PLEASE USE THE FIELD BELOW TO SEARCH THE MILITARY SERVICE FILES
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|
|BRAKE, Samuel||Marystown, Burin District||6060||20||William Brake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCGRORY, John||83 Patrick Street, St. John's||3154||18||David McGrory (p)||Steward||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - McGory|
|ENNIS, Lewis||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3616||20||John Jos. Ennis (p)||Tradesman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUHART, Joseph||St. George, St. George District||8366||18||Mary Duhart (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEVOE, William||Codroy, St. George District||3443||19||Marcellius Devoe (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, March 17, 1918|
|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.|
|RICHARDS, William Walter||35 Pennywell Road, St. John's||41||19||W.J. Richards (p)||Printer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COADY, Martin||Marystown, Burin District||6046||24||Teresa Coady (o)||Fisherman||1918||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|
|BUTLER, John Joseph||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||1434||24||William Hall (o)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRAWLEY, John||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||2158||20||Cornelius Crawley (p)||Pressman in paper mills||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, Daniel||St. Andrews, St. George District||5857||21||John D. Campbell (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PEDDLE, Thomas||Old Shop, Trinity District||5405||19||John Peddle (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DILLON, Stephen||448 Southside Road, St. John's||4165||18||Jane Dillon (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|FITZGERALD, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1645||18||Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HARVEY, William Thomas||St. John's||751||24||Draper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHANNAHAN, Robert D.||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||3133||20||John Shannahan (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAFE, Peter||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||6338||21||Mary Ann Chafe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOUZAN, Constantine||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5290||20||James Bouzan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAY, Tobias||Fortune Harbour, Green Bay, Twillingate District||4913||18||James Day (p)||Fisherman||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|
|MURPHY, Arthur||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5035||24||Edward Murphy||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|FANNING, A. F.||23 Barters Hill, St. John's||8097||19||William Fanning (p)||Stenographer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREEN, Leo||13 Coronation Street, St. John's||4879||18||Patrick Green (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Greene.|
|MOLLOY, James||Torbay, St. John's East District||5771||20||Robert Molloy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRIEN, Vincent||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5758||22||Martin Brien (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOLAND, Michael Joseph||St. John's||1148||21||Mrs. N.P. Boland (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|VISCOUNT, John Thomas||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||1065||20||Hannah Viscount (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 30, 1915||Recorded as John Francis Viscount in the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance|
|KEOUGH, James||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||4770||24||James O'Connell (o)||Trader||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOSSE, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1051||21||Samuel Gosse (p)||Wireless operator||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BRUSHETT, James||Little Bay, Burin District||6032||20||Patrick Brushett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MACKEY, Bernard||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||6094||21||Daniel Mackey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Michael||Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District||5612||20||Joseph Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REDMOND, Thomas J.||265 Theatre Hill, St. John's||8162||18||David P. Redmond (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, John H.||New Jersey, USA||4240||19||Daniel Kelly (p)||Rivetter||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENTEAU, Herbert||Point May, Lamaline, Burin District||4948||19||Helen Benteau (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, David||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||310||26||Mrs. John Tremlett (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, John Thomas||Leslie Street, St. John's||3021||18||Thomas Murphy (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCCARTHY, William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5587||20||James McCarthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLIS, Daniel C.||Highlands, St. George District||4236||29||Jane (Allen) McIsaac (p)||Hunter||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PUMPHREY, John Louis||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1237||24||Mrs. Pumphrey (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Augustus||115 New Gower Street, St. John's||6081||15||Frank Kennedy (p)||Barber||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREENE, Augustine Peter||Bell Island, St. John's East District||251||19||Catherine Greene (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||See Regt. #254 for additional misfiled documents.|
|DONNELLY, John||112 1/2 Military Road, St. John's||5074||26||John Donnelly (p)||Tailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANGEL, John||St. John's||8383||35||Anastatia Angel (s)||Baker and cook||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|SLANEY, Gregory||St. Lawrence, Burin District||3242||19||Frank Slaney (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNORS, John||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5783||20||Michael Connors (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DALTON, William Patrick||St. John's||842||18||Mrs. William Dalton (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID, John||Winterton, Trinity District||5926||19||Peter Reid (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|