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 Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendationssort descending Notes
ROBERTS, Frederick George Change Islands, Fogo District 440 32 Solomon Roberts (p) Salesman 1914 Methodist No No
MERCER, Edward Whitbourne, Trinity District 3597 19 John Mercer (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PILGRIM, Ernest St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 5621 18 Mary Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
WARREN, Alexander Open Hall, Bonavista District 1413 22 Hannah Warren (p) Pulp maker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
DYER, Walter Logy Bay, St. John's East District 4616 21 Ellen Downton (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOWELL, Isaac Greenspond, Bonavista District 4699 24 Mrs. Job B. Howell (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
DOMINEY, Garfield Deer Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District 6324 22 Thomas Dominey (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WISEMAN, Walter Delbys Cove, Trinity District 6197 24 Job Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEALEY, Edward 345 Water Street, St. John's 4028 18 Philip Healey (p) Munition worker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
OBRIEN, John William Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8318 20 Lawrence O'Brien (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BURSEY, Walter John 101 Barnes Road, St. John's 2931 18 Mary Bursey (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
BARNES, Lawrence 157 New Gower Street, St. John's 528 24 William Barnes (p) Labourer 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Tuesday, August 14, 1917
HUNT, James Grand Falls, Twillingate - Bonavista, Bonavista District 564 23 Elizabeth Hunt (p) Paper hanger 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No
SMALL, Percy Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4033 18 Jabez Small (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
SHEPPARD, William Pools Island, Bonavista District 2012 22 George Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
WHITE, Rennie Llewelyn Englee, St. Barbe District 1045 19 Selina Barnes (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
REES, George Wilfred 22 Mullock Street, St. John's 388 19 Mary Jane Rees (p) Printer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains part of the file of Eaneas Rees, service # 25881, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
WEST, William Emeel 35 Angel Place, St. John's 25 21 Andrew J. West (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist No No
MYRICK, John 12 Nunnery Hill, St. John's 99 19 Patrick Myrick (p) Baker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, December 10, 1915
MIFFLIN, Chesley James Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2963 24 Edmund Mifflin (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variant spelling of name - signature is Mifflen, identified in CWGC as Mifflin
BRINSON, John Change Islands, Fogo District 5308 27 George Brinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAINES, John Woody Point, St. Barbe District 8177 28 Georgiana Belle Caines (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAUNDERS, Clarence Fogo, Fogo District 3583 18 Lambert Saunders (o) Baker 1917 Roman Catholic No No File for William Saunders (# 3860) contains seven documents marked as service # 3860 but with name Clarence Saunders (# 3583).
MOSS, Frederick Southampton, England, United Kingdom 3065 44 Mrs. J. Moss (s) Musician 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
IVANY, John Alfred 37 Charlton Street, St. John's 3119 21 Martin Ivany (p) Carpenter 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
WHITE, Frederick Flat Bay, St. George District 8441 21 John W. White (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HALL, Thomas 6 Murray Street, St. John's 8212 18 Frank Hall (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COX, Sydney 48 George Street, St. John's 2492 21 Mrs. Sydney Cox (s) Longshoreman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOUGH, Ralph St. John's 781 21 Fred R. Gough (p) Blacksmith 1914 No No
OREILLY, Patrick Fox Harbour, Placentia - St. Marys District 2250 29 Johanna O'Reilly Ex-constable 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BUDDEN, George Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District 5274 20 Edward Budden (o) 1918 No No Attestation papers not included.
PRATT, Arthur Milligan Leslie Street, St. John's 522 28 Fannie Pratt (p) Traveller 1914 Methodist No No
MARTIN, Bert Ordnance Street/Gower Street, St. John's 4459 23 Frank Martin (p) Accountant 1918 Congregationalist No No
FIFIELD, Joseph Bonavista, Bonavista District 4823 31 Mrs. Thomas Fifield (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLEMENT, T.W. n/a Medical officer 1918 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.
VICKERS, Joseph Witless Bay, Ferryland District 6018 20 William Vickers (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NARDINI, Raphael Main River, St. George District 1488 19 Josephine Nardini (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Raphael.
MCDONALD, William Bank Head, St. George District 5986 24 Dinier Farrell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, John J. Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3361 18 Patrick Murphy (o) Coachman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WATTS, Wesley Frenchs Lane, Signal Hill, St. John's 2226 18 Albert Abbott Watts (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
THISTLE, Albert St. John's 1094 19 Lavinia Thistle (p) Truckman 1915 Methodist No No
HAINES, Albert Jamestown, Bonavista District 1110 20 Rosanne Haines (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
REARDIGAN, John Joseph 33 Bannerman Street, St. John's 72 21 John Joseph and Mary Helen Reardigan (p) Tinsmith 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
KING, Herbert H. 50 1/2 Monkstown Road, St. John's 1981 20 Mary King (p) Printer 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
CAMPBELL, William E. 262 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 3586 18 William Campbell (p) Bookkeeper 1917 Methodist No No
RICE, Arthur Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5279 19 Patrick Rice (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RIDEOUT, Dorman Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 8187 21 Richard Rideout (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies, May 1917; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment July 1917, Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8187 follows entry for Service # 2033.
CROTTY, Leo 12 Walshs Square, St. John's 3935 20 William Crotty (p) Cabman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
EARLES, Walter Trinity, Trinity District 2555 18 Mark Earles (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
BRAY, Uriah Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4774 22 Richard Bray (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No