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 ascending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
HANNAFORD, John Joseph St. John's 792 18 Edward Hannaford (p) Messenger 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MCCARTHY, Daniel Terrenceville, Fortune District 2993 20 Mrs. Michael McCarthy (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SNOOK, Samuel St. Albans, Fortune District 6231 22 Michael Snook (o) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LAWLOR, James St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5036 25 James Lawlor (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No See Regt. # 5086 for misfiled document
EVANS, Nelson Botwood, Twillingate District 661 21 Selina Evans (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No I
MOAKLER, Francis Stephen St. John's 1651 18 Thomas Moakler (p) Telegraph checker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
THROWBRIDGE, George Thomas Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys 6199 26 Samuel Throwbridge (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No Variant spellings of name - Throwbridge, Trowbridge, Strowbridge, Strawbridge; attested as Throwbridge.
DALTON, Alphaeus Little Catalina, Trinity District 5911 19 Albert Dalton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WALSH, Michael J. No information 8306 20 Michael Walsh (p) 1917 No No Information from service ledger. Demobilized in St. John's.
COMPTON, Charles Griquet, St. Barbe District 5350 19 Elizabeth Compton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MACKAY, John Joseph Corner of Cochrane Street and Duckworth Street, St. John's 278 19 John Joseph MacKay (p) Baker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PENNEY, John Robert Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District 2006 30 Jethro Penney (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
HOLLETT, James Port au Bras, Burin District 1109 20 Jane Hollett Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, George Goulds, St. John's West District 8432 20 William Rideout (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BOUCHER, Charles Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District 5932 20 George Boucher (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Boutcher, Boucher.
WALSH, Michael 18 Pope Street, St. John's 639 19 Nora Walsh Waddleton (p) Bottler 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PITTMAN, Arthur Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3400 22 George Pittman (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
STYLES, Alfred Dildo, Trinity District 1453 20 Mrs. George Inman (o) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
MULROONEY, George St. John's 2261 20 Mary Mulrooney (p) Wheelwright 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW date: 1917.
WALSH, Michael Bellevue, Trinity Bay 1792 22 Amy McCarthy (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
TUCKER, George Burnt Head, Port de Grave District 5287 22 Ambrose Tucker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BERNERS, Ralph Abercrombie 0-220 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - Transferred from Royal Welsh Fusiliers
STROUDE, Fred Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 1325 & 8083 21 Priscilla Stroude (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental number 8083.
RAINES, George Albert South Shields, England, United Kingdom 381 19 Albert Thomas Raines (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No
HALL, Patrick Joseph Port au Port, St. George District 8245 18 Alexander Hall (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BLACKWOOD, Bertram Loo Cove, Bonavista District 5154 21 Eleazer Blackwood (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Leonard Carbonear, Carbonear District 3685 22 Lemuel Taylor (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
JANES, Alwin Ambrose Glovertown, Bonavista District 734 35 Lucy Jane Janes (s) Millwright 1914 No No
PEARCEY, William J. Hopeall, Trinity District 5220 20 May Pritchard (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
OWENS, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 4059 19 Thomas Owens (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WHELAN, Samuel G. Cupids, Port de Grave District 2071 20 William Whelan (p) Telegraph operator 1916 Methodist No No
LUSH, George 33 Water Street, St. John's 4090 22 Martha Lush (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HERDER, Herbert Augustus Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 2898 29 Accountant 1916 Methodist No No
BARTON, B.J. No information 0-229 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - Attached to Regiment as commanding officer from Yorkshire
WALL, Leo. Holyrood, Harbour Main District 5808 23 Martin Wall (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DUNPHY, Patrick 25 Burkes Square, St. John's 4447 18 Martin Dunphy (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
ARMSTRONG, Martin Witless Bay, Ferryland District 4758 19 Martin Armstrong (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MEANEY, Frank Brigus, Port de Grave district 8038 19 John Meaney (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
SQUIRES, Bela St. Jones, Trinity District 6273 22 John Squires (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MATE, Joseph Port Rexton, Trinity District 3608 21 Mary (Henry) Mate (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RICKETTS, Josiah Jamestown, Bonavista District 5316 19 John Ricketts (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCNEILLY, James Johnson Rogerson 2 Queen Street, St. John's 2723 34 James A.W. McNeilly (o) Broker 1916 Methodist No No
HALLS [HAWSE], Joseph Lewis [Lewin's] Cove, Burin District 5574 19 William Halls [Hawse] (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Attestation papers completed as Joseph Halls, Lewis Cove, Burin; family name is Hawse; community is Loons [later Lewin's] Cove. Variant spelling of name: Hawes
ROBERTS, Walter Graham Lakeview Avenue, St. John's 368 19 John Roberts (p) Grocer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOPSON, Frank Herbert Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-130 - 2915 29 Mary Rita Hopson (s) Paper maker 1916 No No PDF Hopson was attached 88th Infantry Brigade H.Q.
COLEMAN, Bartholomew Curling, St. George District 5395 22 Joseph Coleman (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SMALL, Titus Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1389 19 Pannana Small (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
LONG, Edward 48 Gilbert Street, St. John's 4435 19 Henry M. Long (p) Cooper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BALL, Archibald James Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 2457 21 William Ball (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
DILLON, Thomas Little Bay, Twillingate District 5536 25 John Dillon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No