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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
CLOW, James Ferryland, Ferryland District 6006 24 Edward Clow (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CORMEY, George Codroy, St. George District 1407 23 Mary Cormey (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
OBRIEN, John William Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8318 20 Lawrence O'Brien (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, James Michael Curling, St. George District 1328 23 Mr. and Mrs. Brown (p) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, December 3, 1915
OAKLEY, Vincent Rencontre, Fortune District 5562 19 Thomas Oakley (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HICKEY, Michael John Holyrood, Harbour Main District 1415 21 John Hickey (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SHANNAHAN, Robert D. Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 3133 20 John Shannahan (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
TURNER, Raymond 128 Bond Street, St. John's 4463 18 Captain Joseph Turner (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
DOBER, Michael Mobile, Ferryland District 6059 25 George Dober (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, October 12, 1918 follows service #6050 on microfilm. Died, Spanish influenza (1918). attestation papers completed as Dover, all documents are Dober; Dober is correct.
MOORE, Leo St. John's 825 27 Ignatius Moore (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
JESSO, Henry Martin Ship Cove, St. George District 4949 27 Edward Jesso (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHELAN, James Horse Cove Line, St. John's 3560 18 Priscilla (James) Whelan (p) Wood cutter 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 Includes Whelen as a variant spelling
CONWAY, John Thomas St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District 3513 29 Bridget (James) Conway (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Counway
MURPHY, Benjamin 5 Patrick Street, St. John's 5295 22 Peter Murphy (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GUSHUE, William 20 Dicks Square, St. John's 8293 20 Francis Gushue (p) Millman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ONEILL, Frederick Michael 49 Angel Place, St. John's 402 19 John O'Neill (o) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
MCASKILL, John Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 8221 33 Mary McAskill (p) Boilermaker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GROUCHY, Philip John 14 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 369 33 Maud Grouchy (s) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Peter Ferryland, Ferryland District 8014 22 Robert Mills (o) Woodsman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WINSLOW, George Joseph 35 Bannerman Street, St. John's 317 21 George Winslow (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BYRNE, James Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 5032 36 John Byrne (o) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HUNT, Michael Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 4893 24 James Hunt (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Includes a misfiled 13 page report concerning Regt. # 4832 Alex Ford and Regt. # 4833 Bertram Bartlett. Complete report in # 4832.
CHRISTOPHER, Leo Joseph St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District 1783 18 Michael Christopher (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
MEANEY, Brian Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1901 18 Sarah Meaney (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HICKEY, Patrick Bell Island, St. John's East District 4645 36 Mary Hickey (nee Clancey) (s) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ODRISCOLL, Joseph P. 31 Queen's Road, St. John's 2398 18 Patrick O'Driscoll (p) Scholar 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WISEMAN, Stephen Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 1262 20 Mary Wiseman (p) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ONEILL, Michael Joseph St. John's 763 18 A. O'Neill (o) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
FOLEY, John J. Burin North, Burin District 5102 25 Mary Pardy (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TUCKER, Philip Boncloddy Street, St. John's 4940 23 Ignatius Tucker (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BOLAND, Michael St. John's 1461 19 James Boland (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HOLDEN, Patrick Riverhead, Southside, St. John's 555 19 Mary Alice Holden (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, January 31, 1916
COLBERT, Ronald Red Head Cove, Bay de Verde District 5188 21 John Colbert (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, June 7, 1918
YOUNG, William Port au Port, St. George District 4872 22 Andrew Young (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MACKEY, Bernard St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6094 21 Daniel Mackey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KENT, James 20 Georges Street, St. John's 2087 18 Peter Kent (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Michael Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5759 25 Thomas Walsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RODGERS, Thomas St. John's 2632 18 Stephen Rodgers (p) Butcher 1916 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Tuesday, April 17, 1917 POW Date: 1917. Photograph of grave-site included
QUIRK, William Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 8468 22 John Quirk (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BROCKLEHURST, Edward S. 21 Maxse Street, St. John's 2519 24 Charles Brocklehurst (p) Steel worker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MATTHEWS, John Fogo, Fogo District 2488 19 Mrs. Edward Dwyer (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
JACKMAN, Bert 33 Angel Place, St. John's 697 25 Captain Frank Jackman Storekeeper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, July 5, 1916
FLEMING, Richard Francis 192 Water Street, St. John's 357 19 Mary Mason (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
GILLIS, Daniel C. Highlands, St. George District 4236 29 Jane (Allen) McIsaac (p) Hunter 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BENOIT, Ozgesta Port au Port, St. George District 4868 20 Mrs. Fred King (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CANNING, John 56 Cochrane Street, St. John's 5391 19 John Canning (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COSTELLO, Richard 143 Wickford Street, St. John's 4158 18 James Costello (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ANGEL, John St. John's 8383 35 Anastatia Angel (s) Baker and cook 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included.
ONEILL, Martin Patrick 8 Lime Street, St. John's 468 30 Margaret O'Neill (s) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic No No Out of numerical order; follows # 475
HIPDITCH, James Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5968 22 David Hipditch (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No