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 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 Enlistment Next of Kinsort descending Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
TOCHER, J.W. 0-237 Doctor 1917 No No PDF Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)
RICHARDS, Robie Mundy Pond Road, St. John's n/a 17 Drummer (formerly druggist) 1918 No No Attestation papers not included (underaged) - No service number, listed as drummer (special); misfiled documents microfilmed under Regt.# 4702.
MACKANESS, C.L. n/a Dental Officer 1918 No No File missing. Attached as Dental Officer, Hazeley Camp.
BARRETT, R. [Ralph] No information 0-247 1918 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Member of Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force.
SAUNDERS 2609 1916 No No File missing. Information from service ledger
NANGLE, Thomas 0-20 Priest 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included.
MARTIN, William P. Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1605 1915 No No Attestation papers not included
FACEY, M.L. n/a Chaplin 1918 No No Attached to Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger
HOWLETT, C. No information 0-153 1914 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
DAVIS, D. Medical officer n/a 1918 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger
GREENE, William Howe 7 Waverley Road, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom 0-210 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included ; musketry instructor.
FUGES, C. 3104 No No Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger. Fatality: n/a
WHITAKER, C.W. 0-1 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
HOGAN, R. N/A 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)
JACKSON, A.G. N/A 1918 No No Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number or file; information from ledger.
JACKMAN, Michael J. Renews, Ferryland District 8394 22 Labourer 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
WINTER, Herbert M No information 0-156 1919 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Special assignment: musketry instructor
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
MCBAY, Burchill G. No information 600 No No Notice of death only. No information in service ledger.
COUGHLAN, Wilfred L. 63 Prescott Street, St. John's n/a 15 Student 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)
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
FITZPATRICK, J. n/a 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).
HUMBY, Edward No information 8084 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
MERCER, Arthur 60 Barters Hill, St. John's n/a 14 Student 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
YOUNG, Hedley Carbonear, Carbonear District 244 24 1914 No No Attestation papers not included; medical form only. No information 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
GILLINGHAM, Henry Greenspond, Bonavista District 3008 21 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.
WINTER, Marmaduke George Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 2896 18 Bank clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
EARLE, Clifford 17 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger
FITZGERALD, J.H.W. n/a Dental surgeon 1918 No No Attached to Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger.
FREW, Alexander Medical officer n/a 1915 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; 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
DAVIS, James Gambo, Bonavista District 5723 21 Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BAILEY, Edward 57 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's n/a 18 Student 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, special ranking as bugler.
WOODRUFFE, John Sheldon 0-164 1918 No No PDF Attached from 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment
ADAMS, Harold No information n/a 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
PYNN, Frank No Information 1033 1915 No No No information in service ledger; released May 1915.
WALSH, Albert Battery Road, St. John's N/A 16 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)
COURT No information 0-250 No No Attestation papers not included; attached from RAMC
STICKLAND, Abraham Hunts Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5880 24 Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partial attestation papers; Previously transcribed as Strickland.
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
LEWIS, Charles Victor St. John's 3217 1916 Yes No Wednesday, September 24, 1919 Attestation papers not included. Enrolled with Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve 19 Aug. 1915. Enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment 9 Nov. 1916, transferred to NRNR 13 Nov. 1916. See also Regt. #1640 for additional information.
MCNEIL, T.M. No information 0-146 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger
GROUCHY, Philip No information 3323 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Discharged, under age.
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.
ROWSELL, Archibald H. Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 8061 24 Archibald Rowsell (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOONE, James D. Glovertown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 8063 29 Beatrice Boone (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BLAKE, Kenneth Gander Bay, Fogo District 1643 21 Elias Blake (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BEST, George 65 Power Street, St. John's 8402 52 Eliza Best (s) Carpenter and cooper 1917 Salvation Army No No
SAMUELSON, Chesley 131 Power Street, St. John's 8316 19 Elizabeth Samuelson (p) Mechanic 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No