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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
HALL, William 6 Murray Street, St. John's 352 Francis Hall (p) Draper 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
RENDELL, Herbert Anchorage, Duckworth Street, St, John's 0-93 Dr. H. Rendell (p) 1914 Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918 PDF
COURT No information 0-250 No No Attestation papers not included; attached from RAMC
WINDELER, V. G. No information 1889 No No No File missing. Not in service ledger; # 1889 is assigned to Philip Francis Power
NOSEWORTHY, Edward 1174 No No File missing; ledger entry 10/4/15 states undesirable.
GOODRIDGE, Herbert St. John's 0-154 1914 No No Attestation papers not included
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
HOLLOWAY, Robert Palfrey St. John's 0-29 Agnes Holloway (s) Photographer 1915 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF Attestation papers not included.
MOORE, John St. John's - Dublin, Ireland n/a 1914 Yes No Notes: Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. File missing; not in MSL; information from CWGC.
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Edward Walter St. John's 0-148 Elizabeth Vere-Holloway (s) 1915 No No I - Attestation papers not included. Temporary assignment
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
OREILLY, P. Joseph 0-147 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; incorrect information in service ledger Notes: Listed as instructor (musketry). Notes: Information in service ledger is incorrect; information for 0-236 J.B. O'Reilly, RAMC was duplicated as being 0-147 Joseph O'Reilly
STOKES, H.F. 0-175 1916 No No Transferred to 1st Newfoundland Regiment at Ayr from Royal Irish Fusiliers.
MCKAY, J. J. No information 0-145 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
CHAPLIN, Harold G. 0-243 Mark Chaplin Doctor 1916 Yes No Monday, June 5, 1916 Correspondence; Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger; not attached to Newfoundland Regiment;Royal Naval Reserve attached to Royal Navy vessel HMS Hampshire (lost 5 June 1916)
GOODYEAR, Harold Kenneth Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-74 - 1193 Louisa Goodyear (p) 1915 No No Partial attestation papers included. Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred his commission to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917. Includes documents relating to Regt. # 3428 Patrick Whelan.
COLLINS, Joseph New Gower Street, St. John's 3210 Mrs. William Harvey (o) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included.
GOODRIDGE, Alan C No information 0-167 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
WALSH, Luke 129 Military Road, St. John's 8126 Patrick Walsh 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
WHITE, Arthur J. Stephenville, St. George District 1029 Telegraph operator 1915 No No
REEVES, William No information 0-230 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Attached to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) Ambulance Company.
NANGLE, Thomas 0-20 Priest 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included.
JOHNSON, George MacNess Whiteway No information 0-28 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Appointed to Indian Army 1918.
SAUNDERS 2609 1916 No No File missing. Information from service ledger
CARTER, John Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 1360 John Carter (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Age of Enlistment: 1915 ?
CURNEW, George Robert Curling, St. George District 1587 Charles Curnew (o) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 24, 1916
EATON, Duncan McKinnon St. John's 811 Dry goods clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917
RANDELL, Egbert No information 0-173 1917 No No Granted temporary commission to the Regiment to allow for transport to England to take up service with the Royal Naval Reserve.
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
FACEY, M.L. n/a Chaplin 1918 No No Attached to Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger
BRUSHETT, A. H. 3121 1916 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
WILLIAMS, Charles A. Corbin, Burin District 3363 Mrs. Silas Adams (p) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included
HOWLETT, C. No information 0-153 1914 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
DREW, T.M. 0-223 - 857 1915 No No Transferred from Leicestershire Regiment. Attestation papers not included. Also contains documents relating to service #0-23, William Edward Barnes
BOWER, W. C. E. No information 0-227 1916 Yes No Thursday, October 19, 1916 Attestation papers not included - Attached from Royal Army Medical Corps
WILLIAMS, Willmet Dildo, Trinity District 1499 1915 No No Attestation papers not included
HOGAN, R. N/A 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)
MCKAY, Peter Robinsons, St. George District 2557 1916 No No Attestation papers not included, medically unfit.
BUGDEN, G. N/A 1917 No No Attestation papers not included. No service number, listed as bugler (special).
BUDGELL, Enos New Bay, Twillingate District 8152 Joseph Budgel (p) Fisherman 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
MARSHALL, Frederick Walter 131 Albert Palace Mansions, Battersea, United Kingdom 0-34 - 608 Mrs. F. W. Marshall 1914 No No PDF No attestation papers. Formerly London, England. Granted honourary commission.
EATON, William John 52 Longs Hill, St. John's 137 James J. Hodder (o) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NUNNS, Joseph No Information 0-10 Mrs. Mary Ann Nunns (p) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger.
URQUHART, James No information 0-196 1917 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Variant spelling of name - Urquart
MACKANESS, C.L. n/a Dental Officer 1918 No No File missing. Attached as Dental Officer, Hazeley Camp.
TOCHER, J.W. 0-237 Doctor 1917 No No PDF Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)
FRAMPTON, John Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 626 Robert Frampton (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GREENE, William Howe 7 Waverley Road, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom 0-210 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included ; musketry instructor.
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.
KNIGHT, James St. Pierre Birmingham, England, United Kingdom 0-239 Mrs. James S.P. Knight 1915 No Information No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC).