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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 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|
|FURLONG, Stephen J.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8031||24||Matthew Furlong (p)||Teamster and lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KAVANAGH, Edward||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5785||19||James Kavanagh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENOIT, Matthew||Stephenville, St. George District||3594||18||John Benoit (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SUTTON, Michael||Catalina, Trinity District||3932||21||John Sutton (p)||Brakeman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PEARCE, Bernard||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||4816||20||Mrs. Samuel Pearce (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YOUNG, William||Port au Port, St. George District||4872||22||Andrew Young (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENTON, Jerry||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||5065||20||Ambrose Penton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LYVER, Gregory||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4937||19||James Lyver (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FLYNN, Thomas||22 Stephen Street, St. John's||4631||21||Patrick Flynn (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MALONEY, James||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||5151||24||John Maloney (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEVILLE, Peter||Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||3620||18||John Neville (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, John||Port Royal, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3582||17||William Murphy (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, Albert||Stephenville, St. George District||5698||19||Luke Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Microfilm label states Arthur Bennett|
|HOLDEN, Patrick||Riverhead, Southside, St. John's||555||19||Mary Alice Holden (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, January 31, 1916|
|MURPHY, John Thomas||Leslie Street, St. John's||3021||18||Thomas Murphy (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLIS, Neil||Highlands, St. George District||2385||17||Alexander Gillis (p)||Mill hand||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCCANN, Daniel||Gull Island, Bay de Verde District||4884||19||Philip McCann (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Frank||Holyrood, Harbour Main district||161||20||William P. Walsh||Policeman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WOODFORD, William||7 Convent Square, St. John's||8211||21||John J. Woodford (p)||Machinist||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LYNCH, Thomas Joseph||18 Carew Street, St. John's||3218||18||Patrick Lynch (p)||Baker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNORS, Daniel Francis||49 Lime Street, St. John's||649||21||David Connors (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HANNAFORD, John Joseph||St. John's||792||18||Edward Hannaford (p)||Messenger||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KENNETT, William Patrick||104 Gower Street, St. John's||127||23||Margaret Kennett (s)||Bartender||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Kenneth.|
|TOBIN, George||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||4336||26||William Tobin (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, Michael||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5779||20||Thomas Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DYER, Walter||Logy Bay, St. John's East District||4616||21||Ellen Downton (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAIRD, John Joseph||321 Water Street, St. John's||648||23||Samuel Baird (p)||Sailor||1914||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|
|MORGAN, George||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||2867||20||Abram Morgan (p)||Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HYNES, Alphonsus||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1941||18||Benson Hynes (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STAMP, James||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4124||18||James Stamp (p)||Cab driver||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEEGAN, Patrick||St. John's||5597||18||Lawrence Keegan (p)||Bank clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALTERS, John||Bank Head, St. George District||8415||18||Mrs. Young (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, William Francis||6 Fleming Street, St. John's||2980||18||John Walsh (p)||Banker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLINS, Patrick||Bay of Islands, St. George District||3714||18||Francis Collins (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLINS, Martin||Battery Road, St. John's||8055||59||Mary Collins (s)||Filer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, James||11 John Street, St. John's||3436||22||James Martin (p)||Mattress maker||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|
|CLARE, Lawrence Edward||332 Water Street, St. John's||343||21||John Clare (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|FENNELL, Leo||Bay Du Nord, Fortune District||1087||19||Martha Fennell (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Francis||49 Kings Road, St. John's||2652||18||Mary Power (o)||Dry goods||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|QUIRK, William||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||8468||22||John Quirk (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Patrick||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||4775||27||Mary Butler (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||See Service # 4675 for misfiled documents|
|DOBBIN, Dennis||Gaskiers, Placentia-St. Marys District||5731||19||Bernard Dobbin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREENE, Gregory Lyon||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2843||19||Mrs. Thomas Greene (p)||Machinist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLE, Samuel||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4250||19||John Cole (p)||Engineer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes misfiled document for Nathaniel Noel, # 4249|
|COLLINS, George W.||Balsom Street, St. John's||2448||18||James Joseph Collins (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|COSTELLO, John||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2593||27||Matthew Costello (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|FOLEY, Patrick||St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District||4156||19||William Foley (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|