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 PoWsort descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
MURPHY, Bernard Catalina, Trinity District 530 26 John Murphy (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FARRELL, Eugene S. North Bay, La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District 8098 23 Thomas Farrell (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
SAMMS, Reuben Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3979 37 Phoebe Samms (s) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
JERRETT, Richard Cavendish, Trinity District 1796 24 Henry Jerrett (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
PARSONS, Donald W. 15 Bell Street, St. John's 4754 20 Annie Parsons (o) Engineer 1918 Methodist No No
KNIGHT, William Blackler 355 Southside Road, St. John's 290 22 Mr. Knight (p) Motor engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BARNES, Lester Bell Island, St. John's East District 4560 19 Thomas Edward Barnes (p) Mechanic 1918 Methodist No No
STACEY, Lambert Flat Islands, Burin District 5936 19 William Stacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
NORMAN, Sainsbury Lewisporte, Twillingate District 8008 20 Joseph Norman Lumberman 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
ROSS, Charles Augustus Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3248 19 Thomas Ross (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEDDELL, John Joseph 34 Pleasant Street, St. John's 705 20 William Peddell (p) Steward 1914 No No PDF Variant spelling of name - Peddle
HARVEY, Ralph Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 8270 18 Alexander Harvey (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
LANE, Job Jack Lanes Bay, Labrador 1915 21 George Lane (p) Hunter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAYTOR, Robert Botwood, Twillingate District 8249 19 Bernard Chaytor (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
PARSONS, William Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5750 20 James Parsons (p) Cod oil refiner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JACKMAN, Bert 33 Angel Place, St. John's 697 25 Captain Frank Jackman Storekeeper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, July 5, 1916
RICHARDS, Albert Bareneed, Port de Grave District 6332 25 William Richards (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
WHITE, William Arthur Rattling Brook, Twillingate District 1632 20 John White (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GOODYEAR, Reginald Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District 3446 21 Walter Goodyear (o) Fisherman 1917 No No
POLLETT, John New Harbour, Trinity District 3521 18 Archibald Pollett (p) Paper maker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, James J. Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2181 24 Mrs. Francis Wall (o) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
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
MANUEL, William Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 4290 22 John Manuel (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOWNTON, Frederick T. 180 Pleasant Street, St. John's 1916 19 Mrs. Downton (p) Pattern maker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILLESPIE, Samuel Joseph Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 3195 21 Mrs. John Gillespie (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
CROAKE, James 16 Haggerty Street, St. John's 2602 20 Edward Croake (p) Broom maker 1916 No No Variant spelling of name - Croke
LIND, Francis Thomas Little Bay, Twillingate District 541 34 Elizabeth Lind (p) Accountant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
AYRE, Gerald Walter Circular Road, St. John's 0-106 - 869 23 Fred W. Ayre (p) Salesman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SQUIRES, William Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 6157 22 John Squires (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
TURNER, Raymond 128 Bond Street, St. John's 4463 18 Captain Joseph Turner (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
HOLLETT, Morgan Burin, Burin District 5570 20 John Hollett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BURGE, Daniel Bonavista, Bonavista District 3117 25 Mary Jane Burge (p) Bridge structure iron worker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
FUDGE, Ambrose Newstead, Twillingate District 8056 25 Mrs. William Langdon (o) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
TEMPLEMAN, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 5883 23 Selina Templeman (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BREEN, Edward Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8049 21 John Breen (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
MERCER, John Hayward Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5902 25 Levi Mercer (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
DAWE, Christopher Cupids, Port de Grave District 4864 18 George Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Friday, May 31, 1918
STEVENSON, Joseph St. John's 1802 25 Sarah Stevenson (s) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COADY, Daniel Outer Cove, C. [Conception?] Bay [district unknown] 4628 22 Catherine Coady (p) Blacksmith 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CLARKE, George Springdale, Twillingate District 2541 19 George W. Clarke (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
NOSEWORTHY, Henry Charles St. John's 981 19 Harriet Noseworthy (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist No No
CURTIS, Doyle Botwood, Twillingate District 1552 19 Thomas Curtis (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
ROWE, Joseph Lewis Port au Port, St. George District 4875 22 Michael Rowe (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LEGROW, Frederick Pratt Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 404 23 Thomas Legrow (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Methodist No No I
GARLAND, James W. Green Point, Fortune District 6044 23 Jeremiah Garland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEMION, Joseph Botwood, Twillingate District 4242 19 William Hemion (p) Teamster 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Hemeon
OKE, Thomas Long Island, Twillingate District 6287 20 Joseph Oke (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ANDERSON, Hugh Abercrombie St. John's 0-179 - 2120 John Anderson (p) 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included; Includes written articles, concert programmes by the RNR band, public presentations and fund raising efforts.
GREENE, Augustine Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 3435 19 Patrick Greene (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
TIZZARD, John Lower Battery Road, St. John's 3007 19 Simeon Tizzard (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No