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
EDDY, William North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5816 25 William Eddy (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
FITZGERALD, John Martin 20 Carters Hill, St. John's 295 26 Mary A. Fitzgerald (p) Druggist 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
TOMPKINSON, Harry Alexander 6 Queen Street, St. John's 298 21 Mrs. Samuel Tompkinson (p) Boiler maker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
VOKEY, Solomon Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4726 19 John Vokey (p) Fireman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRADBURY, Malcolm Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1188 22 Rachel Bradbury (p) Telegraph Operator 1915 Methodist No No
DOYLE, John Thomas Kings Cove, Bonavista District 1014 20 Edward Doyle (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SMITH, Donald Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District 3449 21 Rhody Smith (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
PYNN, William H. Silverdale, Twillingate District 8026 18 Arthur A. Pynn (p) Woodsman 1917 Salvation Army No No
BLACKWOOD, Bertram Brookfield, Bonavista District 5145 19 Martin Blackwood (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PHILLIPS, George Gordon Rocky Lane, LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-277 - 1364 21 Sarah Phillips (p) Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BALL, Ward Botwood, Twillingate District 3386 21 Mrs. Joseph Luscombe (p) Lumberjack 1917 Methodist No No
LANGER, George Thoroughfare, Trinity District 3805 20 William Langer (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
SHAW, Bernard Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District 2785 27 Mary Shaw (o) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HANLON, James St. John's 8450 54 Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, Joseph New Gower Street, St. John's 3210 Mrs. William Harvey (o) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included.
MCGRATH, George Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District 3619 21 Patrick McGrath (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PRITCHARD, Pearce Middle Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District 3947 19 Selenia (James) Pritchard Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DEE, John Leo 21 Allan Square, St. John's 0-264 - 2403 22 Jeremiah H. Dee (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CAMPBELL, Roland Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 8511 20 Peter Campbell (p) 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HATCHER, Henry Lumsden, Fogo District 6179 23 John Hatcher (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LODGE, Nathaniel George Catalina, Trinity District 2810 26 Mrs. Nathaniel Lodge (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
MILLER, William Patrick 25 Hutchings Street, St. John's 107 35 Frances Miller (p) Checker 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Thursday, October 7, 1915
HOPKINS, Allan Twillingate, Twillingate District 3592 20 Henry Hopkins (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
GATES, Gordon Wellman Bight, Twillingate District 5483 23 Mrs. Leurizia (?) Normore (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PARSONS, Bernard Frederick Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 849 21 Mrs. Duncan Parsons School teacher 1915 Methodist No No
RICKETTS, George Middle Arm, Seal Cove, St. Barbe District 1703 18 John Ricketts (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
PENNY, Cecil B. Botwood, Twillingate District 2382 19 George Penney (p) Machinist 1916 Methodist No No
ARNS, William Frederick 7 Signal Hill, St. John's 2270 19 Clara (Mawtrey) Arns (s) Baker 1916 Methodist No No
JENSEN, Lewis Harbour Breton, Fortune District 5567 19 White Jensen (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.
SCOTT, John Samuel Penguin Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District 3949 21 Lamber Scott (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, James Hants Harbour, Trinity District 6124 20 Philip King (p) Steward 1918 Methodist No No
SPENCER, Roy Fortune, Burin District 859 18 C.B. Spencer (p) Store clerk 1914 Methodist No No
STRIDE, Thomas Conne River, Fortune District 4794 19 John Stride (o) Lumberman 1918 No No
POWER, Patrick Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 4883 21 Mary Power (P) Brakeman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DALLEY, Joseph Twillingate, Twillingate District 5971 21 Ann Dalley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BEATON, Arch Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8466 26 Thomas Beaton (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WEST, Joseph Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 3879 20 Levi West (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
GRIFFIN, James Patrick Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 577 22 Mrs. John Sullivan (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Bernard Catalina, Trinity District 530 26 John Murphy (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SCOTT, Maxwell Fogo, Fogo District 3379 24 Margaret Elizabeth Scott (p) Clerk 1916 Presbyterian Yes No Tuesday, July 31, 1917
KING, John Blockhouse, Placentia-St. Marys District 2224 19 Mrs. James King (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 16, 1918 King died in a military hospital one month after his discharge. His service charts do not reflect that he was a casualty of the war.
STEED, Solomon Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2941 - 8157 18 Albert Steed (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.
BOONE, Joseph Cottle Cove, Twillingate District 3478 20 Mrs. George Hannam (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Thursday, April 18, 1918
MOORE, Gordon Martin 76 Circular Road, St. John's 2998 18 Laura Noore (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DALTON, Alphaeus Little Catalina, Trinity District 5911 19 Albert Dalton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BEATON, Joseph Badger Brook, Twillingate District 8489 24 Bridget Beaton (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GOSSE, John Torbay, St. John's East District 2473 18 Peter Gosse (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
REID (REED), Nathaniel Badger, Twillingate District 1344 21 Kittie Reed (p) Woodsman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HICKS, Mark Brown Roling [Rolling] Cove, Bonavista District 940 21 George L. Hicks (p) Fisherman 1915 No No
COOMBS, Morgan Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 6065 24 Ida Coombs (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No