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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 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|
|SLANEY, Arthur A.||St. Lawrence, Burin District||1285||20||Elizabeth Slaney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Robert||Marystown, Burin District||6064||22||Lawrence Power (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PICCO, John||53 Carters Hill, St. John's||8163||20||John Picco (p)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, Henry||29 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3263||18||Henry Kelly (p)||Salesman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WOODFORD, Michael||7 Convent Square, St. John's||8030||20||John Woodford (p)||Boiler maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROSE, John||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||2079||21||Richard Rose (p)||Naval reservist (Naval service # 1520X)||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||Referenced in estate correspondence as John Curlew.|
|WHITTLE, Martin Augustus.||7 Hamilton Street, St. John's||2347||18||Peter Whittle (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CULLETON, William||St. John's||999||19||John Culleton (p)||Baker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PERRY, David Henry||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1265||23||Mr. Perry (p)||Railway engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Peter||Gambo, Bonavista District||1483||20||Peter Sullivan (p)||Furrier||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RICHARDS, John||Topsail, Harbour Main District||5464||23||Michael Richards (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CORCORAN, Laurence||St. John's||1635||32||Laurence Corcoran (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DELANEY, William Albert||St. George, St. George District||581||21||Joseph Delaney (p)||Lumberman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCGORY, David||St. John's||1063||18||Amelia McGory (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - McGrory.|
|LINDSTROM, Frederick||Outer Cove, St. John's East District||5791||20||Henry Lindstrom (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: signature is Lindstrom; clerk completed forms as Lidstone; Frederic Lindstrom, with father Henry, are recorded in 1935 census|
|HILLYARD, Michael||Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Marys District||5197||20||William Hillyard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HYNES, Leonard||Codroy, St. George District||5859||23||Margaret Hynes (p)||Seaman||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 12, 1918||Variation in name: Hines; See # 1787 for related document|
|MURPHY, James J.||27 Cabot Street, St. John's||4414||19||Joseph Murphy (p)||Office clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BEER, John||50 Cookstown Road, St. John's||4687||18||John Beer (p)||Expressman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORE, John Francis||176 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2778||20||Joseph Moore (p)||Train fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|KEAN, Michael||Cuckholds Cove Road, St. John's||2659||18||Richard Kean (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YETMAN, Andrew||25 Barters Hill, St. John's||43||21||Andrew Yetman (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONWAY, Bernard||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||5768||21||Daniel Conway (p)||Iron worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUNPHY, James||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||3364||28||Patrick Dunphy (o)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Michael Gregory||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||2968||18||Nicholas J. O'Brien (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|PAUL, Frank||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||4667||20||John Paul (p)||Trapper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GUNN, John||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8469||20||Bridget Gunn (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAWSON, Augustus||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1340||20||Margaret Dawson (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRANT, Edward Peter||Lawn, Burin District||1797||22||Michael Grant (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|CAHILL, Thomas||Carbonear, Carbonear District||3343||22||Margaret Cahill (o)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOYLE, George H.||Buffalo, New York, USA||3071||38||Margaret Briggs (o)||Painter and steam fitter||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|CHRISTOPHER, Joseph||Mall Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District||6156||24||Mary Christopher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MEALEY (MALEY), Dennis Francis||St. John's||1216||24||Fannie Mealey (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, December 6, 1919||Date of Death: 6 December 1919 from CWGC Discrepancy in spelling of name - documents completed as Mealey; signature is Maley|
|HEARN, John||Renews, Ferryland District||6282||24||Mary Hearn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MITCHELL, Vincent||Marystown, Burin District||5861||23||William Mitchell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHORTALL, Stanley J.||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4540||29||Mrs. Catherine Shortall (p)||Outside salesman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRIEN, John Thomas||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5756||21||Anne Brien (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Michael Patrick||St. John's||1746||20||James McDonald (p)||Gardener||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|COADY, Andrew||29 Job Street, St. John's||8096 - 775||23||Mary Coady (o)||Cook||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|COLLINS, John Joseph||128 George Street, St. John's||578||19||Edward Collins (p)||Teamster||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KENNY, William P.||Fermeuse, Ferryland District||5736||21||Robert Kenny (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KAVANAGH, Arthur Joseph||235 New Gower Street, St. John's||106||19||Cornelius Kavanagh (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, John Joseph||10 Codners Lane, St. John's||3226||27||Johanna Walsh (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1354X|
|ORGAN, John||Great Jervais, Fortune District||3046||19||Maggie Long (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 23, 1917|
|BARRY, Michael||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3761||18||James Barry (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRACE, William A.||10 Knight Street, St. John's||0-119 - 2259||19||John Grace (p)||Foreman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|OTOOLE, Fred Max||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||1064||21||Michael F. O'Toole (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes newspaper article with photo and account of his time in the war and the sinking of the Stephano|
|LAHEY, Robert Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||254||26||Richard Lahey (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HEALEY, Patrick||Black Island, Twillingate District||4337||22||John Healey (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLIS, Daniel||River, St. George District||3339||18||Dugald Gillis (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|