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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|
|COXWORTHY, Fred Pierre||St. John's||1304||19||Maggie Coxworthy (p)||Baker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HYNES, Frank||Brents Cove, St. Barbe District||4117||19||Thurston Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHORTALL, Stanley J.||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4540||29||Mrs. Catherine Shortall (p)||Outside salesman||1918||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|
|OTOOLE, John||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||5827||19||Rhoady O'Toole (p)||Farmer||1918||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|
|ROWSELL, Stephen||12 Stewart Avenue, St. John's||4487||22||Absalom Rowsell (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NASH, Thomas||22 Adelaide Street, St. John's||4399||18||Margaret Nash (p)||Assistant bookkeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DALTON, William Francis||St. John's||1079||27||Bridget Dalton (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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|
|POWER, Robert||Marystown, Burin District||6064||22||Lawrence Power (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOWNEY, James||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||5909||18||Bernard Downey (p)||Labourer||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|
|ROSE, John||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||2079||21||Richard Rose (p)||Naval reservist (Naval service # 1520X)||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||Referenced in estate correspondence as John Curlew.|
|MALLARD, Hugh||Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District||1290||19||Ellen Mallard (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ENNIS, Lewis||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3616||20||John Jos. Ennis (p)||Tradesman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITTLE, William||7 Hamilton Street, St. John's||2402||20||Peter Whittle (p)||Butcher||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PERRY, Frederick||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3287||19||Joseph Perry (p)||Cook||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEVOE, William||Codroy, St. George District||3443||19||Marcellius Devoe (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, March 17, 1918|
|CLOW, James||Ferryland, Ferryland District||6006||24||Edward Clow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CORINA, Alfred||Newcastle on Tyne, England, United Kingdom||2140||30||Mrs. Corina (p)||Musician||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|CAMPBELL, Daniel||St. Andrews, St. George District||5857||21||John D. Campbell (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OBRIEN, John William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8318||20||Lawrence O'Brien (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRAWLEY, Albert W.||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||4009||23||Elizabeth Crawley (p)||Sulphate worker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DILLON, Stephen||448 Southside Road, St. John's||4165||18||Jane Dillon (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|SHANNAHAN, Robert D.||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||3133||20||John Shannahan (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TURNER, Raymond||128 Bond Street, St. John's||4463||18||Captain Joseph Turner (p)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|MOORE, John Francis||176 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2778||20||Joseph Moore (p)||Train fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|DAY, Tobias||Fortune Harbour, Green Bay, Twillingate District||4913||18||James Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YETMAN, Andrew||25 Barters Hill, St. John's||43||21||Andrew Yetman (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JESSO, Henry Martin||Ship Cove, St. George District||4949||27||Edward Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHELAN, James||Horse Cove Line, St. John's||3560||18||Priscilla (James) Whelan (p)||Wood cutter||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Includes Whelen as a variant spelling|
|CONWAY, John Thomas||St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District||3513||29||Bridget (James) Conway (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Counway|
|PAUL, Frank||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||4667||20||John Paul (p)||Trapper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAREW, John Joseph||33 Patrick Street, St. John's||651||20||David Carew (p)||Boiler maker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GUSHUE, William||20 Dicks Square, St. John's||8293||20||Francis Gushue (p)||Millman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|