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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
NEWTON, James Bell Island, St. John's East District 3585 28 Ellen Newton (p) Mining 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CONSTANTINE, Stephen 63 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 4209 21 Ellen Constantine (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BEASAU, Matthew Three Rock Cove, Port au Port, St. George District 4938 18 Edward Beasau (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name: Beasau, Besaw, Beason
COLLINS, Martin Battery Road, St. John's 8055 59 Mary Collins (s) Filer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CAREW, Elias Bauline, St. John's East District 5757 23 Mary Colbourne (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCDONALD, Alex 31 Breen Street, St. John's 4231 18 James McDonald (p) Machinist 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HICKEY, Edward Barren Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 1920 20 Thomas Hickey (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
RENOUF, Anthony St. John's 1090 21 Mary Renouf (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
REDDY, Thomas 120 Water Street, St. John's 4703 21 Michael Reddy (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KEARLEY, James Avondale, Harbour Main District 3896 18 John Kearley (p) Operator 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CAREW, William Patrick 33 Patrick Street, St. John's 469 21 David Carew (p) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SHORTALL, Leo 141 Gower Street, St. John's 1940 18 William Shortall (p) Student 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, April 29, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included ; See also Regt. #0-78 -395 for misfiled documents
PARRELL, Patrick Thorburn Line, St. John's 8393 25 Patrick Parrell (p) Carpenter 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 24, 1918
MURPHY, Edwin 22 Alexander Street, St. John's 4423 18 John Murphy (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, James Brigus, Port de Grave District 5639 19 Thomas Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PURCELL, Roderick Joseph St. John's 916 19 James Purcell (p) Grocer's salesman 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 71
VICKERS, Joseph Witless Bay, Ferryland District 6018 20 William Vickers (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Peter St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3635 20 Ellen (John) Critch (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KENNY, Rupert Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 4151 19 Patrick Kenny (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Kenney.
WALSH, John Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 5315 20 Thomas Duggan (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CARROLL, Thomas Bell Island, St. John's East District 274 37 Elizabeth Carroll (s) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SUTTON, Michael Catalina, Trinity District 3932 21 John Sutton (p) Brakeman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HAWCO, John Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 1517 19 Margaret Hickey (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SAUNDERS, James Joseph St. John's 1314 19 Mr. Saunders (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BRACE, James Joseph St. John's 969 33 Mary Brace (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.
CAREW, Thomas Joseph 33 Patrick Street, St. John's 2206 18 Mrs. David Carew (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
HEALEY, Patrick Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 4137 25 Anna Molloy (p) Blacksmith 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PHELAN, James 77 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2420 18 James Phelan (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
PUDDISTER, Thomas Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 4388 20 Thomas Puddister (p) School teacher 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LEPAGE, Manuel Ship Cove, St. George District 3179 18 Claude LePage (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
OROURKE, William 55 Flower Hill, St. John's 0-195 [& 0-295] 37 Nina O'Rourke (s) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No 14p. of documents misfiled prior to microfilming are located under # 0-295. Honourary Lieutenant; Quartermaster
SLANEY, Arthur A. St. Lawrence, Burin District 1285 20 Elizabeth Slaney (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Richard Cupids, Port de Grave District 2603 20 Mrs. James Power (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1613X.
CARROLL, Bernard Conche, St. Barbe District 1903 22 Daniel Carroll (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF
PICCO, John 53 Carters Hill, St. John's 8163 20 John Picco (p) Teamster 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BENNETT, Dominic Black Duck Brook, Port au Port, St. George District 245 20 Arson Bennett (o) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
KELLY, Henry 29 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 3263 18 Henry Kelly (p) Salesman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WOODFORD, Michael 7 Convent Square, St. John's 8030 20 John Woodford (p) Boiler maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WHITTLE, Martin Augustus. 7 Hamilton Street, St. John's 2347 18 Peter Whittle (p) Shoemaker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DEVEREAUX, Thomas Avondale, Harbour Main District 3632 18 Michael Devereaux (p) Operator 1917 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Devereux.
MILLER, Bernard Red Head Cove, Bay de Verde District 5855 24 Alexander Miller (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CORCORAN, James St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 4361 23 Thomas Corcoran (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LINDSTROM, Frederick Outer Cove, St. John's East District 5791 20 Henry Lindstrom (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: signature is Lindstrom; clerk completed forms as Lidstone; Frederic Lindstrom, with father Henry, are recorded in 1935 census
RUTH, Walter Grand Falls, Twillingate District 1254 22 Mary Ruth (p) Sailor 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LAFITTE, Thomas Fox Island River, Port au Port, St. George District 4782 26 Alexander LaFitte (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DILLON, John Little Bay, Twillingate District 5553 20 Mary Dillon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HAYES, Patrick 10 Bond Street, St. John's 2376 18 Mrs. Patrick Hayes (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
BLACKLER, Wilfred 8 Clifford Street, St. John's 4428 18 Michael Blackler (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RYAN, John J. 227 Theatre Hill, St. John's 2300 21 John F. Ryan (p) Engineer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Michael F. St. John's 754 20 Edward Power (o) Baker 1914 Roman Catholic No No