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 PoWsort descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
MATE, Joseph Port Rexton, Trinity District 3608 21 Mary (Henry) Mate (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURNHAM, Ralph 17 Military Road, St. John's 0-85 - 758 26 Mrs. F. Burnham (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No Was retired as medically unfit Dec. 1916; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (training) 1918.
RIDEOUT, Caywood Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 8247 19 Albert Rideout (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
DRAKE, John Marystown, Burin District 6031 22 Patrick Drake (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COOPER, Ephraim Snooks Harbour, Trinity District 4056 23 William Cooper (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
MORGAN, Nath Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 5707 19 William Morgan (p) School teacher 1918 No No
CARTER, James Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 269 23 John Carter (p) Miner 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STOCKLEY, Alfred Carters Cove, Twillingate District 4136 20 Herbert Stockley (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
PATEY, Herbert St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4287 19 James J. Patey (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
TUCKER, Adolphus D. Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District 5070 23 Edgar Tucker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BRIEN, Patrick 5 Alexander Street, St. John's 80 20 Nora Brien (p) Apprentice engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
DICKS, Charles Flat Islands, Burin District 2881 23 Mrs. Jacob Miller (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
STONE, John Summer Hill Farm, Cock Pit Road, St. John's 8380 19 Harry Stone (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
SEABRIGHT, Fred Red Rock Cove, Norris Arm, Twillingate District 5713 20 Elias Seabright (p) Steel worker 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, September 21, 1918
ROWBOTTOM, Herbert Quirpon, St. Barbe District 3803 22 James Rowbottom (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BROWN, James Pacquet, St. Barbe District 8461 20 Catherine Decker (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HEAD, Michael Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 3340 21 Lizzie Head (s) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BOWDEN, Hugh Pierson Wesleyville, Bonavista District 526 18 Dr. George F. Bowden (p) Student 1914 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 PDF I
FORWARD, Norman Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 2067 19 Obidiah Norman (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, March 2, 1917
BRUSHETT, A. H. 3121 1916 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
WHELAN, James Horse Cove Line, St. John's 3560 18 Priscilla (James) Whelan (p) Wood cutter 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 Includes Whelen as a variant spelling
EVANS, Michael Joseph St. John's 871 23 John Evans (p) Printer 1915 Methodist No No
MCCARTHY, William Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 5587 20 James McCarthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, William T. St. John's 780 19 Edward Power (p) Stove fitter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BLUNDON, Harry Catalina, Trinity District 3702 18 Theophilus Blundon (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Signature is Blundon ; documents use Blunden.
EBSARY, Herbert N. 89 Southside Road, St. John's 2569 22 Assistant storekeeper 1916 Methodist No No
MARTIN, George W. 17 Brazils Square, St. John's 5020 23 James Martin (o) Banker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, William George La Scie, St. Barbe District 5632 24 William Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MCDONALD, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8465 19 Thomas McDonald (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Peter Joseph Angel Place, St. John's 2751 22 Elizabeth (Murphy) Power (s) Barber 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DEVEREAUX, Aiden Ferryland, Ferryland District 3135 19 James Devereux (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 Notes: Previously transcribed as Andrew
CONNORS, Michael Norris Arm, Twillingate District 5717 20 Martin Connors (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FLYNN, Cornelius Marystown, Burin District 4752 19 Michael Flynn (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Alex Freshwater, Bell Island, St. John's East District 3825 21 Jacob Parsons (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Herbert Rendell St. John's 1130 19 Elizabeth Parsons Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JANES, Archibald A. Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 8268 24 Helen Janes (s) Engineer 1917 Methodist No No
BRAKE, Harrison Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1409 20 Josephine Brake (p) Railroad brakeman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILKINS, Alexander Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5181 21 Isaac Wilkins (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ANTHONY, John Robert Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2207 26 Sadie Anthony (s) and Caleb Anthony (p) Miner 1916 No No Discrepancy in wife's name, listed as Daisy on attestation papers
KAVANAGH, Edward 35 York Street, St. John's 2548 20 John Kavanagh (p) Barber 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
SQUIRES, Theodore St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5083 24 Reuben Squires (p) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, R. [Robert] Clayton 28 Springdale Street, St. John's 2542 22 Marmaduke Rose (p) Salesman 1916 Methodist No No Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.
BAILEY, Harry Georges Brook, Trinity District 8112 20 Robert Bailey (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
ROBERTS, Herbert Oxen Pond Road, St. John's East District 4539 19 George Roberts (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARNES, Arthur Topsail, Harbour Main District 4698 23 Albert Barnes (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEOUGH, Edward Nicholas St. John's 1365 30 Margaret Keough (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HILLYARD, Charles Spread Eagle, Trinity District 5317 23 Richard Hillyard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Stanley Great Burin, Burin District 4026 18 Mrs. Ernest Snow (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
POTTLE, Frederick St. John's 4348 18 May Pottle (o) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
LACEY, Harry Exploits, Twillingate District 3733 22 Andrew Lacey (p) Cook 1917 Methodist Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918