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
KENNEDY, James Norris Arm, Twillingate District 4859 18 Mary Bennett (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BENGER, Rance Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4230 18 John Benger (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, May 20, 1921
RICHARDS, Roland Godfrey Glenwood, Twillingate District 3132 18 Charles Richards (p) Dry goods clerk 1916 Methodist No No
DOLOMOUNT, John Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4295 18 Charles Dolomount (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHORTALL, Leo 141 Gower Street, St. John's 1940 18 William Shortall (p) Student 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, April 29, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included ; See also Regt. #0-78 -395 for misfiled documents
CLOUSTON, Thomas Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's 4370 18 John W. Clouston (p) Clerk 1918 Presbyterian No No
BURRY, Oliver Greenspond, Bonavista District 4748 18 Zacharias Burry (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
TIZZARD, Samuel 41 Cook Street, St. John's 8379 18 Julia Tizzard (p) 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
STONE, Frederick William Wellmans Cove, Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 2495 18 John Thomas Stone (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
CROCKER, Andrew P. Port Blandford, Bonavista District 8228 18 William Crocker (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HISCOCK, William Winterton, Trinity District 4101 18 Jasper Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KNOX, William 11 Feild Street, St. John's 4611 18 William Knox (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SPARKES, Reuben Whitbourne, Trinity District 6223 18 John Sparkes (p) Miller 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DORAN, John 41 Duckworth Street, St. John's 2660 18 Isabel Doran (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, September 23, 1917
GOSSE, William Topsail Road, St. John's 3548 18 Moses Gosse (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OKEEFE, William Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4315 18 Thomas O'Keefe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TOBIN, Larry 17 Casey Street, St. John's 4558 18 John Tobin (p) 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, James Francis Freshwater Road, St. John's 2281 18 Mrs. Joseph Power (p) Clerk 1916 No No
BROWN, Chesley Salvage, Bonavista District 4511 18 Henry Brown (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MELBOURNE, Samuel Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5053 18 Robert Melbourne (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BEST, Charles Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8320 18 Stephen Best (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURSEY, Walter John 101 Barnes Road, St. John's 2931 18 Mary Bursey (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
DAY, Walter V. St. John's 1660 18 Ernest Day (p) Tailor 1915 Methodist No No
OQUINN, James South Branch, Grand River, St. George District 3481 18 Peter O'Quinn (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No PDF See # 3418 for misfiled document
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].
HANN, James J. Lamaline, Burin District 5498 18 Milanda [Melina] Hann (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FAHEY, Andrew Kilbride, St. John's West District 4529 18 Constable Andrew Fahey (p) Power house gas operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MULLINGS, Gordon A. St. John's 1698 18 J.R. Mullings (p) Bookkeeper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, January 20, 1917
CLARK, Ambrose Dunfield, Trinity District 2295 18 Jacob Clark (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CASE, William Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde district 4588 18 John Case (p) Assistant surveyor 1918 Methodist No No
CONNOLLY, Nicholas Brigus, Port de Grave District 4369 18 Jane Connelly (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FREEMAN, Robert Fogo, Fogo District 4066 18 Susan Freeman (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROCKWOOD, John Joseph Hearts Content, Trinity District 2358 18 James Rockwood (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DUDER, John 357 Water Street, St. John's 4029 18 Edward Duder (p) Seaman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discharged 1 Nov. 1917 - underaged
HEWITT, Walter Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 8433 18 James Hewitt (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FISHER, Ernest 69 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 3516 18 Robert Fisher (p) Butcher 1917 Yes No Thursday, November 29, 1917
BOLAND, William Riverhead, St. Mary's, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6160 18 Bernard Boland (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Edgar Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5153 18 Bunge Brown (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BALSOM, Roy Leslie Clarenville, Trinity District 2770 18 William Balsom (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
BURTON, Brendan J. St. John's 2033 18 Patrick Burton (p) Printer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LIDSTONE, Archibald Laurenceton, Twillingate District 3872 18 William Lidstone (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
SPOONER, Albert 26 Henry Street, St. John's 2227 18 Archibald Spooner (p) Teamster 1916 Methodist No No
WHITTLE, Peter Joseph 7 Hamilton Street, St. John's 2986 18 Peter Whittle Sr. (p) Office clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
COLOUMB, David Shallops Cove, St. George District 8081 18 Frank Coloumb (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PHELAN, William A. Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2001 18 James Phelan (p) Checker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
ELLIOTT, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 1786 18 Samuel Elliott (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
MAHON, John Francis 30 Barnes Road St. John's 2489 18 John Mahon (p) Tinsmith 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MARCH, John Port au Port, St. George District 5425 18 Samuel March (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Eli Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 2680 18 Robert Mercer (o) Lumbering 1916 Methodist No No
ROSE, Vater Golf Avenue, St. John's 3926 18 John Rose (p) Machinist 1916 Methodist No No