PLEASE USE THE FIELD BELOW TO SEARCH THE MILITARY SERVICE FILES
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|
|MARTIN, James Joseph||8 Sebastian Street, St. John's||2352||18||James Martin (p)||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|ROSSITER, Matthew||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||1538||19||Joseph Rossiter (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Also contains a letter relating to service #1016, Bertram Henry Bastow.|
|GILLINGHAM, Maurice||Glenwood, Twillingate District||3636||18||Esau Gillingham (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEWIS, Michael||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||4911||20||George Lewis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RONAYNE, Paul F.||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||3344||25||Edward Ronayne (p)||Station agent||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COSTELLO, William||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5753||22||John Costello (p)||Section man (railroad)||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 30, 1918|
|SEARS, James||82 New Gower Street, St. John's||2410||17||William Sears (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers for Newfoundland Forestry Companies and Newfoundland Regiment.|
|SINNOTT, Brendan||St. John's||830||18||E. Sinnott (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANRAHAN, John||Marystown, Burin District||6177||21||Frances Kanes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Mother's name is recorded as Kanes; local spelling is Caines|
|DALTON, James||Regina, Placentia-St. Marys District||5030||25||Stephen Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Thomas||Tilting, Fogo District||3850||19||Edward Power (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FUREY, Alphonsus||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||6213||19||William Furey (p)||Student||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, James||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4665||18||Charles Murphy (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, Alfred||St. George, St. George Distric||1657||26||Tassin [Tassian] White (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GAUDET, Angus||Stephenville, St. George District||5699||19||John Gaudet (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, Charles||St. George, St. George District||4143||20||James Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918||Variant spelling of name - Bennet|
|WHITTLE, William A.||Fox Cove, Fortune Bay, Fortune District||1712||21||John Whittle (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 14, 1916||Some documents in French|
|SULLIVAN, Peter||Brents Cove, St. Barbe District||4120||21||John Sullivan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEVEREAUX, Joseph||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4710||18||Sarah Devereaux (p)||Electrician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CORNACT, Peter||Cape St. George, St. George District||4198||19||John Cornact (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name - Cormack, Cormick, Cormact; Cornact or Cornect is a common family name of the Bay St. George region. Previously transcribed as Cormack.|
|GEORGE, Abraham||Winterton, Trinity District||5359||21||Reuben George (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Leo P.||27 Adelaide Street, St. John's||8261||18||Mary O'Brien (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WADE, John||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6253||22||John Wade (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CALLAHAN, William J.||90 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2730||21||R. Callahan (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|SPURRELL, Frank [Francis Joseph]||St. John's||979||19||John Spurrell (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.|
|BARNABLE, John Joseph||Ferryland, Ferryland District||3027||22||Matthew Barnable (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DIDHAM, Edmund||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||5187||23||John Didham (p)||Millwright||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, John||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||6254||25||James Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Martin||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||3655||22||Martha Murphy (p)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|DUNPHY, William||28 / 23 Princes Street, St. John's||15||21||Martin Dunphy (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CHAFE, George||36 Convent Square, St. John's||3236||31||Jane Chafe (s)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|WHELAN, Michael Thomas||4 Alexander Street, St. John's||432||20||Michael Whelan (p)||Waiter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OPHERY, Joseph||Port au Choix, St. Barbe District||3899||19||Allan Ophery (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOWARD, Patrick||Daniels Cove, Trinity District||5997||20||William Howard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JESSO, Edward||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1808||21||Joseph Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife, Joanne Jesso, of Winchester.|
|HALL, Patrick Joseph||Port au Port, St. George District||8245||18||Alexander Hall (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LUNDRIGAN, Allan||8 Gilmore Street, St. John's||5247||22||William Lundrigan (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOW, Harry||5 Plank Road, St. John's||3362||28||Margaret Snow (s)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNY, Michael||42 Powers Avenue, St. John's||0-50 - 3278||21||Thomas Penny (p)||Draper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: signature is Penny, documents are Penney|
|MCARTHUR, Lockie||Grand River, St. George District||5364||22||Jessie McArthur (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAREW, Edward||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4603||18||Mary Carew (p)||Machinists helper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, Peter John||St. John's||1244||22||Mary Ann Kelly (p)||Carpenter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCDONALD, William||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8465||19||Thomas McDonald (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LANG, James Patrick||3 James Street, St. John's||0-266 - 870||19||Charles Lang (p)||Stenographer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, John||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||8178||25||James Ryan (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MEANEY, Ronald Joseph||St. John's||1353||18||Dennis Meaney (p)||Waiter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WISEMAN, William F.||St. John's||1628||17||James Wiseman (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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|
|CAREW, William Patrick||33 Patrick Street, St. John's||469||21||David Carew (p)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|