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.

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Name Community Service Number Age of Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendationssort descending Notes
WATTS, James Pittman 25 Walshs Square, St. John's 397 24 Nina Mary Watts (s) Sailor 1914 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
PENNEY, Leo V. Bell Island, St. John's East District 5097 24 Catherine Penney (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HUTCHINGS, George S. 46 Scott Street, St. John's 8302 20 George P. Hutchings (p) Clerk 1917 Congregationalist No No
WHITEHORN, Archibald New Bay, Twillingate District 5616 24 Emily Whitehorn (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 27, 1918 See also #5614 Abner Whitehorn, brother of Archibald.
PURCHASE, William Deer Harbour, Trinity District 4851 19 George Purchase (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
QUINTON, Cecil. Charleston, Bonavista District 6166 18 Charles Quinton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GILBERT, Alexander Come By Chance, Placentia-St. Marys District 2891 20 Albert Gilbert (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, March 2, 1917
HERDER, Wallace 12 Pleasant Street, St. John's 2274 18 George Herder (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917
KEEPING, Solomon Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3116 20 John Keeping (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
HUSSEY, Edward St. John's 2856 [William?] Hussey (p) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included, Home Defense only.
KENNEDY, James Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 5033 25 Moses Kennedy (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PITTMAN, James W. New Perlican, Trinity District 2704 27 Samuel Pittman (p) Accountant 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 11, 1920 Died 11 October, 1920. Pneumonia. CWGC.
BARBOUR, Wilfred Trinity Bay, Newtown, Bonavista District 3705 27 George Barbour (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No Monday, October 14, 1918
WHEATON, Walter Frederickton, Fogo District 6093 19 Isaac Wheaton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RALPH, Aaron Flat Islands, Bonavista District 2727 19 Charles and Mary Ralph (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOUGLAS, Aaron K. Brunette Islands, Fortune District 2904 22 Andrew Douglas (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
BLADGOM [BLAGDON], Thomas Fortune, Burin District 3298 19 Emily Snook (o) Sailor 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, September 30, 1918 Bladgom is possibly a misspelling of Blagdon, a common surname in Fortune Bay.
THOMAS, Augustus Adelaide Street, St. John's 3821 18 Elizabeth Thomas (p) Munition worker 1917 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
FLEMING, Daniel Spillars Cove, Trinity District 3950 22 Sarah Flemming (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PEARCEY, William Lockyer 17 Boncloddy Street, St. John's 3016 19 Joseph Pearcey (p) Steamer steward 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
ODRISCOLL, Leo Francis Avondale, Harbour Main District 1361 18 Ellen O'Driscoll (p) News agent 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SQUIRES, Alexander Topsail, Harbour Main D 8496 18 Matilda Squires (o) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOONAN, Robert Anthony St. John's 812 25 John H. Noonan (p) Civil servant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 14, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included
DARBY, George Bishop Methodist College Home, Longs Hill, St. John's 3004 18 Jessie Darby (p) Student 1916 Methodist No No
LUSH, Stanley Burlington, Twillingate District 5557 23 William Lush (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DUNN, Henry Holletts Tickle, Bonavista District 5208 21 Joseph Dunn (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 3, 1920
NEWHOOK, Leander 3129 No No Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger.
WAKEFIELD, Arthur William No information 0-101 Doctor 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)
HICKS, Joseph Elliston, Trinity District 6007 20 John Hicks (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
GREEN, Constant Mainland, St. George District 8475 23 Charles Green (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Robert Dildo, Trinity District 5051 23 Robert Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWSELL, Walter B. Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 2533 19 Israel Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
HAYDON, John Caplin Bay, Ferryland District 5390 20 John Haydon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JAMES, Thomas Lincoln Mount Angels, St. John's 370 20 Mr. James Engineer 1914 Methodist No No
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
MARKS, Levi Sandy Point, Burin District 2961 19 Charles Marks (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
ROBERTS, William H. Brigus, Port de Grave District 4781 18 Sarah Roberts (p) Mechanic 1918 Methodist No No
AVERY, William Greenspond, Bonavista District 2861 & 8053 21 Eliza Avery (s) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No See service number 8053; Avery transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. # 2862 on attestation form; # 2861 in service ledger; see service # 8053 for service file
WELLS, William Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5680 21 Simon Wells (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
LIDSTONE, Leo J. Laurenceton, Twillingate District 3993 23 Moses Lidstone (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HORWOOD, Ewart Gladstone 17 Prescott Street, St. John's 2671 18 Ephriah James Horwood (p) Student 1916 No No
BILLARD, John Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5942 22 Samuel Billard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STARKS, David Edward Round Harbour, Twillingate District 0-213 - 3047 24 Mrs. Eli Collins (p) Paper maker 1916 No No
STRATTEN, Henry Greenspond, Bonavista District 5462 24 John Stratten (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Stratton.
PEACH, John Red Harbour, Burin District 5922 19 Leander Peach (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MASTERS, William Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1396 21 Mrs. Arch. Upshall (o) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 See Regt.# 709 for misfiled will
REVELLOW, Adolph Mainland, St. George District 8491 48 Rachel Revellow (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Revellon.
RYAN, William Gambo, Bonavista District 3381 18 James Ryan (p) Farming 1917 No No
COOMBS, Thomas Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 747 23 Henry Coombs (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1916 See also service #1718, Frank Hynes, for a newspaper clipping related to this soldier.