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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 PoW Date of Death Commendationssort descending Notes
GOSSE, Ira Joseph Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District- St. John's 716 20 Joseph Gosse Telegraph operator 1914 Yes No Wednesday, October 11, 1916
BURTON, Samuel Port Hansen [Anson], Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 2355 19 William Henry Burton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
SIBLEY, Gilbert Fogo, Fogo District 8508 21 Arthur Sibley (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DALTON, Daniel St. Marys Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District 6154 23 Stephen Dalton (p) Fisherman 1918 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
DUDER, John 357 Water Street, St. John's 4029 18 Edward Duder (p) Seaman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discharged 1 Nov. 1917 - underaged
COOPER, James 29 Brine Street, St. John's 98 21 John Cooper (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
STRONG, Aaron Harcourt, Smiths Sound, Trinity District 2642 23 Moses Strong (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
GLYNN, Matthew 77 Pleasant Street, St. John's 8052 31 Frank Glynn (p) Harness maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HICKS, Mark Brown Roling [Rolling] Cove, Bonavista District 940 21 George L. Hicks (p) Fisherman 1915 No No
SMITH, Patrick J. 44 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 2222 18 Michael Smith (p) Draper 1916 Roman Catholic No No
REDDY, Thomas 120 Water Street, St. John's 4703 21 Michael Reddy (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
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.
ELLIOTT, Alfred Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4040 32 Bertram Elliott (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
KEEFE, Aloysius South East Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 1971 24 Patrick Keefe (p) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
RIDEOUT, Allan Cottles Island, Twillingate District 4731 19 Parmenas Rideout (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ELLIOTT, Samuel Botwood, Twillingate District 8452 43 Annie Elliott (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MEADUS, Frank Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 5258 26 William Meadus (p) Fisherman 1918 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
NOSEWORTHY, Fred Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 5540 25 Nathaniel Noseworthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COLLINS, John Joseph 128 George Street, St. John's 578 19 Edward Collins (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BERNERS, Ralph Abercrombie 0-220 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - Transferred from Royal Welsh Fusiliers
HORWOOD, Henry Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 3694 22 George Horwood (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918 Killed 20 October, 1918.
SHEA, Edmund Francis St. John's 874 22 John Patrick Shea Accountant 1915 Roman Catholic No No
STARKS, Walter Pools Island, Bonavista District 5704 18 Stephen Starks (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCDONALD, Michael Patrick St. John's 1746 20 James McDonald (p) Gardener 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
MARTRET, Francis Joseph 25 Princes Street, St. John's 3208 18 Augustus Martret (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PEACH, Samuel Salmon Cove, Harbour Main District 6169 21 Thomas Peach (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
QUIRK, William Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 8468 22 John Quirk (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COOK, Henry William Outer Cove Road, St. John's 483 19 Mr. Cook (p) Farmer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
ROWSELL, Herbert J Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 6303 19 Eli Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DRAKE, James Patrick Marystown, Burin District 2957 20 Joseph Drake (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, October 23, 1918
SIMMS, Matthew Muddy Hole, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6043 24 John Simms (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARDING, Isaac Epworth, Burin District 4899 20 John Harding (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BROWN, Andrew Kings Cove, Bonavista District 5551 19 Thomas Brown (p) School teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) 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
PICCO, Francis Rushoon, Placentia-St. Marys District 5863 24 Charlotte Mary Picco (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, October 23, 1918
COLFORD, George 45 New Gower Street, St. John's 16 23 Richard Colford (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic No No
DICKS, Cecil Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3905 18 Edward Dicks (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SCOTT, William Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 5338 18 George Scott (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Charles Gambo, Bonavista District 8032 23 Robert Brown (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army - Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion.
NICHOLAS, Arthur Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 5640 20 Caroline Nicholas (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
NORRIS, Donald 237 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2397 19 William Norris (p) Engineer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Bertram C. Flat Island, Burin District 1840 22 Sarah Parsons (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
ST. CROIX, Nicholas Point La Haye, Placentia-St. Marys District 4716 22 John St. Croix (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RYALL, Robert S. St. John's 1891 18 Robert Ryall (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
JANES, Maxwell St. John's 982 19 Henry and Emma Janes (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ARMSTRONG, Patrick Witless Bay, Ferryland District 5746 19 Thomas Armstrong (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CRANIFORD, Harold St. John's 2056 22 Mary Craniford (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Crawford. Variation in spelling: Cranford.