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 ascending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
RIDEOUT, Keywood Bluff Head Cove, Twillingate District 3320 23 Robert Rideout (p) Sailor 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
ASH, Archibald St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 575 23 George Edward Ash (p) Electric engineer 1914 Methodist Yes No Friday, February 23, 1917 PDF
THOMPSON, Arthur Gander Bay, Fogo District 1208 23 Charles Thompson (o) Trapper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Robert Hamilton 89 Bond Street, St. John's 623 23 Frederick Martin 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAVAGE, Michael 31 Parade Street, St. John's 4441 23 Michael Savage (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BLANCHE, John Jersey Side, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 5265 23 Frank Blanche (p) Fireman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MITCHELL, Harold St. John's 828 23 John B. Mitchell (p) Broker 1914 Presbyterian No No
SMITH, Patrick J. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 4852 23 Thomas Smith (p) Paper maker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROWE, William Hearts Content, Trinity District 5042 23 Henry Rowe (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TRACEY, William Carrolls Cove, Labrador 3422 23 John Tracey (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers contained in service #13.
PENNEY, Vincent Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 6175 23 Philip Penney (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DAVIS, Allan Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5212 23 Mrs. Francis Davis (p) Engineer 1918 Methodist No No
STRONG, Aaron Harcourt, Smiths Sound, Trinity District 2642 23 Moses Strong (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
OROURKE, John G. Birch Hills, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1975 23 Thomas O'Rourke (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
KING, Harold Campbellton, Twillingate District 3391 23 Charles King (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MOULTON, Herbert Burin, Burin District 2899 23 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Moulton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
FRASER, Donald 15 Prescott Street, St. John's 4465 23 Mary Fraser (o) Accountant 1918 Methodist No No
WINTERS, Joseph Pools Island, Bonavista District 5379 23 James Winter (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains some documents relating to service #5349 Simeon James Rowe
ELLIS, Charles Herbert St. John's 936 23 Ella Ellis (s) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
SMALLWOOD, Frederick William St. John's 1637 23 Fred Smallwood (p) Shoemaker 1915 Methodist No No
NOBLE, Lorenzo Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 5546 23 Elizabeth Noble (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SMITH, James Spread Eagle, Trinity District 5326 23 Isaac Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Edward Battle Harbour, Labrador 5710 23 Jane Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
KNIGHT, Frank Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4304 23 William Knight (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
DAY, Martin Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 3499 23 Mary Day (s) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, Ernest Boot Harbour, Twillingate District 5512 23 Esau Taylor (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GARDNER, Fred British Harbour, Trinity District 2475 23 Eli Gardner (p) Fisherman and lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Saturday, December 28, 1918 POW Date: 1917 Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Frederick Joseph Lewis Gardner.
ROWSELL, Edward Clayton 49 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 571 23 Uriah Rowsell (p) Chauffeur 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MCKAY, Isaac Robinsons, St. George District 1408 23 Helena McKay (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROCKETT, Maurice Petries, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5346 23 William Rockett (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HACKETT, Thomas Joseph (aka Thomas Murphy) 18 Holloway Street, St. John's 408 23 Elizabeth Hackett (p) Telegraph operator 1914 No No
STRIDE, Benjamin Conne River, Fortune District 6325 23 John Stride (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JAMES, Cecil Stanley Leslie Street, St. John's 0-12 - 102 23 Mrs. John Savage (p) Draper 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RAYNES, Henry Richard St. John's 801 23 Robert Raynes (p) Barber 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF Name listed as both Harry and Henry.
PITTMAN, Thomas Merasheen, Placentia-St. Marys District 5522 23 Philip Pittman (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COOPER, Ephraim Snooks Harbour, Trinity District 4056 23 William Cooper (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
TUCKER, Adolphus D. Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District 5070 23 Edgar Tucker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JERRETT, Isaac Middle Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District 6121 23 John Jerrett (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
MARTIN, George W. 17 Brazils Square, St. John's 5020 23 James Martin (o) Banker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OAKLEY, Laurence Summer Street, St. John's 4684 23 Frederick Oakley (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
IRVINE, James Main. 78 Circular Road, St. John's 0-42 - 49 23 James Irvine (p) Butcher 1914 No No
WINTERS, William John Paul Island, Labrador 1852 23 Edward Winters Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HALL, William Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 1949 23 Michael Hall (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 27, 1918
FOX, John Edward Joseph St. John's 0-81 - 142 23 Lady Morris (p) 1914 No No
STUBREDGE, Samuel Point Rosie, Fortune District 2934 23 Priscilla Stubredge (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Point Rosie was also known as Point Enragee. Discrepancy in spelling of name - Stubridge.
MOYES, Allan Topsail, Harbour Main District 546 23 Annie Maria Moyes (p) Brakesman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
FARRELL, Eugene S. North Bay, La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District 8098 23 Thomas Farrell (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WELLS, Elias J. Horwood, Fogo District 8451 23 Nellie Wells (s) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
JANES, Walter Harold 269 Southside Road, St. John's 56 23 J.W. Janes (p) Accountant 1914 Methodist No No
HYNES, Leonard Codroy, St. George District 5859 23 Margaret Hynes (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, October 12, 1918 Variation in name: Hines; See # 1787 for related document