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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 email@example.com 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|
|CAHILL, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2081||21||Mary Sweeney (p)||Electrician||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WINTER, John A.||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||4091||21||William Winter (p)||Machinist||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, James Matthew||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||1150||19||Martin Power (o)||Coachman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FOLEY, Leo||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5740||19||John Foley (p)||Student||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOYLE, Edward||St. John's||1299||18||Mrs. Doyle (p)||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, William||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||6196||21||Marcella Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLIER, George||Three Rock Cove, St. George District||4915||18||Thomas Collier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PURCELL, John||Ship Head, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4343||21||William Purcell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YOUNG, George||Bank Head Bay, St. George District||4880||21||Rachael Young (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Michael||Bellevue, Trinity Bay||1792||22||Amy McCarthy (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GALGAY, Francis Joseph||St. John's||892||19||Minnie Galgay (o)||Shoemaker||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ROCKETT, Maurice||Petries, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5346||23||William Rockett (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, William||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||2311||23||Thomas Sullivan (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORAN, Martin||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3613||19||Mrs. William Foran (p)||Paper maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLIS, Neil||Highlands, St. George District||2385||17||Alexander Gillis (p)||Mill hand||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOGAN, John R.||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||8113||18||Nellie Howell (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLE, Samuel||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4250||19||John Cole (p)||Engineer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes misfiled document for Nathaniel Noel, # 4249|
|BARRON, Peter Francis||St. John's||945||29||Alice Barron (s)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|GRIFFEN, James J.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||4010||18||Sarah Griffen (p)||Papermaker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Griffin.|
|MAHONEY, Frank||336 Water Street West, St. John's||4310||20||Thomas Mahoney (p)||Mechanical dentist(?)||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOBIN, John Thomas||Burin North, Burin District||1800||Hanna Brake (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, February 1, 1916|
|BURKE, Frank Mary||126 Military Road, St. John's||0-120 - 1553||26||Alice Burke (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Partial attestation papers included. See also service #2285, William McHenry, for related documents.|
|DANIELS, Peter||402 Water Street, St. John's||318||23||Eva Fitzpatrick (p)||Confectioner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SLANEY, Donett||Marystown, Burin District||6330||21||James Slaney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Donald ; Recorded on Descriptive Return of Soldier...(form) as Donatious James Slaney.|
|MCGRATH, James||7 Bambrick Street, St. John's||3215||20||Andrew McGrath (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JUDGE, Joseph||Pennywell Road, St. John's||8391||44||Amelia Judge (s)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEWIS, George||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||5617||22||Joseph Lewis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, John||West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District||5939||20||William Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Hilyard||Sandy Point, St. George District||1681||21||Frederick Shepard (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, James||38 Henry Street, St. John's||4632||19||Matthew Kelly (p)||Bookkeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLANCHARD, Lewis||St. George, St. George District||4999||22||Helen Blanchard (p)||Carpenter||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, William||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3917||21||Joseph Parsons (p)||Blacksmith||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|SAMMS, Reuben||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3979||37||Phoebe Samms (s)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, William J.||Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3657||18||Patrick Kelly (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ONEILL, Leo||63 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4211||18||Anastasia O'Neill (p)||Truckman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENTON, Leonard||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||3269||20||Ambrose Penton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WOODFORD, Patrick Joseph||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||1965||26||Alfred Woodford (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MITCHELL, Lawrence||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||8373||33||Elizabeth Mitchell (s)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DWYER, Patrick||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||3927||24||John Dwyer (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PEARCEY, Charles||83 Bond Street, St. John's||4398||21||Jasper Pearcey (p)||Draper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLE, Bertram||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4630||18||John Cole (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers also found on Reel 261 preceding Service # 4601|
|LYVER, John||Botwood, Twillingate District||3644||19||Frank Lyver (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, John Martin||St. George, St. George District||1433||19||Mary Hickey Sullivan (p)||Motor man||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GELLATELY, William Thomas||52 Patrick Street, St. John's||100||22||Alexander Gellately (p)||House painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KNIGHT, William||44 Bannerman Street, St. John's||373||22||Ann Knight (s)||Mechanical engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCDONALD, Robert||Burnt Woods, Conne River, Fortune District||3534||20||Thomas McDonald (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HORAN, Thomas Anthony||267 Southside Road, St. John's||212||20||Patrick Horan (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CASHIN, Edward||St. George, St. George District||4995||20||Francis Cashin (p)||Electrician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOLAN, Clifford||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||6174||19||Elizabeth Nolan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROMSEY, Joseph Martin||Main River, St. George District||1424||31||William Bromsey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|