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 Enlistmentsort ascending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
GARDINER, Thomas Edward British Harbour, Trinity District 2305 23 Noah John Gardiner (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTS, Michael Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4335 23 Mrs. J. Croke (o) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ABBOTT, Noah Bonavista, Bonavista District 5846 23 Robert Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
NOEL, Ronald 77 McFarlane Street, St. John's 3053 23 Harvey Noel (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
COLE, James Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 5884 23 Alfred Cole (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BELBIN, Herbert John St. John's - St. Phillips, St. John's West District 1765 23 Charles Belbin Sr. Post office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, March 12, 1918
VIVIAN, Jasper Gander Bay, Fogo District 5149 23 James Vivian (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Joseph
ASH, Archibald St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 575 23 George Edward Ash (p) Electric engineer 1914 Methodist Yes No Friday, February 23, 1917 PDF
BRAZIL, Harold Roderick Garnish, Fortune District 4270 23 Benjamin Brazil (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
POWER, Maurice Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 2318 23 Peter Power (p) Brakeman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
ROMAINE, Harold Port au Port, St. George District 2169 23 Mrs. John Romaine (p) Papermaker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
STANFIELD, Samuel Loon Cove, Bonavista District 5126 23 Robert Stanfield (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No On three separate documents, the community name appears differently: once as Loo Cove, then Look Cove and also Loon Cove.
HENNEBURY, Ewen Stanley 59 Colonial Street, St. John's 19 23 George D. Hennebury Printer 1914 No No Discrepancy in name - Signature is Ewen; forms completed as Ewan
COLFORD, George 45 New Gower Street, St. John's 16 23 Richard Colford (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Charles Gambo, Bonavista District 8032 23 Robert Brown (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army - Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion.
CAMPBELL, Duncan Cape St. George, St. George District 4219 23 John Campbell (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PENNEY, Robert 36 Hutching Street, St. John's 559 23 Edward Penney (p) Blacksmith 1914 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, March 20, 1918 Variant spelling of name - Penny
LEGGE, Caleb Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5503 23 Samuel Legge (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTT, Edward St. John's 851 23 Mrs. John Butt (p) Teamster 1914 Methodist No No
NOSEWORTHY, Ernest Ivan St. John's 1098 23 Sarah Noseworthy (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
DILLON, Matthew Little Bay, Twillingate District 5535 23 Mary Dillon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CURTIS, Frederick Kings Cove, Bonavista District 2774 23 Thomas Curtis (p) Seaman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ODRISCOLL, John D. 31 Queen's Road, St. John's 8494 23 Patrick C. O'Driscoll (p) Scaler 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HUSSEY, John St. John's 1646 23 John Hussey (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHURCHILL, Daniel Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 1518 23 Levi Churchill (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LILLIE, Ronald MacDonald St. John's 947 23 Ronald M. Lillie (p) Bank clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRIDGER, Willis Southwest Arm, Twillingate District 5542 23 Richard Bridger (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KING, William Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2618 23 Mrs. James King (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917
VICKERS, John Witless Bay, Ferryland District 5116 23 Patrick Vickers (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DRISCOLL, Kenneth Clarenville, Trinity District 2380 23 Willis Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, April 25, 1919
LEE, George James Grand Bank, Burin District 5875 23 Henry Lee (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BURSEY, Frederick Catalina, Trinity District 1162 23 Emily Bursey (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHRISTIAN, Francis James Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2168 23 W. G. Christian (p) Electrician 1916 Methodist No No
QUIRK, William Frederick Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 1410 23 Matilda Quirk (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HAMILTON, Matthew Grand Falls, Twillingate District 4849 23 Philip Hamilton (p) Paper maker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HUNT, Kenneth Wesleyville, Bonavista District 8159 23 James Hunt (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
ODRISCOLL, Lawrence Tors Cove, Ferryland District 6084 23 Joseph O'Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MADDOX, John T. Kings Cove, Bonavista District 5101 23 Michael Maddox (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, May 6, 1919
NOSEWORTHY, Alexander 14 John Street, St. John's 4409 23 Thomas Noseworthy (p) Assistant dispatcher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARTER, James Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 269 23 John Carter (p) Miner 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Allan W. Exploits, Twillingate District 2722 23 Ephraim Brown (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
DICKS, Charles Flat Islands, Burin District 2881 23 Mrs. Jacob Miller (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
EVANS, Michael Joseph St. John's 871 23 John Evans (p) Printer 1915 Methodist No No
BLANDFORD, George Herring Neck, Twillingate District 3237 23 Emma Blandford (s) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, September 16, 1917
MESHER, Jonathan Englee, St. Barbe District 5732 23 Jessie Canning (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1833X
RICKETTS, Thomas Westport, White Bay, St. Barbe District 4020 23 Elizabeth Pitman (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
LEGROW, Stephen Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 2762 23 Michael LeGrow (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Walter Cameron Carbonear, Carbonear District 452 23 Lemuel Taylor (p) Draper 1914 Methodist No No
PYNN, Charles Quirpon, St. Barbe District 1953 23 Sarah Pynn (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
POWER, Patrick Avondale, Harbour Main District 5106 23 John Power (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No