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|
|SIMPSON, Ronald||31 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3373||18||Mrs. Charles Boone (p)||Seaman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|SIMMS, Wallace||Rencontre, Fortune District||3504||18||Richard Simms (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMS, Simeon||Muddy Hole, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6040||22||David Simms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMS, Robert Ronald||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||576||19||Adam Simms (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|SIMMS, Matthew||Muddy Hole, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6043||24||John Simms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMS, Leaton||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1243||20||Mary Ann Simms (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||See # 1034 for additional document.|
|SIMMS, Joshua||Richards Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3503||20||John Simms (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMS, John Henry||Fogo, Fogo District||88||22||William Simms (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917|
|SIMMS, Herbert||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||5606||18||Charles Simms (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SIMMS, Henry||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4045||20||Thomas Simms (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|SIMMS, Harold||Fogo, Fogo District||3911||26||Thomas Simms (p)||Teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMS, George Percival||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1217||20||Herbert Simms (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SIMMS, George||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||1066||27||Nora Simms (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, December 30, 1915|
|SIMMS, Frederick William||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||8198||18||John Simms (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMS, Frederick C.||Piccaire, Fortune District||6187||23||Harry Simms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMS, Frank Fred Hayward||Burin, Burin District||2959||18||Frederick Simms (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Monday, December 3, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|SIMMS, Ernest||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||5580||18||John Simms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, June 14, 1918|
|SIMMS, Edgar||Fogo, Fogo District||8367||20||William A. Simms (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMS, Charlie||Fogo, Fogo District||5299||21||Frederick Simms (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMS, Charles||84 Pleasant Street, St. John's||5437||20||Henry Simms (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SIMMS, Beattie||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4292||18||Reuben Simms (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SIMMS, Arthur||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4261||19||William Simms (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMS, Alfred||Long Island, Twillingate District||8425||42||Virtue Simms (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SIMMONS, William||Green's Harbour, Trinity Bay, Trinity district||8205||21||Charles Simmons (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Married 1918; contact changed to spouse but new information not given.|
|SIMMONS, Robert||Botwood, Twillingate District||3380||19||William Simmons (p)||Wharfinger||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SIMMONDS, William Thomas||60 Hamilton Street, St. John's||349||25||Lily Simmonds (s)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|SIMMONDS, Kenneth||273 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||4615||24||Levi Simmonds (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Symonds, Simmons.|
|SILK, Thomas William||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||2111||19||Mrs. Louis Silk (p)||Paper makers help||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIBLEY, Gilbert||Fogo, Fogo District||8508||21||Arthur Sibley (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHUTE, Arthur||Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2728||19||Moses Shute (p)||Cooper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHORTALL, Stanley J.||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4540||29||Mrs. Catherine Shortall (p)||Outside salesman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHORTALL, Richard Aloysius||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||0-78 - 395||23||Richard and Catherine Shortall (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Includes document for Owen William Steele, 0-89 - 326 and Leo M. Shortall, 1940.|
|SHORTALL, Leo||141 Gower Street, St. John's||1940||18||William Shortall (p)||Student||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, April 29, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included ; See also Regt. #0-78 -395 for misfiled documents|
|SHORT, William||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||0-295 - 878||19||Levi Short||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHORT, Walter||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5239||19||Emily Short (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SHORT, Thomas||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5886||19||Louisa Short (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHORT, Richard M.||New Bonaventure, Trinity Bay, Trinity district||1202||19||Annie Short (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SHORT, Newton||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5311||19||Israel Short (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SHORT, Nehemiah||New Bonaventure, Trinity District||4279||20||Isaac Short (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHORT, Joshua||New Bonaventure, Trinity Bay, Trinity district||1199||19||Sarah Jane Short (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, June 15, 1919|
|SHORT, John C.||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||1683||21||Eli Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHORT, John||Cutwell Arm, Twillingate District||3201||21||T.W. Short (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SHORT, James||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||1086||22||Louisa Russell (nee Short)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|SHORT, James||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||1719||19||Eli Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHORT, Erastus||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||1809||20||Ezriel Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Attestation completed as Erastus; Documents completed as Restus, Orestes.|
|SHIWAK, John||Rigolet, Labrador||1735||26||Sarah Shiwak (p)||Trapper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|SHIRRAN, George||Bonavista, Bonavista District||493||21||Mr. Shirran (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|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.|
|SHERWIN, Samuel||Allington (near Derby), England, United Kingdom||3206||26||Samuel Sherwin (p)||Butler||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, August 18, 1917|
|SHERREN, Nelson L.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||2458||18||George Sherren (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, May 7, 1917||Nelson Sherren was reported missing 14 April 1917; family correspondence indicated he was seen alive as a Prisoner of War after 14 April; a memorandum, dated 2 Sept. 1919, stated a grave at Douai Communal Cemetery, France, was presumed to be Sherren's; CWGC records his death as 7 May 1917 while in enemy hands. Discrepancy in name: Recorded as Sherran in CWGC|