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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
FELIX, Joseph Felix Cove, St. George District 4372 24 Hamiel Felix (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ONEILL, Roadey [Roderick] 119 Freshwater Road, St. John's 4749 21 Edward O'Neill (o) Carman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: given as Roadey or Roady on all documents except on War service Gratuity form which is Roderick. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1404X
WALSH, William Topsail Road, St. John's 683 19 Patrick Walsh (p) Farmer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
VOISEY, Edward Joseph 1 Hagerty Street, St. John's 1185 23 Mary Ann Voisey (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Philip Charles 122 Water Street West, St. John's 3111 18 Lewis Murphy (p) Wheelwright 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KELLY, Michael Francis 37 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 148 24 Mrs. Kelly (s) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WISEMAN, Joseph Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 5403 21 Samuel Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KEREFIN, Joseph Cape St. George, St. George District 4199 18 Ephraim Caravan (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name: Joseph also apppears as Ives and Yves; Kerefin as Caravan, Carrefin, Karaven, Karfin, Karrefin, Kerfant, Kerfont and Kurfant.
MOAKLER, John St. John's 1766 21 Jonas Moakler (p) Accountant 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes information on POW status related to #1509 Mackay; #2214 Hudson; #3670 Cheater; and #2464 Mutford.
HYNES, William Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 4677 23 Andrew Hynes (o) Street car conductor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GOIGLAS, George 61 George Street, St. John's 3615 24 Anthony Goiglas (o) Fireman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name: Goigalis, Geiglas, Geigalis, Goglas.
MORRISSEY, John Joseph 45 Parade Street, St. John's 689 20 Peter Morrissey (p) Tailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
COLLINS, John Joseph 128 George Street, St. John's 578 19 Edward Collins (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic No No
EDWARDS, John Charles Pennywell Road, St. John's 450 20 Joseph Edwards (p) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, July 21, 1916
BOONE, William 22 Belvedere Street, St. John's 5022 21 James Boone (p) Bottler 1918 Roman Catholic No No
VAUGHAN, Herbert Augustine Leslie Street, St. John's 2742 20 Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
HEALY, Edward J. Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 4557 18 Mrs. Power (o) Butcher 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Healey
ORGAN, James 122 Military Road, St. John's 5108 18 Michael Organ (p) Accountant 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BENOIT, Julien Cape St. George, St. George District 4224 26 Mary Jeanette (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies March 1918
COX, John Harbour Breton, Fortune District 809 22 Mrs. Edward Cox (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
KELLY, James Joseph Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Marys District 2228 19 James Kelly (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 27, 1918 Duplicate of attestation papers also located with Service # 2282
KENNEDY, Georges Francis Joseph 26 Plank Road, St. John's 2966 18 Hugh Kennedy (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Archibald Francis Bell Island, St. John's East District 0-133 - 2840 21 Philip Power (p) Surveyor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
JACOB, Esau Curling, St. George District 3758 27 Sadie Eude (p) Baker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PHILLIPS, George Whitbourne, Trinity District 1164 22 Sarah Phillips (p) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 PDF
MADORE, Reuben Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 2566 22 Fred Madore (o) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1567X
CURTIS, Gerald Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 5004 19 Miss Selena Curtis (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FARRELL, Joseph Bay du Nord, Fortune District 5559 20 William Farrell (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CRAWLEY, John T Holyrood, Harbour Main District 5765 19 Patrick Crawley (p) Pipe fitter 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LAWLOR, James St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5036 25 James Lawlor (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No See # 5086 for misfiled document
WHITE, Alexander Stephenville, St. George District 5945 22 Charles M. White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SHEEHAN, John Joseph 5 Howe Place, St. John's - 2 Hunts Lane, St. John's 35 23 Edward Sheehan (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, December 27, 1917 I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel; Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.
JOHNSTON - JOHNSON, William Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 4881 21 Thomas Johnston (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Signature completed as Johnston on attestation; Johnson on later documents.
WOODFORD, William 7 Convent Square, St. John's 8211 21 John J. Woodford (p) Machinist 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ASPELL, James 32 Hoylestown, St. John's 3291 39 Mary Aspell (s) Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
EMBERLEY, Leo Littledale, St. John's 4510 18 George Emberley (o) Coachman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BEATON, Joseph Badger Brook, Twillingate District 8489 24 Bridget Beaton (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITTLE, Peter Joseph 7 Hamilton Street, St. John's 2986 18 Peter Whittle Sr. (p) Office clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BRAKE, Samuel Marystown, Burin District 6060 20 William Brake (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
EVOY, Frank Harricott, Placentia-St. Marys District 2202 28 Martha Evoy (p) Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917
MORISSEY, James H. 44 Wickford Street, St. John's 8003 25 Catherine Morrissey (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Morrissey.
MORRIS, Robert Great Jervais, Fortune District 1354 28 David Morris (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MANNING, Thomas Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 4437 18 William Manning (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LINEHAN, Daniel [David] Johns Pond, Placentia-St. Marys District 1468 20 John Joseph Linehan (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Father writes that his name was Daniel but he was mistakenly called David by the Regiment
BUTLER, John Joseph Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 1434 24 William Hall (o) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CHAFE, Samuel Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 5293 24 Daniel Chafe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OQUINN, James South Branch, Grand River, St. George District 3481 18 Peter O'Quinn (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No PDF See # 3418 for misfiled document
SEXTON, Edward Tilting, Twillingate District 3013 22 Thomas Sexton (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PEDDLE, Thomas Old Shop, Trinity District 5405 19 John Peddle (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DUNPHY, John Joseph 31 Central Street, St. John's 2459 21 Patrick Dunphy (p) Cooper 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, November 25, 1916