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|
|YOUNG, John||Bank Head, St. George District||8369||37||Mary Young (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|THISTLE, Walter Leslie||50 Longs Hill, St. John's||215||20||David Thistle (p)||Stone cutter||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|FREEBAIRN, Charles A.||Ferryland, Ferryland District||2811||19||Dr. Robert Freebairn (p)||1916||No||No||File missing.|
|WAKEFIELD, Arthur William||No information||0-101||Doctor||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)|
|BRUSHETT, A. H.||3121||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|PIKE, Ralph C.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8051||19||Nathaniel Pike (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|KARN, Cyril J.||No information||0-297||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, July 1916.|
|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.|
|TRESISE, George Leach||Devonshire, England, United Kingdom||0-207 - 906||22||James Tresise (p)||1915||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|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.|
|FRASER, Nutting Stewart||234 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-47 - 1183||18||Dr. N.S. Fraser (p)||1914||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|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).|
|BUTLER, Henry Albert||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||0-199 - 325||23||Reuben Butler (p)||Student||1914||No||No|
|HOLMES, Arthur Chesley||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||0-132 - 2275||18||Reverend A.A. Holmes (p)||Bank clerk||1916||No||No||Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917 - 1919.|
|TIBBS, William George||Trinity, Trinity District||732||23||William Tibbs (p)||Blacksmith||1914||No||No|
|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.|
|PARSONS, William John||North Side, Burin, Burin District||438||22||George Parsons (p)||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Jan. 1918.|
|CHURCHILL, Ernest St. Clair||Forest Road, St. John's||0-108 - 281||26||William Churchill (p)||Engineer||1914||No||No|
|ROBERTSON, Stanley||55 Longs Hill, St. John's||0-94||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. See Harvey # 0-33 - 333 for misfiled documents.|
|BUGDEN, G.||N/A||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|OSBOURNE, Joseph||Lewisporte, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District||4912||18||James Osbourne (p)||1918||Yes||No||Sunday, May 26, 1918||Variant spelling of name - Osborne File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MILLY, Frank||34 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8114||29||Mrs. William Wheeler (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HENNEBURY, Ewen Stanley||59 Colonial Street, St. John's||19||23||George D. Hennebury||Printer||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Signature is Ewen; forms completed as Ewan|
|EDWARDS, Leo||N/A||25||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).|
|TAIT, Arch C.||No information||0-248||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; no record in service ledger.|
|THISTLE, William||12 James Street, St. John's||1207||26||Mrs. William Thistle (p)||1915||No||No||Death notice only in file|
|WINDELER, Henry Stanton||11 Maxse Street, St. John's||0-3||H.D. Windeler (p)||1915||No||No||Seconded to 46th BN. M.G. Corps.|
|LILLY, Augustus||Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||194||32||George A. Lilly (p)||Carpenter||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HICKEY, Leo Francis||39 Angel Place, St. John's||0-117 - 1469||20||Michael Hickey (p)||1915||No||No|
|BENNETT, Frank||Monkstown Road, St. John's||0-121 - 284||19||John Bennett (p)||Student||1914||No||No|
|BENOIT, Laurence||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||8255||18||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|EARLES, Edward||Battery Road, St. John's||2650||21||Mrs. Edward Earles (p)||Labourer||1916||No||No|
|OGRADY, James J.||0-143||Mrs. J.J O'Grady (s)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|CURRAN, Eugene||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8488||18||John Curran||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MCKAY, Peter||Robinsons, St. George District||2557||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included, medically unfit.|
|GLADNEY, William J.||Fort Townshend, St. John's||2597||18||John Gladney (p)||Letter carrier||1916||No||No|
|MARCH, John Wesley||50 Circular Road, St. John's||0-109||34||Amelia March (o)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|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.|
|TAYLOR, Hayward||No information||2858||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Service ledger notes he attested for home duty only.|
|AYRE, Eric S||Circular Road, St. John's||0-91||Mrs. E. S. Ayre (s)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Attestation papers not included.|
|HUNT, Nicholas Prout||88 Barnes Road, St. John's||0-252 - 762||21||Mrs. James Hunt (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No||I.|
|RYALL, William Thomas||40 Hayward Ave, St. John's||0-87 - 53||26||Robert Ryall (p)||Jeweller||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KING, Arthur Case||10 Third Avenue, Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8387||24||Ade Lillian King (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MANUEL, Samuel W.||Exploits, Twillingate District||0-70 - 1204||22||Mary Jane Manuel (p)||1915||Yes||No||Sunday, March 4, 1917|
|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 # 3428 Patrick Whelan.|
|TAIT, Robert Holland||267 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-11||Dr. J.S. Tait (p)||1916||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included|
|SEABRIGHT, George||Botwood, Twillingate District||2360||20||George Seabright (p)||Railroad hand||1916||No||No|
|BARRETT, Harold George||50 Freshwater Road, St. John's||0-69 - 798||22||Henry G. Barrett (p)||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|HOULAHAN, James Patrick||Cape St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||500||26||Patrick M. Houlihan (p)||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in name: documents state both Houlahan and Houlihan|
|GOSNEY, Ernest Alfred||Black River, Placentia-St. Marys District||2822||18||Archibald Gosney (p)||Cook||1916||No||No|