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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 Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religionsort descending Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
FOX, John Edward Joseph St. John's 0-81 - 142 23 Lady Morris (p) 1914 No No
ALEXANDER, Conn Twinstead, Sudbury, Surrey, England, United Kingdom 0-178 31 Mrs. Gladys Alexander (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. Relinquished his commission 20 June 1916 ; transferred to Lord Strathcona's Horse Regiment.
BARNES, Alfred Burgoynes Cove, Trinity district 8213 20 William Barnes 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
PITTMAN, Corbett New Perlican, Trinity District 729 27 Willis Pittman Fisherman 1914 No No
GRANT, William Hayes 31 Monkstown Road, St. John's 0-159 - 410 23 Mrs. James Grant (p) 1914 Yes No Thursday, April 19, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included. Partial attestation papers.
WATSON, Charles White Hills, Banff, Scotland, United Kingdom 0-45 - 774 26 George Watson (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
CLARIDGE, George 370 Water Street, St. John's 0-300 - 110 24 William Claridge (p) Grocer's assistant 1914 No No
MOORE, Alexander Codroy Valley, St. George District 2997 22 Josephine Moore (p) Sailor 1916 No No
GRANDY, Roy Stanley Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 0-233 - 662 20 Sarah Ann Grandy (p) Fireman 1914 No No Follows # 247 on microfilm. Attached to Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916 - 1919.
NOFTALL, Chesley Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 1032 19 Reuben Noftall Labourer 1915 No Yes POW Date: 1917 Chesley seemed to have enlisted under the name of Moftall; however, he listed his next of kin as Noftall. All the official paperwork was generated under the name Moftall. This may have been a spelling error by the enlisting officer, a possible name change by the soldier, etc.
GEORGE, William Bell Island, St.John's East District 720 20 Alfred George (p) Engine Driver 1914 No No
COSH - COISH, Leo 230 Water Street, St. John's 8427 18 Ernest Cosh (p) 1917 Yes No Tuesday, January 21, 1919 File missing. Information from service ledger. Variant spelling of name: attestation: Cosh ; CWGC: Coish or Koch.
BURKE, James Joseph St. John's 718 27 Michael Burke Labourer 1914 No No
PYNN, Frank No Information 1033 1915 No No No information in service ledger; released May 1915.
KING, Jabez William Lewisporte, Twillingate District 2718 24 Matthew King (p) Lumberman 1916 Yes No Wednesday, August 9, 1916
NOSEWORTHY, Albert Water St., Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1190 22 Joseph Noseworthy (p) 1915 No No
CROAKE, James 16 Haggerty Street, St. John's 2602 20 Edward Croake (p) Broom maker 1916 No No Variant spelling of name - Croke
BARRETT, John A. Twillingate, Twillingate district 8028 43 William H. Barrett (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
POWER, Phillip Francis Bell Island, St. John's East District 1889 17 Margaret Power (p) Office clerk 1915 No No
HAYWARD, Arthur Seaburn St. John's 1648 19 Mrs. James Andrews (p) Labourer 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
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).
DICKS, Christopher Bertram 20 Flower Hill, St. John's 0-38 - 33 31 Jacob Dicks (p) Clerk, Government Engineer's Office 1914 No No
SWAFFIELD, James S. Cartwright, Labrador 3228 18 Lillian Swaffield (p) Trader 1916 No No
POWER, Nicholas J. St. John's 319 24 Street car conductor 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger.
WALKINS, Michael James 8 Bannerman St., St. John's 8195 19 Ellen F. Walkins (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger; Previously transcribed as Watkins.
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.
SNOW, Gordon Bolton St. John's 838 19 George Snow (p) Machinist 1914 No No
RENDELL, Herbert Anchorage, Duckworth Street, St, John's 0-93 Dr. H. Rendell (p) 1914 Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918 PDF
HEAD, Louis Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 743 20 John Head (p) Fisherman 1914 No No
DAVIS, John Bell Island, St. John's East District 738 19 William Davis (o) Miner 1914 No No PDF
TAYLOR, Hayward No information 2858 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Service ledger notes he attested for home duty only.
POTTS, B. W. [Brian Wildridge] Blackwells Islands, New York, USA 8093 - 3060 25 Jane A. Potts (p) 1917 No No See also service # 3060; Brian Wildridge Potts originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917 and transferred to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1918.
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
STRIDE, Thomas Conne River, Fortune District 4794 19 John Stride (o) Lumberman 1918 No No
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.
MURPHY, James A. 3006 No No File missing, attestation not completed. Information from service ledger.
NOSEWORTHY, Albert 15 Victoria Street, St. John's 0-126 - 2092 22 John Noseworthy (p) Accountant 1916 No No
SULLIVAN, Thomas F.J. King's Bridge Road, St. John's 8125 53 John Sullivan (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
STARKS, David Edward Round Harbour, Twillingate District 0-213 - 3047 24 Mrs. Eli Collins (p) Paper maker 1916 No No
GOUDIE, James W. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 714 23 Mrs. John Goudie (p) Painter 1914 No No
FITZPATRICK, J. n/a 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).
CROUCHER, Nathaniel Long Island, Twillingate District 1495 19 Elias Croucher (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
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
LEDINGHAM, James Allan 35 Military Road, St. John's 0-19 Miss E.V. Ledingham (o) 1916 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included; Age of Enlistment: n/a.
FERGUSON, John Roy 67 Springdale Street, St. John's 0-205 - 882 26 Jeanette Herbert Ferguson (s) 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
STEWART, Henry Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom 618 27 Alice Stewart (s) Tinsmith 1914 No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.
SWAFFIELD, Wilfred Cartwright, Labrador 2018 19 William Ernest Swaffield (p) Book keeper 1915 No No
MOORE, Daniel Joseph Avondale, Harbour Main District 741 19 Daniel Moore (p) Farmer 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1917
HOWLEY, James M. Le Marchant Road, St. John's 0-30 31 Mrs. J.M. Howley (s) 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included.
WALSH, John 130 Georges Road, St. John's 8072 18 Mrs. Emilie Walsh (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.