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 ascending Date of Death Commendations Notes
BYRNE, Alexander 8 Alexander Street, St. John's 667 21 Edward Byrne (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
GILBERT, Alexander Come By Chance, Placentia-St. Marys District 2891 20 Albert Gilbert (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, March 2, 1917
PARSONS, Frederick Robert Penitentiary Residence, Forest Road, St. John's 2819 28 A.A. Parsons (p) Telegraph operator 1916 Methodist No No
BRENCUN - BRENTON, Arthur Williamsport, St. Barbe District 6023 24 William Brencun (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Arthur Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.
KEEPING, Solomon Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3116 20 John Keeping (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
KENNEDY, James Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 5033 25 Moses Kennedy (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHEATON, Walter Frederickton, Fogo District 6093 19 Isaac Wheaton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DEWEY, Joseph Greenspond, Bonavista District 3587 19 Francis Dewey (p) School teacher 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 21, 1918
RALPH, Aaron Flat Islands, Bonavista District 2727 19 Charles and Mary Ralph (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLAKE, Albert Herring Neck, Twillingate Distric 5432 21 Herring Neck, Twillingate Distric Fisherman 1920 Methodist No No
MULLETT, Lewis Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 6239 20 Elizabeth Day (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
THOMAS, Augustus Adelaide Street, St. John's 3821 18 Elizabeth Thomas (p) Munition worker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MESHER, Charles A. Mud Lake, Rigolet, Labrador 1727 22 Alice King (o) Trapper 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HUDSON, Reuben Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 3186 18 Henry Hudson (p) Fisherman 1916 No No
FLEMING, Daniel Spillars Cove, Trinity District 3950 22 Sarah Flemming (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ODRISCOLL, Leo Francis Avondale, Harbour Main District 1361 18 Ellen O'Driscoll (p) News agent 1915 Roman Catholic No No
JENNINGS, Winfield Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 5236 19 Walter B. Jennings (p) School teacher 1918 Salvation Army No No
YOUNG, George Bank Head Bay, St. George District 4880 21 Rachael Young (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOLLOWAY, Arthur Newport, Bonavista District 6142 25 Thomas Holloway (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WATERFIELD, Joseph R. St. John's 789 19 Annie Waterfield (s) Tailor 1914 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 PDF
LESEMAN, Roy Bennett 55 Patrick Street, St. John's 220 21 Flora Leseman (o) Marine engineer 1914 Methodist No No
SQUIRES, Alexander Manuels, Harbour Main District 8347 48 Jane E. Squires (s) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BEARNS, George Grand Bank, Burin District 4636 23 Jacob Bearns (o) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
LYNCH, Archibald Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 5805 22 George Lynch (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CUMMINS, Frederick St. John's 1349 19 Laura Cummins (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
DUNN, Isaac St. Augustine, Labrador 4858 24 Virginia Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STRIDE, Norman Botwood, Twillingate District 3629 18 Sofia (George) Stride (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
MOLLOY, Thomas 166 New Gower Street, St. John's 4032 18 Thomas Molloy (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
THOMPSON, Lionel Hesilden St. John's - Doncaster, England, United Kingdom 802 23 Daniel Thompson (p) Draper 1914 Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion.
GREENSLADE, John W. Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 8274 43 Elizabeth (Dawe) Greenslade (s) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MULLETT, Victor 22 Pennywell Road, St. John's 8174 19 Rosanna Mullett (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LACEY, Henry Exploits, Twillingate District 5420 20 George Lacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
FRAMPTON, William Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 3336 26 Lillian Frampton (s) Fisherman 1916 hurch of England (Anglican) No No
BLACKALL, Herbert William Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's 0-86 - 448 20 W.W.Blackall (p) School teacher 1914 No No Blackall resigned his commission 10 January 1916 and joined the 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He died in action at Ypres 30 October 1917.
PENNEY, Robert 36 Hutching Street, St. John's 559 23 Edward Penney (p) Blacksmith 1914 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, March 20, 1918 Variant spelling of name - Penny
SHEEHAN, John Joseph 5 Howe Place, St. John's - 2 Hunts Lane, St. John's 35 23 Edward Sheehan (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, December 27, 1917 I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel; Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.
MEADEN, Edward A. Cow Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada 4624 20 Simon Meaden (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, George Great Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3533 21 William Rose (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 10, 1917
FAIRWEATHER, S.D. n/a Medical officer No No Attached to Regiment from RAMC; no service number or file; information from ledger.
FOWLER, Francis Bell Island, St. John's East District 4773 19 Francis Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Signature is Fowler; forms were completed as Fowlow.
VIGUERS, Clifford Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West District 8472 18 William Viguers (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included; variant spelling of name: Viquers.
BARNES, Lester Bell Island, St. John's East District 4560 19 Thomas Edward Barnes (p) Mechanic 1918 Methodist No No
STARKS, Eli Kings Point, Twillingate District 5654 19 Annie Starks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Robert Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1282 21 Emily Butler (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, October 11, 1916
STRATTON, Cecil Valleyfield, Bonavista District 2717 19 Mr. Abram Stratton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
PITTMAN, John Little Bay East, Fortune District 5336 21 Isaac Pittman (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LEE, Benjamin Grand Bank, Burin District 4082 18 Mrs. E.H. Lee (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No See service record 1134.
BAILEY, Roy 4 Temperance Street, St. John's 2210 19 Richard Bailey (p) Teamster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, George New Bonaventure, Trinity District 6262 20 Harriett King (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, James Catalina, Trinity District 4079 22 Sarah Jane (William) Manuel (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No