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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|
|PROWSE, John Lee||St. John's||1246||19||Kathleen Prowse (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Edward||14 Plank Road, St. John's||8107||45||Helena O'Brien (p)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MANNING, Thomas||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||4437||18||William Manning (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPRATT, John||340 Duckworth Street, St. John's||3739||18||Bartholomew Spratt (p)||Operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTRET, Augustus||St. John's||1093||21||Mary Martret (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SEXTON, Edward||Tilting, Twillingate District||3013||22||Thomas Sexton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HAYES, Martin||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||4145||31||Mrs. E. Kavanagh (o)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUNPHY, John Joseph||31 Central Street, St. John's||2459||21||Patrick Dunphy (p)||Cooper||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, November 25, 1916|
|RYAN, John Joseph||23 Adelaide Street, St. John's||38||20||J.J. Ryan (p)||Clerk-telegrapher||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TEE, William||Burnt Cove, Twillingate District||5761||21||William Lee (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Attestation and signature is Tee; some documents completed as Lee. Previously transcribed as Lee.|
|DAY, Cyril||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4397||20||James Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOLEY, Patrick W.||Whitbourne, Trinity District||1890||20||Edward Foley (p)||Machinist||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KNOX, Peter||St. John's||1593||19||Helen Stevenson (o)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FARRELL, Thomas||Fogo, Fogo District||6035||23||Pierce Farrell (p)||Seaman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAKE, Frederick A.||20 Pleasant Street, St. John's||2532||18||Henry Lake (p)||Rope maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Justin||50 Colonial Street, St. John's||3476||18||Michael O'Brien (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918|
|HANEY/HEANEY, James Patrick||46 Barnes Road, St. John's||476||21||Kitty Haney (o)||Printer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Entered in CWGC as Heaney|
|GOULD, Thomas||Bartlett's Harbour, St. Barbe District||8179||20||Eugene Gould (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LANE, Walter||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||4847||30||Mary Ann (Daniel) Broders (o)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNY, Francis||Avondale, Harbour Main District||3693||22||John Penny (o)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Penney|
|WALSH, William Francis||6 Fleming Street, St. John's||2980||18||John Walsh (p)||Banker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEARSEY, Francis||Pennywell Road, St. John's||3265||31||Annie Kearsey (p)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|DRUKEN, Thomas||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1363||18||Alice Druken (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 1, 1916|
|ODRISCOLL, James William||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||996||26||Joseph O'Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILLEY - MELEE, Thomas||St. John's||1877||20||Thomas Milley (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Discrepancy in spelling of name|
|HEARN, Augustine||St. John's||1024||19||Sarah Hearn (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|POWER, Martin Frances||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||3331||18||John Joseph Power (o)||Carpenters apprentice||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEAD, Michael||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||3340||21||Lizzie Head (s)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TESSIER, William James||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||2504||22||Mrs. Charles Tessier (p)||Surveyor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOLAND, James Francis||St. John's||765||34||William Boland||Gas fitter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROWE, Arthur J.||Cape St. George, St. George District||4745||18||Henry Rowe (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, Bernard||Beau Bois, Burin District||6050||23||Lizzie Kelly (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLINS, Edward||Southeast Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||2991||19||John Collins (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EDWARDS, Joseph||Lawn, Burin District||6331||21||Michael Edwards (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREENE, Gregory Lyon||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2843||19||Mrs. Thomas Greene (p)||Machinist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Ignatius Joseph||St. George, St. George District||1442||19||Mary C. Butler (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ROBERTS, Justin||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4905||21||Thomas Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, William P.||Southside, Battery, St. John's||2577||27||William King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918|
|FARRELL, Patrick Joseph||Ferryland, Ferryland District||3044||18||Patrick Joseph Farrell Sr. (p)||School teacher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 2, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|POWER, James A.||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||8124||36||Catherine Walker (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENOIT, Matthew||Stephenville, St. George District||3594||18||John Benoit (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FLEMING, Edward||186 Water Street, St. John's||6267||19||Mary Fleming (p)||Steward||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OLIPHANT, John Joseph||St. John's||1701||18||George L. Oliphant (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ENNIS, William||Merasheen, Placentia-St. Marys District||5523||22||Patrick Ennis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes misfiled, misnumbered documents for # 5528, Kenneth Upward.|
|EARL, Raymond||St. John's||2258||19||John Earl||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BREEN, John||18 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||67||20||18 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.|
|TOBIN, Thomas||118 Water Street. St. John's||3245||24||Norah Tobin (o)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DALTON, Daniel||St. Marys Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District||6154||23||Stephen Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOURGOIS, Isaac||Black Head, Port au Port, St. George District||5948||19||William Bourgois (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois.|
|RAWLINS, Joseph||29 Queens Road, St. John's||4761||28||Mary Rawlins (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|