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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|
|HARDING, William||Renews, Ferryland District||995||25||Christopher Harding (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as William Joseph Harding.|
|DRAKE, James Patrick||Marystown, Burin District||2957||20||Joseph Drake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 23, 1918|
|BESON, Patrick||Fogo, Fogo District||2232||29||James Beson (p)||Metal worker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HALL, Joseph||Codroy, St. George District||5382||22||Stephen Hall (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MANNING, Peter Joseph||Sheehans Chute, St. John's||687||19||Fanny Manning (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORRISSEY, Patrick||Brigus, Port de Grave District||5077||21||Michael Morrissey (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FARRELL, Celestine||Little Bay, Twillingate District||1721||23||Hannah Farrell (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BYRNE, Francis||15 Flavin Street, St. John's||4022||19||James Byrne (p)||Ships carpenter||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VAIL, Michael||St. John's||155||21||John Vail (p)||Policeman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLEARY, William||4 Lower Battery Road, St. John's||384||20||James Cleary (p)||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ODRISCOLL, Lawrence||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||6084||23||Joseph O'Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRIFFETT, Edward||Bryants Cove, Harbour Grace District||5906||23||Jacob Briffett (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Ralph||St. George, St. George District||1431||19||William Sheppard (p)||Furrier||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OROURKE, John G.||Birch Hills, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1975||23||Thomas O'Rourke (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MURPHY, William||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||4146||23||John Murphy (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MADDIGAN, Michael||1 Dammerills Lane, St. John's||47||19||Michael Maddigan (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KIELLY, Leo||17 Cuddihy Street, St. John's||6219||William Kielly (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 16|
|MCCOURT, Philip||190 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4578||25||Minnie McCourt (o)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORRISEY, Bernard||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4077||18||James Morrisey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Morrissey|
|WALSH, Richard Joseph||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||942||19||Amelia Walsh||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Vincent||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||4585||18||Clotilda Williams (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLS, James||Curling, St. George District||5406||19||James Joseph Wells (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GARDINER, John||35 Lime Street, St. John's||144||28||Katherine Gardiner (s)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STUCKLESS, Joseph||Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District||5550||20||James Stuckless (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VAUGHAN, Francis Joseph||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||481||31||Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p)||Tanner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, May 22, 1921|
|WATKINS, Albert||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||3869||21||Thomas Watkins (p)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GLADNEY, William Joseph||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||417||20||William Gladney (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Michael||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||4307||20||John Ryan (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HYNES, Frank||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1718||19||Vincent Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes newspaper clipping about POW Pte. Coombs, #747, mentioning Hynes, and letter from Richard Hines, of Indian Islands, inquiring as to whether or not this POW could be his son.|
|SLATTERY, John L.||94 Freshwater Road, St. John's||2594||19||Mrs. W.A. Slattery (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONRAN, Michael||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||2209||21||James Conran (p)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|JORDAN, Felix||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3335||19||Joseph Jordan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OKEEFE, Thomas Joseph||Ferryland, Ferryland District||923||21||Esther Clow (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 71.|
|BOZEC, John||Black Duck Brook, St. George District||5946||20||Eve (Yves) Bozec (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|AYLWARD, Nicholas||Topsail Road, St. John's||4766||19||Michael Aylward (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Frank||Pleasant Street, St. John's||4238||26||Theresa Walsh (s)||Carman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CURRAN, William||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||4760||25||William Curran (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JACKMAN, John J.||38 Pleasant Street, St. John's||4697||22||John Jackman||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SCANLON, Joseph||Bartletts Harbour, St. Barbe District||6070||21||Alice Scanlan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOBIN, George||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||4336||26||William Tobin (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEHOE, Isaac||Burin, Burin District||4169||25||Frank Penny (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SAPP, Abraham||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4909||22||Les Sapp (p)||Storekeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NARDINI, Raphael||Main River, St. George District||1488||19||Josephine Nardini (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Raphael.|
|BURKE, Albert J.||St. Jacques, Fortune District||5344||24||Catherine Burke (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SARGENT, John||Badger, Twillingate District||1540||19||Cecelia Sargent (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|RICKETTS, Francis J.||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||451||34||Mary Ricketts (s)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEALEY, Gerald||Blackhead, St. John's West District||5361||22||Joseph Healey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CANTWELL, William||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4555||20||William Cantwell (p)||Druggist||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, James Edward||2 Alexander Street, St. John's||401||20||Michael J. Murphy (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|DOBER, John||Burin, Burin District||6180||22||Joseph Dober (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|