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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
CORCORAN, Laurence St. John's 1635 32 Laurence Corcoran (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MCGORY, David St. John's 1063 18 Amelia McGory (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - McGrory.
GALGAY, Francis Joseph St. John's 892 19 Minnie Galgay (o) Shoemaker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
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
CRAWLEY, Albert W. Holyrood, Harbour Main District 4009 23 Elizabeth Crawley (p) Sulphate worker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DELANEY, Thomas Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2225 19 Michael Delaney (p) Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, November 20, 1916
MOORE, John Francis 176 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2778 20 Joseph Moore (p) Train fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
BENNETT, William St. John's 1229 30 William Bennett (p) Tinsmith 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
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
DOODY, Alphonse Mosquito, Placentia-St. Marys District 4563 19 Mrs. Albert[?] Doody (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CONWAY, Bernard Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 5768 21 Daniel Conway (p) Iron worker 1918 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
FARRELL, Thomas Fogo, Fogo District 6035 23 Pierce Farrell (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GUNN, John Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8469 20 Bridget Gunn (p) Lumberman 1917 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
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
DUDER, John 357 Water Street, St. John's 4029 18 Edward Duder (p) Seaman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discharged 1 Nov. 1917 - underaged
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
BARNES, John Thomas St. John's 1184 31 Alice M. Jackman Barnes (s) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
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
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
HEALEY, Patrick Black Island, Twillingate District 4337 22 John Healey (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DAVIS, James Gambo, Bonavista District 5723 21 Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GILLIS, Daniel River, St. George District 3339 18 Dugald Gillis (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HYNES, James Joseph St. John's 1095 19 Margaret Hynes (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, November 18, 1915
JOHNSON, Edward John 11 Larkin Square, St. John's 2307 18 George Johnson (p) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
NASH, Thomas 22 Adelaide Street, St. John's 4399 18 Margaret Nash (p) Assistant bookkeeper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HANRAHAN, Gerald 49 Barters Hill, St. John's 4432 18 Bridget Hanrahan (p) Barber 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Rupert 114 Gower Street, St. John's 5256 19 John Power (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FARRELL, Joseph Bay du Nord, Fortune District 5559 20 William Farrell (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Alexander Stephenville, St. George District 5945 22 Charles M. White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LEE, William St. John's 1882 19 Fanny Lee (p) Baker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WOODFORD, William 7 Convent Square, St. John's 8211 21 John J. Woodford (p) Machinist 1917 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
EMBERLEY, Leo Littledale, St. John's 4510 18 George Emberley (o) Coachman 1918 Roman Catholic No No