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.

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Name Community Service Number Age of Enlistmentsort ascending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
HOLLAHAN, Joseph St. John's 1133 23 Florence Isabelle Hollahan (s) Cooper 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ROWE, Henry St. John's 1118 23 Jacob Rowe (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, April 17, 1918
HOSKINS, Lawrence Amour Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 449 23 Susan Hoskins (p) Farmer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOWELL, Charles A. Greens Harbour, Trinity District 3284 23 Charles Howell (p) Miner 1916 No No
HOUSE, John Greenspond, Bonavista District 2480 23 John House (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
OXFORD, Lewis George Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 4094 23 John Oxford (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
HOWLETT, John Tors Cove, Ferryland District 5810 23 Patrick Howlett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BARNES, Martin Joseph 2 Murphys Square, St. John's 3740 23 Martin Barron (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Barnes is overwritten and initialled with Barron on one copy of attestation papers; McAlpine's Directory 1915 shows Martin Barnes living on Murphy's Square
CULL, Andrew Shoal Bay, Fogo District 5980 23 Abraham Cull (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FITZGERALD, Thomas Open Hall, Bonavista District 6111 23 Alice Fitzgerald (p) Engineer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOMBS, Thomas Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 747 23 Henry Coombs (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1916 See also service #1718, Frank Hynes, for a newspaper clipping related to this soldier.
WHEELER, James St. John's 1432 23 Agnes Wheeler (p) Coal miner 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 21, 1916
WARREN, George Chapel Arm, Trinity District 5050 23 Mahalia Warren (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAMPBELL, Duncan Cape St. George, St. George District 4219 23 John Campbell (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KEATES, Robert J. Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 5257 23 John Keates (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Keats
LITTLE, Ronald Bonavista, Bonavista District 5831 - 6235 23 George Little (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No He is enlisted again at the age of 24
STACEY, Alfred Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 1747 23 Henry Stacey (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Sunday, January 20, 1918 PDF
BROWN, James Michael Curling, St. George District 1328 23 Mr. and Mrs. Brown (p) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, December 3, 1915
HAMMOND, Thomas 93 Gower Street, St. John's 360 23 Thomas Hammond (p) Dry goods clerk 1921 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
LEBUFF, Robert Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada 1362 23 Eliza LeBuff (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 10, 1916
KING, Bertram Popes Harbour, Trinity District 8399 23 Mary J. Vokey (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOEL, Ronald 77 McFarlane Street, St. John's 3053 23 Harvey Noel (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
CANNING, Wilfred Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 3727 23 Noah Canning (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WHIFFEN, Joseph Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 5898 23 Elias Whiffen (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LEE, George James Grand Bank, Burin District 5875 23 Henry Lee (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
GOUDIE, James W. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 714 23 Mrs. John Goudie (p) Painter 1914 No No
TUCKER, Adolphus D. Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District 5070 23 Edgar Tucker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TWYNE, Abraham J. Hauling Point, St. Barbe District 3259 23 James Twyne (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, March 28, 1918
COOMBS, George Thomas Sandwich Bay, Labrador 6265 23 Robert Coombs (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOPER, Ephraim Snooks Harbour, Trinity District 4056 23 William Cooper (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
DALTON, Daniel St. Marys Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District 6154 23 Stephen Dalton (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HANN, Albert Leslie Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2116 23 Isaac Hann (p) Core maker, paper mills 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEATS, Hubert John 47 Goodview Street, St. John's 613 23 Richard Keats (p) Upholsterer 1914 Unknown No No
NOBLE, William Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4830 23 Mrs. George Noble (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHEELER, Chesley Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 2864 23 Mrs. Aaron Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
LEMOINE, Joseph E. Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4296 23 Philip LeMoine (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Patrick J. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 4852 23 Thomas Smith (p) Paper maker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HANN, Bertram Gordon Wesleyville, Bonavista District 1255 23 Mr. Hann (p) Fisherman 1915 No Yes POW Date: 1917.
STANFIELD, Samuel Loon Cove, Bonavista District 5126 23 Robert Stanfield (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No On three separate documents, the community name appears differently: once as Loo Cove, then Look Cove and also Loon Cove.
NOBLE, Lorenzo Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 5546 23 Elizabeth Noble (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MURPHY, William 40 Carters Hill, St. John's 4146 23 John Murphy (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CARTER, James Witless Bay, Ferryland District 4591 23 Fanny Vickers (p) Blacksmith 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CARTER, James Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 269 23 John Carter (p) Miner 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, William John Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 975 23 Johanna Murphy (o) Labourer 1915 Yes No Saturday, October 9, 1915
DANIELS, Peter 402 Water Street, St. John's 318 23 Eva Fitzpatrick (p) Confectioner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
DARBY, Cyril Roy Ships Cove, Burin District 3150 23 Stephen A. Darby (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
LODGE, Samuel Thomas Catalina, Trinity District 165 23 Grace Lodge (p) Storekeeper 1914 Methodist Yes No Friday, October 1, 1915
WELLS, Harry Augustus Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 3943 23 Robert James Wells (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
PEDDLE, Archibald 55 Cabot Street, St. John's 8037 23 Isabella Peddle (s) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAVIS, Allan Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5212 23 Mrs. Francis Davis (p) Engineer 1918 Methodist No No