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
RICHARDS, Harry Victor Glenwood, Twillingate District 952 17 Charles T. Richards (p) Fox farmer 1915 Methodist No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73.
HUSTINS, Plemon New Bay, Twillingate District 4329 32 Jacob Hustins (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - signature is Hustins, forms completed as Hustons. See # 4339 Job Carter for 15 pages of misfiled correspondence related to # 4329.
ANDREWS, Claude Twillingate, Twillingate District 4064 18 John Andrews (p) Printer 1917 Methodist No No
HARDY, William Frank 60 Monroe Street, St. John's 179 21 George Hardy (p) Truckman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, September 23, 1915
PIKE, John Carbonear, Carbonear District 5453 19 Colin Pike (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
THOMPSON, James J. Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8135 57 Rachel Thompson (s) Lumberman and mill man 1917 Salvation Army No No
ROWE, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 5722 23 Edward Rowe (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TESSIER, William James Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 2504 22 Mrs. Charles Tessier (p) Surveyor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HANCOCK, Henry J. Kings Cove, Bonavista District 4004 18 Henry Hancock (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LOCKE, Lemuel Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 5469 20 James Locke (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MCKAY, Stewart Seal Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe district 5613 20 Edward McKay (p) 1918 Yes No Monday, July 8, 1918 Date of Death: 08 July 1918 from CWGC File missing. Information from service ledger. MacKay in CWGC
BUGDEN, Harry 68 Alexander Street, St. John's 4126 22 Julia Bugden (nee Power) (p) Cab driver 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OBRIEN, Michael Gregory Witless Bay, Ferryland District 2968 18 Nicholas J. O'Brien (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
WHITE, Arthur J. Stephenville, St. George District 1029 Telegraph operator 1915 No No
PRINCE, Josiah Princeton, Bonavista District 3567 19 Robert S. Prince (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOWNTON, Herbert 37 Fleming Street, St. John's 6245 18 Frederick Downton (p) Student 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KNIGHT, George Samuel 74 William Street, St. John's 309 21 Charles and Phoebe Knight (p) Machinist 1914 Methodist Yes No Thursday, December 2, 1915
KEAN, S.G. No information 0-240 No information No information 1916 No No Granted temporary commission to the Regiment for transport to Great Britain to take up service with the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). Served as Medical Officer for Repatriation Draft, March 1919. File included documents for W.E. Procunier, # 0-235.
GULLIVER, George McFarlane St. John's 937 23 John Gulliver (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: McFarlane
HICKEY, John Joseph St. John's 586 22 Patrick Hickey (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic No No See service # 113 for Hickey's misfiled attestation papers
MARTIN, Joseph Burin North, Burin District 1791 24 George Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BRAZIL, Richard 12 1/2 Prospect Street, St. John's 2217 20 Emma Brazil (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918. Variant spelling of name - Brazill.
TITFORD, Grant Bennett Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3699 18 Jessie (William) Titford (p) Operator 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
JACOBS, Levi Little Hearts Ease, Random, Trinity District 4973 21 James Jacobs (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WILLIAMS, William Wales, United Kingdom 3063 50 Mrs. William Williams (s) Musician 1918 No No Attested for short service
OAKLEY, William J.F. 172 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 3281 18 Arthur Oakley (p) Checker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAPGOOD, Patrick Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4889 19 Monague Hapgood (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COSTELLO, Michael Francis Avondale, Harbour Main District 1157 24 Katherine Costello (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SULLIVAN, John Martin St. George, St. George District 1433 19 Mary Hickey Sullivan (p) Motor man 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HINKS, George Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3677 23 Joseph Hinks (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARKE, George Max Grand Bank, Burin District 2973 18 Lionel Clarke (p) Bank clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, April 18, 1918
PARROTT, Raymond Winterton, Trinity District 4149 21 William Parrott (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Methodist No No
HODDINOTT, Frederick Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District 5399 19 Henry Hoddinott (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
CAREY, Edward St. John's 1370 21 Sadie Carey (p) Motorman 1915 No No
HAYWARD, Harry Bonavista, Bonavista District 4845 19 Mrs. Alfred Hayward (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WALSH, Frank Pleasant Street, St. John's 4238 26 Theresa Walsh (s) Carman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HEATH, Job Botwood, Twillingate District 2478 18 Mrs. Elijah Rideout (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
BARRETT, Roland Blaketown, Trinity District 3480 22 Mary Barrett (p) Railroading 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAFE, Walter C. 75 Flower Hill, St. John's 4548 22 Mrs. Thomas Wareham (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MITCHELMORE, George Green Island Cove, St. Barbe District 2872 23 George Mitchelmore (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917
LISCOMBE, Joseph Botwood, Twillingate District 8504 41 Mary Liscombe (s) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - Luscombe.
DAWE, Robert Rattling Brook, Twillingate District 3630 24 Jonathan Dawe (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
COLLINS, Martin Bertram Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 913 19 Mrs. Michael Joseph Collins (p) Steward 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
GILLINGHAM, Harold Golf Avenue, St. John's 5028 27 William Gillingham (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
KELLY, Michael Francis 37 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 148 24 Mrs. Kelly (s) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
FRIZELL, William Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 3279 21 Charles Frizell (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CULL, Simeon Barr'd Island, Fogo District 5908 20 James Cull (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
PENNEY, Henry Big Braha, St. Barbe District 4920 20 William Penney (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Signature is Penney; documents are Penny
SOUTHCOTT, Thomas Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3852 19 Arthur Southcott (p) Paper maker 1917 Presbyterian Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
HOBBS, Eliol Red Cliff Bay, Bonavista District 5413 19 Thomas Hobbs (p) Fisherman 1919 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, June 22, 1918