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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 Enlistmentsort descending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
PERRY, Alfred Wards Harbour, Twillingate District 1273 Julia Perry (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, January 21, 1917
FITZPATRICK, J. n/a 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).
MCGILLVARY, Thomas 124 Barnes Road, St. John's n/a Bertha McGillvary (s) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as musketry instructor (special).
BUGDEN, N. N/A 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).
EATON, William John 52 Longs Hill, St. John's 137 James J. Hodder (o) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HADOW, Arthur L. 0-169 No No PDF Attached to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from Norfolk Regiment as Commanding Officer, Feb 1916 - Dec. 1917
BURDEN, Frederick William Duckworth Street, St. John's M-9-15-25 Mrs. F.W. Burden (s) Medical officer 1915 No No No attestation papers. Not in service ledger; Honourary appointment.
MATHIAS, T.G. No information 0-245 1918 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from Welsh Regiment
PURCHASE, Abia Arthur 11 Longs Hill, St. John's 2995 Amelia Purchase (s) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) 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.
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
PYNN, Clinton Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3440 Henry Pynn (p) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15
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
MADDICK, Henry Morton 350 Water Street / Sudbury Street, St. John's 140 William Maddick (o) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. Granted commission 1916.
TOBIN, John Thomas Burin North, Burin District 1800 Hanna Brake (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, February 1, 1916
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
HOWLEY, Richard Alexander No information 0-1 1924 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger; See # 0-135 - 2273 for misfiled documents; Includes documents relating to John A. McGrath, Regt. # 0-135-2273 (and Royal Dublin Fusiliers).
RALEY, Arthur St. John's - 29 Campbell Road, Bedford, England, United Kingdom 0-149 Mrs. Raley (p) 1916 No No PDF I - Attestation papers not included.
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.
LANNON, James Joseph No information 1001 No No File missing; ledger indicates discharged 10/4/15 as undesirable
CARTER, Cyril Boyd 7 Church Hill, St. John's 0-95 H.D. Carter (p) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included.
FRANKLIN, William Hodgson (W.H.) St. John's 0-27 Sarah Franklin (s) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included.
WINTER, Herbert M No information 0-156 1919 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Special assignment: musketry instructor
DURBAN, George H. No information 0-296 1925 No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included; no entry in service ledger
LOUDOUN, John 4 Waterloo Road, New Prestwick, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2121 Mrs. Loudon (p) Musician 1916 No No
SNOW, Francis Joseph St. John's 1381 Box maker 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
TAIT, Arch C. No information 0-248 Doctor 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; no record in service ledger.
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.
DONNELLY, James John 169 Gower Street, St. John's 0-92 Bridget Donnelly (p) 1915 Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 PDF Attestation papers not included
TULK, Hubert Ladle Cove, Fogo District 1590 Mary Anne Tulk (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
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..
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.
FUGES, C. 3104 No No Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger. Fatality: n/a
TAYLOR, Hayward No information 2858 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Service ledger notes he attested for home duty only.
BERNARD, A. E. [Adolph Ernest] St. John's - 16 West Avenue, Leicester, England, United Kingdom 0-157 Mae Ernest Bernard (p) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included Includes records of Officers Mess, 1/Bn Royal Newfoundland Regiment
FITZGERALD, J.H.W. n/a Dental surgeon 1918 No No Attached to Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger.
COOK, Gordon No information N/A 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
ONEIL, Patrick Joseph 1917 0-67 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger. Granted temporary commission.
HUSSEY, Edward St. John's 2856 [William?] Hussey (p) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included, Home Defense only.
NEWHOOK, Leander 3129 No No Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger.
WAKEFIELD, Arthur William No information 0-101 Doctor 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)
RICKETTS, Thomas Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe District 3102 Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15 Originals removed for conservation by the National Archives, photocopies of originals have been microfiilmed.
WHITAKER, C.W. 0-1 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
TAIT, Robert Holland 267 Duckworth Street, St. John's 0-11 Dr. J.S. Tait (p) 1916 No No PDF I - Attestation papers not included
LEMESSURIER, H. [Hugh] 0-197 No No Civilian appointment as Honourary Lieutenant, administration of training camp, Pleasantville.
CLUETT, Vincent Belleoram, Fortune District 0-97 Sarah Cluett (p) 1916 Yes No Monday, November 26, 1917 Attestation papers not included
BROWN, David Tilton, Harbour Grace District 1319 William Brown (p) Railroad foreman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Discrepancy in occupation; foreman or fireman.
GEAR, Walter Francis Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada 0-246 Henry Gear (p) Dental surgeon 1918 Methodist No No Enlisted with Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force and transferred to Royal Newfoundland Regiment from Canadian Army Dental Corps.
MURPHY, John J. No information 0-274 1919 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
COLLINS, Reginald Placentia Bay, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3954 Alexander Collins (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17