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 PoW Date of Death Commendationssort descending Notes
MICHELIN, Joseph Hamilton Inlet, Grand River, Labrador 637 19 Joseph Michelin (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917 Contains document regarding William J. Freake, Royal Naval Reserve 8906X [actual 2210X]
TREMBLETT, Alexander Bonavista, Bonavista District 5009 18 Joseph Tremblett (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Tremblet.
BRETT, Jonathan Fogo, Fogo District 537 Mary Brett (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EDGAR, Albert Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 2528 19 Mrs. W.J. Richards (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 Discrepancy in mother's name: Betsey Guy or Mrs. W.J. Richards.
SPICER, Jacob Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6029 23 William Spicer (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SCAMMELL, Walter Change Islands, Fogo District 2958 21 Stewart Scammell (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, November 11, 1918
FREEMAN, Robert Fogo, Fogo District 4066 18 Susan Freeman (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROUCHER, Nathaniel Long Island, Twillingate District 1495 19 Elias Croucher (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KENNEDY, William C. Little Catalina, Trinity District 8482 22 Joseph Kennedy (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
BROWN, Patrick J. Ferryland, Ferryland District 4965 22 Peter Brown (o) Tailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CLEARY, John 10 Nunnery Hill, St. John's 288 20 John Cleary (p) Longshoreman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
FARRELL, James Fogo, Fogo District 6206 19 Pierce Farrell (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FREEBAIRN, Buchanan W. Ferryland, Ferryland District 724 21 Dr. R. Jardine Freebairn (p) Clerk 1914 Yes No Saturday, October 23, 1915
HUDSON, Alexander Marshall Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 961 21 Allan Hudson (p) Teacher 1915 Methodist No No
WALSH, Vincent S. St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1958 20 James Walsh (p) Policeman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BLUNDON, Allen Shoal Harbour, Trinity District 5994 19 James Blunden (p) Farmer 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - documents completed as Blunden.
EAGAN, Patrick 32 Water Street, St. John's 4757 22 John Eagan (p) Baker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARSHALL, Joseph Carbonear, Carbonear District 6165 23 Augustus Marshall (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CUTLER, Philip Herring Neck, Twillingate District 5961 20 Thomas Cutler (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LUNNEN, Clarence S. Twillingate, Twillingate District 8171 21 Andrew Lunnen (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORE, Thomas Grand River, St. George District 1527 21 Elizabeth Moore (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 15, 1918
DELANEY, James Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3878 20 William Delaney (p) Paper maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GREEN, Bartlett St. Jones Without, Trinity District 5363 21 Caleb Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GOIGLAS, George 61 George Street, St. John's 3615 24 Anthony Goiglas (o) Fireman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name: Goigalis, Geiglas, Geigalis, Goglas.
KELLY, Thomas Joseph Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 178 23 James Kelly (p) Sailor 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
OLIVER, Philip 29 Feild Street, St. John's 3500 18 Thomas Oliver (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
HYNES, Frederick Harbour Round, St. Barbe District 6017 21 Josephine Hynes (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SNOOK, William Edward Fortune, Burin District 640 21 Benjamin Snook (p) Storekeeper 1914 Methodist No No I
PENNY, Samuel Victoria, Carbonear District 972 28 Richard Penney (p) Miner 1915 Methodist No No
WHITTLE, William 7 Hamilton Street, St. John's 2402 20 Peter Whittle (p) Butcher 1916 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, Hedley St. John's 1129 19 Susanna Taylor (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
HULL, Ernest Springdale, Twillingate District 3482 19 Mrs. William Hull (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
AUCHINLECK, James 121 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 8375 19 Jane Auchinleck (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTS, Albert Bay du Nord, Fortune Bay, Fortune District 1203 21 Elizabeth Roberts (p) Fisherman 1915 Congregationalist Yes No Thursday, November 1, 1917
BANFIELD, James Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 5937 20 James W. Banfield (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENNELL, John St. John's 1512 19 Mary Kennell (p) Office clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HILLIER, Waldemar Lamaline, Burin District 6243 22 Joseph Hillier (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OBRIEN, Leo P. 27 Adelaide Street, St. John's 8261 18 Mary O'Brien (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
POPE, Clarence Stones Cove, Fortune District 6319 19 George Pope (p) Fisherman 1918 No No Church of England (Anglican)
DOUGHORTY, J. No information 13661 No No Service number: 13661 Royal Munster Fusiliers. Doughorty was attached to the Newfoundland Contingent from 1 Mun. Fus [Munster Fusiliers]. Not in service ledger. Fatality: unknown.
RANDELL, Hezekiah Port Rexton, Trinity District 5357 22 Adam Randell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JENNINGS, Hayward Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 1515 21 Rhoda Jennings (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Keyward.
GOLDSTONE, Harris Bell Island, St. John's East District 5396 21 Israel Goldstone (p) Salesman 1918 Jewish No No
SKINNER, Benjamin Richards Harbour, Hermitage Bay, Fortune District 3502 18 John William Skinner (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CORNACT, Peter Cape St. George, St. George District 4198 19 John Cornact (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name - Cormack, Cormick, Cormact; Cornact or Cornect is a common family name of the Bay St. George region. Previously transcribed as Cormack.
MURPHY, William John Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 975 23 Johanna Murphy (o) Labourer 1915 Yes No Saturday, October 9, 1915
SMITH, Howard Dildo, Trinity District 1665 18 Thomas Smith (of John) (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, June 3, 1916
BUTLER, Alfred Francis Hodges Cove, Random, Trinity District 460 23 Rev. W.A. Butler (o) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included.
DALTON, Job Little Catalina, Trinity District 4777 22 Albert Dalton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COBB, Theodore Grand Falls, Twillingate District 5142 20 William J. Cobb (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No