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|
|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||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||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||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||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||Attestation papers not included.|
|WINTER, Herbert M||No information||0-156||1919||No||No||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||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||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||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||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||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||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|