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 email@example.com 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|
|GRANT, Douglas George||173 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4643||31||James Grant (p)||Clerk||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|CHAFE, George||36 Convent Square, St. John's||3236||31||Jane Chafe (s)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|ODEA, John Eugene Louis (aka Eugene Robert O'Dea)||29 Mullock Street, St. John's||455||31||May O'Dea (s)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIKE, George Edward||St. John's||898||31||Nathaniel Pike (p)||Salesman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BISHOP, John F.||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||2780||31||Joseph Bishop (p)||Teacher||1916||No||No|
|FRAMPTON, George||Gin Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District||3766||31||William Frampton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FLYNN, Patrick||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||1456||31||Martha Donovan (p)||Expressman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SKINNER, George H.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8446||31||Annie (Bugden) Skinner (s)||Cook||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HENNEBURY, Patrick||Point May, Burin District||4943||31||Richard Hennebury (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|AYRE, Charles R||Circular Road, St. John's||0-150||31||F.W. Ayre (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|PENWILL, William J.||Grand Bank, Burin District||4583||31||John Penwell (p)||Labourer||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in name: signature is Penwill ; documents completed as Penwell|
|ALEXANDER, Conn||Twinstead, Sudbury, Surrey, England, United Kingdom||0-178||31||Mrs. Gladys Alexander (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Relinquished his commission 20 June 1916 ; transferred to Lord Strathcona's Horse Regiment.|
|GLEESON, Joseph||Virgin Arm, Twillingate District||8151||31||Emma Gleeson (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Attestation completed as Gleeson; variant spelling Gleason|
|DICKS, Christopher Bertram||20 Flower Hill, St. John's||0-38 - 33||31||Jacob Dicks (p)||Clerk, Government Engineer's Office||1914||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Albert||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||4819||31||Darius Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEARSEY, Francis||Pennywell Road, St. John's||3265||31||Annie Kearsey (p)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|GLYNN, Matthew||77 Pleasant Street, St. John's||8052||31||Frank Glynn (p)||Harness maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GODFREY, George||Jersey, England, United Kingdom||4068||31||Magdalene Godfrey (o)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DRISCOLL, Edward||53 Feild Street, St. John's||8371||31||Susan Driscoll (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|OKEEFE, Charles||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2706||31||Mrs. Michael O'Keefe (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1481X.|
|HAYES, Martin||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||4145||31||Mrs. E. Kavanagh (o)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROMSEY, Joseph Martin||Main River, St. George District||1424||31||William Bromsey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Kenneth||83 Pleasant Street, St. John's||8036||31||Beatrice Pittman (p)||Machinist||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BARNES, John Thomas||St. John's||1184||31||Alice M. Jackman Barnes (s)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOWLEY, James M.||Le Marchant Road, St. John's||0-30||31||Mrs. J.M. Howley (s)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|HISCOCK, William James||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||1929||31||George Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORRISSEY, Michael William||Bell Island, St. John's East District||427||31||Elizabeth Morrissey (s)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOWARD, Alexander||23 Princes Street, St. John's||8035||31||Janet Howard (s)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FIFIELD, Joseph||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4823||31||Mrs. Thomas Fifield (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|QUINLAN, Michael||Rossiter's Lane, St. John's||3304||31||Annie Hearn (p)||Longshoreman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Identified on gravestone (Mount Carmel Cemetery) as Michael Looney Quinlan.|
|LANGDON, Thomas Edward||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||1824||31||Henry Langdon Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1915||No||No|
|WARREN, John Henry||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||2784||31||Mrs. Joseph Warren (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917|
|GROUCHY, Horatio William||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||2025||31||Jesse Grouchy (p)||Railroad man||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|VAUGHAN, Francis Joseph||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||481||31||Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p)||Tanner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, May 22, 1921|
|REID, Elijah||Dildo, Trinity District||5024||31||John Reid (o)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PAIN, Thomas Sidney||Boston, Massachussetts, USA||3052||31||W.J.T. Pain (p)||Cook||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|BOWRING, George||St. John's||1132||31||Mary Bowring (p)||Boiler maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, Patrick John||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||1083||31||Mrs. John Bennett||Blacksmith||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOLAND, Patrick J.||St.John's||1601||31||Frances Boland (s)||Steward||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, December 21, 1916|
|COSSER, Thomas||Red Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3010||30||Thomas Cosser (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HULL, Harvey||Seal Islands, Labrador||2911||30||Mrs. Harvey Hull (s)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ALSOP, Robert Carteret||63 Freshwater Road, St. John's||2978||30||Eva Alsop (o)||Bank clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Robert Castenet Alsop.|
|HARVEY, Guy W.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-194||30||Mrs. John Harvey (p)||Civil engineer||1917||No||No||Also see #0-33, Gerald Cockburn Harvey, for documents relating to this soldier.|
|BRYDON, David||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2124||30||Mrs. Brydon (s)||Musician||1916||Methodist||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|ODONNELL, Edward Vincent||St. John's||1775||30||Mrs. James Hannigan (p)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|MILLER, John||36 Mullock Street, St. John's||2841||30||Charles Miller (p)||Draper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917|
|KERSHAW, Robert||Lancashire Folds, Middleton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom||0-59 - 406||30||Sophia Kershaw (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, March 9, 1918|
|HARNETT, Frank||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||1612||30||Mary Harnett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|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|
|COOPER, Obediah||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||8166||30||Claude Cooper (o)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|