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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
GOIGLAS, George 61 George Street, St. John's 3615 24 Anthony Goiglas (o) Fireman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name: Goigalis, Geiglas, Geigalis, Goglas.
TESSIER, William James Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 2504 22 Mrs. Charles Tessier (p) Surveyor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BOLAND, James Francis St. John's 765 34 William Boland Gas fitter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
KELLY, Bernard Beau Bois, Burin District 6050 23 Lizzie Kelly (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, Edward Southeast Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District 2991 19 John Collins (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
GREENE, Gregory Lyon Bell Island, St. John's East District 2843 19 Mrs. Thomas Greene (p) Machinist 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
BUTLER, Ignatius Joseph St. George, St. George District 1442 19 Mary C. Butler (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ROBERTS, Justin Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4905 21 Thomas Roberts (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KING, William P. Southside, Battery, St. John's 2577 27 William King (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918 PDF
GALGAY, Francis Joseph St. John's 892 19 Minnie Galgay (o) Shoemaker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
POWER, James A. Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 8124 36 Catherine Walker (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FLEMING, Edward 186 Water Street, St. John's 6267 19 Mary Fleming (p) Steward 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OLIPHANT, John Joseph St. John's 1701 18 George L. Oliphant (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BARRON, Peter Francis St. John's 945 29 Alice Barron (s) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73
BREEN, John 18 Nunnery Hill, St. John's 67 20 18 Nunnery Hill, St. John's Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
TOBIN, Thomas 118 Water Street. St. John's 3245 24 Norah Tobin (o) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DANIELS, Peter 402 Water Street, St. John's 318 23 Eva Fitzpatrick (p) Confectioner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BOURGOIS, Isaac Black Head, Port au Port, St. George District 5948 19 William Bourgois (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois.
RAWLINS, Joseph 29 Queens Road, St. John's 4761 28 Mary Rawlins (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BENNETT, John West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District 5939 20 William Bennett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LAWLOR, Richard Joseph Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 929 22 Thomas Lawlor (o) Coachman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Patrick J. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 4852 23 Thomas Smith (p) Paper maker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BEATON, William Badger Brook, Twillingate District 8248 36 Bridget Beaton (s) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CHANNING, Hubert 60 New Gower Street, St. John's 4753 22 Lewis Channing (p) Salesman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROSS, Michael Joseph Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 250 19 Margaret Neary (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SULLIVAN, Peter Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 2786 18 John Sullivan (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
SAMMS, Reuben Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3979 37 Phoebe Samms (s) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
RYAN, Thomas Brown Jerseyside, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 260 19 Albert J. Ryan (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FIFIELD, William Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 3974 19 Alfred Fifield (p) Presser 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CORBETT, Francis Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 5832 19 Joseph Corbett (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PITTMAN, Thomas Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District 3556 18 John Pittman (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HOWLETT, James Joseph Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 3313 19 John Howlett (p) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SEXTON, John Francis St. John's 2068 32 Hettie Sexton (s) Draper 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DWYER, Michael Bell Island, St. John's East District 4644 20 Joseph Dwyer (p) Pump man 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DEA, Albert Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 6108 20 Michael Dea (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FINN, James Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 4672 25 Mary Finn (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OLIVER, Philip 29 Feild Street, St. John's 3500 18 Thomas Oliver (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
POWER, Patrick Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 4883 21 Mary Power (P) Brakeman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JESSEAU, Arthur Francis Bay of Islands, St. George District 249 19 Arthur Jesseau (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes PDF POW Date: 1917.
ONEILL, William Pennywell Road, St. John's 2442 18 Arthur O'Neill (o) Assistant steward 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DOYLE, John Thomas Kings Cove, Bonavista District 1014 20 Edward Doyle (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KNOX, William 11 Feild Street, St. John's 4611 18 William Knox (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUCKINGHAM, Edward 38 John Street, St. John's 5045 19 John Buckingham (p) Marine engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OBRIEN, Justin 50 Colonial Street, St. John's 3476 18 Michael O'Brien (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918
HANEY/HEANEY, James Patrick 46 Barnes Road, St. John's 476 21 Kitty Haney (o) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Entered in CWGC as Heaney
GOULD, Thomas Bartlett's Harbour, St. Barbe District 8179 20 Eugene Gould (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LANE, Walter St. Brendans, Bonavista District 4847 30 Mary Ann (Daniel) Broders (o) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PENNY, Francis Avondale, Harbour Main District 3693 22 John Penny (o) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Penney
WALSH, William Francis 6 Fleming Street, St. John's 2980 18 John Walsh (p) Banker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
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