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|
|COLLINS, George W.||Balsom Street, St. John's||2448||18||James Joseph Collins (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|EDWARDS, Peter||Lawn, Burin District||4945||20||John Edwards (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|
|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|
|RODGERS, Thomas||St. John's||2632||18||Stephen Rodgers (p)||Butcher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, April 17, 1917||POW Date: 1917. Photograph of grave-site included|
|BROCKLEHURST, Edward S.||21 Maxse Street, St. John's||2519||24||Charles Brocklehurst (p)||Steel worker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENOIT, Peter||Conne River, Fortune District||3535||28||Jeanie Hincks (p)||Furrier/Trapper||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, March 29, 1918|
|MARCH, John||Port au Port, St. George District||5425||18||Samuel March (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OLIVER, John||Grand Lake, St. George District||2023||18||Mary Jane Oliver (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOURGOIS, John||Stephenville, St. George District||5991||24||Marcel Bourgois (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois|
|MARTIN, George F.||St. John's||1100||19||Elizabeth Martin (p)||Truckman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ST. CROIX, William||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4400||18||Edward St. Croix (p)||Expressman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, Anthony||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5843||22||Philip Fitzgerald (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOLEY, Edward||12 Lion Square, St. John's||8349||21||Margaret Foley (s)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAVENOR, Thomas||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||4439||19||Michael Tavenor (p)||Baker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RAYNES, Henry Richard||St. John's||801||23||Robert Raynes (p)||Barber||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Name listed as both Harry and Henry.|
|HIPDITCH, James||Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5968||22||David Hipditch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Edward||32 Lime Street, St. John's||3603||18||Frederick O'Brien (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 21, 1918|
|CHRISTOPHER, Thomas||26 Kings Road, St. John's||121||20||Garrett Christopher (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RICKETTS, Francis J.||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||451||34||Mary Ricketts (s)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHALEN, James Michael||82 New Gower Street, St. John's||2754||18||Mrs. James Sears (o)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HEALEY, Gerald||Blackhead, St. John's West District||5361||22||Joseph Healey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DESROCHES, Daniel Alexander||5 Livingstone Street, St. John's||518||19||Mrs. James Boggan (p)||Printer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHANNING, Maxmilian||233 Theatre Hill, St. John's||5296||20||Frances Channing (p)||Bank clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EZEKIEL, Joseph George||Gallows Cove, Harbour Main||2272||17||Thomas Ezekiel (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HAYSE, Pierce||Tilton Harbour, Twillingate District||8382||46||Ellen Dwyer (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FARRELL, Daniel P.||Little River, Codroy, St. George District||4952||19||Patrick Farrell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, Denis||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||6256||21||James King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VAUGHAN, Joseph Patrick||St. John's||800||19||Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|COOPER, James||29 Brine Street, St. John's||98||21||John Cooper (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUNPHY, Thomas Joseph||12 New Gower Street, St. John's||0-290 - 1438||20||Eliza Dunphy (p)||Paper maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers.|
|ODRISCOLL, Leo Francis||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1361||18||Ellen O'Driscoll (p)||News agent||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JESSO, Arthur Daisley||Bay of Islands, St. George District||1459||25||Rose Madore Jesso (s))||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONSTANTINE, Alexander||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5803||18||Edward Constantine (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAVIS, John T.||Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District||5117||23||Veronica Bavis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONSTANTINE, Leo Francis||38 MacFarlane Street, St. John's||3212||19||Peter Constantine (p)||Carman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALTERS, William||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||8395||19||Matilda Frizzell (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, John Joseph||23 Adelaide Street, St. John's||38||20||J.J. Ryan (p)||Clerk-telegrapher||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCALLISTER, Joseph||53 Brazils Square, St. John's||5144||21||David McAllister (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNY, Michael||42 Powers Avenue, St. John's||0-50 - 3278||21||Thomas Penny (p)||Draper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: signature is Penny, documents are Penney|
|BRODERICK, William||28 Prospect Street, St. John's||8506||37||Bride Broderick (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILSON, William Patrick||51 Carters Hill, St. John's||2731||19||Andrew Wilson (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUCEY, Patrick||Marystown, Burin District||6073||24||Benjamin Ducey (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEIL, Edward||39 George Street, St. John's||3161||19||Patrick Neil (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Thomas M.||10 McDougall Street, St. John's||4490||18||Thomas Murphy Sr. (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRIEN, Michael||St. John's||1146||19||Mary Brien (p)||Truckman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CUSICK, James||St. Lawrence, Burin District||8260||18||William Cusick (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, John||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||5267||20||Jeremiah Fitzgerald (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|