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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
MOORE, John Francis 176 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2778 20 Joseph Moore (p) Train fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
GOSSE, Daniel Torbay, St. John's East District 5762 23 Thomas Gosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DILLON, Matthew Little Bay, Twillingate District 5535 23 Mary Dillon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STRIDE, Benjamin Conne River, Fortune District 6325 23 John Stride (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
EZEKIEL, John J. St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 1751 22 Paul Ezekiel (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Some items re-filmed, see beginning of reel 117.
MURPHY, Michael Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2282 19 James Kelly (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HALLEY, Albert Upper Battery Road, St. John's 5448 24 Ellen Halley (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
QUIRK, William Frederick Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 1410 23 Matilda Quirk (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Edward Joseph Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 112 22 Matthew Murphy (p) Mail clerk 1914 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
WHITE, John Freshwater Road, St. John's 8002 23 John L. White (p) Blacksmith and labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LYNCH, Thomas St. John's 1355 27 Thomas Lynch (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
CRICKARD, William 32 Plank Road, St. John's 8220 18 Thomas Crickard (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LEE, Lawrence Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 5874 20 Joseph Lee (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JORDAN, Felix Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 3335 19 Joseph Jordan (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MITCHELL, Vincent Marystown, Burin District 5861 23 William Mitchell (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BENNETT, Wallace Thomas Flat Bay, St. George District 1787 21 Annie Bennett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Benoit
DOOLEY, John Joseph 23 1/2 Maxse Street, St. John's 474 22 Frederick Dooley (p) Presser 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HYNES, Hubert Port au Port, St. George District 4877 19 Lawrence Hynes (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OUELLETTE, Charles Quebec, Canada 3040 18 Peter Oulette (p) Marine Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Oulette
LAKE, Frederick A. 20 Pleasant Street, St. John's 2532 18 Henry Lake (p) Rope maker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WILLIAMS, Thomas Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 5822 19 William Williams (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MULLOWNEY, Edward Holyrood, Harbour Main District 4713 18 James Mullowney (p) Railroad man 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is Mullowney, form completed as Maloney.
SINNOTT, Sylvester 27 Mullock Street, St. John's 2089 24 Sarah Hefforn (p) 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CORCORAN, James St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 4361 23 Thomas Corcoran (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Stanley John St. John's - New York, USA 1102 18 Margaret Walsh (p) Presser 1915 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, Martin Bertram Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 913 19 Mrs. Michael Joseph Collins (p) Steward 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
REID, John Winterton, Trinity District 5926 19 Peter Reid (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FITZGERALD, Sylvester St. John's 1555 24 Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MORRISSEY, Thomas Patrick 7 Cummings Street, St. John's 211 22 Patrick Morrissey (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BOLAND, Michael St. John's 1461 19 James Boland (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TRACEY, Michael St. John's 1780 18 William Tracey (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MURRAY, Henry Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4903 23 John Murray (p) Fisherman 1918 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
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.
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.
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
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.
RICKETTS, Francis J. Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 451 34 Mary Ricketts (s) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HAYES, Patrick Joseph St. John's 1239 18 John Hayes (p) Labourer 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
CHANNING, Hubert 60 New Gower Street, St. John's 4753 22 Lewis Channing (p) Salesman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, William T. St. John's 780 19 Edward Power (p) Stove fitter 1914 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
DOODY, Alphonse Mosquito, Placentia-St. Marys District 4563 19 Mrs. Albert[?] Doody (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SULLIVAN, John Martin St. George, St. George District 1433 19 Mary Hickey Sullivan (p) Motor man 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SWEENEY, William John Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 1072 25 Catherine Tobin (o) Barber 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SPEARNS, John St. John's 1232 19 Annie Spearns (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No