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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 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|
|FLEMMING, John||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||5899||19||James Flemming (p)||Fisherman||1918||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Flemming and Fleming; attestation forms completed as Flemming.|
|FLEMING, John A.||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||4092||18||Anna (John) Street (p)||Brick maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: documents include Flemming and Fleming; signature is Fleming|
|PEARCE, Bernard||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||4816||20||Mrs. Samuel Pearce (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Frederick||Spencers Cove, Long Island, Placentia Bay||4984||22||Albert Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DOBER, Peter||Spanish Room, Burin District||6066||23||Joseph Dober (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918||Also includes correspondence relating to # 5367 Charlie Fudge.|
|BRAKE, Daniel||Spanish Room, Burin District||6061||19||John Brake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALDRON, Frederick||Spaniards Cove, Harbour Grace District||4890||23||William Waldron (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, Ira Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District- St. John's||716||20||Joseph Gosse||Telegraph operator||1914||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|COSTELLO, John||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2593||27||Matthew Costello (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|GOSSE, Maxwell||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4431||18||George Gosse (p)||Student||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRAZIL, Matthew||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1368||21||Thomas Brazil (o)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRANE, Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||736||22||Mary Anne Smith (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #2765, Archibald Crane|
|HUTCHINGS, William||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||3830||21||William Hutchings (p)||Bank clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOMBS, Thomas||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||747||23||Henry Coombs (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1916 See also service #1718, Frank Hynes, for a newspaper clipping related to this soldier.|
|STRICKLAND, Ebenezar||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4804||19||William Strickland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHIPMAN, Norman||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4983||18||Solomon Chipman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLINS, Duncan||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1422||22||Roberts Collins (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MIFFLIN, Chesley James||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2963||24||Edmund Mifflin (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - signature is Mifflen, identified in CWGC as Mifflin|
|GOSSE, Nathan||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1421||25||Esau Gosse (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|CHIPMAN, Robert||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1320||22||Edward Chipman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURRIN, Walter||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1412||19||William Murrin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, Solomon||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1411||21||Emma Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|GOSSE, Norman||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5085||18||Sarah Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|GOSSE, John||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5091||22||James Gosse (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|MURRIN, James||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4382||26||William Murrin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANTHONY, John Robert||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2207||26||Sadie Anthony (s) and Caleb Anthony (p)||Miner||1916||No||No||Discrepancy in wife's name, listed as Daisy on attestation papers|
|MURRIN, Thomas||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4381||24||Thomas Murrin Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VOKEY, Solomon||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4726||19||John Vokey (p)||Fireman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEDDLE, David||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2194||23||Mrs. John Smith (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||radio|
|HUTCHINGS, Mark||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4885||18||Samuel Hutchings (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, Douglas||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1610||20||Jessie Gosse (p)||Wireless operator||1915||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife, Agnes Brewster Gosse.|
|DROVER, Archibald||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5136||20||Leander Drover (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HIGGINS, John||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5438||21||Reuben Higgins (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1398X|
|BARRETT, Arthur||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5122||19||Noah Barrett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, Robert||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2565||19||Thomas Snow (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAWSON, Augustus||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1340||20||Margaret Dawson (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Silas||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||3600||22||William Smith (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GALLOWAY, Bernard||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4596||20||Mary Galoway (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Stanley||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4998||19||Abraham Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARRETT, Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5090||19||Martha Barrett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Stephen||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace Distric||5119||19||George Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRIDGER, Willis||Southwest Arm, Twillingate District||5542||23||Richard Bridger (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PELLEY, Albert||Southwest Arm, Twillingate District||8103||21||Jobes Pelley (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BARTLETT, Albert||Southwest Arm, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista district||5530||21||Albert Bartlett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BAKER, William||Southside, St. John's||4125||19||John Baker (p)||Cab driver||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Charles Frederick||Southside, St. John's||293||21||Leonard Taylor (p)||Cooper||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MELEE, William||Southside, St. John's||1173||25||Sarah Melee (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ONEILL, Leo||Southside, St. John's||4062||18||Patrick O'Neill (p)||Teamster||1917||No||No|
|GATES, Hooper||Southside, Ragged Point, Twillingate District||2444||24||Mrs. Mark Spencer (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Includes a photograph of his wife.|
|PARSONS, Hayward||Southside, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5044||22||Arthur Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|