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 ascending Notes
TAYLOR, Max Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5176 19 Richard Taylor (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KNOX, William 11 Feild Street, St. John's 4611 18 William Knox (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OBRIEN, John Joseph Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 654 19 Richard O'Brien (p) Farmer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BENSON, Levi Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 4569 21 George Benson (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
CRAWLEY, Michael Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District 5820 19 Edward Crawley (p) Fishing 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PELLEY, Jabez Rattling Brook, Twillingate District 8459 46 Daisy Pelly (o) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
DELACEY, Leo Francis St. John's 1373 22 Margaret De Lacey (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PENNEY, James Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 1448 20 Mary Jane Coish (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
SINNOTT, William Joseph St. John's 1040 24 Mrs. William Sinnott (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HUMBY, John 8 Pilots Hill, St. John's 2641 20 Mrs. Ford (o) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FAHEY, Andrew Kilbride, St. John's West District 4529 18 Constable Andrew Fahey (p) Power house gas operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WILSON, Henry Kelso 22 Cochrane Street, St. John's 305 21 Mrs. Wilson (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Methodist No No
FUREY, Alphonsus St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District 6213 19 William Furey (p) Student 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MOORE, Edward T. Badger, Twillingate District 8149 29 Carrie Moore (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
ALCOCK, William D. 206 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 3369 18 Arthur A. Alcock (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
MILLER, Samuel Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 5218 20 James Somerton (o) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PITTMAN, Alphonsus Rencontre East, Fortune District 6048 23 Priscilla Pitt (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HARRIS, Eugene Glovertown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2607 20 Frederick Harris (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917
HAMLIN, Stewart Crow Head, Twillingate District 5609 20 Daniel Hamlin (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, June 19, 1918 recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Daniel Stewart Hamlin
CLARK, Harry - Henry Whitbourne, Trinity District 2368 21 James Clark (p) Cooper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HYNES, William Patrick St.Brendans, Bonavista District 2726 22 James Hynes (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
YOUNG, Charles Wild Bight, Twillingate District 6294 19 Jonathan Young (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PEARCEY, Charles 83 Bond Street, St. John's 4398 21 Jasper Pearcey (p) Draper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WARREN, George Chapel Arm, Trinity District 5050 23 Mahalia Warren (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, Frank H. 15 Maxse Street, St. John's 2422 19 Giles Taylor (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
OXFORD, Arthur Farmers Arm, Twillingate District 2439 20 Mrs. Charles Finam (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
EDWARDS, Samuel Catalina, Trinity District 2192 19 Mrs. J Stevens (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLLINS, Ronald Middle Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4840 20 Mrs. John Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEALEY, William James. Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2984 18 John Healey (p) Office clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 3, 1918 CWGC
PARRELL, John Richard Flower's Cove, St. Barbe District 2871 19 James Parrell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Fatality: Yes No Thursday, May 3, 1917
HICKS, John Benjamin Catalina, Trinity District 1163 18 Dottie Hicks (o) Telegraph operator 1915 Methodist No No
BARRY, William Jean de Bay, Burin District 6036 20 Richard Barry (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RONAN, Thomas St. John's 2041 32 Elizabeth Ronan (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
HARDY, John R. Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4863 29 John Hardy (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JEDDORE, Peter J. Conne River, Fortune District 3537 19 Noel Jeddore (p) Trapper 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Jeddose, P. and Geddore R.
SPEARNS, John St. John's 1232 19 Annie Spearns (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
QUINLIN, Arthur Birchy Bay, Twillingate District 5975 19 Samuel Quinlin (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in name: Quinlan, Quinlon, Quinton, Quintan
LESLIE, Clarence Vivian Silma, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada 632 19 Mrs. James S. Leslie Telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MYER, Albert John St. John's 1143 19 Julia Myer (p) Cooper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 14, 1917 Newspaper clipping reporting his death by drowning upon return to Newfoundland included. Died 14 July, 1917. CWGC
MCNEILL, Harvey Furneaux McNeil Street, St. John's 2850 22 Fanny McNeill (p) Grocer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTS, Stephen Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace Distric 5119 19 George Roberts (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WAREHAM, Gilbert Petries, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4992 20 Israel Wareham (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DROVER, Thomas Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 5132 20 Joseph Drover (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWE, Frank Trinity, Trinity District 1991 18 John Rowe (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
OLDFORD, Ernest Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2654 18 Robert Oldford (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HILLYER, Andrew Winterton, Trinity District 8388 35 Nellie Hillyer (p) Sawyer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Hillier
RIGGS, Frederick Michael St. Pierre and Miquelon, France 1059 19 Lavinia Riggs (p) Student 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SNOW, Gordon Allandale Road, St. John's 4393 19 Isaac Snow (p) Assistant bookkeeper 1918 Methodist No No
BURDELL, Claude Battery Road, St. John's 330 28 Mrs. Burdell (s) Carpenter 1914 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