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
WALSH, Augustus J. Holyrood, Harbour Main District 3914 22 Patrick Walsh (p) Operator 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, James Greenspond, Bonavista District 5466 22 Darius Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
MURPHY, Martin Holyrood, Harbour Main District 3655 22 Martha Murphy (p) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
MYLER, Alexander Joseph 13 Adelaide Street, St. John's 650 22 William J. Myler (p) Barber 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
WARREN, George Edward Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District 5583 22 John Warren (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HICKEY, William Francis 38 Flower Hill, St. John's 119 22 Michael Hickey (p) Tinsmith 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HARRIS, Robert N. Our Harbour, Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6045 22 Robert Harris (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, William Richard St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5079 22 Caleb Squires (p) Conductor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LITTLE, Eli Bonavista, Bonavista District 5452 22 Thomas Little (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LEGGE, Joseph Hearts Delight, Trinity District 1997 22 Jessie Crocker (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, October 15, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included
HOLLETT, George Burin, Burin District 2304 22 Silas Hollet (o) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, September 7, 1920 Discrepancy in name of next of kin, should possibly be Cyrus Hollett.
MORGAN, Walter Indian Pond, Harbour Main District 6150 22 Archibald Morgan (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Edward Thoroughfare, Trinity District 3804 22 James Brown (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
ROWSELL, Stephen 12 Stewart Avenue, St. John's 4487 22 Absalom Rowsell (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HALIDAY, Abel Smith Sound, Brittania Cove, Trinity District 1885 22 Rachael Haliday (p) Engineer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variant spelling of name - Halliday
DODD, William St. John's 1027 22 Matthew Dodd (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BEST, James Swains Island, Bonavista District 5319 22 James Best (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PHILLIPS, John Bonavista, Bonavista District 5890 22 Samuel Philips (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RANDELL, Vivian L. Port Rexton, Trinity District 4283 22 William Randell (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAKER, George Clarenville, Trinity District 1439 22 Caleb Baker (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
ENGLAND, Hugh S. St. George, St. George District 3858 22 George England (p) Mill man 1917 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918
HARRIS, Frederick 9 Princes Street, St. John's 8355 22 Elizabeth Harris (p) Cutter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARFORD, Azariah South West Arm, Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8077 22 William R. Warford (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
THOMAS, Charles Fred Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5681 22 Violet Jane Thomas (s) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARKE, Selby Whitbourne, Trinity District 239 22 James Clarke (p) Carpenter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JONES, Elihu M. Exploits, Twillingate District 8082 22 Herbert H. Jones (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
ROBERTS, Frank 7 Balsam Street, St. John's 383 22 Samuel Roberts (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 23, 1915
COX, John Harbour Breton, Fortune District 809 22 Mrs. Edward Cox (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
FORD, William H. Charlottetown, Bonavista District 5002 22 William Ford (p) Railroad man 1918 Methodist No No
LOVELESS, John Seal Cove, Fortune District 2970 22 John Loveless (o) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No PDF
BROWN, Charlie Gambo, Bonavista District 1491 22 Robert Brown Sr. (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
WHITE, Alexander Stephenville, St. George District 5945 22 Charles M. White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BOWERS, George Southern Arm, Green Bay, Twillingate District[?] 5665 22 Fannie Bowers (p) Millman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Bower
TILLEY, William Joseph Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1224 22 William Tilley (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.
WHEATON, George Frederickton, Fogo District 6122 22 Charles Wheaton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CLUETT, Henry Garnish, Fortune District 3900 22 Stephen Cluett (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 10, 1918
FIFIELD, Mark Catalina, Trinity District 1165 22 Eliza Fifield (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
RICHARDS, Allan Feild Street, St. John's 5476 22 Susie Richards (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TREMBLETT, Thomas Bonavista, Bonavista District 8106 22 Mrs. Isaac Templeman (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
DYER, William John 10 York Street, St. John's 4605 22 Ellen Dyer (p) Truckman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, March 19, 1919
JAMES, Henry John 15 Cook Street, St. John's 3330 22 Selina James (p) Steward 1916 Methodist No No
KEEPING, Arthur Rencontre, Fortune District 6264 22 William John Keeping (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANSTEY, Albert Lewisporte, Twillingate District 4154 22 John Anstey (p) Brakeman 1917 Methodist No No
WARREN, Jacob Grey River, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6312 22 Mary Warren (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, Edward Boswarlos, St. George District 6297 22 William Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MACDOUGALL, Alexander St. John's 900 22 John MacDougall (p) Butcher 1915 Presbyterian Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Variant spelling of name - McDougall
JANES, Edward Taylor Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 1704 22 Harriet James (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOSEWORTHY, Albert Water St., Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1190 22 Joseph Noseworthy (p) 1915 No No
HAMILTON, William Henry Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District 3318 22 Robert Hamilton (p) Mechanic 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RODGERS, John French Beach, Fogo District 2437 22 John Rodgers (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Rogers. Includes a photograph of his wife.