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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
GRANT, Edward Peter Lawn, Burin District 1797 22 Michael Grant (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
HERBERT, Louis Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 3056 40 Anthony Herbert (o) Pastry cook 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CHRISTOPHER, Joseph Mall Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District 6156 24 Mary Christopher (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NASH, Thomas 22 Adelaide Street, St. John's 4399 18 Margaret Nash (p) Assistant bookkeeper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DUDER, John 357 Water Street, St. John's 4029 18 Edward Duder (p) Seaman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discharged 1 Nov. 1917 - underaged
COXWORTHY, Fred Pierre St. John's 1304 19 Maggie Coxworthy (p) Baker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SHORTALL, Stanley J. Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4540 29 Mrs. Catherine Shortall (p) Outside salesman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HYNES, Frank Brents Cove, St. Barbe District 4117 19 Thurston Hynes (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COADY, Andrew 29 Job Street, St. John's 8096 - 775 23 Mary Coady (o) Cook 1917 Roman Catholic No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.
COLLINS, John Joseph 128 George Street, St. John's 578 19 Edward Collins (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic No No
YOUNG, Walter Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 5993 21 Agnes Young (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KENNY, William P. Fermeuse, Ferryland District 5736 21 Robert Kenny (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KAVANAGH, Arthur Joseph 235 New Gower Street, St. John's 106 19 Cornelius Kavanagh (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, John Joseph 10 Codners Lane, St. John's 3226 27 Johanna Walsh (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1354X
ORGAN, David Great Jervais, Fortune District 3177 22 Margaret Long (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
GRACE, William A. 10 Knight Street, St. John's 0-119 - 2259 19 John Grace (p) Foreman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
OTOOLE, John Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 5827 19 Rhoady O'Toole (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Leo Charles. 77 Prescott Street, St. John's 0-35 - 1384 25 Mrs. Josephine Murphy (p) 1915 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included. Essay “Arras!” located in file of Regt. # 0-168 seems to have been written by Murphy.
GILLIS, Daniel River, St. George District 3339 18 Dugald Gillis (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PHELAN, William A. Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2001 18 James Phelan (p) Checker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
JOHNSON, Edward John 11 Larkin Square, St. John's 2307 18 George Johnson (p) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
NASH, Thomas 22 Adelaide Street, St. John's 4399 18 Margaret Nash (p) Assistant bookkeeper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROWSELL, Stephen 12 Stewart Avenue, St. John's 4487 22 Absalom Rowsell (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DALTON, William Francis St. John's 1079 27 Bridget Dalton (p) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HYNES, Frederick Harbour Round, St. Barbe District 6017 21 Josephine Hynes (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HANRAHAN, Gerald 49 Barters Hill, St. John's 4432 18 Bridget Hanrahan (p) Barber 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOWNEY, James Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District 5909 18 Bernard Downey (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Robert Marystown, Burin District 6064 22 Lawrence Power (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HALEY, Bernard Allans Island, Lamaline, Burin District 5127 20 John Haley (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Rupert 114 Gower Street, St. John's 5256 19 John Power (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHALEN, John 27 Carnell Street, St. John's 4467 21 James Whalen (p) Draper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MALLARD, Hugh Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District 1290 19 Ellen Mallard (p) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ENNIS, Lewis Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3616 20 John Jos. Ennis (p) Tradesman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WHITTLE, William 7 Hamilton Street, St. John's 2402 20 Peter Whittle (p) Butcher 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DEVOE, William Codroy, St. George District 3443 19 Marcellius Devoe (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, March 17, 1918
PERRY, Frederick Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3287 19 Joseph Perry (p) Cook 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CLOW, James Ferryland, Ferryland District 6006 24 Edward Clow (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CORINA, Alfred Newcastle on Tyne, England, United Kingdom 2140 30 Mrs. Corina (p) Musician 1916 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service
CAMPBELL, Daniel St. Andrews, St. George District 5857 21 John D. Campbell (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OBRIEN, John William Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8318 20 Lawrence O'Brien (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CRAWLEY, Albert W. Holyrood, Harbour Main District 4009 23 Elizabeth Crawley (p) Sulphate worker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DILLON, Stephen 448 Southside Road, St. John's 4165 18 Jane Dillon (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
SHANNAHAN, Robert D. Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 3133 20 John Shannahan (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
TURNER, Raymond 128 Bond Street, St. John's 4463 18 Captain Joseph Turner (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
MOORE, John Francis 176 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2778 20 Joseph Moore (p) Train fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
DAY, Tobias Fortune Harbour, Green Bay, Twillingate District 4913 18 James Day (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JESSO, Henry Martin Ship Cove, St. George District 4949 27 Edward Jesso (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHELAN, James Horse Cove Line, St. John's 3560 18 Priscilla (James) Whelan (p) Wood cutter 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 Includes Whelen as a variant spelling
YETMAN, Andrew 25 Barters Hill, St. John's 43 21 Andrew Yetman (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CONWAY, John Thomas St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District 3513 29 Bridget (James) Conway (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Counway