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 Kinsort descending Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
HORWOOD, Ewart Gladstone 17 Prescott Street, St. John's 2671 18 Ephriah James Horwood (p) Student 1916 No No
COSH - COISH, Leo 230 Water Street, St. John's 8427 18 Ernest Cosh (p) 1917 Yes No Tuesday, January 21, 1919 File missing. Information from service ledger. Variant spelling of name: attestation: Cosh ; CWGC: Coish or Koch.
DAY, Walter V. St. John's 1660 18 Ernest Day (p) Tailor 1915 Methodist No No
DOWLING, William A. Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4153 18 Ernest Dowling (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOYLES, Edgar Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1425 21 Ernest Moyles (p) Fireman 1915 Methodist No No
ADAMS, John F King's Point, Twillingate District 3894 22 Esau Adams (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BOLLAN, Thomas Pinchards Island, Bonavista District 5375 21 Esau Bollan (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Boland.
DIAMOND, Samuel H. Change Islands, Fogo District 4282 21 Esau Diamond (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
GILLINGHAM, Herbert Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 5608 27 Esau Gillingham (p) Theology student 1918 Methodist No No
GILLINGHAM, Maurice Glenwood, Twillingate District 3636 18 Esau Gillingham (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HYNES, Alfred Lacey Glenwood, Twillingate District 1463 19 Esau Gillingham Hynes (p) Telegraph operator 1915 Methodist No No
GOSSE, Nathan Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1421 25 Esau Gosse (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
HYNES, Harry Glenwood, Twillingate District 1621 20 Esau Hynes (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LYONS, John Robert Long Pond [Long Beach Pond], Harbour Grace District 4253 19 Esau Lyons (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHELLEY, Joseph Ladle Cove, Fogo District 1263 20 Esau Shelley (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, February 13, 1920 Died 13 February, 1920.
TAYLOR, Baxter Boot Harbour, Twillingate District 5519 20 Esau Taylor (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Ernest Boot Harbour, Twillingate District 5512 23 Esau Taylor (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TOMS, Augustus Kings Point, Twillingate District 2561 23 Esau Toms (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, February 1, 1917
CAREW, Victor Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 1560 21 Esther Carew (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
OKEEFE, Thomas Joseph Ferryland, Ferryland District 923 21 Esther Clow (p) Sailor 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 71.
HISCOCK, Samuel Carbonear, Carbonear District 1283 20 Esther Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, November 4, 1915
PENNY, Arthur Nicholas Springdale, Twillingate District 229 25 Esther Penny (p) Millwright 1914 No No
FRADSHAM, Harold Pacquet, St. Barbe District 4044 28 Ethel Fradsham (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
LANGDON, Caleb E. North Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 8128 38 Ethel Irene Langdon (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BROWN, Owen Port Rexton, Trinity District 8384 29 Ethel Maud Brown (o) Lumberman and cook 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSS, John Valentine Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 1210 26 Ethel Peddle Ross (s) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, George Hayward 5 Maxse Street, St. John's 0-102 - 28 22 Eugene F. Taylor (p) Draper 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GOULD, Thomas Bartlett's Harbour, St. Barbe District 8179 20 Eugene Gould (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Charles St. John's 783 22 Eugene Parsons (p) Office clerk 1914 Methodist No No PDF
GARDNER, Theophilus British Harbour, Trinity District 1580 20 Eugenie Gardner (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, July 11, 1916
DOUCETTE, Hubert Port au Port, St. George District 4873 18 Euzeb Doucette (p) Mining 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ALSOP, Robert Carteret 63 Freshwater Road, St. John's 2978 30 Eva Alsop (o) Bank clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Robert Castenet Alsop.
DANIELS, Peter 402 Water Street, St. John's 318 23 Eva Fitzpatrick (p) Confectioner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
COLE, Hugh Henry Wilding Badger Brook, Twillingate District 0-170 34 Eva M. Wilding Cole (s) Logger 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STOWE, Samuel Normans Cove, Trinity District 1902 20 Eva Stowe (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No Microfilmed file follows service file # 1873.
BECK, Murdock W. Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 4895 20 Evangeline Beck (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KIRBY, Stanley S. Silverdale, Twillingate District 242 (microfilmed as 0-242) 24 Evangeline Kirby (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No Kirby's records filed on microfilm as 0-242; his service number is 242.
BOZEC, John Black Duck Brook, St. George District 5946 20 Eve (Yves) Bozec (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, George 79 Pennywell Road, St. John's 457 21 Evelina Butler (s) Tailor 1914 Salvation Army No No
HARRIS, Harvey Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1114 18 Evelina Harris (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MOYLES, George Lewisporte, Twillingate District 8169 27 Eveline Moyles (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
OSMOND, Cecil Gambo, Bonavista District 2512 22 Ezekiel Osmond (p) Teamster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918
SNOOK, Alfred Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5235 24 Ezekiel Snook (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SHORT, Erastus Hants Harbour, Trinity District 1809 20 Ezriel Short (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No Attestation completed as Erastus; Documents completed as Restus, Orestes.
BEMISTER, John G. Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-36 - 1181 23 F.P. Bemister (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
AYRE, Charles R Circular Road, St. John's 0-150 31 F.W. Ayre (p) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included.
SMART, Frank Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3578 18 Fannie (Samuel) Smart (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, May 22, 1917
BOWERS, George Southern Arm, Green Bay, Twillingate District[?] 5665 22 Fannie Bowers (p) Millman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Bower
MCNEIL, Donald Fraser McNeil Street, St. John's 411 19 Fannie McNeil (p) Watchmaker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist Yes No Thursday, July 6, 1916
MEALEY (MALEY), Dennis Francis St. John's 1216 24 Fannie Mealey (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, December 6, 1919 Date of Death: 6 December 1919 from CWGC Discrepancy in spelling of name - documents completed as Mealey; signature is Maley