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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|
|DORAN, Joseph||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1551||28||Mary Doran (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PETRIE, Walter James||Princes Street, St. John's||566||19||Lillian Petrie (s)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEARN, Michael||119 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||5015||22||William LeGrow (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HALL, Joseph||Penguin Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District||3843||19||Joseph Hall (p)||Cooper||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEVEREAUX, Joseph John Leo||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1223||19||Katherine Devereaux (o)||Miner||1915||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|
|COADY, Joseph||Bar Haven, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5869||24||John Coady (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOODY, Matthew Anthony||Carbonear, Carbonear District||1982||24||Mary Doody (o)||Brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MARTIN, George F.||St. John's||1100||19||Elizabeth Martin (p)||Truckman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Thomas||Bellevue, Trinity Bay||1793||28||Amy McCarthy (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|GOULD, William||Bay Du Nord Brook, Fortune District||5878||18||Thomas Gould (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BYRNE, Gerald Guy||59 Flavin Street, St. John's||0-31 - 340||24||James Byrne (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OTOOLE, Frank||Caplin Bay [district unknown]****||4610||19||Mary O'Toole (p)||Station agent||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MANSFIELD, Edward||St. John's||749||30||James Mansfield (p)||Sailor||1914||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|
|CAREW, Thomas||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5760||23||John Carew (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Patrick J.||Ferryland, Ferryland District||4965||22||Peter Brown (o)||Tailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURTON, Brendan J.||St. John's||2033||18||Patrick Burton (p)||Printer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MACDONALD, Thomas||31 Carnell Street, St. John's||2211||18||Stephen John MacDonald (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEA, William||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5784||22||Ambrose Shea (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Edward||128 Bond Street, St. John's||3219||25||Mary Noseworthy (p)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAY, Martin||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||3499||23||Mary Day (s)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Patrick||23 First Avenue, Grand Falls, Twillingate District||230||21||Kate McDonald (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JESSO, Frederick Benedick||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1427||19||Mr. Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCDONALD, William||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8465||19||Thomas McDonald (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHANNING, Maxmilian||233 Theatre Hill, St. John's||5296||20||Frances Channing (p)||Bank clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OQUINN, James||South Branch, Grand River, St. George District||3481||18||Peter O'Quinn (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||See # 3418 for misfiled document|
|WALSH, Frank||Pleasant Street, St. John's||4238||26||Theresa Walsh (s)||Carman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OLIVER, Jeremiah||Gull Island, Bay de Verde District||5330||21||Andrew Oliver (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YOUNG, Andrew||Middle Brook, St. George District***||4078||19||George Young (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOWARD, James John||52 Colonial Street, St. John's||560||22||Patrick and Johanna Howard (p)||Printer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PRASUYON, Wallace||St. George, St. George District||8076||21||John Prasuyon (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREEN, Leo||13 Coronation Street, St. John's||4879||18||Patrick Green (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Greene.|
|HIPDITCH, David||50 George Street, St. John's||2286||22||Mrs. Thomas Hipditch (p)||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARRIGAN, Edward||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||993||19||James Carrigan (p)||Collier||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PENNEY, Leo V.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5097||24||Catherine Penney (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KAVANAGH, Edward||35 York Street, St. John's||2548||20||John Kavanagh (p)||Barber||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SEVIOUR, James Joseph||6 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||2979||18||Martha Seviour (p)||Banker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Sceviour|
|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|
|CORMEY, George||Codroy, St. George District||1407||23||Mary Cormey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, William||St. John's||1229||30||William Bennett (p)||Tinsmith||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCDONALD, John||George Street, St. John's||3461||19||Mary McDonald (s)||Carman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Michael||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||4307||20||John Ryan (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MATTHEWS, William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2161||21||Jane Matthews (p)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOLAN, Clifford||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||6174||19||Elizabeth Nolan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EZEKIEL, Michael J.||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||1333||21||Mr. and Mrs. Ezekiel (p)||Sheet metal work||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREENE, Frederick J.||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||3434||19||William Green (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PHILPOTT, James||Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District||5610||22||Elias Philpot (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Philpot|
|COSTELLO, James||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||4552||20||John Costello (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DALTON, Daniel||St. Marys Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District||6154||23||Stephen Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|