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 PoW Date of Death Commendationssort descending Notes
EDENS, Leonard A. 39 Queens Road, St. John's 0-53 - 2547 24 T.J. Edens (p) Student 1916 Yes No Monday, March 18, 1918 Had been investigated as a possible POW. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1918.
FUREY, Ignatius Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 1312 19 Mr. and Mrs. Furey (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Tuesday, December 7, 1915
SCAMMELL, John Change Islands, Fogo District 5686 24 Arthur Scammell (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YETMAN, Alexander Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4416 18 William Yetman (p) Operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARDING, Herbert Brazils Field, St. John's 353 30 Elizabeth Harding (s) Teamster 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917
ATKINS, Stanley North River, Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 4342 20 Mrs. Benjamin Atkins (p) Linesman 1918 Church of England (Anglican)y No No
CLARKE, Joseph Britannia Cove, Trinity District 3857 18 John Clarke (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HOLLOWAY, Albert Brooklyn, Bonavista District 3797 20 Samson Holloway (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 17, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included.
SOPER, George Freshwater, Bay de Verde District 4751 19 Richard Soper (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
UDLE, Albert / Robert 57 Monkstown Road, St. John's 1990 22 James Udle (o) Expressman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: Albert written on attestation paper; signature is R. Udle; documents completed as both Albert and Robert; grave marker and census records are Robert
JANES, Howard Leroy 52 Leslie Street, St. John's 2914 20 W.J. Janes (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEATH, George Robert St. John's 907 34 Samuel Heath (p) Hardware clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Timothy Catalina, Trinity District 3933 19 Bridget Walsh (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CHAPLIN, Harold G. 0-243 Mark Chaplin Doctor 1916 Yes No Monday, June 5, 1916 Correspondence; Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger; not attached to Newfoundland Regiment;Royal Naval Reserve attached to Royal Navy vessel HMS Hampshire (lost 5 June 1916)
MITCHELL, Laurence Beaver Cove, Twillingate District 5658 20 Elias Mitchell (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
EAGAN, Patrick Keels, Bonavista District 1764 28 Patrick Eagan Sr. (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, July 2, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included
FRAMPTON, George Gin Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District 3766 31 William Frampton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLTON, Cyril B Water Street West, St. John's 4402 18 Sarah Colton (p) Gas Works worker 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DELANEY, Bernard Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 4408 18 Mark Delaney (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
REID, Chesley Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 3912 19 Joseph Combdon (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GODFREY, George Jersey, England, United Kingdom 4068 31 Magdalene Godfrey (o) Sailor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CUFF, Heber Bonavista Harbour, Bonavista District 524 22 John Cuff (p) Iron worker 1914 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917.
CRANFORD, Walter New Harbour, Trinity District 8005 22 Charles Cranford (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, James Llewellyn Shoal Harbour, Trinity District 1289 25 Flossie Butler (o) Engineer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
AINSWORTH, Joseph Blackhead Road, St. John's 5209 33 William Ainsworth (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
HUSSEY, Thomas B. Kenmount Road, St. John's 8501 33 John Hussey (p) Filer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLETT, George Albert Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1841 19 Thomas Hollett (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No
SPENCER, H. Bennett Twillingate, Twillingate District 2592 21 Mark Spencer (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917
MAYO, Fletcher Bulls Cove, Burin District 3017 20 Samuel Mayo (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
GIDGE, Edward Twillingate, Twillingate District 3650 19 Thomas Gidge (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
CRON, Joseph Trinity Bay 3723 26 George Cron (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Cran
KEEPING, Mack Fortune, Burin District 3299 19 Mary Keeping (p) Sailor 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
KENDELL, Nathaniel Pushthrough, Fortune District 5571 19 Edward Kendell (p) Enginner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attached to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies Aug. 1918.
PITCHER, Gilbert Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District 2178 19 Cornelius Pitcher (p) Papermaker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BANFIELD, Albert W. Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1687 22 Samuel Banfield (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARDY, Joseph Port Blandford, Bonavista District 5167 27 Richard Pardy (p) Section man 1918 Methodist No No
OLDFORD, William Salvage, Bonavista District 5160 22 James Oldford (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HACKETT, Thomas Joseph (aka Thomas Murphy) 18 Holloway Street, St. John's 408 23 Elizabeth Hackett (p) Telegraph operator 1914 No No
BLACKHALL, John Sheill Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom 1738 24 William Blackhall (p) Fur buyer 1915 Presbyterian No Yes POW Date: 1917 Variant spelling of name - Shiell
LANGDON, Kenneth Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 3387 19 Richard Langdon (p) Lumberjack 1917 Methodist No No See also service #3337, Benjamin Stead, for will
YOUNG, Arthur James St. John's 823 18 James Young (p) Sail maker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANN, Brigam Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3799 18 Jacob Hann (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, September 30, 1918
PEARCE, Hector Clarenville, Trinity District 1394 19 Eliza Pearce (p) Locomotive fireman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
LEARNING, Robert G. 396 Southside Road, St. John's 8454 34 Mary Learning (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
OSMOND, Douglas McNeil Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 306 24 Joseph Baine Osmond (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 8, 1916
SIMMS, Frederick William Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 8198 18 John Simms (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DALTON, James Regina, Placentia-St. Marys District 5030 25 Stephen Dalton (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LUKINS, George 5 Lyon Square, St. John's 544 21 Alice Lukins (s) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, July 1, 1917 some illegible documents ; See Regt.# 709 for misfiled will
DUFFETT, James Freshwater Road, St. John's 6198 17 William Duffett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRIDE, Benjamin Conne River, Fortune District 6325 23 John Stride (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No