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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 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|
|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|
|EDGAR, Albert||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||2528||19||Mrs. W.J. Richards (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||Discrepancy in mother's name: Betsey Guy or Mrs. W.J. Richards.|
|ROBERTS, Frank||Main River, St. George District||8368||20||John Roberts (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENOIT, Paul||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||8300||18||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|RYALL, Thomas J.||Colonial Building, Military Road, St. John's||8020||45||Margaret Ryall (p)||Carpenter||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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|
|RYAN, Thomas||43 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||8396||20||Michael Ryan (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Ronald J.||Cape Cove, Fogo District||3433||18||Allen Saunders (o)||Fisherman||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 .|
|ROBINSON, John Joseph||202 Water Street, St. John's||480||33||Mary Ann Cahill Robinson (p)||Restaurant proprietor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|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|
|GORE, Eliol Pike||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1041||19||Susie Gore (p)||Steward||1915||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, Nathan||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1421||25||Esau Gosse (p)||Blacksmith||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|
|GOOSNEY, James||Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5646||22||James Goosney (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|
|GOSSE, Solomon||Blaketown, Trinity District||2636||20||Lionel Gosse (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|GOSLING, Alfred||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4843||19||Mrs. Charles Gosling (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.|
|GOSSE, Richard||Queens Cove, Trinity District||5196||18||Eleazor 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, Ronald||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||5245||22||Mary Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||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|
|BROWN, Harry||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2101||18||William Brown (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, August 12, 1916|
|HAMMOND, Merrill||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4550||19||Fanny Hammond (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HENNEBURY, John||St. John's||3346||21||Thomas Hennebury (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HOYLES, Obediah||Pooles Island, Bonavista District||3814||21||Charles Hoyles (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, March 30, 1918|
|BOWMAN, Charles||St. John's - Riga, Russia||938||22||Lizzie Burry (o)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Although he spelled his name Bowman it was correctly spelled Beaumont, Charles was a name taken upon arrival in Newfoundland.|
|ADAMS, George E||40 Queens Road, St. John's||0-279 - 1922||20||George J. Adams (p)||Accountant||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COX, George||Middle Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5715||27||George Cox (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EDNEY, Samuel Robert||St. John's||1714||18||Mrs. John Edney (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||See also service #1544, Leighton Bugden, for details of this soldier's death.|
|COFFIN, Joseph||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||5987||24||George Coffin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YOUNG, George Reuben||Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3790||22||Emmanuel Young (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1580X|
|PARSONS, Archibald||Codroy, St. George District||5836||18||Ambrose Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|SIMMS, Joshua||Richards Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3503||20||John Simms (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VEY, Wilson||Random, Trinity District||5320||19||William Vey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NIPPARD, Charles||Springdale, Twillingate District||8199||32||John T. Walshman (o)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OXFORD, Walter||Botwoodville, Twillingate District||2073||21||Elijah Oxford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Thursday, December 27, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|OLDFORD, Hubert||Squid Tickle, Bonavista District||3183||25||Andrew Oldford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|RUSSELL, Loyal||Catalina, Trinity District||5217||19||Robert Russell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|