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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
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