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
GRANTER, Samuel Middle Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District 3946 18 James Granter (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
POOLE, Martin English Cove, Harbour Main District 4564 20 Henry Poole (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RANDALL, Hubert Job Grand Falls, Twillingate District 94 21 Adam Randall (p) Mill hand 1914 Methodist No No Attached to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies Feb. 1919. Variant spelling of name - Randell.
ERLEY, Joseph Freshwater Road, St. John's 116 James Erley (p) Carpenter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREEN, Peter Seldom Come By, Fogo District 5472 21 Job Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
THOMAS, Charles Fred Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5681 22 Violet Jane Thomas (s) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CORCORAN, James St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 4361 23 Thomas Corcoran (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KELLY, James Joseph Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Marys District 2228 19 James Kelly (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 27, 1918 Duplicate of attestation papers also located with Service # 2282
NICOL, Rex Emmanuel St. John's 1740 15 Charles M. Nichol Tailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15 Variant spelling of name - Nichol.
TIBBO, Wilson Grand John, Fortune District 5474 18 Thomas Tibbo (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEEL, Robert 22 Cook Street, St. John's 3888 35 Ellen Peel (p) Insurance agent 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STAGG, Fred Little Catalina, Trinity District 8463 20 Fred Stagg (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
DAVIS, Allan Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5212 23 Mrs. Francis Davis (p) Engineer 1918 Methodist No No
DUNN, Ronald Bayleys Cove, Bonavista District 1088 19 Eli Dunn (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
STUCKLESS, Adolphus Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 3839 21 Emma Watkins (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
HALE, Garland Change Islands, Fogo District 8156 21 George Hale (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BROWN, Elias B. Bonavista, Bonavista District 5422 22 James Brown (p) Storekeeper 1918 Methodist No No
MURPHY, William J. Kilbride, St. John's West District 8312 19 Henry Murphy (p) Blacksmith 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WYATT, Edward 202 New Gower Street, St. John's 371 22 William Wyatt (p) Machinist 1914 Methodist No No
RYAN, John Thomas Presque, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5925 25 James Ryan (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JANES, Arthur Hants Harbour, Trinity District 6276 20 Stephen Janes (p) Steward 1918 Salvation Army No No
SHELLEY, Joseph Ladle Cove, Fogo District 1263 20 Esau Shelley (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, February 13, 1920 Died 13 February, 1920.
COURAGE, Roland Catalina, Trinity District 3136 21 Abel Courage (p) Steward 1916 Methodist No No
FORD, James Pauls Island, Ford Harbour, Labrador 1955 21 Cristina Lyall (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, February 26, 1916
SUTTON, William Pushthrough, Bonavista Bay, Fortune 3529 18 James Sutton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
AVERY, William Greenspond, Bonavista District 2861 & 8053 21 Eliza Avery (s) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No See service number 8053; Avery transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. # 2862 on attestation form; # 2861 in service ledger; see service # 8053 for service file
HARTLEY, Leonard Vincent Wanstead, Essex, England, United Kingdom 294 22 Walter George Hartley (p) Auditor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOSEWORTHY, William James St. John's 1570 26 Elizabeth Noseworthy (s) Stoker 1915 Methodist No No
WALKINS, Michael James 8 Bannerman St., St. John's 8195 19 Ellen F. Walkins (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger; Previously transcribed as Watkins.
BIRD, Silas Cartwright, Labrador 1769 32 John Bird (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOWELL, Esau Pools Island, Bonavista District 4916 19 Samuel Howell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Henry (Harry) Boyce St. John's 2170 18 Edward Holloway (p): Should read: Edward Vere-Holloway Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling: entered repeatedly in records as Vere-Halloway
JOHNSON, John J. 16 Young Street, St. John's 3276 18 Joseph Johnson (p) Printer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
STRICKLAND, Benjamin St. John's 1848 35 Mary Strickland (s) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Harold Campbellton, Twillingate District 3391 23 Charles King (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BURN [BYRNE], Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 257 20 James Byrne (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Jesse Valleyfield, Bonavista District 3676 26 Eliza White (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
COOPER, David Francis 6 Gillmore Street, St. John's 1187 20 Frank Cooper (p) Barber 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ROGERS, John Fair Island, Bonavista District 5509 22 John Rogers (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Rodgers
FIFIELD, Edwin William Bonavista, Bonavista District 3475 18 Daniel Fifield (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RENDELL, Leonard True Grand Falls, Twillingate District 231 25 Jesse Rendell (p) Papermaker 1914 Methodist No No
JONES, Nathaniel Whitbourne, Trinity District 1932 19 William Jones (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, November 21, 1917
BROWN, Charles William Ragged Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 728 22 Rachael Emberley Brown (p) Labourer 1914 No No
ALLEN, Thomas Burin, Burin District 3333 18 Alice Bugden (o) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Signature is Allen; documents also use Allan.
TUBRETT, Leo Holyrood, Harbour Main District 5795 19 Thomas Tubrett (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PIERCEY, John Charles Normans Cove, Trinity District 1535 19 Patience Piercey (p) Railroading 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SPURRELL, Charles Patrick 41 Wickford Street, St. John's 378 20 John Spurrell (p) Bookmaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
DINGWELL [DINGWALL], Aaron C. Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3840 19 Rosie Dingwell [Dingwell] (p) Brakeman 1917 Methodist No No
ROSSITER, Matthew Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 1538 19 Joseph Rossiter (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Also contains a letter relating to service #1016, Bertram Henry Bastow.
TAYLOR, William B. Carbonear, Carbonear District 2591 18 Lemuel Taylor (p) Clerk 1916 1916 No No