Reuben Butcher (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file.|
|OAKLEY, Walter H.||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||8095||24||Samuel R. Oakley (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MOORE, Patrick W.||13 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8314||18||Philip Moore (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MARTIN, William P.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1605||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|SWAFFIELD, Wilfred||Cartwright, Labrador||2018||19||William Ernest Swaffield (p)||Book keeper||1915||No||No|
|WALSH, Michael||6 Burke's Square, St. John's||8158||20||Michael Walsh (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|NORMAN, Sainsbury||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||8008||20||Joseph Norman||Lumberman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|HARVEY, Henry||25 Carew Street, St. John's||2336||21||William Harvey (p)||Carpenter||1916||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|GODDEN, Malcolm||38 Freshwater Road, St. John's||0-182 - 615||29||Fredrica Godden (p)||Accountant||1914||No||No|
|MCGRATH, John A.||0-135 - 2273||19||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Not in service ledger. John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file 0-135 File includes documents for Richard A. Howley, Royal Navy|
|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).|
|FLYNN, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1397||19||Elizabeth Flynn (p)||Cutter (tailor)||1915||No||No|
|YOUNG, Hedley||Carbonear, Carbonear District||244||24||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; medical form only. No information in service ledger.|
|DAWE, Arthur||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||4054||20||Theophilus Dawe (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MORRIS, Cyril Sharman||9 Fenchurch Street, London, England, United Kingdom||3058||17||Percy Morris (p)||Student||1917||No||No||Attested for short service|
|OUTERBRIDGE, Herbert Arthur||St. John's - The 6th Paragon, Bath, England||0-141||Alice Margaret Outerbridge (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|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|
|UNDERHAY, William James.||Hearts Content, Trinity District||2283||18||Mrs. Philemon Underhay (p)||Clerk||1916||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #3222|
|LEMESSURIER, Philip Sorsoliel||44 Angel Place, St. John's||0-128 - 62||20||Alex LeMessurier (p)||Engineer||1914||No||No|
|LAWLOR, Edward Joseph||Horse Cove, Harbour Main District||477||21||Richard Lawlor (o)||Machinist||1914||No||No|
|REEVES, Maxwell||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2277||18||John Reeves (p)||Fisherman||1916||Yes||No||Friday, May 19, 1916|
|CLIFT, Cecil Bayly||100 Military Road, St. John's||0-174 - 505||23||J.A. Clift (p)||Student||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|AVERY, George Gladstone||N/A||No||No||Temporarily attached to Newfoundland Regiment for transport to Great Britain. Royal Naval Air Service 1915-1917.|
|HOLLOWAY, Robert Palfrey||St. John's||0-29||Agnes Holloway (s)||Photographer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Attestation papers not included.|
|CHESON [CHAISSON], Julian||Cape George, St. George District||2791||26||Jane Cheson (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Chesson, Chiasson|
|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||Variant spelling of name - McNeil|
|PARSLEY, Patrick||4 Hunts Lane, St. John's||n/a||16||Student||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|OAKE, Bertram William||Fogo, Fogo District||539||23||Ham Oake (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|NOBLE, Albert John||No information||0-26||1917||No||No||Civilian appointment as honourary Lieutenant, liaison with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No attestation papers.|
|FRENCH, William||Brigus, Port de Grave District||3375||23||James French (p)||School teacher||1917||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Hayward||100 Casey Street, St. John's||8250||19||Mrs. Rosanna Taylor (p)||Labourer||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|KARN, Cyril J.||No information||0-297||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, July 1916.|
|CLIFT, John||100 Military Road, St. John's||0-177 - 503||21||J.A. Clift (p)||Bank clerk||1914||No||No|
|CLARE, Joseph William||34 Codners Lane, St. John's||0-111 - 536||24||John Clare (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|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.|
|LANGDON, Thomas Edward||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||1824||31||Henry Langdon Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1915||No||No|
|WALSH, Michael J.||No information||8306||20||Michael Walsh (p)||1917||No||No||Information from service ledger. Demobilized in St. John's.|
|IRVINE, James Main.||78 Circular Road, St. John's||0-42 - 49||23||James Irvine (p)||Butcher||1914||No||No|