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 Deathsort descending Commendations Notes
HUMPHRIES, Ernest Newtown, Bonavista District 2479 19 Peter Humphries (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREEN, Rupert Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2035 18 William Green (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TANSLEY, Harry Landaff, Wales, United Kingdom 2040 27 Philip Tansley (p) Sailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
CROKE, Thomas Joseph St. John's 653 20 Edward Croke (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
KEEL, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 490 24 Elizabeth Keel (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
HEWITT, Walter Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 8433 18 James Hewitt (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAIRD, Henry 289 New City Road, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 0-304 - 935 24 Henry Baird (p) Clerk 1915 Presbyterian No No Discrepancy in name: Harry
GRANDY, Philip Roy Grand Bank, Burin District 2985 22 Dinah Grandy (p) Sailmaker 1916 Methodist No No
LILLY, Simeon Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District 3255 18 Mrs. MacDonald (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COX, Lloyd Goulds, St. John's West District 4195 18 Ida Cox (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHORT, John Cutwell Arm, Twillingate District 3201 21 T.W. Short (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
SYMONDS, Albert 102 Barnes Road, St. John's 4410 18 Arthur Symonds (o) Cabman 1918 Methodist No No
FEWER, William Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 8480 55 Bridget Fewer Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included.
PIKE, Ronald Taylor Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2876 20 Nathaniel Pike (p) Civil engineer 1916 Methodist No No
WELSH, Gabriel Pond Cove, St. Barbe District 6077 24 Richard Welsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Congregationalist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Walsh
CLEGGE [CLEGG, E.B.]. n/a 1914 No No File missing. Officer of 9th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Attached to Newfoundland Regiment as Commanding Officer, Pond Farm Camp, Salisbury Plains.
HOWELL, Moses 51 Wickford Street, St. John's 462 20 John Howell (p) Miner 1914 Methodist No No
CALDWELL, John 2 Finns Street, St. John's 151 34 Alina Caldwell (s) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VICKERS, John Witless Bay, Ferryland District 5116 23 Patrick Vickers (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STRICKLAND, Eric 4 Brine Street, St. John's 5055 19 Kenneth Strickland (p) Candy maker 1918 Methodist No No
LEE, George James Grand Bank, Burin District 5875 23 Henry Lee (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BURSEY, Frederick Catalina, Trinity District 1162 23 Emily Bursey (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GENGE, Abram Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District 8412 28 Victoria M. Genge (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUNT, Darius 9 John Street, St. John's 2580 21 Thomas Hunt (p) Clerk 1916 Salvation Army No No
HAWCO, John Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 1517 19 Margaret Hickey (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DONNELLY, John 112 1/2 Military Road, St. John's 5074 26 John Donnelly (p) Tailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
REXION, James Jobs Cove, Bay de Verde District 5599 29 Freeman Rexion (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KEATING, Michael No information 2903 1916 No No Attestation papers not included.
BUTT, Manuel Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District 5815 20 Thomas Butt (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
FORAN, Martin Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3613 19 Mrs. William Foran (p) Paper maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PIERCEY, William George Fortune, Burin District 2159 22 Caroline Lake (o) Sailor 1916 Methodist No No
TULK, Ralph Wellon St. George, St. George District 234 20 Benjamin Tulk (p) Fox rancher 1914 Methodist No No
THISTLE, David 50 Longs Hill, St. John's 0-181 52 Bessie (Stowe) Thistle (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
MACKAY, William Glenwood, Twillingate District 1631 21 Martha McKay (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
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.
BRYANT, Douglas Hearts Delight, Trinity District 3967 17 Garrett Bryant (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELLS, John Albert Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3713 24 Francis Wells (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WHITE, Alexander Princeton, Bonavista District 5214 20 William White (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BROOKES, Charles Edward 7 Maxse Street, St. John's 2142 22 Mrs. J.F. Brooks (p) Accountant 1916 Baptist No No
KNIGHT, Egbert Henry Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 3953 26 Samuel Knight (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
HEFFORN, Leonard New Perlican, Trinity District 6260 19 Jacob Hefforn (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LAWLOR, Edward No information n/a Bugler 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
HIBBS, William James Topsail, Harbour Main District 2356 24 Mrs. William (Julia) Hibbs (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHRISTIAN, Francis James Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2168 23 W. G. Christian (p) Electrician 1916 Methodist No No
POWER, Robert Marystown, Burin District 6064 22 Lawrence Power (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
EARLES, Edward Battery Road, St. John's 2650 21 Mrs. Edward Earles (p) Labourer 1916 No No
KARN, Cyril J. No information 0-297 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, July 1916.
YATES, Hardy Cottles Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District 4655 18 Walter Yates (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ANTHONY, Joseph Brigus, Port de Grave District 1875 22 Susan Stevens (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MANUEL, Frederick Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 4314 24 Job Manuel (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No