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|
|OUELLETTE, Charles||Quebec, Canada||3040||18||Peter Oulette (p)||Marine Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Oulette|
|WILLIAMS, Thomas||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||5822||19||William Williams (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CORCORAN, James||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||4361||23||Thomas Corcoran (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLINS, Martin Bertram||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||913||19||Mrs. Michael Joseph Collins (p)||Steward||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|REID, John||Winterton, Trinity District||5926||19||Peter Reid (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKEY, John Joseph||Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District||252||20||Elizabeth Hickey (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HALLEY, Albert||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||5448||24||Ellen Halley (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEA, John||Bar Haven, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5941||22||Patrick Shea (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MYERS, Edward||St. John's||4810||22||Helen Myers (o)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Contains documents relating to service #4793, Leo McFarlane|
|LEE, Lawrence||Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||5874||20||Joseph Lee (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Leo Charles.||77 Prescott Street, St. John's||0-35 - 1384||25||Mrs. Josephine Murphy (p)||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Essay “Arras!” located in file of Regt. # 0-168 seems to have been written by Murphy.|
|RYAN, John Thomas||Presque, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5925||25||James Ryan (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUDSON, Peter Joseph||St. John's||1689||19||James Hudson (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 4, 1916|
|HARTIGAN, Raymond||Rencontre, Fortune District||5380||18||William Hartigan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOLEY, Martin||St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District||3514||27||Catherine (Michael) Foley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLIER, John||St. Albans, Fortune District||6224||21||Mary Collier (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TRACEY, Augustus James||Torbay, St. John's East District||864||20||William Tracey (p)||Draper||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69.|
|SAUNDERS, James Joseph||St. John's||1314||19||Mr. Saunders (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NORMAN, John||Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||8276||19||Fred Norman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHUCK, George||Petrograde, Russia||2497||22||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CONWAY, John Thomas||St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District||3513||29||Bridget (James) Conway (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Counway|
|PEDDLE, William||3 Job Street, St. John's||8374||18||James Peddle (p)||Shipwright||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRAWLEY, Michael||Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District||5820||19||Edward Crawley (p)||Fishing||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Edward Joseph||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||112||22||Matthew Murphy (p)||Mail clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ROBERTS, Joseph||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||3378||25||Michael Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SINNOTT, Sylvester||27 Mullock Street, St. John's||2089||24||Sarah Hefforn (p)||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CROTTY, Stanley F.||Battery Road, St. John's||459||19||Mr. Crotty (p)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Stanley John||St. John's - New York, USA||1102||18||Margaret Walsh (p)||Presser||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SWEENEY, Patrick||39 Gower Street, St. John's||703||22||Anthony Sweeney (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, February 27, 1917|
|SULLIVAN, John Martin||St. George, St. George District||1433||19||Mary Hickey Sullivan (p)||Motor man||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Thomas||21 Parade Street, St. John's||5950||18||Thomas Walsh (p)||Stenographer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SWEENEY, William John||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||1072||25||Catherine Tobin (o)||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEVEREAUX, Aiden||Ferryland, Ferryland District||3135||19||James Devereux (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||Notes: Previously transcribed as Andrew|
|DOODY, Alphonse||Mosquito, Placentia-St. Marys District||4563||19||Mrs. Albert[?] Doody (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, William T.||St. John's||780||19||Edward Power (p)||Stove fitter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SLANEY, Donett||Marystown, Burin District||6330||21||James Slaney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Donald ; Recorded on Descriptive Return of Soldier...(form) as Donatious James Slaney.|
|SPEARNS, John||St. John's||1232||19||Annie Spearns (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GARLAND, John William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5804||24||John Garland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, Albert||43 Duckworth Street, St. John's||5585||21||William King (p)||Longshoreman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OLEARY, James Joseph||21 Scott Street, St. John's||391||32||Catherine O'Leary (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HEARN, Matthew||10 Alexander Street, St. John's||2556||21||John J. Hearn (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2565X|
|EZEKIEL, Joseph||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||1336||22||Paul Ezekiel (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Contains some documents relating to Charles Curnew, service #1335 .|
|KIRBY, John||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||5814||18||Philip Kirby (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Samuel Reginald||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||0-162 - 932||22||John Smith (p)||Book keeper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MURPHY, Harold||20 Buchannan Street, St. John's||4554||18||John Murphy (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JESSO, Edward||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1808||21||Joseph Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife, Joanne Jesso, of Winchester.|
|AUCOIN, Patrick||Little River, Codroy, St. George District||5155||23||Patrick Aucoin (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|RIDEOUT, George||Goulds, St. John's West District||8432||20||William Rideout (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JEDDORE, Joseph James||Conne River, Fortune District||6327||24||Noah Jeddore (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, William||St. John's||752||19||Mrs. Thomas Buckley (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|