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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|
|BUCKINGHAM, Edward||38 John Street, St. John's||5045||19||John Buckingham (p)||Marine engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MEANEY, Ronald Joseph||St. John's||1353||18||Dennis Meaney (p)||Waiter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, Daniel||Marystown, Burin District||6062||19||Richard Kelly (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MADDEN, Paul||Maddox Cove, Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||4150||19||Philip Madden (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNY, Francis||Avondale, Harbour Main District||3693||22||John Penny (o)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Penney|
|HEARN, Matthew||10 Alexander Street, St. John's||2556||21||John J. Hearn (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2565X|
|CROTTY, Leo||12 Walshs Square, St. John's||3935||20||William Crotty (p)||Cabman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|WALSH, Michael Francis||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||399||26||Mrs. Patrick Walsh (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCDONALD, Patrick||23 First Avenue, Grand Falls, Twillingate District||230||21||Kate McDonald (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HORAN, Lawrence||267 Southside, St. John's||1860||P. Horan (p)||Marine engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Transferred to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from the King's Liverpool Regiment. Includes attestation papers for Territorial Force (#4038). Age of Enlistment: 16 1/2|
|WINTER, John A.||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||4091||21||William Winter (p)||Machinist||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILLEY - MELEE, Thomas||St. John's||1877||20||Thomas Milley (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Discrepancy in spelling of name|
|KENNEY, Richard||Petty Harbour, St. John's West district||1178||23||Minnie Kenney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Martin Frances||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||3331||18||John Joseph Power (o)||Carpenters apprentice||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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|
|COLLIER, John||St. Albans, Fortune District||6224||21||Mary Collier (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENOIT, Austin||St. George, St. George District||1327||20||Lizzie Benoit (p)||Brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VAUGHAN, Francis Joseph||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||481||31||Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p)||Tanner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, May 22, 1921|
|MURPHY, Lawrence||126 Water Street, St. John's||196||20||Mary White (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|NORRIS, William Leonard||41 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||101||28||James Norris (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HYNES, Isaac||Fox Island River, Port au Port, St. George District||4772||22||Reuben Hynes (p)||Trapper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COUGHLAN, Edward Morris||63 Prescott Street, St. John's||3261||19||James Coughlan (p)||Cable operator||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MULROONEY, Patrick W.||Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||6185||24||Daniel Mulrooney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURRIN, Patrick||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||4802||18||Thomas Murrin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|WALSH, Augustus J.||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||3914||22||Patrick Walsh (p)||Operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLEMAN, Bartholomew||Curling, St. George District||5395||22||Joseph Coleman (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SAVAGE, Michael||31 Parade Street, St. John's||4441||23||Michael Savage (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOHANEY, William Patrick||21 Prospect Street, St. John's||496||23||Mr. Dohaney (p)||Plumber||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BURKE, William||Conne River, Fortune District||6323||20||Matthew Burke (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEEFE, Aloysius||South East Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||1971||24||Patrick Keefe (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CUNNINGHAM, John||9 Job Street, St. John's||4060||18||John Cunningham (p)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNELL, Felix||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3596||27||Jeremiah Connell (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: O'Counell.|
|DELANEY, William Patrick||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4700||20||William Delaney (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STAPLETON, Stephen||Marystown, Burin District||4166||21||Elizabeth Stapleton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EVERSON, William||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5782||21||Solomon Everson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Edward||128 Bond Street, St. John's||3219||25||Mary Noseworthy (p)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEONARD, Michael||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Marys District||4808||24||John J. Leonard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHAW, Daniel F.||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||4975||22||Daniel Shaw (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUNPHY, James||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||3364||28||Patrick Dunphy (o)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Thomas||Merasheen, Placentia-St. Marys District||5522||23||Philip Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, Richard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4966||21||Michael Kelly (p)||Shoemaker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAWSON, Augustus||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1340||20||Margaret Dawson (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Ronald B.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2712||19||Mrs. John Thomey (o)||Train despatcher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, August 13, 1917|
|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.|
|MYLER, Alexander Joseph||13 Adelaide Street, St. John's||650||22||William J. Myler (p)||Barber||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|WALL, John||27 Military Road, St. John's||4303||27||Thomas Wall (p)||Woodworker||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|
|BLIDE - BLYDE, Philip H.||St. John's||1650||18||John Blide (p)||Harness maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Blyde; see Regt. # 280 Michael John Blyde (brother).|
|MORRISSEY, Patrick||Brigus, Port de Grave District||5077||21||Michael Morrissey (p)||Miner||1918||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|