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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
CAREW, Victor Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 1560 21 Esther Carew (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
POWER, Alphonsus J. St. Marys Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District 4577 21 Theresa Power (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, John W. 38 New Gower Street, St. John's 5021 19 James Martin (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TRACEY, William Carrolls Cove, Labrador 3422 23 John Tracey (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers contained in service #13.
HOGAN, Bernard Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 2252 18 Gerald Hogan (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917.
COUGHLAN, Louis St. John's 2256 21 James Coughlan (p) Train dispatcher 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
RONAYNE, William Tors Cove, Ferryland District 4659 26 Ambrose Ronayne (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOODY, James David Crowdy Street, Carbonear, Carbonear District 2651 23 Mrs. David Doody (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, February 4, 1918 Originally enlisted with Royal Naval Reserve 1624X
QUIGLEY, Michael Joseph St. John's 861 27 Mrs. Captain Turner (o) Machinist 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CONNORS, John 37 Wickford Street, St. John's 1278 - 3271 18 Mrs. Connors (p) / Michael Connors Labourer / Soldier 1915 Roman Catholic No No Originally enlisted as # 1278, re-enlisted 1917 as #3271. See #1278 for attestation papers.
HIPDITCH, John Paradise, Placentia-St. Marys District 240 28 George Hipditch (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Hepditch
KELLY, Michael 23 Livingstone Street, St. John's 8181 18 Mary A. Kelly (p) Sail maker and labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FUREY, Ignatius Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 1312 19 Mr. and Mrs. Furey (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Tuesday, December 7, 1915
POWER, William T. St. John's 780 19 Edward Power (p) Stove fitter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
LEARY, Charles Brigus, Port de Grave District 1284 21 Margaret Leary (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
BENNETT, John E. Cape St. George, St. George District 5003 19 Joseph Bennett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, James Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 8007 28 Mary Murphy (o) Teamster 1917 Roman Catholic No No
STRIDE, Benjamin Conne River, Fortune District 6325 23 John Stride (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MALONE, Edward Signal Hill Road, St. John's 4600 30 Miss G. Malone (o) Master pilot 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CURLEY, John Thomas Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1435 30 Elizabeth Curley (s) Iron moulder 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ST. CROIX, Edward Point La Haye, Placentia-St. Marys District 6281 24 John St. Croix (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DUHART, Joseph St. George, St. George District 8366 18 Mary Duhart (o) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FOWLER, Francis Bell Island, St. John's East District 4773 19 Francis Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Signature is Fowler; forms were completed as Fowlow.
BISHOP, William Salmonier, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5900 22 Maggie Bishop (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COADY, Martin Marystown, Burin District 6046 24 Teresa Coady (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HALLERAN, Hubert 13 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 3604 18 James Halleran (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SNOW, Robert Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2565 19 Thomas Snow (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MANSFIELD, James J. 119 New Gower Street, St. John's 3041 32 May Mansfield (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1269X
HURLEY, Joseph Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 3593 19 Thomas Hurley (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ROSS, John Valentine Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 1210 26 Ethel Peddle Ross (s) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, James J. Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2181 24 Mrs. Francis Wall (o) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
HYNES, Hubert Port au Port, St. George District 4877 19 Lawrence Hynes (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HAYES, Patrick Joseph St. John's 1239 18 John Hayes (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PEDDLE, Richard Millertown, Twillingate District 2637 40 William Peddle (p) Carpenter 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, December 5, 1916
FITZGERALD, Thomas Joseph St. John's 1645 18 Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
DYER, Walter Logy Bay, St. John's East District 4616 21 Ellen Downton (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HARVEY, William Thomas St. John's 751 24 Draper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
DYER, William John 10 York Street, St. John's 4605 22 Ellen Dyer (p) Truckman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, March 19, 1919
LEMONT, Allan Cape St. George, St. George District 8443 18 Ephraim Lemont (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SPEARNS, Alfred 24 Colonial Street, St. John's 4598 18 Annie Spearns (p) Packer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
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
WHELAN, William Long Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4668 20 William Whelan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BOUZAN, Constantine Little Bay, Twillingate District 5290 20 James Bouzan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BEER, John 50 Cookstown Road, St. John's 4687 18 John Beer (p) Expressman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CLARKE, Thomas Goulds, St. John's West district / Ferryland, Ferryland district 3311 18 John Clarke (p) Fisherman-Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, September 28, 1917 Community is recorded as two different locations
THOMAS, Willis Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 4622 26 Richard Thomas (p) Truckman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ELLIS, John Joseph 359 Southside Road, St. John's 443 21 John Joseph Ellis (p) Stonemason 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BYRNE, Gerald Guy 59 Flavin Street, St. John's 0-31 - 340 24 James Byrne (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
MACKAY, Michael Joseph St. John's 1509 19 Michael MacKay (p) Mail officer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Sunday, April 21, 1918 POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information
CAHILL, Thomas Carbonear, Carbonear District 3343 22 Margaret Cahill (o) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No