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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 email@example.com 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|
|BUCKLEY, William||St. John's||752||19||Mrs. Thomas Buckley (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANTLE, Peter||Turks Cove, Trinity district||5604||21||Philip Antle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also contains four documents relating to Service # 663 John Antle.|
|CAREW, James||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||4601||21||Richard Carew (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRIFFIN, John M.||32 Goodview Street, St. John's||8040||39||Rachael Griffin (s)||Shoemaker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAKER, William||Southside, St. John's||4125||19||John Baker (p)||Cab driver||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RENOUF, Charles James||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||147||25||Rose Renouf (s)||Timekeeper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OROURKE, Michael||St. John's||1596||33||Margaret O'Rourke (s)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COXWORTHY, Frank||St. John's||1820||19||Frederick Coxworthy (p)||Machinist||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUDER, John||357 Water Street, St. John's||4029||18||Edward Duder (p)||Seaman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discharged 1 Nov. 1917 - underaged|
|COXWORTHY, Fred Pierre||St. John's||1304||19||Maggie Coxworthy (p)||Baker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORRISSEY, John Thomas||St. John's||1074||20||Catherine (Morrissey) Ryan (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Variant spelling of name - Morrisey|
|SHORTALL, Stanley J.||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4540||29||Mrs. Catherine Shortall (p)||Outside salesman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HYNES, Frank||Brents Cove, St. Barbe District||4117||19||Thurston Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COADY, Andrew||29 Job Street, St. John's||8096 - 775||23||Mary Coady (o)||Cook||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|COLLINS, John Joseph||128 George Street, St. John's||578||19||Edward Collins (p)||Teamster||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YOUNG, Walter||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||5993||21||Agnes Young (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KENNY, William P.||Fermeuse, Ferryland District||5736||21||Robert Kenny (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KAVANAGH, Arthur Joseph||235 New Gower Street, St. John's||106||19||Cornelius Kavanagh (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, John Joseph||10 Codners Lane, St. John's||3226||27||Johanna Walsh (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1354X|
|ORGAN, David||Great Jervais, Fortune District||3177||22||Margaret Long (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRACE, William A.||10 Knight Street, St. John's||0-119 - 2259||19||John Grace (p)||Foreman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MURPHY, Leo Charles.||77 Prescott Street, St. John's||0-35 - 1384||25||Mrs. Josephine Murphy (p)||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Essay “Arras!” located in file of Regt. # 0-168 seems to have been written by Murphy.|
|GILLIS, Daniel||River, St. George District||3339||18||Dugald Gillis (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PHELAN, William A.||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2001||18||James Phelan (p)||Checker||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|JOHNSON, Edward John||11 Larkin Square, St. John's||2307||18||George Johnson (p)||Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NASH, Thomas||22 Adelaide Street, St. John's||4399||18||Margaret Nash (p)||Assistant bookkeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Stephen||12 Stewart Avenue, St. John's||4487||22||Absalom Rowsell (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DALTON, William Francis||St. John's||1079||27||Bridget Dalton (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Gerald Francis||St. John's||1061||19||Helen Ryan (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: attestation paper completed as Jeremiah, signature is variously Jeremiah /Jerry / Gerald. Named in mother's correspondence as Gerald.|
|HYNES, Frederick||Harbour Round, St. Barbe District||6017||21||Josephine Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANRAHAN, Gerald||49 Barters Hill, St. John's||4432||18||Bridget Hanrahan (p)||Barber||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOWNEY, James||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||5909||18||Bernard Downey (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Robert||Marystown, Burin District||6064||22||Lawrence Power (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, Alexander||Stephenville, St. George District||5945||22||Charles M. White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, Edward||Main River, St. George District||1470||25||Elizabeth Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|LEE, William||St. John's||1882||19||Fanny Lee (p)||Baker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WOODFORD, William||7 Convent Square, St. John's||8211||21||John J. Woodford (p)||Machinist||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ENGLISH, Patrick Joseph||66 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||698||28||Patrick English (p)||Telephone linesman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #5514, Ernest Penney.|
|WHITTLE, Peter Joseph||7 Hamilton Street, St. John's||2986||18||Peter Whittle Sr. (p)||Office clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CULLETON, William||St. John's||999||19||John Culleton (p)||Baker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEVOE, Vincent||Grand River, Codroy, St. George District||5858||19||Marcellian Devoe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PERRY, David Henry||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1265||23||Mr. Perry (p)||Railway engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Peter||Gambo, Bonavista District||1483||20||Peter Sullivan (p)||Furrier||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OCONNOR, Timothy||Tickle Cove, Bonavista District||5037||29||Mary O'Connor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RICHARDS, John||Topsail, Harbour Main District||5464||23||Michael Richards (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CASHIN, John Simon||St. George, St. George District||233||24||Catherine Bennet (o)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CORCORAN, Laurence||St. John's||1635||32||Laurence Corcoran (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CAMPBELL, Allan||Little River, St. George District||5695||25||Katherine Campbell (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCGORY, David||St. John's||1063||18||Amelia McGory (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - McGrory.|
|LINEHAN, Daniel [David]||Johns Pond, Placentia-St. Marys District||1468||20||John Joseph Linehan (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Father writes that his name was Daniel but he was mistakenly called David by the Regiment|