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
STRANG, John Jocelyn 193 Water Street, St. John's 0-131 - 2897 26 Mrs. E.A. Strang (p) Tailor 1916 Presbyterian No No
CARTER, James Henry 185 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 222 28 Mrs. F. C. Alderdice (o) Insurance clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
MURPHY, Joachim Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 696 19 Joseph Murphy (p) Line maker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, November 7, 1915
DECKER, James Cape Onion, St. Barbe District 8512 24 Henry Decker (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
PHELAN, William Francis St. John's 1513 22 Bridget Phelan (p) Office clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, April 29, 1921
TRACEY, William Carrolls Cove, Labrador 3422 23 John Tracey (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers contained in service #13.
STARES, Harry Port Blandford, Bonavista District 8265 17 Allan Stares (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Stares was born 1903 and was underage at enlistment. Family notes he was sent home. Service ledger entry shows he served until 1919.
DICKS, Christopher Bertram 20 Flower Hill, St. John's 0-38 - 33 31 Jacob Dicks (p) Clerk, Government Engineer's Office 1914 No No
ONEILL, Ambrose Fermeuse, Ferryland District 2545 29 Mary Ellen O'Neill (o) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, April 22, 1917
SEALEY, Frederick Dock, Bareneed, Port de Grave District 3257 19 Mrs. John Sealey (o) Machinist 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
PARSONS, John R. 156A Pleasant Street, St. John's 3469 18 Howard Parsons (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
BROWN, Peter Ferryland, Ferryland District 8014 22 Robert Mills (o) Woodsman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FORTUNE, William Crabbes, St. George District 4297 18 Isaac Fortune (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HODDER, Wilfred Twillingate, Twillingate District 5460 19 Edgar Hodder (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
PARSONS, Charles Albert Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 1471 24 Matilda Parsons (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
REID (REED), Nathaniel Badger, Twillingate District 1344 21 Kittie Reed (p) Woodsman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOWNEY, Alexander Crabbes Station, St. George District 4960 21 John Downey (p) Pipe fitter 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CRANFORD, Llewelyn New Harbour, Trinity District 1663 22 John Cranford Sr. (of Thomas) (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CUNNINGHAM, John 9 Job Street, St. John's 4060 18 John Cunningham (p) Teamster 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CHAULK, William J Ellistown, Trinity District 3376 19 John Thomas Chaulk (o) Machinist 1916 Methodist No No
MONTGOMERIE, Alexander St. John's 0-4 Mrs. Montgomerie (s) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
LEVERMAN, Donald 168 Water Street West, St. John's 4705 22 Charlie Leverman (p) Electrician 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BECKETT, William Rochdale Lanes, Scotland, United Kingdom 2134 26 Mrs. Beckett (p) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
RAYNES, Frederick St. John's 1514 19 Priscilla Raynes (p) Grocer 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
DEVEREAUX, Joseph John Leo Avondale, Harbour Main District 1223 19 Katherine Devereaux (o) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HEARN, John Renews, Ferryland District 6282 24 Mary Hearn (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HANNAFORD, John Joseph St. John's 792 18 Edward Hannaford (p) Messenger 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PENNEY, Vincent Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 6175 23 Philip Penney (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SNOOK, Samuel St. Albans, Fortune District 6231 22 Michael Snook (o) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOLLETT, Levi New Harbour, Trinity District 1539 22 Mary Ann Hollett (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No PDF
WHITFORD, Clarence Joseph Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3458 18 Lilly Russ (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREENE, Walter Martin Bell Island, St. John's East District 0-43 - 266 20 Catherine Greene (p) 1914 Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 PDF
GILBERT, John Samuel North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 6342 20 Gabriel Gilbert (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BAKER, Benjamin Clarenville, Trinity District 8229 18 Caleb Baker (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
HILLIER, Leo Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District 3170 29 George Hillier (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
KENNEDY, Michael Francis 40 New Gower Street, St. John's 255 20 Nicholas Kennedy (p) Mechanical engineer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Killed in action, 1 July, 1916.
PITTMAN, Thomas Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District 3556 18 John Pittman (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GRANTER, Samuel Middle Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District 3946 18 James Granter (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
BARRETT, Alexander Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 6078 21 Robert J. Barrett (p) Agent 1918 Methodist No No
RANDALL, Hubert Job Grand Falls, Twillingate District 94 21 Adam Randall (p) Mill hand 1914 Methodist No No Attached to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies Feb. 1919. Variant spelling of name - Randell.
ERLEY, Joseph Freshwater Road, St. John's 116 James Erley (p) Carpenter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLAKE, Kenneth Gander Bay, Fogo District 1643 21 Elias Blake (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THOMAS, Charles Fred Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5681 22 Violet Jane Thomas (s) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YOUNG, Harry McNeil Street, St. John's 3207 18 James Young (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BACON, Fred 11 Villa Street, County of Durham, England, United Kingdom 3301 26 Wilson Bacon (p) Marine Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KELLY, James Joseph Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Marys District 2228 19 James Kelly (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 27, 1918 Duplicate of attestation papers also located with Service # 2282
BURTON, Samuel Port Hansen [Anson], Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 2355 19 William Henry Burton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
TIBBO, Wilson Grand John, Fortune District 5474 18 Thomas Tibbo (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OTOOLE, Frank 261 Water Street, St. John's 0-64 - 365 22 Minnie Miller (p) 1914 Yes No Friday, October 12, 1917 I
STAGG, Fred Little Catalina, Trinity District 8463 20 Fred Stagg (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No