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
LAITE, Llewellyn Smith Sound, Trinity District 2257 18 Diane Laite (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PICCO, John 53 Carters Hill, St. John's 8163 20 John Picco (p) Teamster 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LAWLOR, Edward Joseph Horse Cove, Harbour Main District 477 21 Richard Lawlor (o) Machinist 1914 No No
KNEE, Harold Badgers Quay, Bonavista District 5586 19 Andrew Knee (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MESH, Joseph Keels, Bonavista District 2534 20 Mrs. William Mesh (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
GULLAGE, Hubert V. St. John's 1682 19 Peter Gullage (p) Draper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
ADAMS, Frank Botwood, Twillingate District 5712 19 William Adams (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
OUTERBRIDGE, Herbert Arthur St. John's - The 6th Paragon, Bath, England 0-141 Alice Margaret Outerbridge (s) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
CHISLETT, Alpheaus Islington, Trinity District 6241 20 Jacob Chislett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TILLEY, William Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3982 18 James Tilley (p) Baker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENSON, William J. Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 4132 18 Irene Benson (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 29, 1918
WILLIAMS, Raymond Victor Hearts Content, Trinity District 2847 18 Adam Williams (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 19, 1917
PARSONS, Alexander Edward Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 585 20 Edward Parsons (p) Chauffeur 1914 Presbyterian No No Discharged medically unfit 20 March 1917; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917-1919
HICKS, Joseph Elliston, Trinity District 6007 20 John Hicks (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
HERSCHELL, David Robertson Montrose, Scotland, United Kingdom 2844 30 Mary Herschell (p) Draper 1916 Presbyterian No No
ROWSELL, Stephen 12 Stewart Avenue, St. John's 4487 22 Absalom Rowsell (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CUSICK, James St. Lawrence, Burin District 8260 18 William Cusick (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CLARKE, Alfred Twillingate, Twillingate District 5973 21 William Clarke (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DOWDEN, George 11 Mullock Street, St. John's 4289 18 Thomas Dowden (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARROTT, Alfred Winterton, Trinity District 5309 23 Sheila Parrott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LOCKE, Adolphus Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3403 29 Philip Locke (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Sunday, November 3, 1918
MCWHIRTER, Hugh Walter Humber Mouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 902 20 Henry McWhirter (p) Brakeman 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, September 22, 1915 Discrepancy in spelling of name: McWhorter
ROBERTS, Justin Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4905 21 Thomas Roberts (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTS, William H. Brigus, Port de Grave District 4781 18 Sarah Roberts (p) Mechanic 1918 Methodist No No
WALSH, John Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 5315 20 Thomas Duggan (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HALIDAY, Abel Smith Sound, Brittania Cove, Trinity District 1885 22 Rachael Haliday (p) Engineer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variant spelling of name - Halliday
CHAFE, Lawrence Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 5370 20 Mary (Jeffrey) Chafe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HAMILTON, Matthew Grand Falls, Twillingate District 4849 23 Philip Hamilton (p) Paper maker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DIBBEN, Hubert Bulls Cove, Burin District 2935 19 Mary Ann Dibben (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
WOODLAND, Walter New Melbourne, Trinity District 5853 20 Stephen Woodland (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HEALEY, Leo Francis St. John's 1815 19 Hannah Healey (p) Clothes packer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PEACH, John Red Harbour, Burin District 5922 19 Leander Peach (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RYDER, John Bonavista, Bonavista District 1293 19 Agnes Ryder (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MANNING, Michael Thomas 49 Kings Road, St. John's 2749 18 Mrs. Michael Manning (p) Baker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
FRADSHAM, Harvey Pacquet, St. Barbe District 4910 25 Fred Fradsham (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Eli Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3672 18 Emily (Eli) Taylor (p) Fireman 1917 No No
COLE, Hubert Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4828 24 Mrs. Alfred Cole (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAYER, Constantine 228 Water Street, St. John's 175 27 Alex Mayer (o) Photographer 1914 Methodist No No
HICKEY, Patrick Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 3826 18 Patrick Hickey (p) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MCFARLANE, Leo 47 McFarlane Street, St. John's 4793 23 James McFarlane (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No See also service #4810 for additional misfiled documents
PHILLIPS, John Bonavista, Bonavista District 5890 22 Samuel Philips (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
THOMSON, Charles Moncrief St. John's 1564 19 Mary Thompson (p) Student 1915 Methodist No No
HOGAN, John R. Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 8113 18 Nellie Howell (o) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
INDER, Herbert Stewart Springdale, Twillingate District 3194 21 James Inder (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, October 20, 1917
GRANGER, Charles E. Trinity, Trinity District 3646 26 Edmund T. Granger (p) Tradesman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, December 5, 1917
MADDIGAN, Michael Joseph 314 Water Street, St. John's 183 19 Michael Maddigan (p) Shoe cutter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
DELOUCHREY, Harold Little Bay, Twillingate District 1966 18 Miss Bride Delouchrey (o) Machinist 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, October 18, 1916 Variant spelling of name - Deloucharey
WOODFORD, Michael 7 Convent Square, St. John's 8030 20 John Woodford (p) Boiler maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CRANE, Eldred 87 Southside Road, St. John's 2678 26 Mrs. John Crane (p) Cooper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRADLEY, Arthur Salvage, Bonavista District 5234 19 Adam Bradley (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No