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
WHITE, Sandy [Alexander] Tickle Cove, Bonavista District 4728 22 John White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested as Sandy White; later documents completed as Alexander
RUSSELL, Harold Tickle Cove, Bonavista District 4285 26 Samuel Russell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRANCIS, Harold Community: Manuels, Harbour Main District 5386 26 James Francis (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TARRANT, William Botwood, Twillingate District 3816 18 George Tarrant (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
STUCKLESS, Theophilus Point Leamington, Twillingate District 4797 21 Aaron Stuckless (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
KEEPING, Albert Flat Island, Burin District 1755 19 John Keeping (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
MURCELL, Chesley Gordon Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 0-260 - 647 18 George Murcell (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No
SMITH, Samuel Reginald Harbour Breton, Fortune District 0-162 - 932 22 John Smith (p) Book keeper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BAKER, Arthur Smith Sound, Trinity District 3654 24 James Baker (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NORMAN, John Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 8276 19 Fred Norman (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, James Normans Cove, Trinity District 8117 18 Moses White (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
ENGLAND, Frederick James St. John's 1127 19 Rebecca England Brakeman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COX, William Goulds, St. John's West District 5318 22 Jessie Cox (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MACKEY, Bernard St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6094 21 Daniel Mackey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Augustus Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5252 18 Isaac Mercer (p) Millwright 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARSH, William Luther Deer Harbour, Trinity District 2083 18 Israel March (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
BROCKLEHURST, George Augustus St. John's 848 24 Charles F. Brocklehurst (p) Letter carrier 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
NEIL, Archibald Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5666 19 Thomas Neil (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CLOUSTON, Alan Roy 95 Forest Road, St. John's 0-282 - 2320 18 John Clouston (p) 1916 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Allan.
HOUSE, George Lewisporte, Twillingate District 2554 19 Joseph House (p) Carpenter 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, May 22, 1918
CALLAHAN, William J. 90 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 2730 21 R. Callahan (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
VIGUERS, William St. John's 1171 19 Annie Viguers (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DROVER, Archibald Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 5136 20 Leander Drover (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HYNES, Hubert Port au Port, St. George District 4877 19 Lawrence Hynes (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COLOUMB, David Shallops Cove, St. George District 8081 18 Frank Coloumb (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BURSEY, Harry Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District 5292 23 Joseph Bursey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WAY, Joseph Harold G. Bonavista, Bonavista District 3851 24 Arthur Way (p) Clergyman 1917 Methodist No No
MORGAN, Samuel Burnt Harbour, Port de Grave District 5747 23 Marmi Morgan (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MATTHEWS, John Fogo, Fogo District 2488 19 Mrs. Edward Dwyer (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DOODY, Alphonse Mosquito, Placentia-St. Marys District 4563 19 Mrs. Albert[?] Doody (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RICE, George Wild Cove, St. Barbe District 4932 18 William Rice (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WADE, Edgar Elliston, Trinity District 1917 20 Maria Wade (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
BUTT, Joseph H. Flat Island[Islands], Bonavista District 3802 18 John Butt (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
FORAN, Patrick W. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 1983 36 Patrick J. Foran (p) Paper maker Roman Catholic No No
BRIGHT, Peter Nain, Labrador 5951 23 Johannah Bright (s) Fisherman 1918 Moravian No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents
ANTHONY, Samuel Seldom Come By, Fogo District 5493 21 Samuel Anthony (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
THOMEY, Samuel J. Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 8376 47 Michael Thomey (o) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HOGAN, R. N/A 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)
BENNETT, Joseph Fortune, Burin District 6134 27 Thomas Bennett (p) Mechanic 1918 Methodist No No
FRENCH, Joseph Chesley Winterton,Trinity District 2151 19 Mrs. Walter French (p) Barkerman 1916 Methodist No No
SEVIOUR, James Joseph 6 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 2979 18 Martha Seviour (p) Banker 1916 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Sceviour
MAHON, John Francis 30 Barnes Road St. John's 2489 18 John Mahon (p) Tinsmith 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BUCKLEY, Arthur Botwood, Twillingate District 2359 18 John Buckley (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
KING, John Little Harbour, Trinity District 8227 26 Mary Jane Vokey (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIKE, Joseph St. Lawrence, Burin District 8445 19 Alfred Pike (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROCKWOOD, John Joseph Hearts Content, Trinity District 2358 18 James Rockwood (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KNIGHT, Frank Scott St. John's 1659 19 Charles Knight (p) Barber 1915 Methodist No No
FARRELL, Samuel St. Jacques, Fortune District 1761 23 Mrs. Farrell (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BLUNDON, Peter 127 Southside Road, St. John's 4479 18 Leo Blundon (p) Draper 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - signature is Blundon ; forms use Blunden.
LAWLOR, Richard Joseph Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 929 22 Thomas Lawlor (o) Coachman 1914 Roman Catholic No No