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|
|ELLIOTT, Samuel||Botwood, Twillingate District||8452||43||Annie Elliott (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Adolphus||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||2050||22||Job Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|GOSSE, John||Whitbourne, Trinity District||2447||19||Mrs. John Gosse (p)||Mill Hand||1916||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|CORCORAN, James||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||4361||23||Thomas Corcoran (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NICOL, Rex Emmanuel||St. John's||1740||15||Charles M. Nichol||Tailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15 Variant spelling of name - Nichol.|
|PEEL, Robert||22 Cook Street, St. John's||3888||35||Ellen Peel (p)||Insurance agent||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, Heber||Long Pond, Harbour Main District||3931||21||Eli Bishop (p)||Labourer||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SHEA, Edmund Francis||St. John's||874||22||John Patrick Shea||Accountant||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOLDING, Sylvester||Gambo, Bonavista District||1487||20||Helen Golding (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Goulding|
|LEE, Albert||Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1134 - 3216||25||John Lee (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Re-enlisted under different number|
|COISH, Chesley||Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District||5854||19||George Coish (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTRET, Francis Joseph||25 Princes Street, St. John's||3208||18||Augustus Martret (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REES, Edgar||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4163||20||Thomas Rees (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 21, 1918|
|STUCKLESS, Adolphus||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||3839||21||Emma Watkins (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|BROWN, Elias B.||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5422||22||James Brown (p)||Storekeeper||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DONNELLY, James John||169 Gower Street, St. John's||0-92||Bridget Donnelly (p)||1915||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Attestation papers not included|
|DRAKE, James Patrick||Marystown, Burin District||2957||20||Joseph Drake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 23, 1918|
|MORRIS, Ernest Ledrew||St. George, St. George District||4352||21||William Morris (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Found unfit for service.|
|SIMMS, Matthew||Muddy Hole, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6043||24||John Simms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, Frederick Earnest||116 Pleasant Street, St. John's||685||19||George Snow (p)||Machinist||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HARDING, Isaac||Epworth, Burin District||4899||20||John Harding (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TOUMISHEY, George||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||3981||19||Charlotte Toumishey (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918|
|COURAGE, Roland||Catalina, Trinity District||3136||21||Abel Courage (p)||Steward||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BAGGS, Edwin Hudson||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||3057||20||Phoebe Jane Baggs (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|SUTTON, William||Pushthrough, Bonavista Bay, Fortune||3529||18||James Sutton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARRETT, Eugene||Freshwater, Bay de Verde District||3232||19||James H. Barrett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, William James||St. John's||1570||26||Elizabeth Noseworthy (s)||Stoker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SCOTT, William||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||5338||18||George Scott (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HORWOOD, Henry||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||3694||22||George Horwood (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918||Killed 20 October, 1918.|
|BROWN, Charles||Gambo, Bonavista District||8032||23||Robert Brown (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|LILLY, John||Saddle Island, Fortune District||6063||22||Charlie Lilly (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLS, Edward||Glovertown, Bonavista District||5424||20||Joseph Wells (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Henry (Harry) Boyce||St. John's||2170||18||Edward Holloway (p): Should read: Edward Vere-Holloway||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling: entered repeatedly in records as Vere-Halloway|
|STRICKLAND, Benjamin||St. John's||1848||35||Mary Strickland (s)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURN [BYRNE], Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||257||20||James Byrne (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JANES, Maxwell||St. John's||982||19||Henry and Emma Janes (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ROWSELL, Herbert J||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||6303||19||Eli Rowsell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAMUELSON, Chesley||131 Power Street, St. John's||8316||19||Elizabeth Samuelson (p)||Mechanic||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GALGAY, Francis Joseph||St. John's||892||19||Minnie Galgay (o)||Shoemaker||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CHAULK, Isaac John||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||2271||22||John Burt (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WOOLFREY, Chesley||Lewisport, Twillingate District||5436||20||William Woolfrey (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TILLEY, Edward||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||5727||19||George Tilley (p)||Engine man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RENDELL, Leonard True||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||231||25||Jesse Rendell (p)||Papermaker||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|ANDERSON, William Arthur||Hearts Content, Trinity District||0-289 - 3889||18||Dr. Arthur Anderson (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, Charles William||Ragged Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||728||22||Rachael Emberley Brown (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|PIERCEY, John Charles||Normans Cove, Trinity District||1535||19||Patience Piercey (p)||Railroading||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SIMMONDS, Kenneth||273 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||4615||24||Levi Simmonds (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Symonds, Simmons.|
|JONES, Ephraim||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||2324||21||Mrs. E. A. Jones (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|LEWIS, Frederick A.||St. John's||950||19||Richard Lewis||Lumber Checker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|SNOOK, Alfred||Battle Harbour, Labrador||4676||24||Mary Snook (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|