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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|
|MARTIN, Michael||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5779||20||Thomas Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MACKAY, John Joseph||Corner of Cochrane Street and Duckworth Street, St. John's||278||19||John Joseph MacKay (p)||Baker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAHILL, John Joseph||St. John's||966||32||Edward Croke (o)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Wednesday, July 5, 1916||POW Date: 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.|
|DUKE, John J.||Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1964||23||Mary Duke (p)||Policeman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||See also Regt. #1306, William Duke ; also see Regt.# 709 for misfiled will|
|POWER, Francis||49 Kings Road, St. John's||2652||18||Mary Power (o)||Dry goods||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|DOVER, James A.||Little Bay, Twillingate District||1723||20||John Joseph Dover (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOGAN, Patrick||Thorburn Road, St. John's||1111||27||Miss Hogan (o) - Bride Hogan (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|EAGAN, Patrick||32 Water Street, St. John's||4757||22||John Eagan (p)||Baker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TUCKER, Walter||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4390||17||Ellen Dogan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOBIN, John||Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||8278||18||Alphonsus Tobin (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FARRELL, Richard||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||6118||19||Richard Farrell (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEOUGH, Edward Nicholas||St. John's||1365||30||Margaret Keough (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNORS, Michael||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||5717||20||Martin Connors (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COSTELLO, Michael Francis||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1157||24||Katherine Costello (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PRETTY, John||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||2276||18||Edmund Pretty (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WALSH, Michael||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4954||24||Edward Walsh (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GALLANT, Michael||Sandy Point, St. George District||2293||24||Alexander Gallant (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Monday, April 16, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|OKEEFE, Charles||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2706||31||Mrs. Michael O'Keefe (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1481X.|
|CAREW, Victor||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||1560||21||Esther Carew (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|MCCARTHY, Charles||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4969||26||Charles McCarthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, John W.||38 New Gower Street, St. John's||5021||19||James Martin (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TRACEY, William||Carrolls Cove, Labrador||3422||23||John Tracey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers contained in service #13.|
|DOODY, James David||Crowdy Street, Carbonear, Carbonear District||2651||23||Mrs. David Doody (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, February 4, 1918||Originally enlisted with Royal Naval Reserve 1624X|
|HEALEY, Edward||345 Water Street, St. John's||4028||18||Philip Healey (p)||Munition worker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, Michael||23 Livingstone Street, St. John's||8181||18||Mary A. Kelly (p)||Sail maker and labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIKE, James Joseph||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1220||19||Winnifred Pike (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LEARY, Charles||Brigus, Port de Grave District||1284||21||Margaret Leary (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|BENNETT, John E.||Cape St. George, St. George District||5003||19||Joseph Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, James||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||8007||28||Mary Murphy (o)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MALONE, Edward||Signal Hill Road, St. John's||4600||30||Miss G. Malone (o)||Master pilot||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Patrick John||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||1083||31||Mrs. John Bennett||Blacksmith||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUHART, Joseph||St. George, St. George District||8366||18||Mary Duhart (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PAUL, Lawrence||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||3358||18||James Paul (o)||Pulp mill worker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOWLER, Francis||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4773||19||Francis Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Signature is Fowler; forms were completed as Fowlow.|
|LUSH, William||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5534||18||William Lush (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HALLERAN, Hubert||13 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||3604||18||James Halleran (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOW, Robert||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2565||19||Thomas Snow (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORRISSEY, Nicholas Augustus||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2165||19||Mrs. H. A. Morrissey (p)||Paper maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MANSFIELD, James J.||119 New Gower Street, St. John's||3041||32||May Mansfield (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1269X|
|COLFORD, George||45 New Gower Street, St. John's||16||23||Richard Colford (p)||Teamster||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PEARCE, Bernard||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||4816||20||Mrs. Samuel Pearce (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1645||18||Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|DYER, Walter||Logy Bay, St. John's East District||4616||21||Ellen Downton (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARVEY, William Thomas||St. John's||751||24||Draper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANTLE, Peter||Turks Cove, Trinity district||5604||21||Philip Antle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also contains four documents relating to Service # 663 John Antle.|
|HEARN, Patrick||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||3300||20||John Hearn (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOLLOY, Thomas||166 New Gower Street, St. John's||4032||18||Thomas Molloy (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEWMAN, William||Black Island, Twillingate District||3637||30||Margaret (Edward) Newman (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAFE, Peter||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||6338||21||Mary Ann Chafe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRIEN, William||Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District||4551||20||Mary Brien (p)||Truckman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|