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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
COSTELLO, Richard 143 Wickford Street, St. John's 4158 18 James Costello (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
OKEEFE, William Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4315 18 Thomas O'Keefe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HILLIARD, Joseph Summerville, Bay of Islands, St. George District 3859 19 Mary Jane Penny (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
AYLWARD, Richard Fermeuse, Ferryland District 6316 24 Annie Aylward (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
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
MCCARTHY, Daniel Terrenceville, Fortune District 2993 20 Mrs. Michael McCarthy (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
FUREY, Alphonsus St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District 6213 19 William Furey (p) Student 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TOBIN, John Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4682 25 Robert Tobin (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOLLAND, Michael J. St. John's 1634 18 Richard Holland (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BROWN, John Joseph 10 York Street, St. John's 557 19 Hannah Brown (o) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SULLIVAN, Peter Brents Cove, St. Barbe District 4120 21 John Sullivan (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LARKIN, Michael 71 Queens Road, St. John's 2408 18 Jack Larkin (p) Tailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DOBER, John Marystown, Burin District 6054 21 Thomas Dober (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STAPLETON, John Marystown, Burin District 6067 19 Lizzie Stapleton (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SHEA, William Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 5784 22 Ambrose Shea (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MOSS, John Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8390 49 Margaret Moss (s) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FITZPATRICK, Alphonsus Conche, St. Barbe District 1904 18 Bridget Fitzpatrick (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, January 29, 1916
CORNACT, Peter Cape St. George, St. George District 4198 19 John Cornact (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name - Cormack, Cormick, Cormact; Cornact or Cornect is a common family name of the Bay St. George region. Previously transcribed as Cormack.
DELANEY, James Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3878 20 William Delaney (p) Paper maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
QUIRK, Richard St. Lawrence, Burin District 6248 23 Martha Quirk (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PROWSE, John Lee St. John's 1246 19 Kathleen Prowse (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KEATING, Patrick Torbay, St. John's East District 3329 19 Thomas Keating (p) Banker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
NOSEWORTHY, William Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 8279 18 John Noseworthy (p) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Martin Holyrood, Harbour Main District 3655 22 Martha Murphy (p) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
WOODFORD, Frank 7 Convent Square, St. John's 364 23 Mr. Woodford (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 I
OPHERY, Joseph Port au Choix, St. Barbe District 3899 19 Allan Ophery (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Stephen Torbay, St. John's East District 1942 19 William Martin (p) Blacksmith 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, July 8, 1917
SEVIOUR, James Joseph 6 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 2979 18 Martha Seviour (p) Banker 1916 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Sceviour
LUNDRIGAN, Allan 8 Gilmore Street, St. John's 5247 22 William Lundrigan (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DUNN, James Hopeall, Trinity District 2098 24 Elizabeth Dunn (p) Miner 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
CLEARY, Bernard Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 1359 19 Ellen (Cleary) Ezekiel (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WALL, Leo. Holyrood, Harbour Main District 5808 23 Martin Wall (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CLARE, Lawrence Edward 332 Water Street, St. John's 343 21 John Clare (p) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
LANNON, Michael Francis South East Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 967 21 Mrs. James Lannon (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
EBBS, John Henry 4 Fleming Street, St. John's 2351 19 Agnes Ebbs (p) Coachman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 21, 1916
FOLEY, Michael Fortune, Burin District 4061 20 Pierce Foley (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KNIGHT, James Michael St. John's 1112 19 Ellen Knight (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MEANEY, Levi Avondale, Harbour Main District 6186 22 Edward Meaney (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested as Levi Meaney; some documents say Leonard Meaney
KELLY, Edward Wickford Street, St. John's 4072 18 Michael Kelly (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No
VINNICOMBE, John Joseph 35 Cook Street, St. John's 8010 32 Mary Ellen Fowler (o) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MADDIGAN, Richard Joseph St. John's 826 19 Richard Maddigan (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KILFOY, Leo Joseph Little Bay, Burin District 1713 19 Luke Kilfoy Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BAIRD, John Joseph 321 Water Street, St. John's 648 23 Samuel Baird (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Stanley John St. John's - New York, USA 1102 18 Margaret Walsh (p) Presser 1915 Roman Catholic No No
RYAN, William Joseph Southside Road, St. John's 133 24 Catherine Ryan (p) Skinner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
REVELLOW, Adolph Mainland, St. George District 8491 48 Rachel Revellow (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Revellon.
BIFFO, Harold Lawrence London, England, United Kingdom 3059 47 Mrs. Harold Biffo (s) Musician 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service
VINCENT, John York Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5876 23 Joseph Vincent (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ODRISCOLL, Albert. Tors Cove, Ferryland District 551 25 Sarah O'Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
Leo Power St. Kyrans, Placentia-St. Marys District 6207 22 Thomas Power (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No