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
PEARCE, Archibald Clarenville, Trinity District 1316 28 Mrs. Pearce (p) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
CAINES, William Great Jervais, Fortune District 3045 19 William Caines (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, September 28, 1917
CLUETT, Vincent Belleoram, Fortune District 0-97 Sarah Cluett (p) 1916 Yes No Monday, November 26, 1917 Attestation papers not included
SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry) 379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's 1215 25 Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s) Truckman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.
GOODRIDGE, Alan C No information 0-167 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
JOHNSON, Thomas Little Catalina, Trinity District 4776 18 George Johnson (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
VOKEY, John C. Bell Island, St. John's East District 4538 21 William Vokey (p) Machinist 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRIDE, Ambrose William Bridgeport, Twillingate District 1326 23 James Stride (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, June 19, 1916 Photographs of grave-site included.
EBBS, Michael 53 Cabot Street, St. John's 4448 19 William Ebbs (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WEIR, James Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 5499 22 Edmund Weir (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HUSSY, Thomas Malcolm South River (near Clarke's Beach), Port de Grave District 1218 22 Helen Hussey (p) Operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORE, Victor R. Dildo, Trinity District 8357 18 Victor Moore (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOMINIC, James Little Reach, Fortune District 5306 19 Stephen Dominic (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SQUAREY, Arthur Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3841 40 R.T. Squarey (p) 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies July 1917.
RONAYNE, William Tors Cove, Ferryland District 4659 26 Ambrose Ronayne (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CASHIN, Edward St. George, St. George District 4995 20 Francis Cashin (p) Electrician 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BISHOP, William Salmonier, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5900 22 Maggie Bishop (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HARE, Harvey Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 988 19 William and Susanna Hare (p) Telegraph operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, May 26, 1916
WELLS, Parmenas Change Islands, Fogo District 5956 21 Eli Wells (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BRINSTON, George North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 1772 18 Robert William Brinston (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Sunday, October 7, 1917
BENNETT, Edward Main River, St. George District 1470 25 Elizabeth Bennett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
COLLIER, Archibald Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5057 18 Jeremiah Collier (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLAHAN, Joseph St. John's 1133 23 Florence Isabelle Hollahan (s) Cooper 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HANCOCK, Job Pools Cove, Fortune District 4162 18 James Hancock (p) Fisherman 1917 Congregationalist No No Variant spelling of name - Handcock
STANFORD, Harold Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2167 18 William Stanford (p) Machinist 1916 Methodist No No
MCLEOD, Norman Alexander 149 Gower Street, St. John's 0-183 - 158 22 Neil McLeod (o) 1914 No No Variant spelling of name - MacLeod Also contains documents relating to service #3539, Almer Dicks
BARBOUR, William Newtown, Bonavista District 4127 20 James Barbour (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BULGIN, Augustus Farmers Arm, Twillingate District 2427 18 John Bulgin (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918 PDF
WHITE, Claude Herring Neck, Twillingate District 6096 19 Philip White (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EVANS, Thomas Bowning 2 Parade Street, St. John's 642 20 James Evans (p) Labourer 1914 Methodist No No Discrepancies in name: Bowring, Browning, Bowing.
KNOX, Peter St. John's 1593 19 Helen Stevenson (o) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MORAN, William Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 3555 18 James Moran (p) Expressman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LARKINS, William Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 5023 20 Mary Ann Larkins (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Larkin
HICKEY, Leo Francis 39 Angel Place, St. John's 0-117 - 1469 20 Michael Hickey (p) 1915 No No
TOBIN, Michael Point La Haye, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4722 20 John Tobin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRENSON, Samuel Loon Bay, Twillingate District 2588 23 George Brenson (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
GALPIN, John Codroy, St. George District 1526 27 Jane Kendall (o) Seaman 1915 Church of England ( Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
WILSON, Alfred M. Jubilee Cottage, Forest Road, St. John's 3755 25 Rev. James Wilson (p) Draper 1917 Methodist No No
MACDONNEL, John Patrick St. George's, St. George District 582 21 Richard MacDonnel (p) Time keeper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, October 29, 1915 Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is MacDonnel; previously transcribed as McDonnell/MacDonnell
SLATTERY, Patrick Joseph 8 King's Road, St. John's 2983 19 James Slattery (p) Linotype operator 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918
REID, Leonard Circular Road, St. John's 4385 18 Sir W.D. Reid (p) 1918 1918 Presbyterian No No
MCGRATH, Michael 6 Convent Square, St. John's 3234 20 Emma McGrath (s) Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 193
FORTUNE, Stephen Jeffreys, St. George District 3146 18 James Fortune (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, November 22, 1917
HIPDITCH, James Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5968 22 David Hipditch (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SOMERTON, William James Bell Island, St. John's East District 265 20 Mr. And Mrs. Somerton (p) Surveyor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GARLAND, John William Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 5804 24 John Garland (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
REGULAR, Dorman Wild Cove, St. Barbe District 5629 23 William Regular (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HOLLOWAY, Robert Palfrey St. John's 0-29 Agnes Holloway (s) Photographer 1915 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF Attestation papers not included.
WALSH, James Joseph St. John's 962 21 Michael Walsh (p) Longshoreman 1915 No No
MCDONALD, Alex 31 Breen Street, St. John's 4231 18 James McDonald (p) Machinist 1917 Roman Catholic No No