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
HARNETT, Lewis Campbellton, Twillingate District 6015 20 Mary Jane Kearley (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BRINTON - BRENTON, Thomas Bulls Cove, Burin District 3907 18 Henry Brinton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 Discrepancies in spelling of name: Brenton, Benton ; identified in CWGC as Brinton
THORNHILL, Eli Little Bay East, Fortune District 5161 19 George Thornhill (p) Fisherman 1918 Congregationalist No No
HOPKINS, Robert Nelson Hearts Content, Trinity District 4190 21 Jessie Hopkins (o) Telegraph operator 1917 Methodist No No
COLLINS, Joseph New Gower Street, St. John's 3210 Mrs. William Harvey (o) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included.
LODGE, Nathaniel George Catalina, Trinity District 2810 26 Mrs. Nathaniel Lodge (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
HAMMOND, Arthur 93 Gower Street, St. John's 79 20 Thomas Hammond (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
DOBBIN, John Tickles, Placentia-St. Marys District 2692 24 Francis Dobbin (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BUNGAY, George Sagona Island, Fortune District 6047 19 William Bungay (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, Charles Augustus St. John's 990 19 Jennie Taylor Tailor 1915 Methodist No No
MASON, Hugh Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2133 32 Mrs. Mason (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
MOORS, Jonathan Leonard Woody Point, St. Barbe District 5685 19 William Moores (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: surname spelled Moores by clerk, recruit's signature is Moors.
REARDON, Stanley Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 8505 22 Robert Reardon (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BENNETT, Thomas Island Harbour, Fogo District 3258 22 Mary Bennett (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOK, William Forest Road, St. John's 553 19 Tasker Cook (p) Tailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 26, 1918
MCDONALD, Michael J. 34 Gower Street, St. John's 2922 18 Margaret MacDonald (p) Clothes presser 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HICKEY, Michael Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5780 23 Patrick Hickey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FOLKS, Albert Little Bay, Twillingate District 3490 20 William Folks (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918
PHILLIPS, C. Gordon 100 Springdale Street, St. John's 2302 18 John Charles (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GARDNER, Edward James British Harbour, Trinity District 1247 23 Mrs. Gardner (p) Postal clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
TRASK, Heber Elliston, Trinity District 3156 19 Thomas Trask (p) Mill man 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918 PDF
SPENCER, Roy Fortune, Burin District 859 18 C.B. Spencer (p) Store clerk 1914 Methodist No No
REID, Llewelyn Chapel Arm, Trinity District 5434 20 Aubrey Reid (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Vincent S. St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1958 20 James Walsh (p) Policeman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
JEFFERS, Silas Freshwater, Bay de Verde District 292 22 Francis Jeffers (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 I.
BOUTCHER, William Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District 5944 21 Reuben Boutcher (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file.
LAHEY, Robert Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 254 26 Richard Lahey (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BRADBURY, Malcolm Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1188 22 Rachel Bradbury (p) Telegraph Operator 1915 Methodist No No
GEORGE, Ernest New Harbour, Trinity District 3966 18 Thomas George (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THORNE, Aubrey New Harbour, Trinity District 4806 18 William Thorne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORRISSEY, Patrick Brigus, Port de Grave District 5077 21 Michael Morrissey (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PECKFORD, Osmull Charles Brook, Twillingate District 8243 19 Edwin Peckford (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Oswell.
MCCARTHY, John Francis Goulds, Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West District 1401 24 Helen McCarthy (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KELLY, Thomas Joseph Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 178 23 James Kelly (p) Sailor 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CURNEW, Charles Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1335 22 George Robert Curnew (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No PDF See also service #1336, Joseph Ezekiel.
MARSHALL, Albert St. John's n/a 18 Student 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
MOONEY, John Joseph Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2262 21 Alfred Mooney Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
DAY, Tobias Fortune Harbour, Green Bay, Twillingate District 4913 18 James Day (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHALEN, Charles Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 4266 18 John Whalen (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
RAYNES, Henry Richard St. John's 801 23 Robert Raynes (p) Barber 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF Name listed as both Harry and Henry.
EBSARY, William A. Southside Road, St. John's 3189 29 Editha Ebsary (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEPHENSON, David Devon, England, United Kingdom 701 26 Edith Stephenson (p) Watchmaker 1914 No No PDF
AUCHINLECK, James 121 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 8375 19 Jane Auchinleck (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDREWS, Adam Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 8122 26 William Andrews (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOURGOIS, Frank Stephenville, St. George District 5693 23 Alexander Bourgois (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No Microfilm label states Alexander Bourgois. Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois
ETHERIDGE, Richard Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 1345 20 Peter Etheridge (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, March 28, 1918
PENNY, Arthur Nicholas Springdale, Twillingate District 229 25 Esther Penny (p) Millwright 1914 No No
SEYMOUR, Frank 71 Duckworth Street, St. John's 3374 32 Gertrude Seymour (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUTCHINGS, John Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 8108 18 Jonathan Hutchings (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOULTON, John Burin, Burin District 3936 19 Thomas J. Moulton (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918