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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
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.
NORRIS, William Leonard 41 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 101 28 James Norris (p) Clerk 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
SULLIVAN, John Martin St. George, St. George District 1433 19 Mary Hickey Sullivan (p) Motor man 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FURLONG, David J. Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 919 19 Lawrence J. Furlong (p) Railroad brakeman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, January 11, 1918 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 71
SWEENEY, William John Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 1072 25 Catherine Tobin (o) Barber 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DEVEREAUX, Aiden Ferryland, Ferryland District 3135 19 James Devereux (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 Notes: Previously transcribed as Andrew
HAYES, Patrick Joseph St. John's 1239 18 John Hayes (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DOODY, Alphonse Mosquito, Placentia-St. Marys District 4563 19 Mrs. Albert[?] Doody (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHANNING, Hubert 60 New Gower Street, St. John's 4753 22 Lewis Channing (p) Salesman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MOSS, Daniel. Gambo, Bonavista District 2657 19 Thomas Moss (p) Telegraph operator 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
OTOOLE, John Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 5827 19 Rhoady O'Toole (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TRACEY, Michael St. John's 1780 18 William Tracey (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CLEARY, John 10 Nunnery Hill, St. John's 288 20 John Cleary (p) Longshoreman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SHEA, Michael Joseph Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1750 19 James Shea Sr. (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.
WALSH, Thomas 21 Parade Street, St. John's 5950 18 Thomas Walsh (p) Stenographer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SPEARNS, John St. John's 1232 19 Annie Spearns (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
AUCOIN, Patrick Little River, Codroy, St. George District 5155 23 Patrick Aucoin (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service.
OLEARY, James Joseph 21 Scott Street, St. John's 391 32 Catherine O'Leary (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KIRBY, John Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 5814 18 Philip Kirby (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RICKETTS, Francis J. Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 451 34 Mary Ricketts (s) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SLANEY, Donett Marystown, Burin District 6330 21 James Slaney (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Donald ; Recorded on Descriptive Return of Soldier...(form) as Donatious James Slaney.
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
BRIFFETT, Edward Bryants Cove, Harbour Grace District 5906 23 Jacob Briffett (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTS, Justin Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4905 21 Thomas Roberts (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KING, Albert 43 Duckworth Street, St. John's 5585 21 William King (p) Longshoreman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MORRISSEY, Thomas Patrick 7 Cummings Street, St. John's 211 22 Patrick Morrissey (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Samuel Reginald Harbour Breton, Fortune District 0-162 - 932 22 John Smith (p) Book keeper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
JESSO, Edward Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1808 21 Joseph Jesso (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Includes photograph of his wife, Joanne Jesso, of Winchester.
RIDEOUT, George Goulds, St. John's West District 8432 20 William Rideout (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Edward. 129 Military Road, St. John's 3565 19 Patrick A. Walsh (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MAHONEY, Thomas Gregory Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 971 22 Mrs. John Mahoney (p) Policeman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.
MCDONALD, Alex 31 Breen Street, St. John's 4231 18 James McDonald (p) Machinist 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Richard Bacon Cove, Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 2354 21 Nicholas White (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 21, 1917
BENNETT, William Stephenville, St. George District 1071 22 Josephine Bennett (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF Variant spelling of name - Benoit
HEARN, Matthew 10 Alexander Street, St. John's 2556 21 John J. Hearn (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2565X
SUMMERS, Augustus Leo 116 Military Road, St. John's 0-44 - 93 23 Elizabeth Summers (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
KELLY, William J. Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3657 18 Patrick Kelly (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Roman Catholic No No
YOUNG, Norman Flat Bay, St. George District 6329 19 Thomas Young (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HICKEY, James Joseph 56 Barters Hill, St. John's 113 23 William Hickey (p) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, William T. St. John's 780 19 Edward Power (p) Stove fitter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
KENNEDY, Leo Terrance Norris Arm, Twillingate District 224 19 John Kennedy (p) Lumberman - miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HALL, Patrick Joseph Port au Port, St. George District 8245 18 Alexander Hall (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
NEIL, Edward 39 George Street, St. John's 3161 19 Patrick Neil (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MCASKILL, John Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 8221 33 Mary McAskill (p) Boilermaker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GARLAND, John William Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 5804 24 John Garland (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GOSSE, William Joseph Torbay, St. John's East District 963 19 Maude Gosse (o) Plumber 1915 Roman Catholic No No
EZEKIEL, Joseph Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 1336 22 Paul Ezekiel (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 Contains some documents relating to Charles Curnew, service #1335 .
WHITE, Edward Peters River, Placentia-St. Marys District 2325 21 Edward White (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1918
WADDLETON, Alphonsus Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4681 26 James Waddleton (p) Railroad worker 1918 Roman Catholic No No