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
COSTELLO, John Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2593 27 Matthew Costello (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
MURRIN, John St. John's 1685 19 William Murrin (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PERRY, Frederick Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3287 19 Joseph Perry (p) Cook 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DAWE, Robert Rattling Brook, Twillingate District 3630 24 Jonathan Dawe (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
RYAN, Edmund Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 4046 19 William Ryan (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
GILLINGHAM, Harold Golf Avenue, St. John's 5028 27 William Gillingham (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
GREEN, Arthur Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5348 24 Phoebe Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
FOX, William Grand Bank, Burin District 5797 19 William Fox (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
ROBERTS, Michael Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4335 23 Mrs. J. Croke (o) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Kenneth Augustine Bell Island, St. John's East District 1180 19 Mrs. J.K. Butler (p) Electrician 1915 Methodist No No
NEWELL, George H. 38 Spencer Street, St. John's 8492 19 Caroline Newell (p) Labourer 1918 No No Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.
ARMSTRONG, Patrick Witless Bay, Ferryland District 5746 19 Thomas Armstrong (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CAVE, Henry John Fox Head, Change Islands, Fogo District 4394 22 William Cave (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WOODLAND, William 8 Sebastian Street, St. John's 6144 20 Johanna Woodland (s) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HILL, Harris 55 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 8262 27 Thomas Hill (p) Cooper 1917 Roman Catholic No No
STEELE, John Smiths Sound, Trinity District 3987 18 Joseph Steele (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BASTOW, William Augustus Pennywell Road, St. John's 676 21 Francis Bastow Farmer 1914 Presbyterian No No
MURPHY, Martin Cornwall Avenue, St. John's 4613 21 Mary Murphy (nee Finn) (s) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FORSEY, Bernard 235 Water Street, St. John's 0-215 - 12 19 Mr. Forsey (p) Engineer 1914 No No Four documents duplicated from #0-214 William McHenry are on the reel labelled as Bernard Forsey. Labels were placed by LAC at time of microfilming.
FRANCIS, Harry Hermitage, Fortune District 6261 19 Matthew Francis (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARVEY, Gerald Cockburn Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 0-33 - 333 28 A.J. Harvey (p) Merchant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains documents relating to service # 0-94 Stanley Robertson and # 0-194 Guy W. Harvey. Attached to Royal Flying Corps 1916-1917.
BOZEC, John Black Duck Brook, St. George District 5946 20 Eve (Yves) Bozec (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DRISCOLL, William 52 Kings Road, St. John's 3368 27 Mrs. William Butt (o) Clothing cutter 1916 Methodist No No
WHEATON, George Frederickton, Fogo District 6122 22 Charles Wheaton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ADAMS, Harold No information n/a 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
SKEFFINGTON, John Glovertown, Bonavista District 5172 22 Adam Skeffington (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
WOODFORD, William 7 Convent Square, St. John's 8211 21 John J. Woodford (p) Machinist 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WAY, Garfield Newtown, Bonavista District 3153 24 Robert Way (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
CRANE, John Archibald 26 Bannerman Street, St. John's 2667 24 Archibald Crane (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BALL, William Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 2572 22 William Ball Sr. (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
PILGRIM, Sidney St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 5618 18 Albert Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - personal signature is Sidney; most documents state Sydney
HOUNSELL, Thomas Pinchards Island, Bonavista District 4471 21 George Hounsell (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ALLEN, Richard 11 Cookstown Road, St. John's 8140 18 Thomas G. Allen (p) Chauffeur 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SMART, Christopher Lethbridge, Bonavista District 4788 19 Thomas Smart (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
VIVIAN, Gordon Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5152 20 William Vivian (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STICKLAND, Peter Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3778 20 William Strickland (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Strickland.
CAREW, Aiden Bauline, St. John's East District 5764 22 Mary Colbourne (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HISCOCK, Edward Pearcy Flat Islands, Bonavista District 2927 19 William Hiscock (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SERRICK, Claude Cupids, Port de Grave District 4434 18 Alexander Serrick (p) Student 1918 Methodist No No Signature is Claude; forms completed as Claud.
KEHOE, John Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5776 20 John Kehoe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GOODYEAR, Reginald Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District 3446 21 Walter Goodyear (o) Fisherman 1917 No No
RICHARDS, Allan Feild Street, St. John's 5476 22 Susie Richards (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BROWN, David Tilton, Harbour Grace District 1319 William Brown (p) Railroad foreman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Discrepancy in occupation; foreman or fireman.
PIKE, Frederick Neil St. John's 1600 19 Noah Pike (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
HALFYARD, Wallace. 129 Cabot Street, St. John's 1986 18 John Halfyard (p) Student 1915 Methodist No No
ROTA, Louis John Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 3054 34 Lillian Rota (s) Musician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
LAWLOR, Jack 67 Monkstown Road, St. John's 5078 23 Thomas Lawlor (p) Cabman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TREMBLETT, Thomas Bonavista, Bonavista District 8106 22 Mrs. Isaac Templeman (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
CHRISTIANSON, Ralph Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2595 20 Kristian Christianson (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VATCHER, John British Harbour, Trinity District 5194 20 William Vatcher (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No