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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
GLADNEY, Edward Francis Fort Townshend, St. John's 335 19 John Gladney (p) Carpenter 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
TRAVERSE, James Bell Island, St. John's East District 4651 19 Mrs. Ed. Power (p) Mrs. Ed. Power (p) 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KENNEDY, Cyril Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5013 19 Minnie Kennedy (p) Railway agent 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CONNORS, Michael Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 5826 20 Thomas Connors (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FANNING, William Robert St. John's 1120 24 James Fanning Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FURLONG, David J. Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 919 19 Lawrence J. Furlong (p) Railroad brakeman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, January 11, 1918 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 71
WHITE, Arthur Joseph Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District 1154 21 Joseph White (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
OKEEFE, Charles St. John's 1658 18 Peter O'Keefe (p) Farmer 1915 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
CURNEW, James Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 1337 22 Mr. And Mrs. Curnew (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Also contains documents of service #1339, William Carew, bearing the incorrect service number.
WALSH, Augustus J. Holyrood, Harbour Main District 3914 22 Patrick Walsh (p) Operator 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SAVAGE, Michael 31 Parade Street, St. John's 4441 23 Michael Savage (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GAUDET, Arthur Stephenville, St. George District 5694 18 Amedee Gaudet (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MADDOX, John T. Kings Cove, Bonavista District 5101 23 Michael Maddox (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, May 6, 1919
HEALEY, Edward 345 Water Street, St. John's 4028 18 Philip Healey (p) Munition worker 1917 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
ODRISCOLL, John D. 31 Queen's Road, St. John's 8494 23 Patrick C. O'Driscoll (p) Scaler 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FLYNN, Cornelius Marystown, Burin District 4752 19 Michael Flynn (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PIKE, James Joseph Avondale, Harbour Main District 1220 19 Winnifred Pike (p) Sailor 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KING, George Joseph St. John's 1153 19 Mary King (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, March 8, 1917
SHAW, William James Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District 4278 23 John Shaw (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GOSSE, William Joseph Torbay, St. John's East District 963 19 Maude Gosse (o) Plumber 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SAMMS, Reuben Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3979 37 Phoebe Samms (s) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Patrick John Tors Cove, Ferryland District 1083 31 Mrs. John Bennett Blacksmith 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WHIFFIN, James Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5868 19 John Whiffin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Whiffen
DOBBIN, Bernard John Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 8244 20 Denis Dobbin (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PAUL, Lawrence Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 3358 18 James Paul (o) Pulp mill worker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
LUSH, William Little Bay, Twillingate District 5534 18 William Lush (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MORRISSEY, Nicholas Augustus Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2165 19 Mrs. H. A. Morrissey (p) Paper maker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
ANTLE, Peter Turks Cove, Trinity district 5604 21 Philip Antle (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Also contains four documents relating to Service # 663 John Antle.
COLFORD, George 45 New Gower Street, St. John's 16 23 Richard Colford (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CAMPBELL, John A. Port au Port, St. George District 8092 27 Nathan Campbell (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DEA, Albert Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 6108 20 Michael Dea (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MACKAY, William 48 Barnes Road, St. John's 5089 21 William Mackey (p) Printer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PEARCE, Bernard Spillars Cove, Trinity District 4816 20 Mrs. Samuel Pearce (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOYLE, John Thomas Kings Cove, Bonavista District 1014 20 Edward Doyle (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HEARN, Patrick Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 3300 20 John Hearn (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MOLLOY, Thomas 166 New Gower Street, St. John's 4032 18 Thomas Molloy (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
NEWMAN, William Black Island, Twillingate District 3637 30 Margaret (Edward) Newman (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BRIEN, William Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District 4551 20 Mary Brien (p) Truckman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CAHILL, John Bell Island, St. John's East District 2081 21 Mary Sweeney (p) Electrician 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PENNEY, Leo V. Bell Island, St. John's East District 5097 24 Catherine Penney (p) Miner 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.
NEVILLE, Ronald Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 2066 19 James Neville (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KAVANAGH, Edward Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5785 19 James Kavanagh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WILLIAMS, Robert John 50 Cabot St., St. John's 1115 19 Emma Williams Cooper apprentice 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WALSH, Patrick Joseph. 18 Burke Square, St. John's 286 25 Norah Waddleton (p) Longshoreman 1914 Roman Catholic No No Initially reported as a POW but had been left by the Germans due to his injuries. He remained in a shell hole for 10 days prior to being recovered by a British unit.
OBRIEN, John Joseph Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 654 19 Richard O'Brien (p) Farmer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
KEARNEY, William St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 6252 21 Mary Davis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOYLE, Edward St. John's 1299 18 Mrs. Doyle (p) Barber 1915 Roman Catholic No No