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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|
|ODEA, Frederick||St. John's||2172||18||John E. O'Dea (p)||Engineer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RICHARDSON, Frank||68 Bannerman Street, St. John's||66||19||Thomas Richardson (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|RYAN, Ronald E.||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||3000||18||John Ryan (p)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Ronald Ryan's attestation papers are found with Service # 1280|
|KEEFE, Aloysius||South East Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||1971||24||Patrick Keefe (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BOURGOIS, Frank||Stephenville, St. George District||5693||23||Alexander Bourgois (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Microfilm label states Alexander Bourgois. Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois|
|BARNES, Martin Joseph||2 Murphys Square, St. John's||3740||23||Martin Barron (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Barnes is overwritten and initialled with Barron on one copy of attestation papers; McAlpine's Directory 1915 shows Martin Barnes living on Murphy's Square|
|COLLINS, William Joseph||1 Flower Hill, St. John's||82||22||Jerry Collins||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 28, 1915|
|RYALL, Albert||13 1/2 James Street, St. John's||3971||19||Mrs. John Fowlow (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2015X|
|DOBBIN, John||Tickles, Placentia-St. Marys District||2692||24||Francis Dobbin (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHAW, Daniel F.||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||4975||22||Daniel Shaw (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Patrick John||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||1083||31||Mrs. John Bennett||Blacksmith||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHIFFIN, James||Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5868||19||John Whiffin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Whiffen|
|DOBBIN, Bernard John||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||8244||20||Denis Dobbin (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOYLE, Thomas||Blackhead Road, St. John's||6217||19||Mrs. Richard Coady (o)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PAUL, Lawrence||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||3358||18||James Paul (o)||Pulp mill worker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LUSH, William||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5534||18||William Lush (p)||Fisherman||1918||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|
|CAMPBELL, John A.||Port au Port, St. George District||8092||27||Catherine Campbell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Parent's name was previously transcribed as Nathan.|
|COLFORD, George||45 New Gower Street, St. John's||16||23||Richard Colford (p)||Teamster||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MACKAY, William||48 Barnes Road, St. John's||5089||21||William Mackey (p)||Printer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PEARCE, Bernard||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||4816||20||Mrs. Samuel Pearce (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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|
|BRIEN, William||Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District||4551||20||Mary Brien (p)||Truckman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EARLES, James Joseph||36 Cabot Street, St. John's||2747||18||William Earles (p)||Gasfitter||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|KEREFIN, Joseph||Cape St. George, St. George District||4199||18||Ephraim Caravan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Joseph also apppears as Ives and Yves; Kerefin as Caravan, Carrefin, Karaven, Karfin, Karrefin, Kerfant, Kerfont and Kurfant.|
|PENNEY, Leo V.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5097||24||Catherine Penney (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KAVANAGH, Edward||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5785||19||James Kavanagh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEVILLE, Ronald||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||2066||19||James Neville (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Patrick Joseph.||18 Burke Square, St. John's||286||25||Norah Waddleton (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Initially reported as a POW but had been left by the Germans due to his injuries. He remained in a shell hole for 10 days prior to being recovered by a British unit.|
|WILLIAMS, Robert John||50 Cabot St., St. John's||1115||19||Emma Williams||Cooper apprentice||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|OBRIEN, John Joseph||Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||654||19||Richard O'Brien (p)||Farmer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GALLOWAY, Bernard||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4596||20||Mary Galoway (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEARNEY, William||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||6252||21||Mary Davis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MALONEY, Joseph Francis||291 Water Street, St. John's||385||26||John Maloney (p)||Stove fitter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|MULROONEY, George||St. John's||2261||20||Mary Mulrooney (p)||Wheelwright||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW date: 1917.|
|HAFFEY, Thomas||St. John's||1038||Richard Haffey (o)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Frank||Bristols Hope, Carbonear District||6099||25||Richard Power (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GLADNEY, James Joseph||St. John's||771||18||Annie Clarke (p)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHEATER, James||Grey Islands, White Bay, St. Barbe district||4566||22||James Cheater Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Chayter, Chaytor, Chater, Cheator|
|BARRY, William||Jean de Bay, Burin District||6036||20||Richard Barry (p)||Fisherman||1918||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|
|TOBIN, John||Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||8278||18||Alphonsus Tobin (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOOLEY, Thomas Richard||23 1/2 Maxse Street, St. John's||2294||18||Francis Dooley (p)||Printer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Edward Joseph||6 Joy Square, St. John's||2758||19||Edward Kennedy (p)||Tailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNORS, Michael||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||5717||20||Martin Connors (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GAUDET, Walter||Stephenville, St. George District||5696||20||John Gaudet (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OBRIEN, James||St. John's||1160||22||Mary O'Brien (p)||Coachman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 2, 1915|
|COSTELLO, Michael Francis||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1157||24||Katherine Costello (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|