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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
MCISAAC, Joseph Grand River, St. George District 5355 21 John McIsaac (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PIKE, Manuel Edward St. Lawrence, Burin District 2666 18 Mrs. Lewis Pike (p) Tailor 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HAWKE, Michael Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 1672 27 Bridget Hawke (o) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
OTOOLE, Frank Caplin Bay [district unknown]**** 4610 19 Mary O'Toole (p) Station agent 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Leo Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 4587 18 Thomas Murphy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, James 11 John Street, St. John's 3436 22 James Martin (p) Mattress maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MCCARTHY, Thomas Renews, Ferryland District 4542 24 Thomas McCarthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PHELAN, William Francis St. John's 1513 22 Bridget Phelan (p) Office clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, April 29, 1921
EARLES, James Joseph 36 Cabot Street, St. John's 2747 18 William Earles (p) Gasfitter 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
CRAWLEY, Michael Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District 5820 19 Edward Crawley (p) Fishing 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COSTELLO, Richard Caplin Bay, Ferryland District 3072 18 Richard Costello (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service
JACKMAN, Arthur Joseph 33 Angel Place, St. John's 533 22 Frank Jackman (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CAUL, John Joseph 11 Central Street, St. John's 374 24 Ann Caul (p) - Bride Caul (o) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
GREENE, Augustine Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 3435 19 Patrick Greene (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
ONEIL, Clarence Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 3064 42 Mrs. Clarennce O'Neil (s) Musician 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service
POWER, Stephen Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 4803 21 Patrick Power (p) Railroad man 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHALEN, John 27 Carnell Street, St. John's 4467 21 James Whalen (p) Draper 1918 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
MALLARD, Hugh Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District 1290 19 Ellen Mallard (p) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
RYAN, James Grand River, Codroy, St. George District 2266 19 Susan Ryan (o) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WHITTLE, William 7 Hamilton Street, St. John's 2402 20 Peter Whittle (p) Butcher 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BRAKE, Michael Bernard Marystown, Burin District 3039 18 John Brake (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
OQUINN, Vincent Joseph Searston, Codroy Valley, St. George District 1136 19 Thomas O'Quinn (p) Telegraph operator 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BARRY, William Jean de Bay, Burin District 6036 20 Richard Barry (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RYAN, Samuel Patrick St. John's 884 19 Mr. And Mrs. Ryan (p) Tailor 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DOBBIN, Dennis Gaskiers, Placentia-St. Marys District 5731 19 Bernard Dobbin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CLOW, James Ferryland, Ferryland District 6006 24 Edward Clow (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CORMEY, George Codroy, St. George District 1407 23 Mary Cormey (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
OBRIEN, John William Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8318 20 Lawrence O'Brien (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DOVER, James A. Little Bay, Twillingate District 1723 20 John Joseph Dover (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, James Michael Curling, St. George District 1328 23 Mr. and Mrs. Brown (p) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, December 3, 1915
HICKEY, Michael John Holyrood, Harbour Main District 1415 21 John Hickey (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MASON, Philip 13 Pleasant Street, St. John's 5977 22 Mary Mason (p) Fireman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STAMP, James Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4124 18 James Stamp (p) Cab driver 1917 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
OFFERY, Allan Port au Choix, St. Barbe District 6320 26 Mary Offery (s) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHELAN, John Joseph 12 George Street, St. John's 169 27 Mary Kate Whelan (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MURRAY, Patrick Joseph St. John's 788 19 Michael Murray (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MYLER, Matthew Joseph 13 Adelaide Street, St. John's 548 28 William Myler (p) Blockmaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
QUIRK, Peter. Mobile, Ferryland District 5748 22 Daniel Quirk (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCCARTHY, Thaddeus Newtown Road, St. John's 8027 19 Charles McCarthy (p) Carpenter 1917 Roman Catholic No No
STONE, George Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 772 19 W.P. Stone (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MORRISSEY, Michael William Bell Island, St. John's East District 427 31 Elizabeth Morrissey (s) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, John J. Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3361 18 Patrick Murphy (o) Coachman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Joseph Burin North, Burin District 1791 24 George Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MEANEY, John A. Carters Hill, St. John's 2396 18 J.T. Meaney (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
DOODY, Matthew Anthony Carbonear, Carbonear District 1982 24 Mary Doody (o) Brakeman 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
HICKEY, Patrick Bell Island, St. John's East District 4645 36 Mary Hickey (nee Clancey) (s) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ODRISCOLL, Joseph P. 31 Queen's Road, St. John's 2398 18 Patrick O'Driscoll (p) Scholar 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WISEMAN, Stephen Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 1262 20 Mary Wiseman (p) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic No No