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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|
|DUKE, William||Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1306||20||Mary Duke (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 27, 1915||Includes documents relating to this soldier's brother, John Duke, #1964|
|OBRIEN, Edward||14 Plank Road, St. John's||8107||45||Helena O'Brien (p)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEVILLE, Peter||Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||3620||18||John Neville (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, John||Port Royal, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3582||17||William Murphy (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FENNELL, Leo||Bay Du Nord, Fortune District||1087||19||Martha Fennell (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MALONEY, James||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||5151||24||John Maloney (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROCHE, Allan||Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District||5186||19||John Roche (p)||School teacher||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, James||11 John Street, St. John's||3436||22||James Martin (p)||Mattress maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARE, Lawrence Edward||332 Water Street, St. John's||343||21||John Clare (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MURPHY, John Thomas||Leslie Street, St. John's||3021||18||Thomas Murphy (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLE, Samuel||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4250||19||John Cole (p)||Engineer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes misfiled document for Nathaniel Noel, # 4249|
|COLLINS, George W.||Balsom Street, St. John's||2448||18||James Joseph Collins (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|ROACH, George||Topsail, Harbour Main District||4595||24||Patrick Roach (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Roche.|
|COLEMAN, Bartholomew||Curling, St. George District||5395||22||Joseph Coleman (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLIS, Roderick V.||Highlands, St. George District||4235||30||Archibald Gillis (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OCONNOR, Timothy||Tickle Cove, Bonavista District||5037||29||Mary O'Connor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EMBERLY, George||English Harbour East, Fortune District||2994||22||Patrick Emberly (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 8, 1917|
|KEARNEY, William||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||6252||21||Mary Davis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAHER, Leo Joseph||Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3661||18||John Maher (p)||Papermaker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, Thomas||Salmonier, Placentia, St. Marys District||6159||21||Margaret Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DALTON, William Francis||St. John's||1079||27||Bridget Dalton (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAHER, William||75 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||2562||18||Mrs. William Maher (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNORS, Michael||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8467||26||Peter Connors (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Patrick John||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||1083||31||Mrs. John Bennett||Blacksmith||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Richard||Melrose, Trinity District||1288||21||Anastasia Lane (o)||Electrician||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, John Thomas||St. John's||769||22||Thomas Sullivan (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CURNEW, James||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||1337||22||Mr. And Mrs. Curnew (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also contains documents of service #1339, William Carew, bearing the incorrect service number.|
|OBRIEN, Michael Gregory||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||2968||18||Nicholas J. O'Brien (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|CAMPBELL, Allan||Little River, St. George District||5695||25||Katherine Campbell (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, William Thomas||St. John's||1104||19||John Walsh (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOE, James Patrick||Springdale, Twillingate District||1630||21||Thomas Joe (o)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SLATTERY, John L.||94 Freshwater Road, St. John's||2594||19||Mrs. W.A. Slattery (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARRELL, Patrick||Thorburn Line, St. John's||8393||25||Patrick Parrell (p)||Carpenter||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 24, 1918|
|MOLLOY, Thomas||166 New Gower Street, St. John's||4032||18||Thomas Molloy (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCGRATH, John J.||St. John's||983||19||Mrs. J. Eagan (p)||Car cleaner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROSSITER, Matthew||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||1538||19||Joseph Rossiter (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Also contains a letter relating to service #1016, Bertram Henry Bastow.|
|HOGAN, John R.||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||8113||18||Nellie Howell (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COX, William||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||2989||20||William Cox (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|COLE, Bertram||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4630||18||John Cole (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers also found on Reel 261 preceding Service # 4601|
|CONNORS, James Patrick||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||209||21||Patrick Connors (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KEOUGH, Leo||45 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||8289||21||George Keough (p)||Engineer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, James||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||1562||26||Mary Walsh (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DYER, William John||10 York Street, St. John's||4605||22||Ellen Dyer (p)||Truckman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 19, 1919|
|VAUGHAN, Francis Joseph||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||481||31||Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p)||Tanner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, May 22, 1921|
|DEA, Albert||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||6108||20||Michael Dea (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MANSFIELD, Michael||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||3590||20||Patrick Mansfield (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|KELLY, Daniel||Gambo, Bonavista District||2297||21||Agnes M. Kelly (p)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 21, 1916|
|MCDONALD, Augustus||Freshwater Road, St. John's||5800||20||James McDonald (p)||Carman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Frank||Bristols Hope, Carbonear District||6099||25||Richard Power (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOBBIN, John||Tickles, Placentia-St. Marys District||2692||24||Francis Dobbin (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|