PLEASE USE THE FIELD BELOW TO SEARCH THE MILITARY SERVICE FILES
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|
|WALSH, John Aloysius||St. John's||693||19||Stan G. Walsh||Druggist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PRETTY, Edward||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||8116||18||Edmund Pretty (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OREILLY, William||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2118||21||Maggie O'Rielly (of William) (p)||Paper maker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917||Contains letter from Daniel Bird, service #2117|
|NURSE, John||12 Longs Hill, St. John's||4678||20||Nora Nurse (p)||Grocer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REARDIGAN, John Joseph||33 Bannerman Street, St. John's||72||21||John Joseph and Mary Helen Reardigan (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|GRACE, Patrick||10 Knight Street, St. John's||4322||27||Caroline Grace (p)||Accountant||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OUELLETTE, Charles||Quebec, Canada||3040||18||Peter Oulette (p)||Marine Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Oulette|
|KELLY, John Eleazar||3 Bell Street, St. John's||2842||18||Michael Kelly (p)||Tobacconist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PAUL, Stephen J.||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||2331||21||Laurence Paul (p)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, March 20, 1917|
|BAILEY, Edward||57 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||n/a||18||Student||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, special ranking as bugler.|
|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|
|LEPAGE, Manuel||Ship Cove, St. George District||3179||18||Claude LePage (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|PUDDISTER, Thomas||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||4388||20||Thomas Puddister (p)||School teacher||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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|
|CARROLL, Bernard||Conche, St. Barbe District||1903||22||Daniel Carroll (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|POWER, Richard||Cupids, Port de Grave District||2603||20||Mrs. James Power (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1613X.|
|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|
|DILLON, Matthew||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5535||23||Mary Dillon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Michael||Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2282||19||James Kelly (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEAN, Michael||Cuckholds Cove Road, St. John's||2659||18||Richard Kean (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONWAY, Bernard||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||5768||21||Daniel Conway (p)||Iron worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOWLETT, Pierre||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||3352||18||Richard Howlett (p)||Farming||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|OBRIEN, Michael Gregory||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||2968||18||Nicholas J. O'Brien (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|CAREW, John Joseph||St. John's||1028||22||Elizabeth Carew (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GUNN, John||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8469||20||Bridget Gunn (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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|