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 descending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
BISHOP, Frederick St. John's 1019 19 Robert Bishop (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No
DEVOE, William Codroy, St. George District 3443 19 Marcellius Devoe (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, March 17, 1918
MICHELIN, Joseph Hamilton Inlet, Grand River, Labrador 637 19 Joseph Michelin (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917 Contains document regarding William J. Freake, Royal Naval Reserve 8906X [actual 2210X]
CROUCHER, Nathaniel Long Island, Twillingate District 1495 19 Elias Croucher (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BLUNDON, Allen Shoal Harbour, Trinity District 5994 19 James Blunden (p) Farmer 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - documents completed as Blunden.
JOHNSON, James 45 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8311 19 Andrew Johnson (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MORRIS, Selby Allan Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 2790 19 Eleanor Morris (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLERIDGE, Peter Trinity, Trinity District 5852 19 Deborah Coleridge (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUIRK, Daniel Joseph Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 1305 19 Matilda Quirk (p) Railroading 1915 Roman Catholic No No
POPE, Clarence Stones Cove, Fortune District 6319 19 George Pope (p) Fisherman 1918 No No Church of England (Anglican)
CORNACT, Peter Cape St. George, St. George District 4198 19 John Cornact (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name - Cormack, Cormick, Cormact; Cornact or Cornect is a common family name of the Bay St. George region. Previously transcribed as Cormack.
WALL, James 83 Pleasant Street, St. John's 6149 19 Patrick Wall (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PAUL, Leander Deer Island, Bonavista District 5241 19 George Paul (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHELAN, Baxter G. Millertown, Twillingate District 8201 19 Martha Louise Whelan (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
BARRY, Patrick Alphonsus Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 3611 19 Maurice Joseph Barry (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Barrage
VEY, George Chesley Plymouth Road, St. John's 6011 19 Alice Vey (p) Mason 1918 Methodist No No
CAINES, William Great Jervais, Fortune District 3045 19 William Caines (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, September 28, 1917
MATTHEWS, Harold Walter 33 Parade Street, St. John's 358 19 Emily Matthews (p) Labourer 1914 Methodist No No
SIMMS, Robert Ronald St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 576 19 Adam Simms (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
HOLMAN, Arthur Fortune Bay, Fortune District 3937 19 Jeremiah Holman (p) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, John Lawrence 103 Signal Hill, St. John's 1227 19 Robert John Murphy (p) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included.
WALSH, James J. Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 918 19 Bridget Walsh (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HALLS [HAWSE], Joseph Lewis [Lewin's] Cove, Burin District 5574 19 William Halls [Hawse] (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Attestation papers completed as Joseph Halls, Lewis Cove, Burin; family name is Hawse; community is Loons [later Lewin's] Cove. Variant spelling of name: Hawes
NELSON, Charles St. John's 1592 19 Bride Nelson (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HIGGINS, Thomas Catalina, Trinity District 1670 19 Thomas Higgins (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
MADDEN, Paul Maddox Cove, Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 4150 19 Philip Madden (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Edward Whitbourne, Trinity District 3597 19 John Mercer (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GALGAY, Nicholas Augustus 222 Water Street West, St. John's 338 19 Minnie Galgay (o) Brewer 1914 No No
DWYER, James Shearstown, Harbour Grace District 8477 19 William Dwyer (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
KAVANAGH, Arthur Joseph 235 New Gower Street, St. John's 106 19 Cornelius Kavanagh (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WARFORD, Charles Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 3673 19 Abraham Warford (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENNETT, Victor Sydney Monkstown Road, St. John's 0-52 - 2895 19 J.R. Bennett (p) Accountant 1916 No No PDF Attached to Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917 - 1919.
PARDY, John Little Burnt Bay, Twillingate District 8473 19 Mary Pardy (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
CHALK, Lewis Elliston, Trinity District 3999 19 James Chalk (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Chaulk
PENNEY, Alexander Port Blandford, Bonavista District 2696 19 Mrs. William Penney (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MERCER, Maxwell James Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1446 19 Isaac (of Sam) Mercer Telegraph operator 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BURTON, Andrew Long Island, Twillingate district 3776 19 George Burton (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
SHEARS, Howard Jeffreys, St. George District 8341 19 George N.Shears (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARREN, Simeon La Scie, St. Barbe District 4179 19 John Warren (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document
HUNT, Cecil Jameson 88 Barnes Road, St. John's 3384 19 Mrs. J.G. Hunt (p) Clerk 1917 Yes No Thursday, June 7, 1917
EBSARY, Frederick Ernest St. John's 1138 19 Mrs. Newman Ebsary (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, September 23, 1915
DOMINIC, James Little Reach, Fortune District 5306 19 Stephen Dominic (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KELLIGREW, Henry J. Flat Island, Bonavista District 5115 19 Fred Kelligrew (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, William Ronald 159 Gower Street, St. John's 75 19 William Martin (p) Accountant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
COOK, Eli Port Rexton, Trinity District 2229 19 John Cook (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
PAYNE, Naaman Parsons Pond, St. Barbe District 3429 19 Simon Payne (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918 Died 13 April, 1918. CWGC.
ROSE, Stephen H. Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 4206 19 John Rose (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No See # 4006 for misfiled document
CULL, Stephen Bard [Barr'd] Islands, Fogo District 1789 19 Elijah Cull (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOULTON, John Albert Burin, Burin District 2960 19 Thomas Moulton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
ARMSTRONG, Martin Witless Bay, Ferryland District 4758 19 Martin Armstrong (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No