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|
|CHURCHILL, James||Portugal Cove [district unknown]||8346||30||Johnathan Churchill (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, Herbert||Birchy Cove, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District||4842||30||Mrs. James Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MOULTON, Albert Edgar||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2890||30||Thomas Moulton (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|HARDING, Herbert||Brazils Field, St. John's||353||30||Elizabeth Harding (s)||Teamster||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917|
|KEEPING, Joseph||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3112||30||Howard Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNEY, John Robert||Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District||2006||30||Jethro Penney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WHEATON, Edwin||Millertown, Twillingate District||8148||30||Sarah Wheaton (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|KERSHAW, Robert||Lancashire Folds, Middleton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom||0-59 - 406||30||Sophia Kershaw (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, March 9, 1918|
|LEDREW, George||3 Gear Street, St. John's||4413||30||Anthony LeDrew (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ODONNELL, Edward Vincent||St. John's||1775||30||Mrs. James Hannigan (p)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|HENNESSEY, John||309 Southside Road, St. John's||3253 - 3751||30||Mary Hennessey (s)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Assigned two service numbers.|
|EBSARY, Albert||59 Fords Hill, Southside, St. John's||3292||30||Clarice Ebsary (s)||Cook||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|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|
|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|
|STRATTON, Frederick||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||2715||30||Mrs. James Burry (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Stratten.|
|SMITH, Walter John||St. John's||478||30||John Smith (p)||Woodsman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|LANE, Walter||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||4847||30||Mary Ann (Daniel) Broders (o)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARNETT, Frank||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||1612||30||Mary Harnett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MANSFIELD, Edward||St. John's||749||30||James Mansfield (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAWE, Harvey||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4594||30||John Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DRISCOLL, Michael||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||717||30||John Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No||Includes documents of Private James Arthur Taylor, service #821.|
|HERSCHELL, David Robertson||Montrose, Scotland, United Kingdom||2844||30||Mary Herschell (p)||Draper||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Elijah||Botwood, Twillingate District||8449||30||Mary (Heath) Rideout (s)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||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.|
|COSSER, Thomas||Red Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3010||30||Thomas Cosser (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MANUEL, Samuel Norman||Cottrells Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District||3811||30||Jack Manuel (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COOPER, Obediah||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||8166||30||Claude Cooper (o)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ONEILL, Martin Patrick||8 Lime Street, St. John's||468||30||Margaret O'Neill (s)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Out of numerical order; follows # 475|
|HODDER, Stewart||Horwood, Fogo District||2976||30||Susie Hodder (p)||Salvation Army officer||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HOWELL, Edmund||Catalina, Trinity District||8033||30||Mary Howell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Josiah Robert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District Age of||0-166 - 573||30||Josiah Goodyear (p)||Lumberman||1914||Methodist||No||No||Originally attested with the 1st Newfoundland Regiment; transferred his commission to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.|
|LANGDON, Charles||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||5555||30||Sarah Langdon (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COOMBS, Archibald||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||492||30||Sarah Mercer (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|BRYDON, David||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2124||30||Mrs. Brydon (s)||Musician||1916||Methodist||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|TAYLOR, Parmenas||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||2526||30||Jacob Taylor (p)||Shopkeeper||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|NEWMAN, William||Black Island, Twillingate District||3637||30||Margaret (Edward) Newman (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GORDON, Thomas||71 Southside Road, St. John's||8457||30||Belle Gordon (s)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAVIS, Walter||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||5520||30||William Davis (p)||Construction worker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KEOUGH, Edward Nicholas||St. John's||1365||30||Margaret Keough (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HULL, Harvey||Seal Islands, Labrador||2911||30||Mrs. Harvey Hull (s)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRAMM, Albert||Quirpon, St. Barbe District||3941||30||Mrs. Thomas Sacrey (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GILLIS, Roderick V.||Highlands, St. George District||4235||30||Archibald Gillis (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MEAD, William||Seal Cove, Hermitage Bay, Fortune district||8254||29||John Mead||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MORRY, Howard||Ferryland, Ferryland District||726||29||Thomas Morry (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|KEARLEY, Reginald||Campbellton, Twillingate District||8257||29||John Kearley (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HOPSON, Frank Herbert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-130 - 2915||29||Mary Rita Hopson (s)||Paper maker||1916||No||No||Hopson was attached 88th Infantry Brigade H.Q.|
|STONE, Henry Skinner||17 Dicks Square, St. John's||361||29||Hannah Stone (s)||Tailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARDY, Manuel||Cartwright, Sandwich Bay, Labrador||1931||29||Levi Pardy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JAMES, Charles Robert||15 Adelaide Street, St. John's||436||29||Mrs. James (s)||Engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HILLIER, Leo||Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District||3170||29||George Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|