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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
WHITE, John Freshwater Road, St. John's 8002 23 John L. White (p) Blacksmith and labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HEALEY, Edward 345 Water Street, St. John's 4028 18 Philip Healey (p) Munition worker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DELOUCHREY, Harold Little Bay, Twillingate District 1966 18 Miss Bride Delouchrey (o) Machinist 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, October 18, 1916 Variant spelling of name - Deloucharey
DONNELLY, Thomas 87 Circular Road, St. John's 8147 18 John Donnelly (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COOMBS, Thomas Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 747 23 Henry Coombs (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1916 See also service #1718, Frank Hynes, for a newspaper clipping related to this soldier.
EVOY, Andrew Harricott, Placentia-St. Marys District 2200 21 Thomas Evoy (p) Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MILLER, Bernard Red Head Cove, Bay de Verde District 5855 24 Alexander Miller (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WADE, Francis Avondale, Harbour Main District 4709 22 Michael Wade (p) Conductor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ARMSTRONG, Patrick Witless Bay, Ferryland District 5746 19 Thomas Armstrong (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LUSH, William Little Bay, Twillingate District 5534 18 William Lush (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DUNPHY, John 23 Princes Street, St. John's 44 20 Mr. Dunphy (o) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, December 12, 1915
JOE, James Patrick Springdale, Twillingate District 1630 21 Thomas Joe (o) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MOORE, James William 31 Duckworth Street, St. John's 529 22 Edward Moore (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
KAVANAGH, William Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5777 20 James Kavanagh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KNOWLING, William A. Little River, Codroy Valley, St. George District 1693 18 George Knowling (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BUCKLEY, William St. John's 752 19 Mrs. Thomas Buckley (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
EVANS, William Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 5851 19 Bridget Evans (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17
HEARN, Patrick Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 3300 20 John Hearn (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
FELIX, Joseph Felix Cove, St. George District 4372 24 Hamiel Felix (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NEWMAN, William Black Island, Twillingate District 3637 30 Margaret (Edward) Newman (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, William Topsail Road, St. John's 683 19 Patrick Walsh (p) Farmer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
OROURKE, Michael St. John's 1596 33 Margaret O'Rourke (s) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
REARDON, Michael Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District 3342 25 Patrick Reardon (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KELLY, Michael Francis 37 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 148 24 Mrs. Kelly (s) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HYNES, Lawrence Canada Harbour, St. Barbe District 8015 27 Martina Hynes (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
NEVILLE, Ronald Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 2066 19 James Neville (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
TERRY, Peter Avondale, Harbour Main District 5802 26 William Terry (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TUBRETT, Leo Holyrood, Harbour Main District 5795 19 Thomas Tubrett (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FITZGERALD, James St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5031 21 John Fitzgerald (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COLLIER, William St. Albans, Fortune District 6233 24 Thomas Collier (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No See also service #6229, Lawrence Collier
MOXLEY, John Charles Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3420 22 Edwin Moxley (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KENNEDY, Michael J. Mobile, Ferryland District 5745 20 James Kennedy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, James Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4530 18 Annie Butler (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GOSSE, Samuel Torbay, St. John's East District 1907 23 Peter Gosse (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Harold Anthony Battery Road, St. John's 3050 18 Stan Walsh (p) Student 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CARTER, James Witless Bay, Ferryland District 4591 23 Fanny Vickers (p) Blacksmith 1918 Roman Catholic No No
VICKERS, John Witless Bay, Ferryland District 5116 23 Patrick Vickers (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NURSE, John 12 Longs Hill, St. John's 4678 20 Nora Nurse (p) Grocer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BENOIT, Benjamin Conne River, Fortune District 3531 22 John Benoit (p) Trapper 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
BENOIT, Julien Cape St. George, St. George District 4224 26 Mary Jeanette (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies March 1918
MARCH, Hugh Campbells Creek, St. George District 4874 18 Sarah March (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Marsh.
GRACE, James Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4291 22 John Grace (p) Paper maker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
YOUNG, Francis Bank Head, St. George District 3960 19 R. Young (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KELLY, James Joseph Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Marys District 2228 19 James Kelly (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 27, 1918 Duplicate of attestation papers also located with Service # 2282
OLEARY, James Joseph 21 Scott Street, St. John's 391 32 Catherine O'Leary (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ALLAN, Michael Joseph St. John's 1618 21 Patrick Allan (p) Tinsmith 1915 Roman Catholic No No
JACOB, Esau Curling, St. George District 3758 27 Sadie Eude (p) Baker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PHELAN, William A. Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2001 18 James Phelan (p) Checker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
TOBIN, Thomas Main River, St. George District 6034 24 William Tobin (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROWSELL, Stephen 12 Stewart Avenue, St. John's 4487 22 Absalom Rowsell (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No