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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|
|BROMSEY, Joseph Martin||Main River, St. George District||1424||31||William Bromsey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MACDONALD, Thomas||31 Carnell Street, St. John's||2211||18||Stephen John MacDonald (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SINNOTT, Sylvester||27 Mullock Street, St. John's||2089||24||Sarah Hefforn (p)||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SHEEHAN, John Joseph||5 Howe Place, St. John's - 2 Hunts Lane, St. John's||35||23||Edward Sheehan (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, December 27, 1917||I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel; Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|PENNY, Augustus||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||1399||22||Helen Penney (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HYNES, William||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||4677||23||Andrew Hynes (o)||Street car conductor||1918||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|
|LEARY, Charles||Brigus, Port de Grave District||1284||21||Margaret Leary (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|JOY, Aynsley||5 Victoria Street, St. John's||6249||25||James Joy (p)||Bank manager||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CROKE, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||653||20||Edward Croke (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOSSE, Alfred Joseph||Torbay, St. John's East District||1081||22||Ellen Gosse||Assistant paymaster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EMBERLY, George||English Harbour East, Fortune District||2994||22||Patrick Emberly (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 8, 1917|
|MALONE, Edward||Signal Hill Road, St. John's||4600||30||Miss G. Malone (o)||Master pilot||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FRIZELL, Henry||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||3310||18||Charles Frizell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|POWER, John||Little Bay South||4269||18||William Power (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||See # 4267 for misfiled document|
|FARRELL, Richard||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||6118||19||Richard Farrell (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLIER, Lawrence||St. Albans, Fortune District||6229||20||Richard Collier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Contains information about #6230 Samuel Cox, #6220 Charles Collier, #6233 William Collier, #6232 P. Collier, being from families infected with tuberculosis.|
|SEXTON, John Francis||St. John's||2068||32||Hettie Sexton (s)||Draper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREENE, Frederick J.||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||3434||19||William Green (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HATCH, Alphonsus||Red Head Cove, Bay de Verde District||5314||23||Patrick Hatch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NORRIS, Daniel||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||5285||23||Henry Thomas Norris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PRICE, John S.||St. John's||1103||20||Frederick Price (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCHENRY, William||Grand Falls,Twillingate District - formerly of Quebec, Canada||0-214 - 2285||26||Frank McHenry (o)||Machinist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Four documents duplicated from #0-214 William McHenry are on the reel labelled as Bernard Forsey. Labels were placed by LAC at time of microfilming. Also contains documents relating to service #0-120-1553, Frank Burke|
|JESSEAU, Arthur Francis||Bay of Islands, St. George District||249||19||Arthur Jesseau (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|EARL, Raymond||St. John's||2258||19||John Earl||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1645||18||Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HOGAN, Nicholas||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||8434||19||Norah Boland (o)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLEMAN, Francis (Frank)||49 Carters Hill, St. John's||2527||20||James Coleman (o)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LANE, Walter||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||4847||30||Mary Ann (Daniel) Broders (o)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HAYWARD, Patrick||St. Vincent, Placentia-St. Marys District||5877||23||Thomas Hayward (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOBIN, Michael||Point La Haye, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4722||20||John Tobin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HATFIELD, George Bernard||17 Coronation Street, St. John's||65||20||Stephen Hatfield (p)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ODEA, John Eugene Louis (aka Eugene Robert O'Dea)||29 Mullock Street, St. John's||455||31||May O'Dea (s)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WADDLETON, Alphonsus||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4681||26||James Waddleton (p)||Railroad worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOURGOIS, Gabriel||Stephenville, St. George District||5990||23||Clement Bourgois (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois|
|MANSFIELD, Peter Francis||Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Mary's District||85||37||Marion Mansfield (p)||Traveller||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|CONNELLY, Michael||St. George, St. George District||4130||18||Thomas Connolly (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Note: Previously transcribed as Connolly|
|DENNIHEY, John||Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2756||18||Daniel Dennihy (p)||Electrician||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|TESSIER, William James||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||2504||22||Mrs. Charles Tessier (p)||Surveyor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, Leo||Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5970||20||John Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOMBS, Leinus||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||1472||25||Jane Coombs (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEONARD, Michael||34 Livingstone Street, St. John's||3164||21||Michael Leonard (o)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|EDWARDS, Joseph||Lawn, Burin District||6331||21||Michael Edwards (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOPER, Peter J.||St. John's||786||24||Peter J. Cooper (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|DICKS, Joseph||Mortier, Burin District||1702||20||Michael Dicks (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CANTWELL, William||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4555||20||William Cantwell (p)||Druggist||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOE, James Patrick||Springdale, Twillingate District||1630||21||Thomas Joe (o)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, Robert||132 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||2213||18||Edward Kelly (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FARRELL, Patrick Joseph||Ferryland, Ferryland District||3044||18||Patrick Joseph Farrell Sr. (p)||School teacher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 2, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|MURPHY, John||Port Royal, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3582||17||William Murphy (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|