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|
|POOLE, Elisha E.||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4327||20||Jesse Poole (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DOUCETTE, Hubert||Port au Port, St. George District||4873||18||Euzeb Doucette (p)||Mining||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RALPH, Heber||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||3808||18||Job Ralph (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Herbert.|
|LANG, Henry Charles||Springdale, Twillingate District||4030||19||William Lang (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CORBIN, Archibald||Corner Brook, St. George District||1507||19||Maggie Corbin (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|NICHOLS, Duncan||Deer Lake, St. George District||2054||18||George Nichols (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|GOSSE, John||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5091||22||James Gosse (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|BUTCHER, Ernest||5 Howe Place, St. John's||430||33||Julia Butcher (s)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DALLEY, Elijah||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5974||21||John Dalley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Benjamin||9 Patrick Street, St. John's||8359||24||Rose A. Squires (s)||Mechanic||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1092X.|
|DUCEY, Thomas||Keels, Bonavista District||5169||24||Lawrence Ducey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, James||38 Henry Street, St. John's||4632||19||Matthew Kelly (p)||Bookkeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRUGNELL, Frank||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5093||22||William Strugnell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GRIFFIN, John M.||32 Goodview Street, St. John's||8040||39||Rachael Griffin (s)||Shoemaker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKS, Sidney||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4839||20||James Hicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Robert J.||Manuels, Harbour Main District||4233||20||William Smith (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELGAR, Charles||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||5633||22||John Elgar (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRAMPTON, William||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||3336||26||Lillian Frampton (s)||Fisherman||1916||hurch of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOWATT, Edward Sim||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2129||26||Mrs. Mowatt (s)||Musician||1916||No||No||Attested for short service|
|CASHIN, Peter John||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||0-160 - 1387||25||Gertrude Cashin (p)||1915||No||No||I|
|COUGHLAN, Wilfred L.||63 Prescott Street, St. John's||n/a||15||Student||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|ASPELL, James||32 Hoylestown, St. John's||3291||39||Mary Aspell (s)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Clarence||New Harbour, Trinity District||5251||19||Albert Smith (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Alex||Port Albert, Twillingate District||5383||21||William Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||No||No|
|CLARKE, William||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||5508||22||William Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, William||78 Kings Road, St. John's||206||21||Ambrose Noseworthy (p)||Teamster||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|BENSON, J. Wilson||41 Southside Road, St. John's||3357||18||Newman Benson (p)||Longshoreman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|VINNICOMBE, John Joseph||35 Cook Street, St. John's||8010||32||Mary Ellen Fowler (o)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHAW, Bernard||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||2785||27||Mary Shaw (o)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OSBORNE, Piercey||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||5486||22||Sofie Osborne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Osbourne ; Percy|
|JOHNSON, Harry||11 Larkin Square, St. John's||4882||21||George Johnson (p)||Seaman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VAVASOUR, N. Albert||72 Pleasant Street, St. John's||4543||28||Hugh Vavasour (p)||Draper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STREET, Augustus||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||4812||20||Alfred Street (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURKE, Robert||Victoria Village, Carbonear District||6112||22||William Burke (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Abel J.||Kings Point, Southwest Arm, Twillingate District||8317||19||Giles Rideout (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DOYLE, Thomas||Blackhead Road, St. John's||6217||19||Mrs. Richard Coady (o)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOPER, Alex||Pass Island, Fortune District||6226||20||William Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PROWSE, John Lee||St. John's||1246||19||Kathleen Prowse (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||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|
|STICKLAND, William||Bay de East, Burgeo-La Poile District||4986||19||Nehemiah Stickland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Strickland.|
|ADEY, Wilfred||Adeytown, Trinity District||1615||19||Mr. Adey (p)||Fishing and lumbering||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, James||54 Carters Hill, St. John's||5773||21||William Murphy (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TRESISE, George Leach||Devonshire, England, United Kingdom||0-207 - 906||22||James Tresise (p)||1915||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|PIERCEY, Jacob||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5059||20||Simeon Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DICK, George||280 Theater Hill, St. John's / Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom||924||26||John Dick (p)||Grocer's salesman||1915||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 12, 1916|
|SPURRELL, Abram||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||4979||18||John Spurrell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SCOTT, John Samuel||Penguin Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District||3949||21||Lamber Scott (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOGAN, Alden Joseph||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||237||19||Dr. William Hogan (p)||1914||No||No|
|REID, Arthur||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5668||20||Elizabeth Reid (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CROWELL, Parker||Glenwood, Twillingate District||5524||19||William Crowell (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|