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
HALL, Roderick Joseph Highlands, St. George District 3678 19 Julia Hall (p) Brakeman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
NICHOLS, Campbell Whittycombe Seamans Institute, St. John's - Deer Lake, St. George District 810 19 John Nichols (p) Labourer 1914 Methodist Yes No Sunday, July 16, 1916 Discrepancy in name: documents state Whittycombe; signature is Whycombe.
LEGGE, James New Perlican, Trinity District 5362 22 Corbett Legge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEDDLE, Thomas Old Shop, Trinity District 5405 19 John Peddle (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CORBETT, John Little Bay, Twillingate District 5556 26 James Corbett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GILLARD, Henry Southern Bay, Bonavista District 3822 21 John Gillard (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
YOUNG, William Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 4267 19 Agnes Young (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Includes document for # 4269 John Power
FLEMMING, John Spillars Cove, Trinity District 5899 19 James Flemming (p) Fisherman 1918 No No Discrepancy in name: Flemming and Fleming; attestation forms completed as Flemming.
BUTCHER, Alexander Thomas Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District 2363 27 Reuben Butcher (p) Fisherman 1916 No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file.
ARNS, William Frederick 7 Signal Hill, St. John's 2270 19 Clara (Mawtrey) Arns (s) Baker 1916 Methodist No No
OFLAHERTY, Patrick Long Beach, Bay de Verde District 4894 20 William O'Flaherty (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NOONAN, Robert Anthony St. John's 812 25 John H. Noonan (p) Civil servant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 14, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included
COFIELD, Mark Francis Allandale Road, St. John's 692 22 William Cofield (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist No No
DWYER, George Ralph St. John's 980 19 Harry Dwyer (o) Electrician 1915 Methodist No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74
STROUD, John Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2644 24 Mrs. John Stroud (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, December 1, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included.
LEDREW, Edward J. Change Islands, Fogo District 4123 18 Florence LeDrew (o) Labourer 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 9, 1920 Died of phthisis [tuberculosis].
PAUL, Lawrence Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 3358 18 James Paul (o) Pulp mill worker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CHURCHILL, Eldred 53 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4857 20 Ambrose Churchill (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ROWSELL, Walter B. Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 2533 19 Israel Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
NOBLE, Albert John No information 0-26 1917 No No Civilian appointment as honourary Lieutenant, liaison with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No attestation papers.
BEECHAM, Joseph Bareneed, Port de Grave District 4629 18 Nathaniel Beecham (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLIS, Arthur Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5229 20 Elizabeth Ellis (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
COUGHLAN, Edward Morris 63 Prescott Street, St. John's 3261 19 James Coughlan (p) Cable operator 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SHEPPARD, Robert Point Leamington, Twillingate District 4990 20 John Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
MELVIN, Michael La Manche, Ferryland District 5754 19 Thomas Melvin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HARRIS, Bertram Benjamin St. John's 1047 28 Kate Harris (p) Accountant 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOSEWORTHY, Thomas Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2612 21 Stewart Noseworthy (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ADAMS, William Arnold's Cove, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2306 18 Mrs. James William [Adams] (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
TIBBET - TIPPETT, Edward J. Little Catalina, Trinity District 4214 19 Flora J. Tibbet (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Tibbet on attestation papers; Tibbet, Tibbett and Tippett used throughout file; family spelling is Tippett; CWGC has revised the name to Tippett
HORWOOD, Ewart Gladstone 17 Prescott Street, St. John's 2671 18 Ephriah James Horwood (p) Student 1916 No No
WEIR, William H. Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 8444 23 Thomas Weir (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VAUGHAN, Oscar Augustus Leslie Street, St. John's 337 23 Mr. Vaughan (o) Carman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, July 4, 1917
SAMSON, Peter Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 267 21 John Samson (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
BOLAND, Patrick J. St.John's 1601 31 Frances Boland (s) Steward 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, December 21, 1916
JOHNSON, Ralph Trouty, Trinity District 2114 22 James Johnson (p) Paper makers helper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURKE, Martin 27 Angel Place, St. John's 2838 34 Mrs. John Burke (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CHRISTOPHER, Thomas 26 Kings Road, St. John's 121 20 Garrett Christopher (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
RYAN, William Gambo, Bonavista District 3381 18 James Ryan (p) Farming 1917 No No
RYALL, Thomas J. Colonial Building, Military Road, St. John's 8020 45 Margaret Ryall (p) Carpenter 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MATTERFACE, Frederick Boat Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5494 19 Joseph Matterface (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Mutterface
BARRETT, Angus Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 5976 18 John Barrett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CAMPBELL, Allan Little River, St. George District 5695 25 Katherine Campbell (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOBBIN, William Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 5354 23 Nicholas Dobbin (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RENDELL, George Raymond Rattling Brook, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District 3898 23 Job Rendell (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
LEBUFF, Robert Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada 1362 23 Eliza LeBuff (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 10, 1916
BUTT, Samuel Blackhead, Bay de Verde District 5094 19 Harry Butt (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JONES, Richard North Wales, United Kingdom 3268 18 Margaret Jones (p) Sailor 1916 Methodist No No
PIERCEY, Herbert Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 1489 23 John Piercie (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No Discrepancies in name: Piercey, Peircie, Percey, Pearce; previously transcribed as Piercie.
TUCKER, Timothy Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 5052 18 John Tucker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LEWIS, Charles Victor St. John's 3217 1916 Yes No Wednesday, September 24, 1919 Attestation papers not included. Enrolled with Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve 19 Aug. 1915. Enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment 9 Nov. 1916, transferred to NRNR 13 Nov. 1916. See also Regt. #1640 for additional information.