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|
|DOWNEY, Alexander||Crabbes Station, St. George District||4960||21||John Downey (p)||Pipe fitter||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOWNEY, James||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||5909||18||Bernard Downey (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOWNEY, Michael||St. John's||862||34||Mrs. Michael Downey (s)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOWNTON, Frederick T.||180 Pleasant Street, St. John's||1916||19||Mrs. Downton (p)||Pattern maker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOWNTON, H.||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|DOWNTON, Herbert||37 Fleming Street, St. John's||6245||18||Frederick Downton (p)||Student||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOYLE, Edward||St. John's||1299||18||Mrs. Doyle (p)||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOYLE, Edward P. [Patrick]||St. John's||2177||21||Martin J. Doyle (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOYLE, George H.||Buffalo, New York, USA||3071||38||Margaret Briggs (o)||Painter and steam fitter||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|DOYLE, James||St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District||5408||20||Elizabeth Doyle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOYLE, John Thomas||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||1014||20||Edward Doyle (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DOYLE, Thomas||Blackhead Road, St. John's||6217||19||Mrs. Richard Coady (o)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DRAKE, David||St. Lawrence, Burin District||3025||21||Patrick Drake (p)||Fisherman||1916||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|
|DRAKE, John||Marystown, Burin District||6031||22||Patrick Drake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DRAKE, Levi||Lally Cove, Fortune District||5195||19||George Drake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DRAKE, Thomas||Long Cove, Burin district||4901||18||William Drake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DRAKES, Onslow||Lally Cove, Fortune District||6033||20||Thomas Drake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Recruit's signature is Drakes; attestation paper completed as Drake; according to the 1921 Newfoundland census Drakes is a primary surname at Lally Cove.|
|DRAY, Patrick Mary||Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District||1159||19||James Dray (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DREW, T.M.||0-223 - 857||1915||No||No||Transferred from Leicestershire Regiment. Attestation papers not included. Also contains documents relating to service #0-23, William Edward Barnes|
|DRISCOLL, Arthur||St. John's||1054||19||Virtue Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DRISCOLL, Edward||53 Feild Street, St. John's||8371||31||Susan Driscoll (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|DRISCOLL, Kenneth||Clarenville, Trinity District||2380||23||Willis Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, April 25, 1919|
|DRISCOLL, Michael||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||717||30||John Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No||Includes documents of Private James Arthur Taylor, service #821.|
|DRISCOLL, Simeon||36 Feild Street, St. John's||8356||20||George Driscoll (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DRISCOLL, William||52 Kings Road, St. John's||3368||27||Mrs. William Butt (o)||Clothing cutter||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DROVER, Albert||Southside Road, St. John's||4951||19||Uriah Drover (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DROVER, Archibald||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5136||20||Leander Drover (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DROVER, Eldred||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4625||18||Agnes Drover (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DROVER, Thomas||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5132||20||Joseph Drover (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DROVER, Walter||Whitbourne, Trinity District||6116||20||Uriah Drover (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DRUKEN, Charlie||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||5263||22||Patrick Druken (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DRUKEN, Thomas||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1363||18||Alice Druken (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 1, 1916|
|DUBOURDIEU, John F.||Port au Port, St. George District||2563||20||Augustin Du Bordieu (p)||Customs tidewaiter||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - DuBondieu, DuBordieu.|
|DUCEY, Patrick||Keels, Bonavista District||4489||23||Mrs. Thomas Ducey (p)||Mining||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUCEY, Patrick||Marystown, Burin District||6073||24||Benjamin Ducey (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUCEY, Thomas||Keels, Bonavista District||5169||24||Lawrence Ducey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUCKETT, William||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4573||39||Sarah Duckett (nee Smith) (p)||Mechanic||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DUDER, Charles Robert||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||668||22||William Henry Duder (p)||Civil engineer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|DUDER, John||357 Water Street, St. John's||4029||18||Edward Duder (p)||Seaman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discharged 1 Nov. 1917 - underaged|
|DUDER, John C.||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||5607||18||Willis Duder (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DUFFETT, Edward George||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||2700||18||John Duffett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUFFETT, Henry Chesley||Burgoynes Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District||3308||20||John Duffett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUFFETT, James||Freshwater Road, St. John's||6198||17||William Duffett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUFFETT, Joseph||Catalina, Trinity District||3143||23||Louisa Fifield (p)||Fireman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUHART, Joseph||St. George, St. George District||8366||18||Mary Duhart (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUKE, John J.||Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1964||23||Mary Duke (p)||Policeman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||See also Regt. #1306, William Duke ; also see Regt.# 709 for misfiled will|
|DUKE, Peter||48 Cabot Street, St. John's||8301||18||Patrick Duke (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUKE, William||Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1306||20||Mary Duke (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 27, 1915||Includes documents relating to this soldier's brother, John Duke, #1964|
|DULEY, Cyril Chancey||51 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||0-39 - 872||24||Thomas James Duley (p)||1914||No||No||See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document|