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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
JACOB, Esau Curling, St. George District 3758 27 Sadie Eude (p) Baker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
TRAVERSE, James Bell Island, St. John's East District 4651 19 Mrs. Ed. Power (p) Mrs. Ed. Power (p) 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
KENNEDY, Cyril Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5013 19 Minnie Kennedy (p) Railway agent 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CONNORS, Michael Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 5826 20 Thomas Connors (p) Fisherman 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
WHITE, Arthur Joseph Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District 1154 21 Joseph White (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ANDERSON, Frank 83 Gower Street, St. John's 4576 18 James Anderson (p) Expressman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OKEEFE, Charles St. John's 1658 18 Peter O'Keefe (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KELLY, James Joseph St. John's 1011 19 Elizabeth Kelly Telegraph operator 1915 Roman Catholic No No
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.
HINCHEY, John Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 8105 21 Philip Hinchy (o) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CURRAN, Daniel St. John's 1022 20 Ann Curran (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DENNIHEY, John Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2756 18 Daniel Dennihy (p) Electrician 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
RICHARDSON, John St. John's 1291 20 Jane Richardson (p) Longshoreman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MADDOX, John T. Kings Cove, Bonavista District 5101 23 Michael Maddox (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, May 6, 1919
ODRISCOLL, John D. 31 Queen's Road, St. John's 8494 23 Patrick C. O'Driscoll (p) Scaler 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FLYNN, Cornelius Marystown, Burin District 4752 19 Michael Flynn (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MULLINGS, Gordon A. St. John's 1698 18 J.R. Mullings (p) Bookkeeper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, January 20, 1917
MURPHY, James Francis St. John's 1037 20 Ann Murphy (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DICKS, Joseph Mortier, Burin District 1702 20 Michael Dicks (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KING, George Joseph St. John's 1153 19 Mary King (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, March 8, 1917
SHAW, William James Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District 4278 23 John Shaw (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GOSSE, William Joseph Torbay, St. John's East District 963 19 Maude Gosse (o) Plumber 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CAHILL, John Bell Island, St. John's East District 2081 21 Mary Sweeney (p) Electrician 1916 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
OQUINN, Arthur Stephenville, St. George District 5701 21 James O'Quinn (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
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
RICE, John Joseph St. John's 1062 26 Bridget Rice (s) Expressman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MYERS, Edward St. John's 4810 22 Helen Myers (o) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Contains documents relating to service #4793, Leo McFarlane
MCDONALD, Bernard Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 2870 22 Edward MacDonald (p) Lumberman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, November 21, 1917
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
RYAN, Thomas Patrick New Aberdeen, Nova Scotia, Canada 3171 18 Bridget Ryan (p) Plumber and tinsmith 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MACKAY, William 48 Barnes Road, St. John's 5089 21 William Mackey (p) Printer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HAYDON, John Caplin Bay, Ferryland District 5390 20 John Haydon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LYVER, Gregory Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4937 19 James Lyver (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MOLLOY, William St. Lawrence, Burin District 3028 20 Michael Molloy (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, November 21, 1917
CRIMP, William 10 McDougall Street, St. John's 4508 18 Bride Crimp (p) Apprentice tailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BARRON, Peter Francis St. John's 945 29 Alice Barron (s) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73
EDWARDS, Joseph Lawn, Burin District 6331 21 Michael Edwards (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
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, Michael Avondale, Harbour Main District 5787 23 Edward Penney (p) Fireman 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
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
MORAN, Hugh James Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 3602 22 James Moran (p) Motorman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, April 16, 1919