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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
JOHNSON, James 45 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8311 19 Andrew Johnson (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LYVER, Gregory Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4937 19 James Lyver (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MOLLOY, William St. Lawrence, Burin District 3028 20 Michael Molloy (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, November 21, 1917
LANNIGAN, James Joseph St. John's 1124 19 Minnie Lannigan (p) Engineer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Death certificate and some other correspondence in French
CRIMP, William 10 McDougall Street, St. John's 4508 18 Bride Crimp (p) Apprentice tailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOYLE, Edward P. [Patrick] St. John's 2177 21 Martin J. Doyle (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HANEFFANT, Patrick Black Island, Twillingate District 6024 19 James Hannefant (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NASH, Thomas 22 Adelaide Street, St. John's 4399 18 Margaret Nash (p) Assistant bookkeeper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PENNEY, Michael Avondale, Harbour Main District 5787 23 Edward Penney (p) Fireman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NEVILLE, James Joseph 39 Young Street, St. John's 3003 24 Michael Neville (p) Railroading 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Philip Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 2799 22 Alphonsus Walsh (o) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MORAN, Hugh James Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 3602 22 James Moran (p) Motorman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, April 16, 1919
ABBOTT, Andrew 24 Cabot Street, St. John's 8216 19 James Abbott (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Harry P. 61 Brazils Square, St. John's 3496 19 Peter Power (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BOWEN, Frances Joseph St.Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 1753 21 James Bowen (of Thomas) (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DORAN, John 41 Duckworth Street, St. John's 2660 18 Isabel Doran (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, September 23, 1917
OTOOLE, John Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 5827 19 Rhoady O'Toole (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MAHAR, William 10 Codners Lane, St. John's 4717 19 Elizabeth Brien (o) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Maher
YOUNG, Francis Bank Head, St. George District 3960 19 R. Young (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KENNEDY, Georges Francis Joseph 26 Plank Road, St. John's 2966 18 Hugh Kennedy (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HAPGOOD, Patrick Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4889 19 Monague Hapgood (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CONNORS, Patrick J Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 0-303 - 0-310 - 2182 21 Patrick Connors (p) Paper maker 1916 Roman Catholic No No All documents located under 0-303 on microfilm; I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel 25
NEWHOOK, Harry Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4904 19 Jonas Newhook (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FLANNIGAN, David Roundabout, Burin District 3238 18 Gregory Flannigan (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Saturday, May 4, 1918 POW Date: 1918
OKEEFE, Cyril St. John's 1099 19 Mary O'Keefe (p) Window cleaner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Edward. 129 Military Road, St. John's 3565 19 Patrick A. Walsh (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CURRAN, Daniel St. John's 1022 20 Ann Curran (p) Teamster 1915 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
WOODS, Thomas 114 Water Street West, St. John's 3395 27 Richard Woods (o) Coachman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SAMSON, Peter Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 267 21 John Samson (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
RICHARDSON, John St. John's 1291 20 Jane Richardson (p) Longshoreman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CANNING, John 56 Cochrane Street, St. John's 5391 19 John Canning (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROSE, John Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 2079 21 Richard Rose (p) Naval reservist (Naval service # 1520X) 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 PDF Referenced in estate correspondence as John Curlew.
GILLIES, William Walter 58 Gower Street, St. John's 3710 18 William Gillis (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COLUMBUS [COLUMBE], Frank St. George, St. George District 2296 20 Francis Columbus [Columbe] (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 Variant spelling of name: Colomb, Coulombe. Enlisted Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve # 1477X.
MULLINGS, Gordon A. St. John's 1698 18 J.R. Mullings (p) Bookkeeper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, January 20, 1917
MURPHY, James Francis St. John's 1037 20 Ann Murphy (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DOBBIN, Patrick Gaskiers, Placentia-St. Marys District 4364 20 Patrick Dobbin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SHEA, Edmund Francis St. John's 874 22 John Patrick Shea Accountant 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MORISSEY, James H. 44 Wickford Street, St. John's 8003 25 Catherine Morrissey (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Morrissey.
COLOUMB, David Shallops Cove, St. George District 8081 18 Frank Coloumb (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BAILEY, Andrew P. Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District 8118 22 Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DEE, John Leo 21 Allan Square, St. John's 0-264 - 2403 22 Jeremiah H. Dee (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CHAFE, Samuel Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 5293 24 Daniel Chafe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OQUINN, Arthur Stephenville, St. George District 5701 21 James O'Quinn (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DRAKE, David St. Lawrence, Burin District 3025 21 Patrick Drake (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
NANGLE, Thomas 0-20 Priest 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included.
LYNCH, John Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4706 18 Mary Noseworthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GRANT, Vincent Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 5204 19 John Grant (p) Carpenter 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GROUCHY, Thomas Joseph St. John's 1771 18 Elias Grouchy (p) Jeweller 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, April 17, 1918