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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
COOMBS, Leinus Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 1472 25 Jane Coombs (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
OROURKE, John Holyrood, Harbour Main District 3345 19 James O'Rourke (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918 PDF
EDWARDS, Peter Lawn, Burin District 4945 20 John Edwards (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JACKMAN, Arthur Joseph 33 Angel Place, St. John's 533 22 Frank Jackman (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
KAVANAGH, George Joseph 237 New Gower Street, St. John's 2806 18 Edward Kavanagh (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CANNING, Charles Caplin Bay, Ferryland District 3466 22 Alfred Canning (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
RODGERS, Thomas Edward 42 Barter's Hill, St. John's 394 25 Rose Rodgers (s) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 Previously transcribed as Rogers; Previously transcribed as Rogers Includes photograph of graves of [John] Langer, [Ambroser] Guy and Rodgers.
TREMBLETT, William Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District 6196 21 Marcella Tremblett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JEDDORE, Joseph James Conne River, Fortune District 6327 24 Noah Jeddore (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Thomas St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6092 19 Joseph White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Francis 49 Kings Road, St. John's 2652 18 Mary Power (o) Dry goods 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
KELLY, Daniel Marystown, Burin District 6062 19 Richard Kelly (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GHANEY, Patrick Colliers, Harbour Main District 5830 20 Nicholas Ghaney (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FORAN, Martin Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3613 19 Mrs. William Foran (p) Paper maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Michael Francis Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 399 26 Mrs. Patrick Walsh (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HOGAN, John R. Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 8113 18 Nellie Howell (o) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
TOBIN, John Thomas Burin North, Burin District 1800 Hanna Brake (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, February 1, 1916
BOONE, William 22 Belvedere Street, St. John's 5022 21 James Boone (p) Bottler 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BENNETT, Albert Stephenville, St. George District 5698 19 Luke Bennett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Microfilm label states Arthur Bennett
HEALY, Edward J. Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 4557 18 Mrs. Power (o) Butcher 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Healey
CURNEW, James Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 1337 22 Mr. And Mrs. Curnew (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Also contains documents of service #1339, William Carew, bearing the incorrect service number.
EZEKIEL, Joseph George Gallows Cove, Harbour Main 2272 17 Thomas Ezekiel (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
JUDGE, Joseph Pennywell Road, St. John's 8391 44 Amelia Judge (s) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COLLIER, Lawrence St. Albans, Fortune District 6229 20 Richard Collier (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Contains information about #6230 Samuel Cox, #6220 Charles Collier, #6233 William Collier, #6232 P. Collier, being from families infected with tuberculosis.
SHESSION, Norsis [CHAISSON, Narcissus] Cape St. George, St. George District 4244 21 Jane Shession (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Norsis Shession was a misspelling of Narcis Chaisson. Variant spelling also includes Narcais or Narcis Chaisson.
COX, John Harbour Breton, Fortune District 809 22 Mrs. Edward Cox (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
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
FARRELL, Daniel P. Little River, Codroy, St. George District 4952 19 Patrick Farrell (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SCOTT, John 11 Cochrane Street, St. John's 2411 23 Catherine Scott (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
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
COLEMAN, Francis (Frank) 49 Carters Hill, St. John's 2527 20 James Coleman (o) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MCCARTHY, John Belleview, Trinity District 6008 20 Owen McCarthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CRAWLEY, John T Holyrood, Harbour Main District 5765 19 Patrick Crawley (p) Pipe fitter 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MITCHELL, Lawrence Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 8373 33 Elizabeth Mitchell (s) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HATFIELD, George Bernard 17 Coronation Street, St. John's 65 20 Stephen Hatfield (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DOYLE, James St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District 5408 20 Elizabeth Doyle (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CAREW, Daniel 84 Pleasant Street, St. John's 4377 19 Mrs. H.V. Symonds (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KEEFE, Aloysius South East Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 1971 24 Patrick Keefe (p) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
PAUL, Lawrence Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 3358 18 James Paul (o) Pulp mill worker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MCGRATH, James 55 Casey Street, St. John's 104 19 John McGrath (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CONNELLY, Nicholas Brigus, Port de Grave District 4369 18 Jane Connelly (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Note: Previously transcribed as Connolly
OBRIEN, Allan Francis Topsail, Harbour Main District 1380 19 Mary O'Brien (p) Miner 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
MORRISSEY, Nicholas Augustus Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2165 19 Mrs. H. A. Morrissey (p) Paper maker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
FOLEY, Patrick St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District 4156 19 William Foley (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PEARCE, Bernard Spillars Cove, Trinity District 4816 20 Mrs. Samuel Pearce (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MOLLOY, Thomas 166 New Gower Street, St. John's 4032 18 Thomas Molloy (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
QUIRK, William Frederick Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 1410 23 Matilda Quirk (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LEVERMAN, Donald 168 Water Street West, St. John's 4705 22 Charlie Leverman (p) Electrician 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