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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|
|SNOW, William Joshua||54 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||686||26||Charles Snow (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Herbert||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||2820||22||Arthur Wiseman (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|NEWELL, George H.||38 Spencer Street, St. John's||8492||19||Caroline Newell (p)||Labourer||1918||No||No||Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.|
|DAWE, Isaac||Rattling Brook, Twillingate District||5538||23||Johnathan Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CORNECT, Eugene||Cape St. George, St. George District||429||21||John Cornect (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Cornact|
|GILLEY, Job||Stanleyville, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||2476||18||Mrs. John Gilley (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, May 22, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|MURPHY, William||122 Water Street West, St. John's||2407||18||Lewis Murphy (p)||Scholar||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SKINNER, James||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2645||27||Mary Jane Skinner (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PELLEY, Clarence||Georges Brook, Trinity District||2484||22||John Pelley (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 21, 1917|
|GOSSE, Nathan||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1421||25||Esau Gosse (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|COISH, William James||St. John's||1048||23||Mrs. John Dean (p)||Mason||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, George||Burin North, Burin District||1799||17||William Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||See also service #0-193, Michael J. Gillis, for will.|
|HAYES, Patrick Joseph||St. John's||1239||18||John Hayes (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DYKE, Joseph||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||5468||23||Henry Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STUCKLESS, Silas||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||1669||24||Isaac Stuckless (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 18, 1916|
|MAHER, Edward||St. John's||1105||19||Cecelia Maher (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Elijah||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4646||18||Elijah Brown Sr. (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYSE, Pierce||Tilton Harbour, Twillingate District||8382||46||Ellen Dwyer (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAILEY, Wesley Willis||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||1807||18||Maggy Bailey (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GRAHAM, Ian Dick||3 Brazils Square, St. John's||2026||18||Alexander Graham (p)||Roadman||1915||Methodist - Presbyterian||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|LILLY, Paul U.||Exploits, Twillingate District||1323||25||Mary Lilly (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Ulysis as second name: information from family member|
|ELLSWORTH, John Thomas||Carmanville, Fogo District||2469||18||Moses Ellsworth (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|COX, Arthur||Gaultois, Fortune District||5560||19||Lizzie Knott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHIWAK, John||Rigolet, Labrador||1735||26||Sarah Shiwak (p)||Trapper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|SWEETAPPLE, Gideon||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3589||19||John Sweetapple (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SMITH, Edward||Chapels Arm, Trinity District||6010||21||William Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NURSE, William||Champneys East, Trinity District||3674||19||William Nurse (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|TIBBO, George||Doctors Harbour, Fortune District||6052||20||William Tibbo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOUNSELL, Thomas||Pinchards Island, Bonavista District||4471||21||George Hounsell (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAINES, William||Great Jervais, Fortune District||3045||19||William Caines (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917|
|VEY, Wilson||Random, Trinity District||5320||19||William Vey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry)||379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's||1215||25||Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s)||Truckman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.|
|BOLGER, David Francis||West St. Modeste, Labrador||3418||28||John Bulger (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is Bolger, form completed as Bulger.|
|JOHNSON, Thomas||Little Catalina, Trinity District||4776||18||George Johnson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BURRY, Sidney George||Greenspond, Bonavista District||1044||29||Mathilda Burry (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GABRIEL, Roland||Fleming Street, St. John's||8500||20||Herbert Gabriel (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLEARY, William||4 Lower Battery Road, St. John's||384||20||James Cleary (p)||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Edward Pearcy||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||2927||19||William Hiscock (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAWCO, John||Chapel Cove, Harbour Main District||5786||24||Paul Hawco (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOMINIC, James||Little Reach, Fortune District||5306||19||Stephen Dominic (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CASHIN, Edward||St. George, St. George District||4995||20||Francis Cashin (p)||Electrician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, James||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4665||18||Charles Murphy (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORAN, Augustus||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||4876||19||Rose Foran (p)||Paper man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRIEN, William||Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District||4551||20||Mary Brien (p)||Truckman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TULK, Augustus||St. John's||1603||23||Mary Tulk (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Hayward||100 Casey Street, St. John's||8250||19||Mrs. Rosanna Taylor (p)||Labourer||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|ROTA, Louis John||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||3054||34||Lillian Rota (s)||Musician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|BENNETT, Edward||Main River, St. George District||1470||25||Elizabeth Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|MACKAY, Michael Joseph||St. John's||1509||19||Michael MacKay (p)||Mail officer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Sunday, April 21, 1918||POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information|
|NICHOLAS, William||Brazils Lane, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2729||20||William Nicholas (p)||Tanner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|