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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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||Religion||Fatality||PoW||Date of Death||Commendations||Notes|
|COADY, Joseph||Bar Haven, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5869||24||John Coady (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FEWER, William||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||8480||55||Bridget Fewer||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|OBRIEN, William||Aquaforte, Ferryland District||8344||19||Mary Kehoe (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARNES, John Thomas||St. John's||1184||31||Alice M. Jackman Barnes (s)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLINS, Reginald||Placentia Bay, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3954||Alexander Collins (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|SULLIVAN, Michael S.||32 Queens Road, St. John's||0-191||41||Kathleen E. Sullivan (s)||Booker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKEY, Patrick||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||3826||18||Patrick Hickey (p)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DWYER, Patrick||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||3927||24||John Dwyer (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOWLOW, William||St. John's||1025||34||Mary Ellen Fowlow (s)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAFE, Martin F.||110 Barnes Road, St. John's||2578||35||Ellen Chafe (s)||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Ronald B.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2712||19||Mrs. John Thomey (o)||Train despatcher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, August 13, 1917|
|HOWLETT, John||Petty Harbour, St. John's West Districts||4222||18||Bridget Howlett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation forms are completed as Jack Howlett.|
|GELLATELY, William Thomas||52 Patrick Street, St. John's||100||22||Alexander Gellately (p)||House painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHALEN, Walter||Chapel Cove, Harbour Main District||8471||27||Philip Whalen (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Whelan.|
|CASHIN, Edward||St. George, St. George District||4995||20||Francis Cashin (p)||Electrician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MYLER, Alexander Joseph||13 Adelaide Street, St. John's||650||22||William J. Myler (p)||Barber||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|PENNY, Peter L.||Avondale, Harbour Main District||4220||19||William Penny (p)||Paper maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MACDONALD, Thomas||31 Carnell Street, St. John's||2211||18||Stephen John MacDonald (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLIDE - BLYDE, Philip H.||St. John's||1650||18||John Blide (p)||Harness maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Blyde; see Regt. # 280 Michael John Blyde (brother).|
|HICKEY, James Joseph||56 Barters Hill, St. John's||113||23||William Hickey (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, Michael||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5779||20||Thomas Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MEANEY, Thomas Joseph||Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1709||23||Thomas Meaney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MACKAY, John Joseph||Corner of Cochrane Street and Duckworth Street, St. John's||278||19||John Joseph MacKay (p)||Baker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAHILL, John Joseph||St. John's||966||32||Edward Croke (o)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Wednesday, July 5, 1916||POW Date: 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.|
|REDMOND, Richard Sylvester||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1329||20||Elizabeth Redmond (p)||Paper maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Redman.|
|BURTON, Brendan J.||St. John's||2033||18||Patrick Burton (p)||Printer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUKE, John J.||Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1964||23||Mary Duke (p)||Policeman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||See also Regt. #1306, William Duke ; also see Regt.# 709 for misfiled will|
|COSTELLO, Daniel||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||860||21||Daniel Costello (p)||Shoe maker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOAKLER, Francis Stephen||St. John's||1651||18||Thomas Moakler (p)||Telegraph checker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRIEN, Patrick||5 Alexander Street, St. John's||80||20||Nora Brien (p)||Apprentice engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EAGAN, Patrick||Keels, Bonavista District||1764||28||Patrick Eagan Sr. (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, July 2, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included|
|HENNESSEY, James||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2061||18||William Hennessey (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOHNSON, John J.||16 Young Street, St. John's||3276||18||Joseph Johnson (p)||Printer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLINS, Leo James||16 Balsam Street, St. John's||2952||18||James Collins (p)||Expressman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 16, 1917|
|KEOUGH, Andrew||Plate Cove, Bonavista District||6170||22||Patrick Keough (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KAVANAGH, Edward||35 York Street, St. John's||2548||20||John Kavanagh (p)||Barber||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|NEVILLE, Peter||Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||3620||18||John Neville (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Michael||ittle Bona, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4147||22||Patrick Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Michael||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4954||24||Edward Walsh (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GALLANT, Michael||Sandy Point, St. George District||2293||24||Alexander Gallant (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Monday, April 16, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|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.|