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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
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.
PIPPY, Wilfred J. Springdale Street, St. John's 0-48 Mrs. W. J. Pippy (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included
BUGDEN, G. N/A 1917 No No Attestation papers not included. No service number, listed as bugler (special).
OUTERBRIDGE, Herbert Arthur St. John's - The 6th Paragon, Bath, England 0-141 Alice Margaret Outerbridge (s) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
BERNERS, Ralph Abercrombie 0-220 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - Transferred from Royal Welsh Fusiliers
EATON, William John 52 Longs Hill, St. John's 137 James J. Hodder (o) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAIDMENT, G. H.. No information 0-176 Chaplain 1917 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
THOMAS, Harvey 11 Barnes Place, St. John's n/a Clerk 1914 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number (special), listed as instructor (musketry).
MCKAY, Peter Robinsons, St. George District 2557 1916 No No Attestation papers not included, medically unfit.
KARN, Cyril J. No information 0-297 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, July 1916.
RICKETTS, Thomas Middle Arm, 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.
HUMBY, Edward No information 8084 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
MATHIAS, T.G. No information 0-245 1918 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from Welsh Regiment
WAKEFIELD, Arthur William No information 0-101 Doctor 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)
URQUHART, James No information 0-196 1917 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Variant spelling of name - Urquart
CARTY, George Thomas Cochrane Street, St. John's 0-6 Isabell Carty (o) 1914 No No PDF I - Attestation papers not included.
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
KIELLY, Leo 17 Cuddihy Street, St. John's 6219 William Kielly (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 16
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.
KEAN, Cecil D No information 0-234 No information No information 1917 No information No No Commissioned to RAMC in 1917 and granted a temporary appointment to the Newfoundland Regiment as Medical Officer for draft transport to Great Britain 3-17 Oct. 1917.
TAIT, Arch C. No information 0-248 Doctor 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; no record in service ledger.
PERRY, Alfred Wards Harbour, Twillingate District 1273 Julia Perry (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, January 21, 1917
MACPHERSON, Cluny Queens Road, St. John's 0-8 Mrs. Cluny MacPherson (s) Doctor 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
COOK, Gordon No information N/A 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
TAYLOR, Hayward No information 2858 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Service ledger notes he attested for home duty only.
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).
DOWNTON, H. n/a 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).
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
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
TOBIN, John Thomas Burin North, Burin District 1800 Hanna Brake (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, February 1, 1916
PARDY, John R. [Richard] Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2788 John Pardy 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Unfit for service; Discrepancy in name: Attestation signed Hardy; Ledger completed as Pardy
MEIKLEJOHN, J. R. No information 0-219 1917 No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred from Border Regiment
KING, Benjamin Louis Old Bonaventure, Trinity District 4093 Phoebe Pitcher (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
RENDELL, Frederick George A. 73 Military Road, St. John's 0-32 Mrs. F.J.W. Rendell (p) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included.
MONTGOMERIE, Alexander St. John's 0-4 Mrs. Montgomerie (s) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
LANNON, James Joseph No information 1001 No No File missing; ledger indicates discharged 10/4/15 as undesirable
TULK, Hubert Ladle Cove, Fogo District 1590 Mary Anne Tulk (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
FUGES, C. 3104 No No Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger. Fatality: n/a
PYNN, Frank No Information 1033 1915 No No No information in service ledger; released May 1915.
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.
ONEIL, Patrick Joseph 1917 0-67 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger. Granted temporary commission.
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.
GREENE, William Howe 7 Waverley Road, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom 0-210 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included ; musketry instructor.
HORAN, Lawrence 267 Southside, St. John's 1860 P. Horan (p) Marine engineer 1915 Roman Catholic No No Transferred to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from the King's Liverpool Regiment. Includes attestation papers for Territorial Force (#4038). Age of Enlistment: 16 1/2
NOBLE, Albert John No information 0-26 1917 No No Civilian appointment as honourary Lieutenant, liaison with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No attestation papers.
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.
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
STOKES, H.F. 0-175 1916 No No Transferred to 1st Newfoundland Regiment at Ayr from Royal Irish Fusiliers.
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.
WHITE, Arthur J. Stephenville, St. George District 1029 Telegraph operator 1915 No No