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.

Or search the Provincial Archives on-line Descriptions Database at


Name Community Service Number Age of Enlistmentsort descending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
BUGDEN, Heber Petley, Trinity District 4792 18 Benjamin Bugden (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Alfred Leo 65 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 1987 18 Alfred Brown (p) Printer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEYTON, Joseph 16 Brennan Street, St. John's 1832 18 Richard Peyton (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, February 28, 1917
HAYWARD, Lancelot C. St. John's 0-286 - 3770 18 George J. Hayward Bank clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, George Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2919 18 Matthew Rose (p) Sailor 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
OAKE, William Dowell Change Islands, Fogo District 1919 18 Jessie Elizabeth Oake (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917.
PITTMAN, Abel Smith Sound, Trinity District 3706 18 Benjamin Pittman (p) Brick maker 1917 Methodist Yes No Sunday, April 14, 1918
LUNDRIGAN, William James Blaketown, Trinity District 4696 18 Archibald Lundrigan (p) Mechanic 1918 Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
GOSSE, Richard Dildo, Trinity District 8080 18 Moses Gosse (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
ROBERTS, Robert Pushthrough, Fortune District 3540 18 Nathaniel Roberts (p) Storekeeper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KELLY, Edward Wickford Street, St. John's 4072 18 Michael Kelly (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No
TREMBLETT, Alexander Bonavista, Bonavista District 5009 18 Joseph Tremblett (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Tremblet.
REID, Solomon South Dildo, Trinity District 5327 18 Anoah Reid (p) Millman 1918 Methodist No No
FIFIELD, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 3473 18 Charles Fifield (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, March 27, 1918
MINER, John Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4096 18 Edward Miner (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also William H. MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, Regimental service # 5596, brother of John
DART, Ford William Exploits, Twillingate District 3397 18 Minnie Dart (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
PENNEY, Clement St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4286 18 Thomas Penney (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in surname: signatures are Penny; documents are Penney: Given name incorrectly recorded as Colin on several documents and previously transcribed as Colin; correct name is Clement.
RYAN, James Freshwater Road, St. John's 3463 18 Martin Ryan (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BILLARD, Wilson Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4294 18 Samuel R. Billard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAPGOOD, George Flat Island, Bonavista District 3807 18 Abraham Hapgood (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HILLIER, Llewelyn Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District 3034 18 Edward Hillier (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, January 25, 1918
OBRIEN, Leo P. 27 Adelaide Street, St. John's 8261 18 Mary O'Brien (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Howard Dildo, Trinity District 1665 18 Thomas Smith (of John) (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, June 3, 1916
COSH - COISH, Leo 230 Water Street, St. John's 8427 18 Ernest Cosh (p) 1917 Yes No Tuesday, January 21, 1919 File missing. Information from service ledger. Variant spelling of name: attestation: Cosh ; CWGC: Coish or Koch.
DAY, Elthun Arthur Port Rexton, Trinity District 2878 18 Joseph John Day (p) Bank clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANDCOCK, Howard Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8073 18 John Handcock (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
RIDEOUT, Gordon Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 3754 18 Emma Porter (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MEANEY, Ronald Joseph St. John's 1353 18 Dennis Meaney (p) Waiter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GEORGE, Ernest New Harbour, Trinity District 3966 18 Thomas George (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHELAN, Patrick Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District 3428 18 Philip Whelan (p) Engine driver 1917 Roman Catholic No No See Regt. # 0-74 Goodyear for misfiled documents.
DAWE, Frank Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3011 18 John Butler (o) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Includes documents relating to # 3334 Frederick Dawe
CUSICK, James St. Lawrence, Burin District 8260 18 William Cusick (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KEREFIN, Joseph Cape St. George, St. George District 4199 18 Ephraim Caravan (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name: Joseph also apppears as Ives and Yves; Kerefin as Caravan, Carrefin, Karaven, Karfin, Karrefin, Kerfant, Kerfont and Kurfant.
SNOW, Walter Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2060 18 Henry C. Snow (p) Coachman 1916 Methodist No No PDF
FRAMPTON, William J. 38 Powers Court, Signal Hill Road, St. John's 2280 18 Mrs. William Frampton (p) Carpenter 1916 No Yes POW Date: 1917
GILLIS, Daniel River, St. George District 3339 18 Dugald Gillis (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MANNING, Michael Thomas 49 Kings Road, St. John's 2749 18 Mrs. Michael Manning (p) Baker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
NASH, Thomas 22 Adelaide Street, St. John's 4399 18 Margaret Nash (p) Assistant bookkeeper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GUSHUE, Frederick 210 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 4419 18 James Gushue (p) Apprentice engineer 1918 Methodist No No
LACEY, Edward La Scie, St. Barbe District 5667 18 James Lacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SCOTT, Ernest Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 8495 18 Sarah Scott (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BEAZLEY, Herbert Mck Mud Cove, Burin District 4025 18 John Beazley (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
KIRBY, John Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 5814 18 Philip Kirby (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
REID, Howard Hearts Delight, Trinity District 3962 18 Lillian Reid (p) Operator 1917 Methodist No No
ROBERTS, John Burlington, Twillingate District 4042 18 Jane Roberts (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Friday, August 30, 1918
HEALEY, John Joseph 48 Cookstown Road, St. John's 2748 18 Michael Healey (p) Express driver 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
COLE, Bertram Bell Island, St. John's East District 4630 18 John Cole (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers also found on Reel 261 preceding Service # 4601
QUICK, Cyril S. 88 Queens Road, St. John's 2329 18 William Quick (p) Packer 1916 Methodist No No
MANNING, Thomas Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 4437 18 William Manning (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HODDINOTT, Walter J. Indian Islands, Fogo District 8091 18 Mary Ann Hoddinott (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No