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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
HEALEY, Gerald Blackhead, St. John's West District 5361 22 Joseph Healey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARKER, John Joseph 1 Garrison Hill, St. John's 0-305 - 3887 33 James Francis Parker (p) Manufacturer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BAVIS, John T. Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District 5117 23 Veronica Bavis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MANSFIELD, Michael Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 3590 20 Patrick Mansfield (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
MURPHY, James Edward 2 Alexander Street, St. John's 401 20 Michael J. Murphy (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
OFLAHERTY, Patrick Long Beach, Bay de Verde District 4894 20 William O'Flaherty (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HARDING, William Renews, Ferryland District 995 25 Christopher Harding (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as William Joseph Harding.
COOPER, James 29 Brine Street, St. John's 98 21 John Cooper (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PENTON, Ignatius Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 2589 25 Edward Penton (o) Lumberman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MANNING, Peter Joseph Sheehans Chute, St. John's 687 19 Fanny Manning (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MORGAN, George Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 2867 20 Abram Morgan (p) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
DOODY, Alphonse Mosquito, Placentia-St. Marys District 4563 19 Mrs. Albert[?] Doody (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SAUNDERS, James Joseph St. John's 1314 19 Mr. Saunders (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CLEARY, William 4 Lower Battery Road, St. John's 384 20 James Cleary (p) 1914 Roman Catholic No No
ODRISCOLL, Lawrence Tors Cove, Ferryland District 6084 23 Joseph O'Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BARNES, Martin Joseph 2 Murphys Square, St. John's 3740 23 Martin Barron (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Barnes is overwritten and initialled with Barron on one copy of attestation papers; McAlpine's Directory 1915 shows Martin Barnes living on Murphy's Square
MOONEY, James Raymond Great Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 920 20 Alfred Mooney (p) Whaler 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WALSH, Richard Joseph Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 942 19 Amelia Walsh Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MURRAY, William St. John's 1695 33 John Murray (o) Truckman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BENOIT, Walter Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 2683 21 John Benoit (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BOLAND, Patrick J. St.John's 1601 31 Frances Boland (s) Steward 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, December 21, 1916
MURPHY, Edward Joseph Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 112 22 Matthew Murphy (p) Mail clerk 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MURPHY, Walter Leonard 20 Buchanan Street, St. John's 407 19 John Joseph Murphy (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, September 29, 1915
GLYNN, Matthew 77 Pleasant Street, St. John's 8052 31 Frank Glynn (p) Harness maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Thomas M. 10 McDougall Street, St. John's 4490 18 Thomas Murphy Sr. (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NORMAN, John Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 8276 19 Fred Norman (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KIELLY, William Joseph Petty Harbour, St. John's West district 2485 18 Nora Kielly (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PENNEY, Vincent Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 6175 23 Philip Penney (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GLASCO, James Joseph 115 New Gower Street, St.John's 4650 18 Mrs. Mary Glasco (p) Butcher 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TILLEY, Edward Upper Battery Road, St. John's 5727 19 George Tilley (p) Engine man 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KEEGAN, Patrick St. John's 5597 18 Lawrence Keegan (p) Bank clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRODERICK, Michael St. John's 808 22 Patrick Broderick (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, July 3, 1916
KELLY, John Joseph 29 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 188 22 Henry Kelly (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, James M. Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4317 22 Michael Power (p) School teacher 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
BYRNE, Leo 46 Alexander Street, St. John's 3963 18 Peter Byrne (p) Mechanic 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PHILPOTT, James Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District 5610 22 Elias Philpot (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name - Philpot
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
TREMBLETT, Thomas Salmonier, Placentia, St. Marys District 6159 21 Margaret Tremblett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCDONALD, John Conne River, Fortune District 3765 19 John McDonald (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PYNN, John 329 Water Street, St. John's 4036 18 Daniel Pynn (p) Baker 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 31, 1918
MURPHY, Harold 20 Buchannan Street, St. John's 4554 18 John Murphy (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, John Burin North, Burin District 5105 29 Elizabeth White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Fred Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4746 22 James Walsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KENNEDY, James Wells Field, Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 2421 22 John Patrick Kennedy (p) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CONRAN, Patrick Bell Island, St. John's East District 2531 19 Mrs. James Conran (p) Miner 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
OKEEFE, William Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4315 18 Thomas O'Keefe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTS, John Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 3744 22 David Roberts (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MCCARTHY, Daniel Terrenceville, Fortune District 2993 20 Mrs. Michael McCarthy (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PETRIE, Walter James Princes Street, St. John's 566 19 Lillian Petrie (s) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BURKE, Anthony St. Jacques, Fortune District 5392 22 Thomas Burke (p) Steel worker 1918 Roman Catholic No No