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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 archives@therooms.ca 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 PoWsort descending 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 PDF
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 PDF
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