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 Fatalitysort descending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
MURRIN, Walter Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1412 19 William Murrin (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRAGG, Robert Shamblers Cove, Bonavista District 2863 32 Daniel Bragg (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, Edmund Harbour Grace South, Harbour Grace District 2621 19 Edward Taylor (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1417X.
MORRIS, Samuel Goose Cove, Trinity District 3341 18 William Morris (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ATKINS, Clementine Manuels, Harbour Main District 8486 27 William Atkins (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Walter John St. John's 478 30 John Smith (p) Woodsman 1914 Methodist No No
BARTLETT, John William St. John's 957 24 Julia Bartlett (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARDY, Charles Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 6153 26 Charles Pardy (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUINTON, William Red Cliff Island, Bonavista District 5166 25 Christopher Quinton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIOUX, A. Ferdinand No information 0-168 35 Executive assistant 1916 No No Granted temporary commission to the Regiment to allow for transport to England to take up service with the Army Service Corps.
HILLIER, Thomas Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 6167 18 George Hillier (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
POOLE, Jacob Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4340 29 Florence Poole (nee Pike) (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MADDIGAN, Michael 1 Dammerills Lane, St. John's 47 19 Michael Maddigan (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FORSEY, Curtis Grand Bank, Burin District 3828 21 William Forsey (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
HARVEY, Leslie Boswarlos, Port au Port, St. George District 1497 24 Jemima Harvey (p) Miner 1915 Methodist No No
WINTERS, William John Paul Island, Labrador 1852 23 Edward Winters Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COADY, Andrew St. John's 775 - 8096 19 Richard Coady (o) Labourer 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917
CORCORAN, James Cooks Pond, Placentia-St. Marys District 6214 23 Simeon Corcoran (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HACKETT, Samuel Robert St. John's 986 20 Mrs. Hackett (s) Carpenter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NICOL, John Francis 11 Flavin Street, St. John's 336 19 Henry Nicol (p) Machinist 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Nichol.
BUTLER, Albert Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 5372 19 Mrs. Charlotte Butler (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GEORGE, Pleamon Whiteway, Trinity District 1969 26 Ananias George (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOODYEAR, Arthur Colin Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 1085 21 Elizabeth Goodyear (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist No No
JOHNSTON - JOHNSON, William Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 4881 21 Thomas Johnston (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Signature completed as Johnston on attestation; Johnson on later documents.
BAKER, Mahlon Elliston, Trinity District 3835 21 Robert Baker (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in given name: Malcolm;
WEIR, Victor Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 5481 19 Theophilus Weir (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MOORES, Archibald Baie Verte, St. Barbe District 8218 19 William J. Moores (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
DALTON, Frederick Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 1338 22 Mrs. Agnes Dalton (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
STUCKEY, Roland South Side, Twillingate, Twillingate district 3964 18 Helen Stuckey (p) 1917 No No File missing; Information from service ledger.
BUTT, Edward Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 3190 25 William Butt (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
FORBES-ROBERTSON, James No information 0-2 No No PDF Attached as 2nd in Command July 1916 - Aug. 1917
ELLIOTT, Alpheus Raleigh, St. Barbe District 3101 19 Thomas Elliott (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
MERCER, Arthur 60 Barters Hill, St. John's n/a 14 Student 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
BRINTON, James Thornlea, Trinity District 3996 18 William Brinton (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
HOWLETT, Pierre Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 3352 18 Richard Howlett (p) Farming 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1918
CHURCHILL, James Portugal Cove [district unknown] 8346 30 Johnathan Churchill (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELLS, Elias J. Horwood, Fogo District 8451 23 Nellie Wells (s) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
WHITE, Dawe Green Bay, Trinity District 3687 22 Flora White (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Edward Walter St. John's 0-148 Elizabeth Vere-Holloway (s) 1915 No No I - Attestation papers not included. Temporary assignment
BESSEY, Reuben Cape Onion, St. Barbe District 4182 18 Samuel Bessey (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
CRITCH, Frank Springdale, Twillingate District 4939 19 John Critch (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BURKE, William St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 5366 22 Thomas Burke (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
IVANY, Solomon 5 Flower Hill, St. John's 3105 & 8064 24 Mrs. R. Bayley (o) Truckman 1916 Methodist No No See also service #8064; Ivany transfered to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917
HUNT, Michael Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 4893 24 James Hunt (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Includes a misfiled 13 page report concerning Regt. # 4832 Alex Ford and Regt. # 4833 Bertram Bartlett. Complete report in # 4832.
LEARNING, Samuel James St. John's 1498 21 Jane Learning (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANTLE, William E. 33 Water Street, St. John's 1947 18 Sarah Antle (p) Boiler maker 1915 Methodist No No
TOBIN, Patrick Bar Haven, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6114 28 Mary Tobin (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MATTHEWS, Ephraim Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5688 20 Henry Matthews (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STICKLAND, William LaPoile, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6071 24 William Stickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Strickland
HICKEY, Richard John St. John's 779 23 Richard John Hickey (p) Electrical engineer 1914 No No