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 Fatality PoWsort ascending Date of Death Commendations Notes
SULEY, Bertram Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5184 21 John Suley (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLLIER, John St. Albans, Fortune District 6224 21 Mary Collier (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRADLEY, James Jabez Squid Tickle, Bonavista District 3627 20 Allan Bradley (p) 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included.
DEE, John Leo 21 Allan Square, St. John's 0-264 - 2403 22 Jeremiah H. Dee (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SLADE, Solomon St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4321 20 John Slade (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JACKSON, Walter Cavendish, Trinity District 8104 16 Mr. And Mrs. William James Jackson (p) Millman 1917 Methodist No No
GREENHAM, Allen Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 4205 18 William Greenham (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
SCEVIOUR, Cyril Exploits, Twillingate District 1198 25 Cecelia Sceviour Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
CRANE, Joseph Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 736 22 Mary Anne Smith (o) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains documents relating to service #2765, Archibald Crane
WHITE, Dugald 52 Pennywell Road, St. John's 4549 24 Andrew White (p) Bookkeeper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MULLINS, Thomas Rencontre, Fortune District 6250 22 John Mullins (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POLLARD, William Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 3823 19 William Pollard (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
ANTHONY, Aleck [Alex] Bell Island, St. John's East District 4695 18 Sarah Ann Anthony (p) Electrician 1918 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name: Alex, Allick, Alick, Alleck.
KENT, Thomas 348 Water Street West, St. John's 4144 23 Matthew Kent (p) Grocer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
EVELLEY, John Trinity East, Trinity District 4520 19 Elizabeth Evelley (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORRISEY, Bernard Brigus, Port de Grave District 4077 18 James Morrisey (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Morrissey
WALSH, William Francis 6 Fleming Street, St. John's 2980 18 John Walsh (p) Banker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
TOBIN, Peter St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1749 25 Margaret Tobin (p) 1915 Roman Catholic No No
NICHOLLS, Levi Mason Stanley Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3283 19 Archibald Nicholls (p) Sailor 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
WINDELER, Henry Stanton 11 Maxse Street, St. John's 0-3 H.D. Windeler (p) 1915 No No PDF Seconded to 46th BN. M.G. Corps.
PEDDLE, Joseph J. Lockston, Trinity District 4516 20 Hubert Peddle (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HACKETT, Samuel Robert St. John's 986 20 Mrs. Hackett (s) Carpenter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FLEMMING, John Spillars Cove, Trinity District 5899 19 James Flemming (p) Fisherman 1918 No No Discrepancy in name: Flemming and Fleming; attestation forms completed as Flemming.
OFLAHERTY, Patrick Long Beach, Bay de Verde District 4894 20 William O'Flaherty (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SHORT, Thomas Bonavista, Bonavista District 5886 19 Louisa Short (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRONG, Leonard Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5273 19 Noah Strong (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GOODWIN, Stephen New Melbourne, Trinity District 3707 21 Reuben Goodwin (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
SOPER, Alexander Clarenville, Trinity District 3430 19 Maryann Day (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BUTT, Edward Peters Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1623 19 James Butt (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
ABBOTT, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 2885 18 John Abbott (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
CHURCHILL, Eldred 53 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4857 20 Ambrose Churchill (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WARFORD, Arthur Point Leamington, Twillingate District 3472 24 William Warford (p) Fisherman 1917 No No
EVANS, Joseph Wellington 41 John Street, St. John's 181 26 Jethro Evans (p) Fireman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COSTELLO, Richard Caplin Bay, Ferryland District 3072 18 Richard Costello (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service
HISCOCK, William Winterton, Trinity District 5347 22 Samuel Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MAHER, Richard Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 2260 19 Alexander Maher (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
GOSSE, Solomon Blaketown, Trinity District 2636 20 Lionel Gosse (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
MELBOURNE, Samuel Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5053 18 Robert Melbourne (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COLLINS, Thomas 64 Cabot Street, St. John's 3288 23 Mrs. Thomas Collins (s) Engineer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOSEWORTHY, Joseph St. John's 1383 20 Mary Noseworthy (p) Tobacco maker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLIOTT, Alpheus Raleigh, St. Barbe District 3101 19 Thomas Elliott (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
HARRIS, Bertram Benjamin St. John's 1047 28 Kate Harris (p) Accountant 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TIBBET - TIPPETT, Edward J. Little Catalina, Trinity District 4214 19 Flora J. Tibbet (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Tibbet on attestation papers; Tibbet, Tibbett and Tippett used throughout file; family spelling is Tippett; CWGC has revised the name to Tippett
STEED, Solomon Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2941 - 8157 18 Albert Steed (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.
STRATTON, William J. Valleyfield, Bonavista District 3372 21 Mrs. James Burry (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918
SPENCER, Allan R. Fortune, Burin District 5564 21 John Spencer (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
BURKE, James Joseph St. John's 718 27 Michael Burke Labourer 1914 No No
CHRISTOPHER, Thomas 26 Kings Road, St. John's 121 20 Garrett Christopher (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WOODS, Peter Clam Bank Cove, St. George District 4338 20 Peter Woods (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, Hayward No information 2858 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Service ledger notes he attested for home duty only.