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 Enlistmentsort descending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
LOVEYS, James Newton 44 Gilbert Street, St. John's 359 19 Mr. Loveys (p) Draper 1914 Methodist No No
BURSEY, Goliath Clarenville, Trinity District 2381 19 Reuben Bursey (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917 Related documents misfiled with Regt. # 1348 Frederick John Bursey, brother of Reuben.
MANNING, Peter Joseph Sheehans Chute, St. John's 687 19 Fanny Manning (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
ROWSELL, Jack [H. John R.] Canterbury, England, United Kingdom - Bonavista, Bonavista District 0-221 - 619 19 Lydia C. Rowsell (p) Theology student 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 8, 1916
THISTLE, Frederick 20 Charlton Street, St. John's 8283 19 Levi Thistle (p) Teamster 1917 Methodist No No
BUCKINGHAM, Edward 38 John Street, St. John's 5045 19 John Buckingham (p) Marine engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FRENCH, Joseph Chesley Winterton,Trinity District 2151 19 Mrs. Walter French (p) Barkerman 1916 Methodist No No
FAGAN, William J. Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 5763 19 George Fagan (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, Thomas Tilting, Fogo District 3850 19 Edward Power (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GOSSE, William Joseph Torbay, St. John's East District 963 19 Maude Gosse (o) Plumber 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Alfred Sandy Point, St. George District 2852 19 Lewis Parsons (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SULLIVAN, Arthur Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 998 19 Edward Sullivan (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Stephen Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1998 19 Eli Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
NEWELL, Victor Perrin Dock, Bareneed, Port de Grave District 3598 19 Nathan Newell Munition worker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, July 17, 1917
PENNELL, John Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1542 19 Mary Pennell (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EDGAR, Albert Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 2528 19 Mrs. W.J. Richards (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 Discrepancy in mother's name: Betsey Guy or Mrs. W.J. Richards.
BROWN, Everett Musgravetown, Bonavista District 3829 19 Elias Brown (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No See Regt. # 3722 for misfiled document
PARSONS, Richard F. Harbour Breton, Fortune District 8405 19 William Parsons (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, Obed Long Island, Twillingate District 6335 19 John Rideout (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
FARRELL, James Fogo, Fogo District 6206 19 Pierce Farrell (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHAPLIN, John Fielding Circular Road, St. John's 584 19 Mark Chaplin (p) Student 1914 Yes No Friday, January 1, 1915
MUGFORD, George Codroy, St. George District 1943 19 Celina Mugford (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, February 24, 1916
SQUIBB, Josiah Carbonear, Carbonear District 243 19 Charles Squibb (p) Miner 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 19, 1915
TAYLOR, Hedley St. John's 1129 19 Susanna Taylor (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
AUCHINLECK, James 121 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 8375 19 Jane Auchinleck (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VAUGHAN, Joseph Patrick St. John's 800 19 Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CONSTANTINE, Leo Francis 38 MacFarlane Street, St. John's 3212 19 Peter Constantine (p) Carman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MCDONALD, John George Street, St. John's 3461 19 Mary McDonald (s) Carman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FUREY, Ignatius Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 1312 19 Mr. and Mrs. Furey (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Tuesday, December 7, 1915
MARKS, James Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District 6298 19 Bertha Marks (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLUNEY, Leo 24 Stephen Street, St. John's 8378 19 James Cluney 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
REID, Chesley Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 3912 19 Joseph Combdon (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DRAY, Patrick Mary Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District 1159 19 James Dray (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
JONES, Leslie Exploits, Twillingate District 5280 19 Henry Jones (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
HOLLETT, George Albert Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1841 19 Thomas Hollett (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No
SPENCER, Frederick Twillingate, Twillingate District 3626 19 Mark Spencer (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
PITCHER, Gilbert Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District 2178 19 Cornelius Pitcher (p) Papermaker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
IVANY, Bertram Shoal Harbour, Trinity District 4129 19 Reuben Ivany (p) Fireman 1917 Methodist No No
SIMMONS, Robert Botwood, Twillingate District 3380 19 William Simmons (p) Wharfinger 1917 Methodist No No
PEARCE, Hector Clarenville, Trinity District 1394 19 Eliza Pearce (p) Locomotive fireman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
LUFF, Oliver Exploits, Twillingate District 8236 19 William John Luff (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
DEVOE, Vincent Grand River, Codroy, St. George District 5858 19 Marcellian Devoe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ATKINS, Thomas Joseph St. John's 795 19 Mary A. Atkins (p) Barber 1914 No No
BISHOP, William 18 Waldegrave Street, St. John's 1831 19 Richard Bishop (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BALL, Douglas Little Burnt Bay, Twillingate District 8440 19 Noah Ball (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
KENNEDY, Ralph 266 Water Street, St. John's 678 19 William Cook (o) Butcher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWE, Chesley Hearts Content, Trinity District 989 19 William Rowe (p) Carpenter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STANFORD, Reginald Fred Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-255 - 1308 19 Ida Stanford (p) 1915 No No PDF Partial attestation papers included.
MCNAUGHTON, John St. John's / Blair Drummond, Scotland, United Kingdom 1302 19 Mr. McNaughton (p) Tailor 1915 Presbyterian No No
JENSEN, Lewis Harbour Breton, Fortune District 5567 19 White Jensen (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.