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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
GILLIS, George Highlands, St. George District 3680 19 Alex. H. Gillis (p) Railroading 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, James Joseph 8 Sebastian Street, St. John's 2352 18 James Martin (p) Teamster 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
CAMPBELL, Daniel St. Andrews, St. George District 5857 21 John D. Campbell (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LEWIS, Michael Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 4911 20 George Lewis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COSTELLO, Richard 143 Wickford Street, St. John's 4158 18 James Costello (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KEEFE, Thomas 17 William Street, St. John's 4488 19 Richard Keefe (p) Telegraph operator 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
DILLON, Stephen 448 Southside Road, St. John's 4165 18 Jane Dillon (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
HANRAHAN, John Marystown, Burin District 6177 21 Frances Kanes (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Mother's name is recorded as Kanes; local spelling is Caines
HIPDITCH, James Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5968 22 David Hipditch (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Alfred St. George, St. George Distric 1657 26 Tassin [Tassian] White (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DAY, Tobias Fortune Harbour, Green Bay, Twillingate District 4913 18 James Day (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITTLE, William A. Fox Cove, Fortune Bay, Fortune District 1712 21 John Whittle (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, October 14, 1916 Some documents in French
CAREW, John Joseph 33 Patrick Street, St. John's 651 20 David Carew (p) Boiler maker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
OBRIEN, Leo P. 27 Adelaide Street, St. John's 8261 18 Mary O'Brien (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WHIFFIN, Patrick Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 1452 19 John Whiffin (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GILLESPIE, Samuel Joseph Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 3195 21 Mrs. John Gillespie (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
SPURRELL, Frank [Francis Joseph] St. John's 979 19 John Spurrell (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.
STAMP, James Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4124 18 James Stamp (p) Cab driver 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ETHERIDGE, Richard Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 1345 20 Peter Etheridge (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, March 28, 1918
DWYER, John Thomas Bell Island, St. John's East District 2725 19 Robert Dwyer (p) Miner 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, October 10, 1917
CHAFE, George 36 Convent Square, St. John's 3236 31 Jane Chafe (s) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
SPARKS, George J. Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District 253 20 Annie Sparkes (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MURPHY, Martin Holyrood, Harbour Main District 3655 22 Martha Murphy (p) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
MAHER, Richard Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 2260 19 Alexander Maher (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WHELAN, Patrick Torbay, St. John's East District 5794 24 Mary Whelan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OPHERY, Joseph Port au Choix, St. Barbe District 3899 19 Allan Ophery (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KEAN, Thomas Joseph 91 Monkstown Road, St. John's 2869 20 John Kean (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
HOWARD, Patrick Daniels Cove, Trinity District 5997 20 William Howard (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HALL, Reggie Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 8285 18 John Hall (p) Millman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LUNDRIGAN, Allan 8 Gilmore Street, St. John's 5247 22 William Lundrigan (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GRANT, George Marystown, Burin District 6039 21 Bernard Grant (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCARTHUR, Lockie Grand River, St. George District 5364 22 Jessie McArthur (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PENNY, Michael 42 Powers Avenue, St. John's 0-50 - 3278 21 Thomas Penny (p) Draper 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: signature is Penny, documents are Penney
BENTEAU, Herbert Point May, Lamaline, Burin District 4948 19 Helen Benteau (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RYAN, John Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 8178 25 James Ryan (p) Lumberman 1917 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
WISEMAN, William F. St. John's 1628 17 James Wiseman (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WALL, John Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District 3719 21 Alice (James) Wall (p) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BRIEN, Michael St. John's 1146 19 Mary Brien (p) Truckman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DONNELLY, John 112 1/2 Military Road, St. John's 5074 26 John Donnelly (p) Tailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DALTON, William Patrick St. John's 842 18 Mrs. William Dalton (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
RYAN, Joseph F. Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4747 24 Darius Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
VINCENT, John York Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5876 23 Joseph Vincent (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Richard Bacon Cove, Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 2354 21 Nicholas White (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 21, 1917
KENT, Thomas 348 Water Street West, St. John's 4144 23 Matthew Kent (p) Grocer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Michael 18 Pope Street, St. John's 639 19 Nora Walsh Waddleton (p) Bottler 1914 Roman Catholic No No
OBRIEN, John J. 27 Adelaide Street, St. John's 3214 21 Mary O'Brien (p) Coachman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SMYTH, Thomas Joseph 11 Bond Street, St. John's 523 19 George Smyth (p) Hardware clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
LYNCH, Thomas St. John's 1355 27 Thomas Lynch (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918