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 PoWsort descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
RIDEOUT, Michael St. John's 1756 20 Mrs. Morris Griffin (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, George H. Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 4553 18 Henry Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GARRETT, Henry Thomas Port Blandford, Bonavista District 2875 20 Joseph Garrett (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAGGS, George Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 3919 21 Moses Baggs (p) Teacher 1917 Methodist No No
WALSH, Thomas Bellevue, Trinity Bay 1793 28 Amy McCarthy (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, November 22, 1917
HOWELL, Moses 51 Wickford Street, St. John's 462 20 John Howell (p) Miner 1914 Methodist No No
CHANNING, John Cuthbert 233 Theatre Hill, St. John's 347 20 Frances Channing (p) Druggist 1914 No No
GOSSE, Solomon Blaketown, Trinity District 2636 20 Lionel Gosse (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
LUFF, Harry Exploits, Twillingate District 3742 20 William John Luff (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, October 5, 1918
COLLINS, Thomas 64 Cabot Street, St. John's 3288 23 Mrs. Thomas Collins (s) Engineer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GUY, Frederick Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1322 35 Mrs. Guy (s) Blacksmith 1915 Methodist No No
DELACEY, Leo Francis St. John's 1373 22 Margaret De Lacey (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BURT, George Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3833 21 William Burt (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GLYNN, Frank J. 27 Pleasant Street, St. John's 5025 24 Frank Glynn (p) Motor engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HUNT, Darius 9 John Street, St. John's 2580 21 Thomas Hunt (p) Clerk 1916 Salvation Army No No
WATTS, Arthur Brigus, Port de Grave District 641 23 John Watts (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUNT, Victor Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8389 33 Flossie Hunt (s) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
SPENCER, Allan R. Fortune, Burin District 5564 21 John Spencer (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
BISHOP, John Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 5402 20 Richard Bishop (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
MILES, Augustus Bonavista, Bonavista District 4856 29 Susan Miles (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 1, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included
OAKE, Bertram William Fogo, Fogo District 539 23 Ham Oake (p) Clerk 1914 No No
PIKE, George Edward St. John's 898 31 Nathaniel Pike (p) Salesman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ANDERSON, William Stafford 5 Park Place, Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 418 21 Mr. Anderson (p) Civil engineer 1914 Presbyterian No No
MAHER, Pierce 61 Lime Street, St. John's 591 26 Mrs. Maher (s) Labourer 1914 No No
ROWSELL, Edward Clayton 49 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 571 23 Uriah Rowsell (p) Chauffeur 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KENDALL, Gordon Fox Roost, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5901 20 Thomas Kendall (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GRANT, Vincent Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 5204 19 John Grant (p) Carpenter 1918 Roman Catholic No No
VATERS, John H. Victoria, Carbonear District 2047 18 Joseph Vaters (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist No No See Service # 968 for misfiled documents (p.21-22). Includes misfiled documents (p.47-51) for Edward Pye # 968.
OLDFORD, Manuel Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2031 27 Jane Oldford (p) Paper finisher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCISAAC, Joseph Grand River, St. George District 5355 21 John McIsaac (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ENNIS, William Merasheen, Placentia-St. Marys District 5523 22 Patrick Ennis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Includes misfiled, misnumbered documents for Regt. # 5528, Kenneth Upward.
BUFFETT, William Belleoram, Fortune District 6137 24 Jeremiah Buffett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JENNINGS, Fred Burlington, Twillingate District 4232 26 James Jennings (p) Millwright 1917 Methodist No No
BROOKES, Charles Edward 7 Maxse Street, St. John's 2142 22 Mrs. J.F. Brooks (p) Accountant 1916 Baptist No No
FOWLOW, George Trinity East, Trinity District 4345 23 Martin Fowlow (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMS, Alfred Long Island, Twillingate District 8425 42 Virtue Simms (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HENDERSON, Robert 10 York Street, St. John's 471 24 Mr. Henderson (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DALTON, Frederick Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 4264 19 Mrs. Mahala Dalton (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, October 2, 1918
PARSONS, William Thomas Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District 3573 20 Eli Parsons (p) Railroader 1917 Methodist Yes No Friday, December 14, 1917
DUFFETT, Edward George Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District 2700 18 John Duffett (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRAZIL, James Renews, Ferryland District 4536 18 John Brazil (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GOOBY, Charles 57 Flower Hill, St. John's 8498 18 Simon Gooby (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
GOUDY / GOUDIE, Ernest Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 2511 24 Joseph Goudy (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No PDF Discrepancy in spelling of name - Goudy or Goudie.
STEWART, Arthur Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2196 18 Colin Stewart (p) Electrician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREEN, John Henry Stanley 35 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-118 - 108 24 Robert Green (p) Accountant 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 7, 1917 Attached Royal Flying Corps 1915-1917
MCGRATH, Joseph Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District 3760 19 Patrick McGrath (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918 Died 13 April, 1918, Neuve-Église Name given as James on several documents; CWGC is Joseph
ELLIOTT, Clarence Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 3749 20 Jane Elliott (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WAGG, Austin J. Change Islands, Fogo District 1957 23 Thomas Wagg (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORRISSEY, John Joseph 45 Parade Street, St. John's 689 20 Peter Morrissey (p) Tailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
JOY, Aynsley 5 Victoria Street, St. John's 6249 25 James Joy (p) Bank manager 1918 Roman Catholic No No