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 or 709-757-8088.

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Name Community Service Number Age of Enlistmentsort descending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
NORMAN, Llewellyn Catalina, Trinity District 425 19 Edward John Norman Packer 1914 Methodist No No
PECKFORD, Osmull Charles Brook, Twillingate District 8243 19 Edwin Peckford (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Oswell.
GAUDET, Angus Stephenville, St. George District 5699 19 John Gaudet (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Robert G. Grand Falls,Twillingate District 5148 19 Robert Mercer (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
RICHARDS, William Walter 35 Pennywell Road, St. John's 41 19 W.J. Richards (p) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, Herbert 69 McFarlane Street, St. John's 7 19 Anthony Taylor (p) Printer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BANKS, Thomas Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe District 5619 19 Alfred Banks (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FLEMING, Edward 186 Water Street, St. John's 6267 19 Mary Fleming (p) Steward 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MOORS, Chesley Peter Osmonton, New Bay, Twillingate District 5752 19 Frederick Moores (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Recruit's signature is Moors; some documents completed as Moores
DAVIS, Charles Gerald Smack Cove, Sandwich Bay, Labrador 6266 19 William Davis (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Joachim Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 696 19 Joseph Murphy (p) Line maker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, November 7, 1915
STARES, Frank William Port Blandford, Bonavista District 1449 19 Allan Stares (p) Sawyer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies December 1917; attestation papers included.
HODDER, Wilfred Twillingate, Twillingate District 5460 19 Edgar Hodder (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
RIDEOUT, Caywood Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 8247 19 Albert Rideout (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
SMALL, Titus Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1389 19 Pannana Small (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
DINNEY, Andrew Bell Island, St. John's East District 4374 19 William James Dinney (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
FORWARD, Norman Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 2067 19 Obidiah Norman (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, March 2, 1917
BURTON, Samuel Port Hansen [Anson], Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 2355 19 William Henry Burton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
MCDONALD, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8465 19 Thomas McDonald (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BATTEN, Harold R. Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4378 19 Samuel Batten (p) Teaching 1918 Methodist No No
JACKMAN, Michael Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 733 19 D.J. Jackman Clerk 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Documents of Private W. White, service #739 included.
LEGROW, Frederick 56 Spencer Street, St. John's 9 19 John Legrow (p) Apprentice 1914 Presbyterian No No
RIDEOUT, Allan Cottles Island, Twillingate District 4731 19 Parmenas Rideout (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
WATKINS, Arthur Norris Arm, Twillingate District 4989 19 Samuel Watkins (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
BROWN, Andrew Kings Cove, Bonavista District 5551 19 Thomas Brown (p) School teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHURCHILL, Herbert Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 3682 19 Reuben Churchill (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
NORRIS, Donald 237 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2397 19 William Norris (p) Engineer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GORMAN, Joseph Julian St. John's - Harbour Breton, Fortune District 794 19 James Gorman (p) Mineralogist 1914 Yes No Tuesday, March 30, 1915
SARGENT, John Badger, Twillingate District 1540 19 Cecelia Sargent (p) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
MAIDMENT, Robert Laurie Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 2587 19 W. Maidment (o) Paper maker 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, April 29, 1917
WILCOX, Ernest Brigus, Port de Grave District 655 19 James J. Wilcox (p) School teacher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
GOODYEAR, Lewis Springdale, Twillingate District 3576 19 Mrs. Stephen Stephenson (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
CORBIN, Archibald Corner Brook, St. George District 1507 19 Maggie Corbin (p) Miner 1915 Methodist No No
NOFTALL, Chesley Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 1032 19 Reuben Noftall Labourer 1915 No Yes POW Date: 1917 Chesley seemed to have enlisted under the name of Moftall; however, he listed his next of kin as Noftall. All the official paperwork was generated under the name Moftall. This may have been a spelling error by the enlisting officer, a possible name change by the soldier, etc.
MOORE, Donald Lancie 96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 646 - 8057 19 Frederick Moore (p) Manager, supply stores 1914 Methodist No No
SLATTERY, John L. 94 Freshwater Road, St. John's 2594 19 Mrs. W.A. Slattery (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KING, Alexander Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 1881 19 Willis King (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, September 4, 1916
ROWE, Henry Trinity, Trinity District 3641 19 Edward George Rowe (p) Steward 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARRETT, Arthur Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 5122 19 Noah Barrett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STICKLAND, William Bay de East, Burgeo-La Poile District 4986 19 Nehemiah Stickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Strickland.
KEEPING, Albert Flat Island, Burin District 1755 19 John Keeping (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
NORMAN, John Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 8276 19 Fred Norman (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ENGLAND, Frederick James St. John's 1127 19 Rebecca England Brakeman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROWELL, Parker Glenwood, Twillingate District 5524 19 William Crowell (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
NEIL, Archibald Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5666 19 Thomas Neil (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MOORES, Edward Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2216 19 Thomas Moores (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DOODY, Alphonse Mosquito, Placentia-St. Marys District 4563 19 Mrs. Albert[?] Doody (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRADBURY, George Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4714 19 Mrs. Rebecca Bradbury (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
PIKE, Joseph St. Lawrence, Burin District 8445 19 Alfred Pike (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DANIELS, Cyril E. North Battery Road, St. John's 2859 - 8047 19 Thomas Daniels (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers included with #8047, reel 316. See also service record # 2859; Daniels transferred to the Newfoundland Regiment.