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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 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|
|SMYTH, Thomas Joseph||11 Bond Street, St. John's||523||19||George Smyth (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|LYNCH, Thomas||St. John's||1355||27||Thomas Lynch (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|HAMILTON, Matthew||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||4849||23||Philip Hamilton (p)||Paper maker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLIS, Neil||Highlands, St. George District||2385||17||Alexander Gillis (p)||Mill hand||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, John||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5778||25||Patrick Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ST. JOHN - O'NEILL, John||8 Princes Street, St. John's||2493||21||Rhody St. John (o)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in name - Attested as John St. John; Recorded in CWGC as John O'Neill.|
|BARRON, Peter Francis||St. John's||945||29||Alice Barron (s)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|TRACEY, Augustus James||Torbay, St. John's East District||864||20||William Tracey (p)||Draper||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69.|
|MCDONALD, John||George Street, St. John's||3461||19||Mary McDonald (s)||Carman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAHONEY, Frank||336 Water Street West, St. John's||4310||20||Thomas Mahoney (p)||Mechanical dentist(?)||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOWLOW - CLARKE, William.||5 Dammerills Lane, St. John's||81||22||Abram Fowlow (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||I - Discrepancy in name: soldier enlisted as William Fowlow, documented in CWGC as William Clarke; Previously transcribed as Fowler; identified in Cramm as Fowler.|
|COSTELLO, William Patrick||St. John's||1142||28||Mrs. William P. Costello (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DANIELS, Peter||402 Water Street, St. John's||318||23||Eva Fitzpatrick (p)||Confectioner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|QUIGLEY, Edward W.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4641||21||Peter Quigley (p)||Blacksmith||1918||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.|
|CONNORS, Daniel Francis||49 Lime Street, St. John's||649||21||David Connors (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BREEN, John||18 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||67||20||18 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.|
|REID, James John||St. John's||1067||27||Mrs. James Reid (s)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FURLONG, Stephen J.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8031||24||Matthew Furlong (p)||Teamster and lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, John||West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District||5939||20||William Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Hilyard||Sandy Point, St. George District||1681||21||Frederick Shepard (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MULLETT, Victor||22 Pennywell Road, St. John's||8174||19||Rosanna Mullett (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, James||38 Henry Street, St. John's||4632||19||Matthew Kelly (p)||Bookkeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Francis||St. John's||1005||25||Mrs. Francis Roberts (s)||Grocery clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 11, 1917|
|HIBBS, William||53 Cabot Street, St. John's||8424||42||Annie Hibbs (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CUNNINGHAM, Edward||37 Flower Hill, St. John's||3645||29||Mary Rendell (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCCARTHY, Charles||Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5741||21||Justin McCarthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 8, 1918|
|WOODS, Peter||Clam Bank Cove, St. George District||4338||20||Peter Woods (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SAMMS, Reuben||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3979||37||Phoebe Samms (s)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COADY, Daniel||Outer Cove, C. [Conception?] Bay [district unknown]||4628||22||Catherine Coady (p)||Blacksmith||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|
|KELLY, William J.||Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3657||18||Patrick Kelly (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLINS, Patrick||Bay of Islands, St. George District||3714||18||Francis Collins (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROSS, Michael Joseph||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||250||19||Margaret Neary (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|STAMP, Patrick D.||21 James Street, St. John's||656||28||William Stamp (p)||Stoker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|RYAN, Thomas Brown||Jerseyside, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||260||19||Albert J. Ryan (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HAYES, Patrick Joseph||Bollardstown, Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||2335||24||Edward Hayes (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|PITTMAN, Thomas||Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District||3556||18||John Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DWYER, Michael||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4644||20||Joseph Dwyer (p)||Pump man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Martin||Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||4613||21||Mary Murphy (nee Finn) (s)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEA, Albert||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||6108||20||Michael Dea (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAFE, Lawrence||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||5370||20||Mary (Jeffrey) Chafe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHELAN, Patrick||Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District||3428||18||Philip Whelan (p)||Engine driver||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||See # 0-74 Goodyear for misfiled documents.|
|HOWLETT, James Joseph||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||3313||19||John Howlett (p)||Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOYLE, John Thomas||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||1014||20||Edward Doyle (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LEONARD, James||British Harbour, Trinity District||2865||25||Thomas Leonard (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MCFARLANE, Leo||47 McFarlane Street, St. John's||4793||23||James McFarlane (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also service #4810 for additional misfiled documents|
|SQUIRES, William||5 Mullock Street, St. John's||4639||18||James Squires (p)||Longshoreman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Patrick||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||4883||21||Mary Power (P)||Brakeman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUCKINGHAM, Edward||38 John Street, St. John's||5045||19||John Buckingham (p)||Marine engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|