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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|
|MCGRATH, Joseph||Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District||3760||19||Patrick McGrath (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||Died 13 April, 1918, Neuve-Église Name given as James on several documents; CWGC is Joseph|
|LANNON, James||Carters Hill, St. John's||3205||23||Patrick Lannon (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|HORAN, Lawrence||267 Southside, St. John's||1860||P. Horan (p)||Marine engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Transferred to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from the King's Liverpool Regiment. Includes attestation papers for Territorial Force (#4038). Age of Enlistment: 16 1/2|
|BROCKLEHURST, George Augustus||St. John's||848||24||Charles F. Brocklehurst (p)||Letter carrier||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|GILLIS, Michael Joseph||Highlands, St. George District||0-193 - 8044||38||Elizabeth McInnis (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Contains will of Pte. George Hollett, service #1799|
|MURPHY, William||122 Water Street West, St. John's||2407||18||Lewis Murphy (p)||Scholar||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAHILL, Martin Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||258||22||Mrs. Michael Sweeney (p)||Mechanic||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MADDIGAN, Matthew||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||6109||21||John Maddigan (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HYNES, William Patrick||St.Brendans, Bonavista District||2726||22||James Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CLEARY, David R.||St. John's||1679||20||Richard Cleary (p)||Draper||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRYAN, John||Ferryland, Ferryland District||3109||22||Patrick Bryan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|DOVER, James A.||Little Bay, Twillingate District||1723||20||John Joseph Dover (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Thomas||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||5822||19||William Williams (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELSH, Richard||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||1609||22||Sarah Welsh (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MUISE, Moses||St. George, St. George District||1429||19||Moses Muise (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|EAGAN, Patrick||32 Water Street, St. John's||4757||22||John Eagan (p)||Baker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FARRELL, Richard||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||6118||19||Richard Farrell (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LYNCH, Thomas Joseph||18 Carew Street, St. John's||3218||18||Patrick Lynch (p)||Baker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Herbert Joseph||61 Brazils Square, St. John's||0-82 - 1101||22||Frances Power (p)||Accountant||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHEESEMAN, Daniel||Rushroon, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5862||19||Charles Cheesman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCDONALD, John||Grand River, St. George District||5697||21||Joseph McDonald (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TRACEY, Martin||Water Street, St. John's||8253||42||Hannah Tracey (o)||Fireman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SKEANS, William||Boat House Lane, St. John's||1176||28||Edward Skeans (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GALLANT, Michael||Sandy Point, St. George District||2293||24||Alexander Gallant (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Monday, April 16, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|QUINLAN, Michael||Rossiter's Lane, St. John's||3304||31||Annie Hearn (p)||Longshoreman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Identified on gravestone (Mount Carmel Cemetery) as Michael Looney Quinlan.|
|KENNEDY, Hughie||122 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||5943||19||George Kennedy (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NELSON, Charles||St. John's||1592||19||Bride Nelson (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNORS, Thomas Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||170||27||Mrs. Connors (p)||Ships officer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve as Lieutenant|
|FLYNN, Thomas||22 Stephen Street, St. John's||4631||21||Patrick Flynn (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAREW, Victor||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||1560||21||Esther Carew (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|MCGRORY, John||83 Patrick Street, St. John's||3154||18||David McGrory (p)||Steward||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - McGory|
|FORAN, Augustus||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||4876||19||Rose Foran (p)||Paper man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOULD, William||Bay Du Nord Brook, Fortune District||5878||18||Thomas Gould (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OKEEFE, Patrick Joseph||128 Bond Street, St. John's||479||20||Michael O'Keefe (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOODY, James David||Crowdy Street, Carbonear, Carbonear District||2651||23||Mrs. David Doody (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, February 4, 1918||Originally enlisted with Royal Naval Reserve 1624X|
|OKEEFE, Thomas Joseph||Ferryland, Ferryland District||923||21||Esther Clow (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 71.|
|BOZEC, John||Black Duck Brook, St. George District||5946||20||Eve (Yves) Bozec (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOODY, Matthew Anthony||Carbonear, Carbonear District||1982||24||Mary Doody (o)||Brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|CURRAN, William||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||4760||25||William Curran (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Frank||Pleasant Street, St. John's||4238||26||Theresa Walsh (s)||Carman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DARCY, William||41 New Gower Street, St. John's||4663||20||Michael Darcy (p)||Accountant||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Darcey|
|SCANLON, Joseph||Bartletts Harbour, St. Barbe District||6070||21||Alice Scanlan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOBIN, George||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||4336||26||William Tobin (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOWNEY, Michael||St. John's||862||34||Mrs. Michael Downey (s)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEHOE, Isaac||Burin, Burin District||4169||25||Frank Penny (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NARDINI, Raphael||Main River, St. George District||1488||19||Josephine Nardini (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Raphael.|
|SHEA, Michael Joseph||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1750||19||James Shea Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917|
|NEWMAN, James||Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District||2901||21||John Newman (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, January 27, 1918|
|PARKER, John Joseph||1 Garrison Hill, St. John's||0-305 - 3887||33||James Francis Parker (p)||Manufacturer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MANSFIELD, Michael||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||3590||20||Patrick Mansfield (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|