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 Fatalitysort descending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
HUSSEY, William L. 62 Cookstown Road, St. John's 8039 45 Annie Hussey (s) Stewart 1917 Methodist No No
WORTHINGTON, Lewis Llewellyn No information 0-165 - 1862 48 Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Not in service ledger. From 1st Battalion, Kings Regiment, Liverpool
BISHOP, John F. Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 2780 31 Joseph Bishop (p) Teacher 1916 No No
FEAVER, William Owen 80 Bond Street, St. John's 3408 18 Samuel Feaver (p) Cable operator 1917 No No
BROWN, Edgar Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5153 18 Bunge Brown (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
THORBURN, Clinton Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 4184 18 Robert Thorburn (p) Clerk 1917 Presbyterian No No
PIKE, Hayward Ebenezer 24 Gilbert Street, St. John's 2823 18 Thomas Pike (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
KENNEDY, Chesley Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 5325 21 Solomon Kennedy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BALL, Hayward Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2199 19 Mrs. Harry Ball (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
COLLIER, Patrick St. Albans, Fortune District 6232 21 William Collier (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No See also #6229, Lawrence Collier.
STACEY, William Point May, Lamaline, Burin District 4950 18 John Stacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCKAY, J. J. No information 0-145 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
THISTLE, Howard Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District 1661 20 Maurice Thistle (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUGDEN, Cyril W. Britannia, Trinity District 4065 18 Walter Bugden (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ADAMS, William George Harvey Street East, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3282 24 Susannah Adams (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
KELLY, James Joseph St. John's 1011 19 Elizabeth Kelly Telegraph operator 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BROOKING, Edwin Glovertown, Bonavista District 5440 19 Robert Brooking (p) Farmer 1918 Methodist No No
GOSSE, John Torbay, St. John's East District 2473 18 Peter Gosse (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
DALTON, Philip Codroy, St. George District 5721 24 John Dalton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HYNES, Isaac Fox Island River, Port au Port, St. George District 4772 22 Reuben Hynes (p) Trapper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, John Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5246 23 John Murphy (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRAZIL, Matthew Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1368 21 Thomas Brazil (o) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
GOODYEAR, Theophilus Little Catalina, Trinity District 8090 19 James Goodyear (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WINDSOR, Stanley Charles Aquaforte, Ferryland District 301 21 Henry Windsor (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ONEIL, John Joseph 49 Angel Place, St. John's 704 29 Clara O'Neil (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MURRAY, William St. John's 1695 33 John Murray (o) Truckman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FORD, George Barr'd Islands, Fogo District 5967 20 George Ford (p) Unknown 1918 Unknown No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
ROSE, Stephen Twillingate, Twillingate District 4281 18 Lizzie Powell (p) Coaster - sailor 1917 Methodist No No
LEONARD, Michael St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Marys District 4808 24 John J. Leonard (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HAYWARD, John Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 627 24 Mrs. John Hayward (p) Fisherman 1914 Salvation Army No No
BEST, James Swains Island, Bonavista District 5319 22 James Best (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SHEARS, John James Robinsons Head, St. George District 1671 19 James Allan Shjears (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KELLY, Bernard Beau Bois, Burin District 6050 23 Lizzie Kelly (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MITCHELL, Parmenas James Tilt Cove, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District 4251 20 Henry Mitchell (p) Miner 1917 Methodist No No variant spelling of name - Permanus
MASON, Peter Catalina, Trinity District 5751 19 Peter Mason (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
REDMOND, Thomas J. 265 Theatre Hill, St. John's 8162 18 David P. Redmond (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COLTON, Cyril B Water Street West, St. John's 4402 18 Sarah Colton (p) Gas Works worker 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DREW, T.M. 0-223 - 857 1915 No No Transferred from Leicestershire Regiment. Attestation papers not included. Also contains documents relating to service #0-23, William Edward Barnes
CUFF, William John Port Blandford, Bonavista District 3885 19 Gideon Cuff (p) Brakeman 1917 Methodist No No
CARTER, Kenneth James Greenspond, Bonavista District 1814 19 Kenneth Carter (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNEY, Charles Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 2394 26 James Penney (p) Fisherman 1916 Unknown No No
HARDING, Joseph William Greenspond, Bonavista District 3720 27 James Harding (p) Sailor 1917 Methodist No No
MOULTON, Rennie Burin, Burin District 4320 18 Thomas Moulton (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
TRAVERSE, James Bell Island, St. John's East District 4651 19 Mrs. Ed. Power (p) Mrs. Ed. Power (p) 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DICKS, James Nelson Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3505 19 Henry Dicks (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STURGE, Esau Brookfield, Bonavista District 6238 21 Victoria Sturge (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SEARS, James 82 New Gower Street, St. John's 2410 17 William Sears (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers for Newfoundland Forestry Companies and Newfoundland Regiment.
MILLER, Robert Champneys East, Trinity District 3669 25 William Miller (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUDGELL, Enos New Bay, Twillingate District 8152 Joseph Budgel (p) Fisherman 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
PITCHER, Herbert Redvers St. John's 1729 28 Mary Pitcher (s) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No