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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
HEARN, Michael 119 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 5015 22 William LeGrow (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCDONALD, Patrick 23 First Avenue, Grand Falls, Twillingate District 230 21 Kate McDonald (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
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
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
CARRIGAN, Edward Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 993 19 James Carrigan (p) Collier 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CHANNING, Maxmilian 233 Theatre Hill, St. John's 5296 20 Frances Channing (p) Bank clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BENNETT, William St. John's 1229 30 William Bennett (p) Tinsmith 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
OQUINN, James South Branch, Grand River, St. George District 3481 18 Peter O'Quinn (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No PDF See # 3418 for misfiled document
MYERS, Albert St. John's 1367 24 John Charles Myers (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FARRELL, Joseph Bay du Nord, Fortune District 5559 20 William Farrell (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LINEHAN, Daniel [David] Johns Pond, Placentia-St. Marys District 1468 20 John Joseph Linehan (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Father writes that his name was Daniel but he was mistakenly called David by the Regiment
WOODS, Peter Clam Bank Cove, St. George District 4338 20 Peter Woods (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HEALEY, Philip Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2191 22 James Healey (p) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
ROOST, William J. 26 James Street, St. John's 76 21 Bridget Knox (p) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, March 2, 1917 Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
COADY, Martin Marystown, Burin District 6046 24 Teresa Coady (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SLANEY, Gregory St. Lawrence, Burin District 3242 19 Frank Slaney (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HYNES, Isaac Fox Island River, Port au Port, St. George District 4772 22 Reuben Hynes (p) Trapper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COLLIER, Samuel St. Albans, Fortune District 6225 22 Michael Collier (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Thomas Joseph St. John's 960 21 Mrs. Whalen (o) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GEORGE, Abraham Winterton, Trinity District 5359 21 Reuben George (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DALTON, Frederick Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 1338 22 Mrs. Agnes Dalton (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
HANEY/HEANEY, James Patrick 46 Barnes Road, St. John's 476 21 Kitty Haney (o) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Entered in CWGC as Heaney
HINCHEY, John Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 8105 21 Philip Hinchy (o) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
JUKE, Patrick 48 Cabot Street, St. John's 3467 18 Patrick Juke (p) Fireman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PEDDLE, Richard Millertown, Twillingate District 2637 40 William Peddle (p) Carpenter 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, December 5, 1916
STAFFORD, Charles 261 Southside, St. John's 4688 18 William Stafford (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
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.
KENT, William 34 Spencer Street, St. John's 8413 32 Elizabeth Kent (s) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CRAWLEY, Albert W. Holyrood, Harbour Main District 4009 23 Elizabeth Crawley (p) Sulphate worker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KEAN, Michael Cuckholds Cove Road, St. John's 2659 18 Richard Kean (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DUKE, Peter 48 Cabot Street, St. John's 8301 18 Patrick Duke (p) Labourer 1917 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
LEWIS, George Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 5617 22 Joseph Lewis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CAREW, Vincent Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 3140 23 Bessie Carew (s) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, July 10, 1917
KENNEDY, Michael J. Mobile, Ferryland District 5745 20 James Kennedy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
EBBS, John Henry 4 Fleming Street, St. John's 2351 19 Agnes Ebbs (p) Coachman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 21, 1916
WALSH, Fred Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4746 22 James Walsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OLIVER, John Grand Lake, St. George District 2023 18 Mary Jane Oliver (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CHRISTOPHER, Leo Joseph St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District 1783 18 Michael Christopher (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
KELLY, Bernard Beau Bois, Burin District 6050 23 Lizzie Kelly (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DWYER, John Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 4648 26 James Dwyer (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DEVEREAUX, Thomas Avondale, Harbour Main District 3632 18 Michael Devereaux (p) Operator 1917 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Devereux.
MURPHY, Martin Holyrood, Harbour Main District 3655 22 Martha Murphy (p) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
KELLY, Peter John St. John's 1244 22 Mary Ann Kelly (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DOOLEY, Francis Joseph St. John's 818 20 Francis Dooley (p) Tailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Patrick Joseph St. John's 1053 19 Hannah Brown (o) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, July 18, 1916
HEAD, Michael Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 3340 21 Lizzie Head (s) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
ROGERS, Edward Joseph 11 Sheehan Street, St. John's 355 20 Mr. Rogers (p) Cooper apprentice 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
RYALL, James A 11 Murray Street, St. John's 4481 21 Joseph Ryall (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SHORTALL, Stanley J. Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4540 29 Mrs. Catherine Shortall (p) Outside salesman 1918 Roman Catholic No No