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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 ascending Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
AUCOIN, Patrick Little River, Codroy, St. George District 5155 23 Patrick Aucoin (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service.
POWER, Richard Cupids, Port de Grave District 2603 20 Mrs. James Power (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1613X.
HEALEY, Edward 345 Water Street, St. John's 4028 18 Philip Healey (p) Munition worker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, John Freshwater Road, St. John's 8002 23 John L. White (p) Blacksmith and labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CAMPBELL, John Little River, St. George District 6269 24 Catherine Campbell (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GILLESPIE, Samuel Joseph Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 3195 21 Mrs. John Gillespie (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
OBRIEN, Leo P. 27 Adelaide Street, St. John's 8261 18 Mary O'Brien (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COOMBS, Thomas Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 747 23 Henry Coombs (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1916 See also service #1718, Frank Hynes, for a newspaper clipping related to this soldier.
MILLER, Bernard Red Head Cove, Bay de Verde District 5855 24 Alexander Miller (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DWYER, John Thomas Bell Island, St. John's East District 2725 19 Robert Dwyer (p) Miner 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, October 10, 1917
CHAFE, George 36 Convent Square, St. John's 3236 31 Jane Chafe (s) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
JESSO, Joseph Brooms Bottom, St. George District 6258 20 James Jesso (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HALL, Patrick Joseph Port au Port, St. George District 8245 18 Alexander Hall (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LUSH, William Little Bay, Twillingate District 5534 18 William Lush (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SNOW, Harry 5 Plank Road, St. John's 3362 28 Margaret Snow (s) Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
JOE, James Patrick Springdale, Twillingate District 1630 21 Thomas Joe (o) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KELLY, Peter John St. John's 1244 22 Mary Ann Kelly (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MOORE, James William 31 Duckworth Street, St. John's 529 22 Edward Moore (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MCDONALD, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8465 19 Thomas McDonald (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KNOWLING, William A. Little River, Codroy Valley, St. George District 1693 18 George Knowling (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BUCKLEY, William St. John's 752 19 Mrs. Thomas Buckley (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Joseph Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5755 20 Charles Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARKS, Stanley Thomas 70 George Street, St. John's 150 25 Mrs. Marks (p) Express wagon driver 1914 Roman Catholic No No
THOMS, Michael Little Bay, Twillingate District 5532 23 John Thoms (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HEARN, Patrick Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 3300 20 John Hearn (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
NEWMAN, William Black Island, Twillingate District 3637 30 Margaret (Edward) Newman (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
OROURKE, Michael St. John's 1596 33 Margaret O'Rourke (s) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
REARDON, Michael Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District 3342 25 Patrick Reardon (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MACKEY, Joseph St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6086 22 Patrick Mackey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KENT, Martin Patrick Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1270 20 James Kent (p) Paper maker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
NEVILLE, Ronald Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 2066 19 James Neville (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
COLLIER, William St. Albans, Fortune District 6233 24 Thomas Collier (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No See also service #6229, Lawrence Collier
MOXLEY, John Charles Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3420 22 Edwin Moxley (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MALONEY, James Badger Brook, Twillingate District 5151 24 John Maloney (p) Fireman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, James Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4530 18 Annie Butler (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GILLIS, George Highlands, St. George District 3680 19 Alex. H. Gillis (p) Railroading 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, James Joseph 8 Sebastian Street, St. John's 2352 18 James Martin (p) Teamster 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
BOWEN, Frances Joseph St.Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 1753 21 James Bowen (of Thomas) (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HAMILTON, Matthew Grand Falls, Twillingate District 4849 23 Philip Hamilton (p) Paper maker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DONOHUE, William Joseph Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 2992 18 John Donohue (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, May 18, 1918
YOUNG, Francis Bank Head, St. George District 3960 19 R. Young (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
OLEARY, James Joseph 21 Scott Street, St. John's 391 32 Catherine O'Leary (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PHELAN, William A. Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2001 18 James Phelan (p) Checker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
GAUDET, Arthur Stephenville, St. George District 5694 18 Amedee Gaudet (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JUDGE, Joseph Pointe Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 1039 19 Mary Judge (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ROWSELL, Stephen 12 Stewart Avenue, St. John's 4487 22 Absalom Rowsell (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NEWHOOK, Harry Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4904 19 Jonas Newhook (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CONNORS, Michael Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8467 26 Peter Connors (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
RYAN, Gerald Francis St. John's 1061 19 Helen Ryan (p) Sailor 1915 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: attestation paper completed as Jeremiah, signature is variously Jeremiah /Jerry / Gerald. Named in mother's correspondence as Gerald.
AUGOT, Frank James North Side, Harbour Breton, Fortune District 2923 20 Joseph Augo (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name; attestation form is Augo, transcribed as Ango/Angot, correspondence, signatures and later forms are Augot.