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
JOE, James Patrick Springdale, Twillingate District 1630 21 Thomas Joe (o) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FOLEY, John J. Burin North, Burin District 5102 25 Mary Pardy (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WOODMAN, James New Harbour, Trinity District 2171 25 Mrs. Charles Woodman (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEALEY, Patrick Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 4137 25 Anna Molloy (p) Blacksmith 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Richard A. Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 3975 24 William Parsons (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, Harold Scott Burin, Burin District 796 Martha Butler (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
DUNCAN, George Templeton Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 0-306 - 877 21 John G. Duncan (p) Bank clerk 1915 No No
DODD, William St. John's 1027 22 Matthew Dodd (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MORRIS, Harry 63 Feild Street, St. John's 3980 18 Andrew Morris (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
WALSH, Michael 18 Pope Street, St. John's 639 19 Nora Walsh Waddleton (p) Bottler 1914 Roman Catholic No No
COLE, James Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 5884 23 Alfred Cole (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REES, Wallace Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2773 19 Solomon Rees (p) Machinist 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Donald W. 15 Bell Street, St. John's 4754 20 Annie Parsons (o) Engineer 1918 Methodist No No
HILL, Lewis Campbellton, Twillingate District 6025 22 William Hill (p) Steward 1918 Methodist No No
SMITH, Walter John St. John's 478 30 John Smith (p) Woodsman 1914 Methodist No No
GILLIS, Roderick V. Highlands, St. George District 4235 30 Archibald Gillis (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PARDY, Charles Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 6153 26 Charles Pardy (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WATKINS, William Henry Botwood, Twillingate District 1654 19 Ephraim Watkins (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
WYATT, William 50 Charlton Street, St. John's 8185 47 Martha Wyatt (s) Blacksmith and millman 1917 Methodist No No
RIDEOUT, Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 4483 19 Alice Rideout (p) Engine driver 1918 Salvation Army No No
YETMAN, Nathan Bell Island, St. John's East District 1700 20 John Yetman (p) Miner 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
PILLEY, Dorman Exploits Bay, Twillingate District 2243 21 Edmond Pilley (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
SHEEHAN, Edward 5 Howe Place, St. John's 3264 27 Ed Sheehan (p) Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, July 8, 1917 Includes references to Michael Sheehan, discharged medically unfit. No information in service ledger.
HARVEY, Leslie Boswarlos, Port au Port, St. George District 1497 24 Jemima Harvey (p) Miner 1915 Methodist No No
OSBOURNE, Eleazer Community: Blaketown, Trinity District 5738 21 James Osbourne (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Osborne
KEEPING, James Giles Lally Cove, Fortune District 2917 28 Elizabeth Keeping (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
COADY, Andrew St. John's 775 - 8096 19 Richard Coady (o) Labourer 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917
LUFF, Elias Campbellton, Twillingate District 1347 21 Lydia Luff (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
CROAKE, James 16 Haggerty Street, St. John's 2602 20 Edward Croake (p) Broom maker 1916 No No Variant spelling of name - Croke
BURT, Eric St. John's 1152 19 Jemima Burt (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
EZEKIEL, John J. St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 1751 22 Paul Ezekiel (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Some items re-filmed, see beginning of reel 117.
GALGAY, Nicholas Augustus 222 Water Street West, St. John's 338 19 Minnie Galgay (o) Brewer 1914 No No
WEIR, Victor Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 5481 19 Theophilus Weir (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PROWSE, William St. John's 925 22 Charles Prowse (p) Grocer 1915 Yes No Tuesday, July 18, 1916
LANE, Leander Deer Island, Bonavista District 5381 20 Samuel Lane (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MOORES, Archibald Baie Verte, St. Barbe District 8218 19 William J. Moores (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
FORSEY, Frederick Fortune, Burin District 4005 18 Philip Forsey (p) Sailor 1917 Methodist No No
HAWKER, Walter Clarke Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-265 - 1843 19 Manoah Hawker (p) Bank clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BESSEY, Reuben Cape Onion, St. Barbe District 4182 18 Samuel Bessey (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MURPHY, Edwin 22 Alexander Street, St. John's 4423 18 John Murphy (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PIKE, George Whitbourne, Trinity District 3558 20 Moses Pike (o) Cooper 1917 Methodist No No
SELLARS, Henry Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1414 22 Fannie Sellars (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
CLARKE, Thomas Goulds, St. John's West district / Ferryland, Ferryland district 3311 18 John Clarke (p) Fisherman-Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, September 28, 1917 Community is recorded as two different locations
MOSS, Hector Jamestown, Bonavista District 1492 20 Susanna Moss (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FITZPATRICK, Leo Joe Conche, St. Barbe District 793 26 Bridget Fitzpatrick (p) Mail courier 1914 No No PDF
COLLIER, Charles St. Albans, Fortune District 6220 22 Thomas Collier (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No See also service #6229, Lawrence Collier. Enlisted as Charley Collier.
VATER, James Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 2064 21 James Vater (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
ORGAN, David Great Jervais, Fortune District 3177 22 Margaret Long (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BUFFETT, Henry Milltown, Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District 2798 20 Benjamin Buffett (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously shown as from Millertown, Twillingate District
GAUDET, Arthur Stephenville, St. George District 5694 18 Amedee Gaudet (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No