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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
MURPHY, James Edward 2 Alexander Street, St. John's 401 20 Michael J. Murphy (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
MOAKLER, Francis Stephen St. John's 1651 18 Thomas Moakler (p) Telegraph checker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GROUCHY, Philip John 14 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 369 33 Maud Grouchy (s) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
DOUCETTE, Hubert Port au Port, St. George District 4873 18 Euzeb Doucette (p) Mining 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LUNDRIGAN, Allan 8 Gilmore Street, St. John's 5247 22 William Lundrigan (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCGRATH, James 7 Bambrick Street, St. John's 3215 20 Andrew McGrath (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
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.
BIRD, Daniel Vincent Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 2117 23 Mrs. John Bird (p) Paper maker 1916 Roman Catholic No No See also service #2118, William O'Reilly, for a letter from Bird
MCINNIS, Alexander O'Regans, St. George District 6279 29 Hugh McInnis (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COADY, Patrick Burin, Burin District 4769 25 John Coady (p) School teacher 1918 Roman Catholic No No
YOUNG, Walter Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 5993 21 Agnes Young (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JOY, Aynsley 5 Victoria Street, St. John's 6249 25 James Joy (p) Bank manager 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COLLIER, William St. Albans, Fortune District 6233 24 Thomas Collier (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No See also service #6229, Lawrence Collier
MASON, Philip 13 Pleasant Street, St. John's 5977 22 Mary Mason (p) Fireman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KELLY, John Eleazar 3 Bell Street, St. John's 2842 18 Michael Kelly (p) Tobacconist 1916 Roman Catholic No No
NOLAN, Robert Corbin, Burin District 2900 22 Mrs. Garrett Nolan (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
QUAN, James Joseph St. John's 1416 21 Kate Quan (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No If viewing microfilm, see after Service # 1546 for seven misfiled documents; documents are included in scanned document
RYAN, Augustus Mussel Point, St. Marys District 6211 22 Katie Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ST. CROIX, William Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4400 18 Edward St. Croix (p) Expressman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BENOIT, Benjamin Conne River, Fortune District 3531 22 John Benoit (p) Trapper 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
RYAN, John Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 8178 25 James Ryan (p) Lumberman 1917 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
MOSS, John Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8390 49 Margaret Moss (s) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Joseph Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5755 20 Charles Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GILLIS, Daniel C. Highlands, St. George District 4236 29 Jane (Allen) McIsaac (p) Hunter 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PRETTY, Edward Chapel Arm, Trinity District 8116 18 Edmund Pretty (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HAYDON, John Caplin Bay, Ferryland District 5390 20 John Haydon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FINN, Peter Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 3230 22 James Finn (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
LEE, William St. John's 1882 19 Fanny Lee (p) Baker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Brendon Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 4981 22 Rachael Murphy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PURCELL, John Ship Head, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4343 21 William Purcell (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOWLETT, Pierre Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 3352 18 Richard Howlett (p) Farming 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1918
CUNNINGHAM, John 9 Job Street, St. John's 4060 18 John Cunningham (p) Teamster 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PICCO, John 53 Carters Hill, St. John's 8163 20 John Picco (p) Teamster 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
WALSH, Vincent S. St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1958 20 James Walsh (p) Policeman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HICKEY, William Topsail, Harbour Main District 1341 25 Johanna Hickey (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, March 10, 1918
MOORE, Thomas S.F Carbonear, Carbonear District 4771 19 Thomas Moore (p) Operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CORNECT, Eugene Cape St. George, St. George District 429 21 John Cornect (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Cornact
CALLAHAN, Rodger John 90 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 344 24 Rodger Callahan (p) Accountant 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
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
DEVOE, William Codroy, St. George District 3443 19 Marcellius Devoe (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, March 17, 1918
COADY, Richard Renews, Ferryland District 6003 21 Edward Coady (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COX, John Harbour Breton, Fortune District 809 22 Mrs. Edward Cox (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
SCANLON, Joseph Bartletts Harbour, St. Barbe District 6070 21 Alice Scanlan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LEMEE, Michael Joseph Francis St. John's 911 20 Francis Lemee (p) Engineer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
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.
LANG, James Patrick 3 James Street, St. John's 0-266 - 870 19 Charles Lang (p) Stenographer 1914 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