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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.

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Name Community Service Number Age of Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religionsort ascending Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
COLLIER, William St. Albans, Fortune District 6233 24 Thomas Collier (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No See also service #6229, Lawrence Collier
YOUNG, Hilliard Flat Bay, St. George District 4128 18 William Young (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
EVERETT, Edward 70 Brazils Hill, St. John's 4719 21 Mary Everett (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KENNEDY, Michael J. Mobile, Ferryland District 5745 20 James Kennedy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ELLIS, Thomas 28 Feild Street, St. John's 2288 18 Mary Ellis (p) Grocer 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16
GOSSE, Samuel Torbay, St. John's East District 1907 23 Peter Gosse (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
NORRIS, Richard St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District 6215 21 Joseph Norris (p) Fisherman 1918 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
SUMMERS, Augustus Leo 116 Military Road, St. John's 0-44 - 93 23 Elizabeth Summers (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
VICKERS, John Witless Bay, Ferryland District 5116 23 Patrick Vickers (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
OLEARY, Francis M. 41 York Street, St. John's 4475 24 Francis O'Leary (p) Salesman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GRIFFIN, James Patrick Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 577 22 Mrs. John Sullivan (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
TOBIN, Peter Joseph 48 Codners Street, St. John's 3233 22 Mary Tobin (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BURKE, Martin 27 Angel Place, St. John's 2838 34 Mrs. John Burke (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MAHON, John Francis 30 Barnes Road St. John's 2489 18 John Mahon (p) Tinsmith 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PUDDISTER, John Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's 5446 20 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LAGATDU, Yvsey Cape St. George, St. George District 8442 18 Yvsey Lagatdu (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Yvsey on attestation papers; common spelling is Yves.
PORTER, James Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 5813 24 Bertha Porter (s) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GREEN, William Joseph 39 Water Street, St. John's 320 21 Angela Green (o) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
TARGETT, Frederick Joseph Holyrood, Harbour Main District 1743 25 Sarah Targett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 16, 1916
LAWLOR, Jack 67 Monkstown Road, St. John's 5078 23 Thomas Lawlor (p) Cabman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SHEEHAN, Edward 5 Howe Place, St. John's 3264 27 Ed Sheehan (p) Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, July 8, 1917 Includes references to Michael Sheehan, discharged medically unfit. No information in service ledger.
BONIA, Edward Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 4526 21 Frances Bonia (o) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Bernard 51 Cabot Street, St. John's 2956 27 Mrs. Joseph Butler (p) Rancher 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, John Freshwater Road, St. John's 8002 23 John L. White (p) Blacksmith and labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Pierce Corner Brook, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1281 22 Katherine Power (o) Woodman 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
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.
WADE, Francis Avondale, Harbour Main District 4709 22 Michael Wade (p) Conductor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BAMBURY, Robert St. Pierre and Miquelon 3667 19 Katherine Lake (o) Shoe maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bambrey, Brambury, Bamberry, Banbury;
DOOLEY, Francis Joseph St. John's 818 20 Francis Dooley (p) Tailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BYRNE, Alexander 8 Alexander Street, St. John's 667 21 Edward Byrne (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SWEENEY, William John Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 1072 25 Catherine Tobin (o) Barber 1915 Roman Catholic No No
EVANS, Nicholas Joseph St. John's 1767 18 Helena Doheney (o) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DUNPHY, John 23 Princes Street, St. John's 44 20 Mr. Dunphy (o) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, December 12, 1915
POWER, Patrick Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2424 19 John Power (o) Paper maker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
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
ROWE, Joseph Lewis Port au Port, St. George District 4875 22 Michael Rowe (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BAIRD, John Cuddihy Street, St. John's 5029 20 Michael Baird (p) Chauffeur 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Michael Patrick St. John's 805 24 John J. Murphy (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FELIX, Joseph Felix Cove, St. George District 4372 24 Hamiel Felix (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CRANFORD, James 3 Gilbert Street, St. John's 2221 26 William Cranford (p) Printer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Previously transcribed as Crawford; Listed as Cranford in CWGC; Variant spelling of name: Craniford.
WALSH, William Topsail Road, St. John's 683 19 Patrick Walsh (p) Farmer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
REARDON, Michael Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District 3342 25 Patrick Reardon (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DOBBIN, Dennis Gaskiers, Placentia-St. Marys District 5731 19 Bernard Dobbin (p) Fisherman 1918 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
POWER, John T. Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 3853 24 John Power (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No