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|
|BILES, Daniel||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||8510||22||Luke Biles (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BISHOP, Edward C.||Catalina, Trinity District||8141||34||Emma Bishop (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|EDDY, Arthur||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||5947||20||Charles W. Eddy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Frank||Main River, St. George District||8368||20||John Roberts (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYALL, Thomas J.||Colonial Building, Military Road, St. John's||8020||45||Margaret Ryall (p)||Carpenter||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Thomas||43 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||8396||20||Michael Ryan (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENOIT, Paul||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||8300||18||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|ROBINSON, John Joseph||202 Water Street, St. John's||480||33||Mary Ann Cahill Robinson (p)||Restaurant proprietor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|BOONE, John||35 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8233||28||Kate Boone (s)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOUZAN, James||Little Bay, Twillingate District||8016||27||James R. Bouzan (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRIEN, James||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8485||33||Mary Brien (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Signature is Brien on enlistment; O'Brien on discharge .|
|SAUNDERS, Ronald J.||Cape Cove, Fogo District||3433||18||Allen Saunders (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDOUT, Charles||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||8087||22||Roseanna Ridout (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Rideout.|
|TAYLOR, William B.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||2591||18||Lemuel Taylor (p)||Clerk||1916||1916||No||No|
|STEVENSON, Robert Louis||Ship Head, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2622||18||Albert Stevenson (p)||Sailor||1916||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1699X.||No||No|
|MEANEY, Basil||Caplin Bay, Fogo District||8352||19||Thomas Meaney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Attestation papers not included.||No||No|
|BROOKES, Charles Edward||7 Maxse Street, St. John's||2142||22||Mrs. J.F. Brooks (p)||Accountant||1916||Baptist||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Solomon||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||8161||27||Thomas Somerton (p)||Donkey man||1917||CE||No||No|
|GOSSE, Solomon||Blaketown, Trinity District||2636||20||Lionel Gosse (p)||Labourer||1916||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|
|GOSSE, John||Whitbourne, Trinity District||2447||19||Mrs. John Gosse (p)||Mill Hand||1916||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|
|GOOSNEY, James||Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5646||22||James Goosney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|GOSSE, Richard||Queens Cove, Trinity District||5196||18||Eleazor Gosse (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.|
|GOSLING, Alfred||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4843||19||Mrs. Charles Gosling (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|GOSSE, Ronald||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||5245||22||Mary Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|GOSSE, Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4584||20||George Gosse (p)||Miner||1918||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|
|GORE, Eliol Pike||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1041||19||Susie Gore (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|GOSSE, Nathan||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1421||25||Esau Gosse (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|GALPIN, John||Codroy, St. George District||1526||27||Jane Kendall (o)||Seaman||1915||Church of England ( Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|DAWE, Frederick||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3334||25||Ambrose Dawe (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917||See # 3011 Frank Dawe for misfiled documents|
|GREENE, Edward||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||3892||18||Aubrey Greene (o)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Greene.|
|HOUNSELL, Thomas||Pinchards Island, Bonavista District||4471||21||George Hounsell (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Arthur||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5668||20||Elizabeth Reid (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RICHARDSON, William||MacCallum, Harbour Breton, Fortune District||4985||20||Mary Jane Richardson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Alexander||Summerville, Bonavista District||5352||22||Joseph Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLANDFORD, George||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||3237||23||Emma Blandford (s)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 16, 1917|
|COLBOURNE, Albert||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5297||20||Thomas Colbourne (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARKS, Chesley||Long Cove Point, Burin District||1950||18||Charles Marks (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 31, 1918|
|STARES, Frank William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||1449||19||Allan Stares (p)||Sawyer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies December 1917; attestation papers included.|
|TILLY, Ralph||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4841||26||Mary (William) Tilly (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Tilley|
|NORRIS, William||Battery Road, St. John's||2860 , 2861 & 8046||18||Sarah Norris (m)||Tailor-Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service number 8046 for attestation papers; Norris originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. #2861 on attestation form; # 2860 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2860.|
|LANE, Malcolm||Fair Islands, Bonavista District||3192||21||Eli Lane (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|BILLARD, Albert||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4293||19||Samuel R. Billard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name - signature is Billard, forms completed as Billiard|
|READ, Alexander A.||La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2008||19||Mary Read (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 14, 1916||Contains documents relating to service #2009, Charles A. Read - Photograph of gravesite included.|
|DAY, James||Old Shop, Trinity District||5430||20||Abner Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Frederick Charles||Trinity, Trinity District||1342||26||Caroline Somerton (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, November 25, 1915|
|HILLIER, Amos George||Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District||8418||41||Freddie Hillier (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|