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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 archives@therooms.ca 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 Religionsort ascending Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
LAHEY, Robert Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 254 26 Richard Lahey (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
OBRIEN, James John Topsail, Harbour Main District 1378 18 Mary O'Brien (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
SUMMERS, Augustus Leo 116 Military Road, St. John's 0-44 - 93 23 Elizabeth Summers (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
ELLIS, John Joseph 359 Southside Road, St. John's 443 21 John Joseph Ellis (p) Stonemason 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
VICKERS, John Witless Bay, Ferryland District 5116 23 Patrick Vickers (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SKINNER, Charles Harbour Breton, Fortune District 6255 24 Phoebe Skinner (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HILLIARD, Joseph Summerville, Bay of Islands, St. George District 3859 19 Mary Jane Penny (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GRIFFIN, James Patrick Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 577 22 Mrs. John Sullivan (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
TOBIN, Peter St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1749 25 Margaret Tobin (p) 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BURKE, Martin 27 Angel Place, St. John's 2838 34 Mrs. John Burke (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PUDDISTER, John Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's 5446 20 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PORTER, James Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 5813 24 Bertha Porter (s) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GREEN, William Joseph 39 Water Street, St. John's 320 21 Angela Green (o) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Patrick J. 44 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 2222 18 Michael Smith (p) Draper 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BONIA, Edward Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 4526 21 Frances Bonia (o) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Bernard 51 Cabot Street, St. John's 2956 27 Mrs. Joseph Butler (p) Rancher 1916 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Pierce Corner Brook, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1281 22 Katherine Power (o) Woodman 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
GALLISHAW, Alonzo John. St. John's 1369 23 Anastasia Gallishaw (p) Journalist 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BIRD, Daniel Vincent Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 2117 23 Mrs. John Bird (p) Paper maker 1916 Roman Catholic No No See also service #2118, William O'Reilly, for a letter from Bird
EVERSON, William Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5782 21 Solomon Everson (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HARTIGAN, Raymond Rencontre, Fortune District 5380 18 William Hartigan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
THOMEY, James Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4089 17 Maggie Thomey (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17
CLANCEY, Michael Newtown Road, St. John's 4478 18 John Clancey (p) Longshoreman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FEWER, Lawrence Joseph Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1268 21 William Fewer (p) Paper maker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, June 1, 1916
BRAKE, John Thomas Marystown, Burin District 2937 23 George Brake (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DOOLEY, Francis Joseph St. John's 818 20 Francis Dooley (p) Tailor 1914 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 23 Princes Street, St. John's 44 20 Mr. Dunphy (o) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, December 12, 1915
RYAN, John Joseph 23 Adelaide Street, St. John's 38 20 J.J. Ryan (p) Clerk-telegrapher 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BAILEY, Edward 57 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's n/a 18 Student 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, special ranking as bugler.
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.
KAVANAGH, William Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5777 20 James Kavanagh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KNOWLING, William A. Little River, Codroy Valley, St. George District 1693 18 George Knowling (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BENOIT, Benjamin Conne River, Fortune District 3531 22 John Benoit (p) Trapper 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
EVANS, William Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 5851 19 Bridget Evans (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17
MURPHY, Michael James 22 Williams Street, St. John's 0-238 - 70 34 Catherine Murphy (p) Druggist 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FELIX, Joseph Felix Cove, St. George District 4372 24 Hamiel Felix (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, William Topsail Road, St. John's 683 19 Patrick Walsh (p) Farmer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
RYAN, William Joseph Southside Road, St. John's 133 24 Catherine Ryan (p) Skinner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KELLY, Michael Francis 37 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 148 24 Mrs. Kelly (s) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HYNES, Lawrence Canada Harbour, St. Barbe District 8015 27 Martina Hynes (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
Leo Power St. Kyrans, Placentia-St. Marys District 6207 22 Thomas Power (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOBBIN, Dennis Gaskiers, Placentia-St. Marys District 5731 19 Bernard Dobbin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TERRY, Peter Avondale, Harbour Main District 5802 26 William Terry (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TUBRETT, Leo Holyrood, Harbour Main District 5795 19 Thomas Tubrett (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FITZGERALD, James St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5031 21 John Fitzgerald (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COLLIER, William St. Albans, Fortune District 6233 24 Thomas Collier (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No See also service #6229, Lawrence Collier
COX, William Harbour Breton, Fortune District 2989 20 William Cox (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
KENNEDY, Michael J. Mobile, Ferryland District 5745 20 James Kennedy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GOSSE, Samuel Torbay, St. John's East District 1907 23 Peter Gosse (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No