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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
MISKELL, Peter J. Lyons Square, St. John's 4565 19 Frank Miskell (p) Grocer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NEWMAN, Robert Allan Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4245 20 Henry Newman (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FOLEY, Clarence Whitbourne, Trinity District 2007 25 Mary Foley (p) Brakeman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TATCHELL, Henry Bartletts Harbour, St. Barbe District 5972 20 Isaac Tatchell (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Tatchill; Discrepancy in name: Thatchill, Thatchell
HOLDEN, Luke Holyrood, Harbour Main District 329 21 Kate Veitch (o) Train hand 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
YOUNG, Richard Le Marches Point, St. George District 5989 22 Thomas Young (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KENNEY, Richard Petty Harbour, St. John's West district 1178 23 Minnie Kenney (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KIRBY, John Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 5814 18 Philip Kirby (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Patrick Joseph St. John's 1053 19 Hannah Brown (o) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, July 18, 1916
RODGERS, Joseph Barnes Place, St. John's 5871 22 Bridget Rodgers (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FORAN, Thomas Grand Falls, Twillingate District 5006 36 Patrick Foran (p) Iron worker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MILLER, Robert Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5949 18 William Miller (p) Bank clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GILLINGHAM, Maurice Glenwood, Twillingate District 3636 18 Esau Gillingham (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PHELAN, Douglas Edward Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2975 15 James Phelan (p) Mason 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15
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.
MCDONALD, Hugh Joseph Campbells Creek, Port au Port, St. George District 1817 24 Elizabeth McDonald (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BURNHAM, Ralph 17 Military Road, St. John's 0-85 - 758 26 Mrs. F. Burnham (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No Was retired as medically unfit Dec. 1916; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (training) 1918.
SINNOTT, Brendan St. John's 830 18 E. Sinnott (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SNOW, William Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 8481 45 Ellen Snow (s) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DALTON, James Regina, Placentia-St. Marys District 5030 25 Stephen Dalton (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GAUDET, Angus Stephenville, St. George District 5699 19 John Gaudet (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JUDGE, John Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 3781 19 Peter Judge (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CHUCK, George Petrograde, Russia 2497 22 Miner 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
ROACH, Richard Joseph St. John's 1043 19 Richard Roach (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DEVEREAUX, Joseph John Leo Avondale, Harbour Main District 1223 19 Katherine Devereaux (o) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MCCANN, Daniel Gull Island, Bay de Verde District 4884 19 Philip McCann (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LEONARD, Michael St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Marys District 4808 24 John J. Leonard (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CORCORAN, James Cooks Pond, Placentia-St. Marys District 6214 23 Simeon Corcoran (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HALL, Roderick Joseph Highlands, St. George District 3678 19 Julia Hall (p) Brakeman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HURLEY, Robert Joseph 22 Buchanan Street, St. John's 2982 24 Catherine Green (p) Teamster 1916 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Friday, May 9, 1919 POW Date: 1917 Photograph of Hurley in full uniform included, photograph of grave-site included
FINNEY, William Broad Cove, Renews, Ferryland District 4057 19 Christina Finney (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SPURRELL, Charles Patrick 41 Wickford Street, St. John's 378 20 John Spurrell (p) Bookmaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
DILLON, Frank Mobile, Ferryland District 5743 20 Michael Dillon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STAFFORD, Charles 261 Southside, St. John's 4688 18 William Stafford (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PIKE, Edward Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 1608 24 Dora Pike (s) Stoker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MOORE, James E. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2189 18 William Moore (p) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, February 8, 1917
DAY, Martin Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 3499 23 Mary Day (s) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
NEWTON, James Bell Island, St. John's East District 3585 28 Ellen Newton (p) Mining 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BEASAU, Matthew Three Rock Cove, Port au Port, St. George District 4938 18 Edward Beasau (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name: Beasau, Besaw, Beason
CONSTANTINE, Stephen 63 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 4209 21 Ellen Constantine (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, Martin Battery Road, St. John's 8055 59 Mary Collins (s) Filer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CAREW, Elias Bauline, St. John's East District 5757 23 Mary Colbourne (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCDONALD, Alex 31 Breen Street, St. John's 4231 18 James McDonald (p) Machinist 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HICKEY, Edward Barren Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 1920 20 Thomas Hickey (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
RENOUF, Anthony St. John's 1090 21 Mary Renouf (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
REDDY, Thomas 120 Water Street, St. John's 4703 21 Michael Reddy (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KEARLEY, James Avondale, Harbour Main District 3896 18 John Kearley (p) Operator 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CAREW, William Patrick 33 Patrick Street, St. John's 469 21 David Carew (p) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SHORTALL, Leo 141 Gower Street, St. John's 1940 18 William Shortall (p) Student 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, April 29, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included ; See also Regt. #0-78 -395 for misfiled documents
PARRELL, Patrick Thorburn Line, St. John's 8393 25 Patrick Parrell (p) Carpenter 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 24, 1918