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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
OBRIEN, Leo P. 27 Adelaide Street, St. John's 8261 18 Mary O'Brien (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WHIFFIN, Patrick Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 1452 19 John Whiffin (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SPURRELL, Frank [Francis Joseph] St. John's 979 19 John Spurrell (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.
STAMP, James Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4124 18 James Stamp (p) Cab driver 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DWYER, John Thomas Bell Island, St. John's East District 2725 19 Robert Dwyer (p) Miner 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, October 10, 1917
CHAFE, George 36 Convent Square, St. John's 3236 31 Jane Chafe (s) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
JESSO, Joseph Brooms Bottom, St. George District 6258 20 James Jesso (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHELAN, Michael Thomas 4 Alexander Street, St. John's 432 20 Michael Whelan (p) Waiter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MURRAY, Patrick Joseph St. John's 788 19 Michael Murray (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HALL, Patrick Joseph Port au Port, St. George District 8245 18 Alexander Hall (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SNOW, Harry 5 Plank Road, St. John's 3362 28 Margaret Snow (s) Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
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
KELLY, Peter John St. John's 1244 22 Mary Ann Kelly (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MCDONALD, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8465 19 Thomas McDonald (p) Lumberman 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 Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5755 20 Charles Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MEANEY, John A. Carters Hill, St. John's 2396 18 J.T. Meaney (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
MARKS, Stanley Thomas 70 George Street, St. John's 150 25 Mrs. Marks (p) Express wagon driver 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HICKEY, Patrick Bell Island, St. John's East District 4645 36 Mary Hickey (nee Clancey) (s) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
THOMS, Michael Little Bay, Twillingate District 5532 23 John Thoms (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ONEILL, Michael Joseph St. John's 763 18 A. O'Neill (o) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BOLAND, Michael St. John's 1461 19 James Boland (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HOLDEN, Patrick Riverhead, Southside, St. John's 555 19 Mary Alice Holden (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, January 31, 1916
YOUNG, William Port au Port, St. George District 4872 22 Andrew Young (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MACKEY, Joseph St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6086 22 Patrick Mackey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KENT, Martin Patrick Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1270 20 James Kent (p) Paper maker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
RODGERS, Thomas St. John's 2632 18 Stephen Rodgers (p) Butcher 1916 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Tuesday, April 17, 1917 POW Date: 1917. Photograph of grave-site included
BROCKLEHURST, Edward S. 21 Maxse Street, St. John's 2519 24 Charles Brocklehurst (p) Steel worker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MALONEY, James Badger Brook, Twillingate District 5151 24 John Maloney (p) Fireman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GILLIS, George Highlands, St. George District 3680 19 Alex. H. Gillis (p) Railroading 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, James Joseph 8 Sebastian Street, St. John's 2352 18 James Martin (p) Teamster 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
LEWIS, Michael Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 4911 20 George Lewis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COSTELLO, Richard 143 Wickford Street, St. John's 4158 18 James Costello (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DONNELLY, William St. John's 2162 19 William Donnelly (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BENOIT, Peter Conne River, Fortune District 3535 28 Jeanie Hincks (p) Furrier/Trapper 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, March 29, 1918
KEEFE, Thomas 17 William Street, St. John's 4488 19 Richard Keefe (p) Telegraph operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DALY, James 182 Gower Street, St. John's 3141 18 Lawrence Daly (p) Office clerk 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918 Variant spelling of name - Daley
ONEILL, Martin Patrick 8 Lime Street, St. John's 468 30 Margaret O'Neill (s) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic No No Out of numerical order; follows # 475
HANRAHAN, John Marystown, Burin District 6177 21 Frances Kanes (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Mother's name is recorded as Kanes; local spelling is Caines
HIPDITCH, James Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5968 22 David Hipditch (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Alfred St. George, St. George Distric 1657 26 Tassin [Tassian] White (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WHITTLE, William A. Fox Cove, Fortune Bay, Fortune District 1712 21 John Whittle (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, October 14, 1916 Some documents in French
CORNACT, Peter Cape St. George, St. George District 4198 19 John Cornact (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name - Cormack, Cormick, Cormact; Cornact or Cornect is a common family name of the Bay St. George region. Previously transcribed as Cormack.
CAMPBELL, Michael Campbells Creek, Port au Port, St. George District 1818 27 Archibald McKay (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1918
CRICKARD, William 32 Plank Road, St. John's 8220 18 Thomas Crickard (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KEEPING, Thomas Marystown, Burin District 6182 21 Manuel King (p) Captain 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MASON, William Avondale, Harbour Main District 6190 22 Patrick Mason (p) Brakeman 1918 Roman Catholic No No