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|
|BERNERS, Ralph Abercrombie||0-220||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - Transferred from Royal Welsh Fusiliers|
|FREEBAIRN, Charles A.||Ferryland, Ferryland District||2811||19||Dr. Robert Freebairn (p)||1916||No||No||File missing.|
|LEARNING, George||St. John's||764||19||James Learning (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|YOUNG, Herbert||Twillingate, Twillingate District||8365||19||Henry Young (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|CHATMAN, Albert||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||2278||24||William Chatman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|TILLY, Lawrence||Clarenville, Trinity District||1404||18||Annie Tilly||Farmer||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Discrepancy in name: Tilley|
|GORDON, G.S.||No information||n/a||1916||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|HUNT, Cecil Jameson||88 Barnes Road, St. John's||3384||19||Mrs. J.G. Hunt (p)||Clerk||1917||Yes||No||Thursday, June 7, 1917|
|CHAFE, Ernest Frederick||147 Lemarchant Road, St. John's||2906||24||Frederick George Chafe (p)||Plumber||1916||No||No|
|BUGDEN, G.||N/A||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|MCGRATH, Thomas Bernard||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||0-222 - 128||19||Ronald McGrath (o)||Engineer||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|BUDGELL, George||New Bay, Twillingate District||8423||42||John A. Budgell (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger|
|PATERSON, W.T.||n/a||Medical officer||1919||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|BUTT, John||Liverpool, England, United Kingdom||3062||50||Mrs. John Butt (s)||Musician||1918||No||No||Attested for short service|
|READ, Charles||Woody Point, St. Barbe District||8251||18||Charles Read (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HUSSEY, Edward||St. John's||2856||[William?] Hussey (p)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included, Home Defense only.|
|MCGRATH, Charles G.||46 Water Street East, St. John's||0-287 - 3066||20||Thomas J. McGrath (p)||Student||1918||No||No|
|DONOVAN, Michael||No information||531||1914||No||No||Discharge notice only; Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger.|
|HOGAN, Alden Joseph||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||237||19||Dr. William Hogan (p)||1914||No||No|
|LOUDOUN, John||4 Waterloo Road, New Prestwick, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2121||Mrs. Loudon (p)||Musician||1916||No||No|
|YOUNG, John||Bank Head, St. George District||8369||37||Mary Young (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|TIMEWELL, Henry Alfred||No information||0-180||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Discharged in United Kingdom, possibily from UK|
|MATHIAS, T.G.||No information||0-245||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from Welsh Regiment|
|ROWSELL, Reginald||Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-151||John Rowsell (p)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Attestation papers not included|
|KING, Frederick S.||Bauline, St. John's East District||3457||16||Isaac King (p)||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger; Underage and medically unfit.|
|BISHOP, John F.||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||2780||31||Joseph Bishop (p)||Teacher||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.|
|ROSS, Hector Hugh Alexander||14 Victoria Street, St. John's||0-96 - 768||22||H. Ross (p)||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|SWEETSER, T.H.||N/A||Medical officer||1917||No||No||Attached to Regiment from United States Medical Corps, France; no service number. File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|THISTLE, Walter Leslie||50 Longs Hill, St. John's||215||20||David Thistle (p)||Stone cutter||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|MEAD, William||Seal Cove, Hermitage Bay, Fortune district||8254||29||John Mead||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BULGIN, Hubert||Back Harbour, Twillingate district||8011||25||Susan Watkins (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|EDGAR, Charles Legallais||36 Freshwater Road, St. John's||0-203 - 199||24||Joseph H. Edgar (p)||1914||Yes||No||Monday, February 26, 1917||Photograph of gravesite included.|
|CAREY, Edward||St. John's||1370||21||Sadie Carey (p)||Motorman||1915||No||No|
|MONTGOMERIE, Alexander||St. John's||0-4||Mrs. Montgomerie (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|MCCULLOCK, George||Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2148||26||Thomas McCullock (p)||Groom||1916||No||No|
|GALGAY, Nicholas Augustus||222 Water Street West, St. John's||338||19||Minnie Galgay (o)||Brewer||1914||No||No|
|FLEMMING, John||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||5899||19||James Flemming (p)||Fisherman||1918||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Flemming and Fleming; attestation forms completed as Flemming.|
|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.|
|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..|
|REID, Robert Bruce||Circular Road, St. John's||0-218 - 593||20||William Duff Reid (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|STRONG, Charles St. Clair||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's - Southside Road, St. John's||0-9 - 30||25||William G. Strong (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Monday, April 15, 1918||I|
|TAYLOR, Eli||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3672||18||Emily (Eli) Taylor (p)||Fireman||1917||No||No|
|FACEY, M.L.||n/a||Chaplin||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger|
|BREEN, Edward||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8049||21||John Breen (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|CASHIN, Peter John||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||0-160 - 1387||25||Gertrude Cashin (p)||1915||No||No||I|
|CANDOW, John||New Gower Street, St. John's||3246||20||David Candow (p)||Lineman||1916||No||No|
|COOK, Gordon||No information||N/A||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|WHEATON, Edwin||Millertown, Twillingate District||8148||30||Sarah Wheaton (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|THISTLE, William||12 James Street, St. John's||1207||26||Mrs. William Thistle (p)||1915||No||No||Death notice only in file|