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 Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendationssort descending Notes
DRISCOLL, Arthur St. John's 1054 19 Virtue Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
OSBOURNE, Moses J. Blaketown, Trinity District 2441 18 Nathaniel Osbourne (p) Railway hand 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEPPARD, William F. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8021 19 Eldred Sheppard (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TUFF, George Beverley 58 Gower Street, St. John's 2 33 George Tuff (p) Commercial traveller 1914 Presbyterian No No
HANDCOCK, Howard Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8073 18 John Handcock (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
LUFFMAN, Henry George Bell Island, St. John's East District 2236 24 Henry Luffman (p) Miner 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, September 26, 1917
BONNER, Alfred F Hearts Content, Trinity District 868 21 George Bonner Draper 1915 Methodist No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69.
OBRIEN, Allan Francis Topsail, Harbour Main District 1380 19 Mary O'Brien (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
JAMES, Henry John 15 Cook Street, St. John's 3330 22 Selina James (p) Steward 1916 Methodist No No
MUDFORD, Bennett Cottles Island, Twillingate District 2521 24 Mark Mudford (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variation in name: Mutford
KING, Bertram Popes Harbour, Trinity District 8399 23 Mary J. Vokey (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEMEE, John Maria 31 High Street, Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-68 - 1295 22 Michael LeMee (p) 1915 No No Attached to Royal Flying Corps, December 1917 - 1919.
HAWKINS, George Twillingate, Twillingate District 1606 24 Fanny Hawkins (p) River driver 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PELLEY, Pierce Macklin Place, 71 Leslie Street, St. John's 8223 18 Norman and Annie Ellen Pelley (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
ANTLE, William 18 Bell Street, St. John's 4660 21 William Antle (p) Upholsterer 1918 Methodist No No
RICHARDS, Robie Mundy Pond Road, St. John's n/a 17 Drummer (formerly druggist) 1918 No No Attestation papers not included (underaged) - No service number, listed as drummer (special); misfiled documents microfilmed under Regt.# 4702.
BENNETT, Chesley Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3519 18 James Bennett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
NOSEWORTHY, Albert Water St., Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1190 22 Joseph Noseworthy (p) 1915 No No
WALSH, John Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 5315 20 Thomas Duggan (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOWNEY, James Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District 5909 18 Bernard Downey (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOYLES, Joseph Brookfield, Bonavista District 2513 21 Jane Hoyles (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
WARREN, Benjamin J. Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District 2529 21 Joseph Warren (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLLINS, James Jerseyside, Placentia-St. Marys District 567 19 John R. Collins (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MOORE, Patrick W. 13 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8314 18 Philip Moore (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
KING, Jabez William Lewisporte, Twillingate District 2718 24 Matthew King (p) Lumberman 1916 Yes No Wednesday, August 9, 1916
LOCKYEAR, Jeremiah Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 5913 20 Joseph Lockyer (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MCLEAN, Murdock Gilles Port, Gros Water Bay, Labrador 3956 24 Malcolm McLean (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BUGDEN, William Britannia Cove, Trinity District 6098 20 John Bugden (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GILLIS, Daniel River, St. George District 3339 18 Dugald Gillis (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DEWEY, Joseph Greenspond, Bonavista District 3587 19 Francis Dewey (p) School teacher 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 21, 1918
RODGERS, John French Beach, Fogo District 2437 22 John Rodgers (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Rogers. Includes a photograph of his wife.
CLARK, Herbert Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4652 21 Joseph Clark (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JONES, Peter Grey Islands, White Bay, St. Barbe District 4567 19 George Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COOK, Hector Henry White Hills, St. John's 1968 21 Henry Cook (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, William Summerville, Bonavista District 4732 20 Job Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCDONALD, John Conne River, Fortune District 3765 19 John McDonald (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BYRNE, Alexander 8 Alexander Street, St. John's 667 21 Edward Byrne (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BRENCUN - BRENTON, Arthur Williamsport, St. Barbe District 6023 24 William Brencun (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Arthur Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.
THOMSON, Charles Moncrief St. John's 1564 19 Mary Thompson (p) Student 1915 Methodist No No
FINN, Peter Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 3230 22 James Finn (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
COLES, Simeon Blackhead Cove, Fogo District 3551 26 Selina (Humphrey) Coles (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREEN, Albert Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5224 24 John Green (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
COSTELLO, Reuben Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1835 19 Henry Costello (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Richard
ONEILL, William Pennywell Road, St. John's 2442 18 Arthur O'Neill (o) Assistant steward 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MULLETT, Lewis Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 6239 20 Elizabeth Day (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
MADDICK, Henry Morton 350 Water Street / Sudbury Street, St. John's 140 William Maddick (o) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. Granted commission 1916.
GARLAND, George Stanley 52 Mullock Street, St. John's 200 20 Eli Garland (p) Post office clerk 1914 Methodist No No
HUDSON, Reuben Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 3186 18 Henry Hudson (p) Fisherman 1916 No No
GOSSE, Richard Queens Cove, Trinity District 5196 18 Eleazor Gosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
MARTIN, Herbert Elroy St. John's 684 19 Frederick Martin (o) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No