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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 email@example.com 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|
|GREENE, Gregory Lyon||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2843||19||Mrs. Thomas Greene (p)||Machinist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Ignatius Joseph||St. George, St. George District||1442||19||Mary C. Butler (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ROBERTS, Justin||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4905||21||Thomas Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARCH, Hugh||Campbells Creek, St. George District||4874||18||Sarah March (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Marsh.|
|GRACE, James||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4291||22||John Grace (p)||Paper maker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, James Joseph||Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Marys District||2228||19||James Kelly (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918||Duplicate of attestation papers also located with Service # 2282|
|OLEARY, James Joseph||21 Scott Street, St. John's||391||32||Catherine O'Leary (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DALTON, William Francis||St. John's||1079||27||Bridget Dalton (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BREEN, John||18 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||67||20||18 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.|
|TOBIN, Thomas||Main River, St. George District||6034||24||William Tobin (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MADORE, Reuben||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||2566||22||Fred Madore (o)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1567X|
|JACKMAN, John J.||38 Pleasant Street, St. John's||4697||22||John Jackman||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, Edward||Main River, St. George District||1470||25||Elizabeth Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|SMITH, Ernest||Codroy, St. George District||5856||22||Septimus Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOURGOIS, Isaac||Black Head, Port au Port, St. George District||5948||19||William Bourgois (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois.|
|SAPP, Abraham||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4909||22||Les Sapp (p)||Storekeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAWLOR, James||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5036||25||James Lawlor (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||See Regt. # 5086 for misfiled document|
|SHEEHAN, John Joseph||5 Howe Place, St. John's - 2 Hunts Lane, St. John's||35||23||Edward Sheehan (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, December 27, 1917||I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel; Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|JOHNSTON - JOHNSON, William||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||4881||21||Thomas Johnston (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Signature completed as Johnston on attestation; Johnson on later documents.|
|FARRELL, James||Fogo, Fogo District||6206||19||Pierce Farrell (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BEATON, Joseph||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||8489||24||Bridget Beaton (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOBBIN, William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5354||23||Nicholas Dobbin (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, Allan||Little River, St. George District||5695||25||Katherine Campbell (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Peter||Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District||2786||18||John Sullivan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Thomas Brown||Jerseyside, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||260||19||Albert J. Ryan (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CORBETT, Francis||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||5832||19||Joseph Corbett (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Thomas||Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District||3556||18||John Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DELANEY, Bernard||Gull Island, Bay de Verde District||2775||20||Mark Delaney (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|OBRIEN, Edward||14 Plank Road, St. John's||8107||45||Helena O'Brien (p)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MANNING, Thomas||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||4437||18||William Manning (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DRAKE, James Patrick||Marystown, Burin District||2957||20||Joseph Drake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 23, 1918|
|SPRATT, John||340 Duckworth Street, St. John's||3739||18||Bartholomew Spratt (p)||Operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTRET, Augustus||St. John's||1093||21||Mary Martret (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SEXTON, Edward||Tilting, Twillingate District||3013||22||Thomas Sexton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FARRELL, Celestine||Little Bay, Twillingate District||1721||23||Hannah Farrell (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OLIVER, Philip||29 Feild Street, St. John's||3500||18||Thomas Oliver (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|POWER, Patrick||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||4883||21||Mary Power (P)||Brakeman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ONEILL, William||Pennywell Road, St. John's||2442||18||Arthur O'Neill (o)||Assistant steward||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOLEY, Patrick W.||Whitbourne, Trinity District||1890||20||Edward Foley (p)||Machinist||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KNOX, Peter||St. John's||1593||19||Helen Stevenson (o)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUCKINGHAM, Edward||38 John Street, St. John's||5045||19||John Buckingham (p)||Marine engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OROURKE, William Joseph||St. John's||804||21||William O'Rourke (p)||Tailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOULD, Thomas||Bartlett's Harbour, St. Barbe District||8179||20||Eugene Gould (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VOISEY, Richard Patrick||St. John's||1462||27||Richard Voisey (p)||Machinist||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|LANE, Walter||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||4847||30||Mary Ann (Daniel) Broders (o)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, William Francis||6 Fleming Street, St. John's||2980||18||John Walsh (p)||Banker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEARSEY, Francis||Pennywell Road, St. John's||3265||31||Annie Kearsey (p)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|ODRISCOLL, James William||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||996||26||Joseph O'Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ASPELL, John Joseph||St. John's||1126||20||John Aspell (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 27, 1918|
|FRIZZELL, Richard||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||5182||23||Henry Frizzell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Frizzell, Frizzel, Frizell, Frizzal, Frizzil. Attestation papers are completed as Frizzal.|