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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 Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendationssort descending Notes
PEET, Thomas Arthur St. John's 1042 28 J.B. Peet (p) Tailor 1915 Methodist No No
WATKINS, Albert Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 3869 21 Thomas Watkins (p) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Isaac Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District 5307 23 Josiah Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COISH, William Clyde Ladle Cove, Fogo District 3200 18 William Coish (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, September 28, 1917 See also #3202 for a misfiled document
FRAMPTON, William J. 38 Powers Court, Signal Hill Road, St. John's 2280 18 Mrs. William Frampton (p) Carpenter 1916 No Yes POW Date: 1917
STUCKLESS, John Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 4671 22 Thomas Stuckless (p) Blacksmith 1918 Salvation Army No No
DYKE, Isaac S. Southern Bay, Bonavista District 2399 19 Samuel Dyke (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MILLER, Arthur Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 3173 22 George Hillier (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THOMPSON, William Liverpool, England, United Kingdom 3176 31 Elizabeth McFarlane (o) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
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.
GRACE, Patrick 10 Knight Street, St. John's 4322 27 Caroline Grace (p) Accountant 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HARVEY, Ralph Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 8270 18 Alexander Harvey (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
GRACE, William A. 10 Knight Street, St. John's 0-119 - 2259 19 John Grace (p) Foreman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
WHEATON, Edwin Millertown, Twillingate District 8148 30 Sarah Wheaton (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
COUSINS, Joseph Goulds, Conception Bay, Port de Grave district 5080 19 Thomas Cousins (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLSWORTH, Gideon Carmanville, Fogo District 1528 23 Julia Ellsworth (p) Fisherman 1915 No No Out of sequence in service ledger. Follows 1537.
SWEENEY, Patrick 39 Gower Street, St. John's 703 22 Anthony Sweeney (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, February 27, 1917
SHESSION, Norsis [CHAISSON, Narcissus] Cape St. George, St. George District 4244 21 Jane Shession (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Norsis Shession was a misspelling of Narcis Chaisson. Variant spelling also includes Narcais or Narcis Chaisson.
NURSE, Alfred Champneys, Trinity District 3293 26 Annie Walters (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ATTWOOD, George Jamestown, Bonavista District 1525 20 Helen Attwood (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes Yes Tuesday, September 25, 1917 POW Date: 1917 See service #1482 for further information relating to the circumstances of this soldier's death.
HARRIS, Eugene Glovertown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2607 20 Frederick Harris (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917
GOSLING, Alfred Bonavista, Bonavista District 4843 19 Mrs. Charles Gosling (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
OSBORNE, Reuben Grand Bank, Burin District 3421 19 John Osbourne (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
VERGE, Thomas Southern Arm, Green Bay, Notre Dame Bay 5662 21 Frederick Verge (o) Millman 1918 Salvation Army No No
CAINES, Leopold 95 Kings Road, St. John's 3973 19 Levi Caines (p) Blacksmith 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 16
STRICKLAND, Ebenezar Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4804 19 William Strickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAUNDERS, Fred J. Griguet, St. Barbe District 1913 19 Mrs. Joseph Bussey (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
BURRY, James Greenspond, Bonavista District 5465 19 Oliver Burry (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARREN, George Chapel Arm, Trinity District 5050 23 Mahalia Warren (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FUDGE, Ambrose Newstead, Twillingate District 8056 25 Mrs. William Langdon (o) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
MUGFORD, Harvey Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 6333 18 Emily Mugford (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
CLEARY, Leo St. John's 1536 21 Ellen Cleary (p) Railway brakeman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HATFIELD, George Bernard 17 Coronation Street, St. John's 65 20 Stephen Hatfield (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DOLOMOUNT, John Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4295 18 Charles Dolomount (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MIFFLEN, Henry Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 742 19 George B. Mifflen (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAMPTON, Alexander Valen Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 4053 22 William Hampton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRIEN, Vincent Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5758 22 Martin Brien (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ALCOCK, Harry Harbour Griquet, St. Barbe District 6317 20 William Alcock (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARDY, John R. Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4863 29 John Hardy (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TUFF, Raymond Templeman, Bonavista District 5864 21 Charles Tuff (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HOYLES, Raymond Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5165 22 William Hoyles (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Dewey 35 Southside Road, St. John's 8307 18 George A. Taylor (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
BENNETT, Chesley Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3519 18 James Bennett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
HEAD, Walter Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 6079 19 Aaron Head (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SULLIVAN, Peter Brents Cove, St. Barbe District 4120 21 John Sullivan (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MACKAY, John Joseph Corner of Cochrane Street and Duckworth Street, St. John's 278 19 John Joseph MacKay (p) Baker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BRUSHETT, Leander Hagerty Street, St. John's 3302 35 Beatrice Brushett (s) Baker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WAREHAM, Gilbert Petries, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4992 20 Israel Wareham (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HART, Jonas Horwood, Fogo District 3122 21 Martin Hart (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
PRESTON, Stanley Pools Island, Bonavista District 2576 26 Samuel Preston (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No