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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|
|FOX, John W.||Avondale, Harbour Main District||4799||20||Bridget Fox (p)||Telegraph operator||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAY, Cyril||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4397||20||James Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENOIT, Julien||Cape St. George, St. George District||4224||26||Mary Jeanette (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies March 1918.|
|OBRIEN, Andrew Joseph||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1375||19||Mary O'Brien (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|EZEKIEL, Joseph||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||1336||22||Paul Ezekiel (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Contains some documents relating to Charles Curnew, service #1335 .|
|CORBETT, John||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5556||26||James Corbett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Thomas||Merasheen, Placentia-St. Marys District||5522||23||Philip Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAKER, James||Carbonear, Carbonear District||5807||21||Daniel Baker (p)||Iron worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HALL, Joseph||Penguin Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District||3843||19||Joseph Hall (p)||Cooper||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WOODS, Frank||Port au Port, St. George District||6087||24||Peter Woods (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FLOOD, Joseph||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||4662||26||Edward Flood (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPRY, Martin||39 Casey Street, St. John's||4392||18||Edward Spry (p)||Labourer||1918||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|
|MARTRET, Francis Joseph||25 Princes Street, St. John's||3208||18||Augustus Martret (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FELIX, Ernest||Flat Bay, St. George District||8217||35||Jessie Felix (s)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUNPHY, Patrick||25 Burkes Square, St. John's||4447||18||Martin Dunphy (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|HYNES, Alphonsus||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1941||18||Benson Hynes (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KOOLERY, James||84 McFarlane Street, St. John's||4412||18||George Koolery (p)||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discharged underaged.|
|BOLGER, David Francis||West St. Modeste, Labrador||3418||28||John Bulger (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is Bolger, form completed as Bulger.|
|EDWARDS, John Charles||Pennywell Road, St. John's||450||20||Joseph Edwards (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, July 21, 1916|
|WALSH, Patrick||77 Lime Street, St. John's||8503||18||James Walsh (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VOISEY, Richard Patrick||St. John's||1462||27||Richard Voisey (p)||Machinist||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MALONEY, Michael||Sweet Bay, Bonavista District||8071||20||John Maloney (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, William Thomas||St. John's||1104||19||John Walsh (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENOIT, Julien||Cape St. George, St. George District||4224||26||Mary Jeanette (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies March 1918|
|RIDEOUT, George||Goulds, St. John's West District||8432||20||William Rideout (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOY, Edward||18 Lyon Square, St. John's||502||21||Mr. Joy (p)||Carman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|ENNIS, William||Merasheen, Placentia-St. Marys District||5523||22||Patrick Ennis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes misfiled, misnumbered documents for # 5528, Kenneth Upward.|
|GOSSE, Daniel||Torbay, St. John's East District||5762||23||Thomas Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUCEY, Patrick||Keels, Bonavista District||4489||23||Mrs. Thomas Ducey (p)||Mining||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Peter||Bristols Hope, Carbonear District||5008||19||Thomas Butler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EARL, Raymond||St. John's||2258||19||John Earl||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEARN, Bernard||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5657||18||John Hearn (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Maurice||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||2318||23||Peter Power (p)||Brakeman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCGRATH, John J.||St. John's||983||19||Mrs. J. Eagan (p)||Car cleaner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SLATTERY, Patrick Joseph||8 King's Road, St. John's||2983||19||James Slattery (p)||Linotype operator||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918|
|TUCKER, Bernard||Thorburn Road, St. John's||3948||18||William Tucker (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HENNEBURY, Thomas||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||4498||26||William Hennebury (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLINS, George W.||Balsom Street, St. John's||2448||18||James Joseph Collins (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HICKEY, William Francis||38 Flower Hill, St. John's||119||22||Michael Hickey (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DALTON, Daniel||St. Marys Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District||6154||23||Stephen Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KENNELL, John||St. John's||1512||19||Mary Kennell (p)||Office clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHALEN, Arthur||36 George Street, St. John's||2095||19||Mary Ann Whalen (p)||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Michael||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4335||23||Mrs. J. Croke (o)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KINSELLA, William||Ferryland, Ferryland District||4108||20||Mary (John) Kinsella (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEOUGH, Leo||45 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||8289||21||George Keough (p)||Engineer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCINNIS, Alexander||O'Regans, St. George District||6279||29||Hugh McInnis (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARCH, John||Port au Port, St. George District||5425||18||Samuel March (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ASPELL, John Joseph||St. John's||1126||20||John Aspell (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 27, 1918|
|OTOOLE, Allan||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3073||18||Mary O'Toole (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|