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
OLIPHANT, John Joseph St. John's 1701 18 George L. Oliphant (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LANE, Malcolm Fair Islands, Bonavista District 3192 21 Eli Lane (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
NICHOLLE, John 164 Pleasant Street, St. John's 435 22 Thomas Nicholle (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
TIBBO, Richard St. John's 4411 17 Richard Tibbo (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Number also assigned to Charles Lewis. I.
PEDDLE, David Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2194 23 Mrs. John Smith (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No radio
CANNING, Permanus Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 5455 19 William Canning (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Monday, June 24, 1918
SMITH, Clifford [Lunces] Cove, Burin District 8258 19 Joseph Smith (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
GIBBENHUCK, John Square Island , Labrador 1910 23 John Kibbenhuck (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No Attestation states Gibbenhuck; preferred spelling is Kippenhuck.
DEVEREAUX, John William Ferryland, Ferryland District 3152 19 Michael Devereaux (p) Tailor 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 17, 1920 Note: CWGC records his death as 17 April 1920; forms in the file variously record it as 10, 16 or 20 April 1920.
SKINNER, Arthur John 33 Duckworth Street, St. John's 202 22 John Skinner (p) Marble worker 1914 Presbyterian No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2155X.
COOPER, William Chapel Arm, Trinity District 3774 18 Robert Cooper (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROCKER, Heber Hearts Delight, Trinity District 2412 18 Samuel Crocker (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GORDON, Thomas 71 Southside Road, St. John's 8457 30 Belle Gordon (s) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MILES, Walter Philip Bonavista, Bonavista District 933 20 William Miles Railroadman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MUISE, Hubert South Branch, St. George District 8219 20 Peter Muise (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
EDWARDS, Hubert Frank Milltown, Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District 3489 19 Frank Edwards (p) Lumber surveyor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, October 23, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included.
WRIGHT, George Henry Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2131 33 Mrs. Wright (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
MOXLEY, John Charles Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3420 22 Edwin Moxley (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FILLEUL, Clarence John Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2831 21 Philip Filleul (p) Tailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, Hardy Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3144 18 Jabez Rideout (p) Factory man 1916 Methodist No No
ELLIS, Nutting F. 60 Springdale Street, St. John's 8017 21 Jessie Ellis (p) Draper 1917 Methodist No No
WELLS, Richard. Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 5774 19 Henry Wells (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBINSON, William Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 4449 33 Mrs. T.A. Hall (o Civil enginee 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENOIT, Julien Cape St. George, St. George District 4224 26 Mary Jeanette (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies March 1918
LEWIS, Silas Golf Avenue, St. John's 2330 18 Silas Lewis Sr. (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
ANTHONY, Gilbert 64 Brazil Square, St. John's 4506 19 John Anthony (p) Shoe maker 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHAEEN, Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District - Beirut, Syria (now Lebanon) 712 24 Angela Shaeen (s) Merchant 1914 No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Sheen, Sheehan.
HOWELL, Ambrose Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District 3813 28 Naomi (Job) Howell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARFORD, Garland Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 964 21 Mrs. William Warford (m) Miner 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
STEED, Leonard Elliston, Trinity District 3895 18 Joseph Steed (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
STRATTON, Hubert Valleyfield, Bonavista District 5449 19 Christopher Stratton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KING, Ernest Little Catalina, Trinity District 5444 24 Belle King (s) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BURKE, Anthony St. Jacques, Fortune District 5392 22 Thomas Burke (p) Steel worker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Harold Bonavista, Bonavista District 5198 26 Rachel Little (p) Brakeman 1918 Methodist No No
JARVIS, Richard Haystack, Placentia-St. Marys District 4135 19 Eli Jarvis (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
COOMBS, George Edward Piccaire, Fortune District 6183 20 Abraham Coombs (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ROGERS, Edward Joseph 11 Sheehan Street, St. John's 355 20 Mr. Rogers (p) Cooper apprentice 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SIMMS, Charlie Fogo, Fogo District 5299 21 Frederick Simms (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RENDELL, Clifford Duckworth Street, St. John's 0-144 - 621 19 Dr. H. Rendell (p) Clerk 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 22, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included.
LEGROW, Reuben Bauline, St. John's East District 1972 26 Ambrose LeGrow (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
HUTCHINGS, Edward Whitbourne, Trinity District 4967 23 Ambrose Hutchings (p) Millwright 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TREBBLE, William 11 Knight Street, St. John's 18 26 James Trebble (p) Fireman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIERCEY, Birkley Hopeall, Trinity District 421 23 Isaac Piercey (o) Fisherman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
EDENS, Leonard A. 39 Queens Road, St. John's 0-53 - 2547 24 T.J. Edens (p) Student 1916 Yes No Monday, March 18, 1918 Had been investigated as a possible POW. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1918.
STEEL, Nathan Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 8088 20 Willis Steel (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
ABBOTT, George Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 4838 20 James Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SCAMMELL, John Change Islands, Fogo District 5686 24 Arthur Scammell (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARDING, Herbert Brazils Field, St. John's 353 30 Elizabeth Harding (s) Teamster 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917
GROUCHY, Frank 46 Goodview Street, St. John's 3407 18 Martha (Frank) Grouchy (p) News agent 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Grouchey
FORWARD, Colin Carbonear, Carbonear District 6105 20 James Forward (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No