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
CLANCEY, Dennis Newtown Road, St. John's 4482 29 Mrs. Allan Clancey (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GREAVES, Arthur H. 9 Garrison Hill, St. John's 0-136 - 2809 29 Henry E. Greaves (p) Accountant 1916 Methodist No No I.
FOWLER, John W. Renews, Ferryland District 4229 29 James Fowler (p) Railroad 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MOORE, Edward T. Badger, Twillingate District 8149 29 Carrie Moore (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
CLARK, Alexander Delby's Cove, Trinity District 8351 29 Clara M. Clark (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
ONEIL, John Joseph 49 Angel Place, St. John's 704 29 Clara O'Neil (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
GODDEN, Malcolm 38 Freshwater Road, St. John's 0-182 - 615 29 Fredrica Godden (p) Accountant 1914 No No
PINSENT, Stephen E. Ladle Cove, Fogo District 4351 29 Tobias Pinsent (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
SMALL, Harvey Haynes Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 0-125 - 302 29 Harriett Small (p) Merchant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CONWAY, John Thomas St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District 3513 29 Bridget (James) Conway (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Counway
BESON, Patrick Fogo, Fogo District 2232 29 James Beson (p) Metal worker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HUSSEY, William Thomas 51 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 356 28 Edward Hussey (p) Teamster 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
NEWTON, James Bell Island, St. John's East District 3585 28 Ellen Newton (p) Mining 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CRANE, Llewellyn 142 Water Street, St. John's 4470 28 Nathaniel Crane (p) Jeweller 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MASTERS, Reginald Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1366 28 Emma Masters (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
LEGGE, Kenneth Gillesport, [Gales Port?], Twillingate District 2452 28 James Legge (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
COMBDEN, Walter Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 3909 28 Eliza Combden (p) Teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOWELL, Ambrose Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District 3813 28 Naomi (Job) Howell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HIPDITCH, John Paradise, Placentia-St. Marys District 240 28 George Hipditch (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Hepditch
PEET, Thomas Arthur St. John's 1042 28 J.B. Peet (p) Tailor 1915 Methodist No No
LACEY, Roland Stephen St. John's 77 28 William Lacey (p) Fisherman-miner 1914 Methodist No No
KERR, David Simpson Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2893 28 Mrs. John Kerr (p) Tailor's cutter 1916 Presbyterian No No
MAIDMENT, John Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3648 28 Richard Maidment (p) Papermaker 1917 Salvation Army No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies.
SKEANES, Edward Kilbride, St. John's West District 3277 28 Thomas Skeanes (p) Shoe maker 1916 Roman Catholic No No Was transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.
FRADSHAM, Harold Pacquet, St. Barbe District 4044 28 Ethel Fradsham (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
CRANE, Henry Charles Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 1405 28 John Crane (p) Railroad work 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, July 2, 1916
EVOY, Frank Harricott, Placentia-St. Marys District 2202 28 Martha Evoy (p) Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917
PITTMAN, Manuel Conne, Fortune District 1731 28 Thomas Pittman (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 POW account mentions POW Charlie Snow, service #2616; Discrepancy in community referenced in file: Pittman was from Conne, Belle Bay; mail was misdirected to Conne River, Bay d'Espoir
MARTIN, James Cartwright, Labrador 5789 28 Harry Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARE, Robert St. John's 210 28 John and Sarah Clare (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
MILES, Victor William 14 Pennywell Road, St. John's 214 28 Frank Miles (o) Tobacco manufacturing 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PENNY, Samuel Victoria, Carbonear District 972 28 Richard Penney (p) Miner 1915 Methodist No No
METCALFE, Albert Edward Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 256 28 Martin Metcalfe (p) Miner 1914 Methodist No No
MORRIS, Robert Great Jervais, Fortune District 1354 28 David Morris (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KING, Thomas Sandy Cove, Bonavista District 2736 28 Jane King (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
NORRIS, William Leonard 41 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 101 28 James Norris (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
ANSTEY, Cecil Twillingate, Twillingate District 6020 28 James Anstey (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ENGLISH, Patrick Joseph 66 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 698 28 Patrick English (p) Telephone linesman 1914 Roman Catholic No No Also contains documents relating to service #5514, Ernest Penney.
COSTELLO, William Patrick St. John's 1142 28 Mrs. William P. Costello (p) Tailor 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
JEANS, John Allan Catalina, Trinity District 424 28 William T. Jeans (p) Brakesman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DALTON, Jacob Little Catalina, Trinity District 5703 28 Maria Dalton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SQUIRES, William Charles Blackhead Road, St. John's 2804 28 Benjamin Squires (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURDELL, Claude Battery Road, St. John's 330 28 Mrs. Burdell (s) Carpenter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GEARY, Alexander 55 Cabot Street, St. John's 8054 28 Rachel Geary (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
PORTER, Robert Branfitt Grand Falls, Twillingate District 896 28 John Porter (p) Accountant 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COOPER, Willis Point Leamington, Twillingate District 3631 28 Samuel Cooper (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
WEST, Garland Carmanville, Fogo District 1639 28 Joseph West (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
MURPHY, James Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 8007 28 Mary Murphy (o) Teamster 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GENGE, Abram Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District 8412 28 Victoria M. Genge (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PROSPER, Hayward Woody Point, St. Barbe District 4366 28 William Prosper (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No