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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
PARSONS, Leo Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5970 20 John Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OBRIEN, Andrew Joseph Topsail, Harbour Main District 1375 19 Mary O'Brien (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917.
EZEKIEL, Joseph Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 1336 22 Paul Ezekiel (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 Contains some documents relating to Charles Curnew, service #1335 .
COOPER, Peter J. St. John's 786 24 Peter J. Cooper (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
JOE, James Patrick Springdale, Twillingate District 1630 21 Thomas Joe (o) Lumberman 1915 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
FLOOD, Joseph Holyrood, Harbour Main District 4662 26 Edward Flood (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GARDINER, John 35 Lime Street, St. John's 144 28 Katherine Gardiner (s) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, John Port Royal, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3582 17 William Murphy (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No PDF
MAHER, William 75 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's 2562 18 Mrs. William Maher (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SPRY, Martin 39 Casey Street, St. John's 4392 18 Edward Spry (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARTRET, Francis Joseph 25 Princes Street, St. John's 3208 18 Augustus Martret (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HAYES, James Michael St. John's 1330 26 Margaret Hayes (p) Painter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FELIX, Ernest Flat Bay, St. George District 8217 35 Jessie Felix (s) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DUNPHY, Patrick 25 Burkes Square, St. John's 4447 18 Martin Dunphy (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
ONEILL, Roadey [Roderick] 119 Freshwater Road, St. John's 4749 21 Edward O'Neill (o) Carman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: given as Roadey or Roady on all documents except on War service Gratuity form which is Roderick. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1404X
KNIGHT, William 44 Bannerman Street, St. John's 373 22 Ann Knight (s) Mechanical engineer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
OROURKE, Michael St. John's 1596 33 Margaret O'Rourke (s) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Patrick 77 Lime Street, St. John's 8503 18 James Walsh (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
VOISEY, Edward Joseph 1 Hagerty Street, St. John's 1185 23 Mary Ann Voisey (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Philip Charles 122 Water Street West, St. John's 3111 18 Lewis Murphy (p) Wheelwright 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PENNY, Augustus Holyrood, Harbour Main District 1399 22 Helen Penney (p) Sailor 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HYNES, William Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 4677 23 Andrew Hynes (o) Street car conductor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MALONEY, Michael Sweet Bay, Bonavista District 8071 20 John Maloney (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, William Thomas St. John's 1104 19 John Walsh (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
RIDEOUT, George Goulds, St. John's West District 8432 20 William Rideout (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CROKE, Thomas Joseph St. John's 653 20 Edward Croke (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
DUBOURDIEU, John F. Port au Port, St. George District 2563 20 Augustin Du Bordieu (p) Customs tidewaiter 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - DuBondieu, DuBordieu.
JACKMAN, John J. 38 Pleasant Street, St. John's 4697 22 John Jackman Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FRIZELL, Henry Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 3310 18 Charles Frizell (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
POWER, John Little Bay South 4269 18 William Power (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No See Regt. # 4267 for misfiled document
PARSONS, Albert McCallum, Fortune District 5796 20 Catherine Simms (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FOALEY, Dominic Moscow, Russia 3272 28 Stanisloff Foaley (o) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 23, 1917
WHITE, Martin Witless Bay, Ferryland District 6012 22 Cornelius White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GREENE, Frederick J. Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 3434 19 William Green (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FARRELL, James Fogo, Fogo District 6206 19 Pierce Farrell (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CANNING, John 56 Cochrane Street, St. John's 5391 19 John Canning (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NORRIS, Daniel Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 5285 23 Henry Thomas Norris (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HATCH, Nicholas Red Head Cove, Bay de Verde District 5850 23 Johannah Hatch (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOBBIN, William Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 5354 23 Nicholas Dobbin (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PRICE, John S. St. John's 1103 20 Frederick Price (p) Painter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, James Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 1562 26 Mary Walsh (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MCHENRY, William Grand Falls,Twillingate District - formerly of Quebec, Canada 0-214 - 2285 26 Frank McHenry (o) Machinist 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF Four documents duplicated from #0-214 William McHenry are on the reel labelled as Bernard Forsey. Labels were placed by LAC at time of microfilming. Also contains documents relating to service #0-120-1553, Frank Burke
WHITE, Edward Peters River, Placentia-St. Marys District 2325 21 Edward White (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1918
DELANEY, Bernard Gull Island, Bay de Verde District 2775 20 Mark Delaney (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
RYAN, Gerald Francis St. John's 1061 19 Helen Ryan (p) Sailor 1915 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: attestation paper completed as Jeremiah, signature is variously Jeremiah /Jerry / Gerald. Named in mother's correspondence as Gerald.
DELANEY, Bernard Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 4408 18 Mark Delaney (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CURTIS, Gerald Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 5004 19 Miss Selena Curtis (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCCARTHY, John Belleview, Trinity District 6008 20 Owen McCarthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRAZIL, Matthew Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1368 21 Thomas Brazil (o) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF