PLEASE USE THE FIELD BELOW TO SEARCH THE MILITARY SERVICE FILES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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|
|MURPHY, Francis||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2585||19||Mrs. F. Wall (o)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, John Eleazar||3 Bell Street, St. John's||2842||18||Michael Kelly (p)||Tobacconist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILLEY - MELEE, Thomas||St. John's||1877||20||Thomas Milley (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Discrepancy in spelling of name|
|PEDDLE, Thomas||Old Shop, Trinity District||5405||19||John Peddle (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRAZIL, James||Renews, Ferryland District||4536||18||John Brazil (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, Sandy [Alexander]||Tickle Cove, Bonavista District||4728||22||John White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested as Sandy White; later documents completed as Alexander|
|DOUCETTE, Hubert||Port au Port, St. George District||4873||18||Euzeb Doucette (p)||Mining||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PRETTY, John||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||2276||18||Edmund Pretty (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|FARRELL, Patrick Joseph||Ferryland, Ferryland District||3044||18||Patrick Joseph Farrell Sr. (p)||School teacher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 2, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|MCGRATH, Leonard||Tilting, Fogo District||5458||23||Ambrose McGrath (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GALGAY, Francis Joseph||St. John's||892||19||Minnie Galgay (o)||Shoemaker||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CUNNINGHAM, Edward||37 Flower Hill, St. John's||3645||29||Mary Rendell (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOY, Aynsley||5 Victoria Street, St. John's||6249||25||James Joy (p)||Bank manager||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALL, Leo.||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||5808||23||Martin Wall (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MASON, Philip||13 Pleasant Street, St. John's||5977||22||Mary Mason (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, James Edward||2 Alexander Street, St. John's||401||20||Michael J. Murphy (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|KELLY, Henry||29 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3263||18||Henry Kelly (p)||Salesman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COADY, Richard||Renews, Ferryland District||6003||21||Edward Coady (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORE, Thomas S.F||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4771||19||Thomas Moore (p)||Operator||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CALLAHAN, Rodger John||90 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||344||24||Rodger Callahan (p)||Accountant||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DEVOE, William||Codroy, St. George District||3443||19||Marcellius Devoe (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, March 17, 1918|
|MOSS, John||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8390||49||Margaret Moss (s)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PRETTY, Edward||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||8116||18||Edmund Pretty (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEARY, Charles||Brigus, Port de Grave District||1284||21||Margaret Leary (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|MAHAR, William||10 Codners Lane, St. John's||4717||19||Elizabeth Brien (o)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Maher|
|CORNECT, Eugene||Cape St. George, St. George District||429||21||John Cornect (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Cornact|
|MARTIN, Joseph||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5755||20||Charles Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Vincent S.||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1958||20||James Walsh (p)||Policeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKEY, John Joseph||St. John's||586||22||Patrick Hickey (p)||Teamster||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||See service # 113 for Hickey's misfiled attestation papers|
|COX, John||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||809||22||Mrs. Edward Cox (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STONE, George Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||772||19||W.P. Stone (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOAKLER, John||St. John's||1766||21||Jonas Moakler (p)||Accountant||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes information on POW status related to #1509 Mackay; #2214 Hudson; #3670 Cheater; and #2464 Mutford.|
|BARTLETT, Joseph Patrick||Turks Gut, Port de Grave District||629||20||Mrs. John Bartlett||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|RYAN, Thomas Patrick||New Aberdeen, Nova Scotia, Canada||3171||18||Bridget Ryan (p)||Plumber and tinsmith||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OREILLY, Patrick R.||124 Water Street East, St. John's||3832||19||Patrick J. O'Reilly (p)||Bank clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAY, Tobias||Fortune Harbour, Green Bay, Twillingate District||4913||18||James Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LANG, James Patrick||3 James Street, St. John's||0-266 - 870||19||Charles Lang (p)||Stenographer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PICCO, John||53 Carters Hill, St. John's||8163||20||John Picco (p)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, George Edward||10 York Street, St. John's||506||23||Mr. Walsh (p)||Soap maker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Brendon||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||4981||22||Rachael Murphy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, John||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||8178||25||James Ryan (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Alphonsus J.||St. Marys Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District||4577||21||Theresa Power (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORAN, Hugh James||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||3602||22||James Moran (p)||Motorman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 16, 1919|
|BENOIT, Benjamin||Conne River, Fortune District||3531||22||John Benoit (p)||Trapper||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|DWYER, Martin||Beach Hill, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2499||18||Thomas Dwyer (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Sunday, December 30, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|RYAN, Augustus||Mussel Point, St. Marys District||6211||22||Katie Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SCANLON, Joseph||Bartletts Harbour, St. Barbe District||6070||21||Alice Scanlan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HAYDON, John||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||5390||20||John Haydon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Lawrence||126 Water Street, St. John's||196||20||Mary White (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SHESSION, Norsis [CHAISSON, Narcissus]||Cape St. George, St. George District||4244||21||Jane Shession (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Norsis Shession was a misspelling of Narcis Chaisson. Variant spelling also includes Narcais or Narcis Chaisson.|