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 Enlistmentsort ascending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
MOORE, Leo St. John's 825 27 Ignatius Moore (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
BURKE, James Joseph St. John's 718 27 Michael Burke Labourer 1914 No No
HOUSE, George Hall Hare Bay, Bonavista District 3349 27 James House (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
POSTLETHWAITE, Robert Allan Grand Falls, Twillingate District - Westmoreland, England, United Kingdom 0-66 - 1741 27 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
PECKFORD, Jessie Horwood, Fogo District 4196 27 Anna M. Peckford (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No Includes documents relating to Archibald Peckford, Grand Falls - rejected for service
BUTCHER, Alexander Thomas Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District 2363 27 Reuben Butcher (p) Fisherman 1916 No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file.
BUTLER, Anthony Brents Cove, St. Barbe District 4111 27 Mary Butler (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Bernard 51 Cabot Street, St. John's 2956 27 Mrs. Joseph Butler (p) Rancher 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PITTMAN, James W. New Perlican, Trinity District 2704 27 Samuel Pittman (p) Accountant 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 11, 1920 Died 11 October, 1920. Pneumonia. CWGC.
PITTMAN, Corbett New Perlican, Trinity District 729 27 Willis Pittman Fisherman 1914 No No
HOGAN, Patrick Thorburn Road, St. John's 1111 27 Miss Hogan (o) - Bride Hogan (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
PENNEY, Esau Deer Harbour, Trinity District 987 27 Samuel Penney (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
PERRY, Percie Newtown, Bonavista District 4181 27 Samuel Perry (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, March 20, 1918 Recorded on forms as Peirce; Signature and CWGC is Percie / Percy; Variant: Pierce
BRINSON, John Change Islands, Fogo District 5308 27 George Brinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DRISCOLL, William 52 Kings Road, St. John's 3368 27 Mrs. William Butt (o) Clothing cutter 1916 Methodist No No
MCCONNELL, Isaiah Port a Down, County Armagh, Northern Ireland 396 27 Mary McConnell (p) Engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - McConnel.
SAUNDERS, George Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5278 27 Richard Saunders (p) Engineer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLUNDEN, John Thomas Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 4562 27 Stephen Blunden (p) Seaman 1919 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Signature is Blunden; documents use Blundon.
BENNETT, Joseph Fortune, Burin District 6134 27 Thomas Bennett (p) Mechanic 1918 Methodist No No
CALDWELL, William F. 183 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 4415 27 Harriett Caldwell (p) Accountant 1918 Congregationalist No No
KING, Charles Catalina, Trinity District 8139 27 Cephius King (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WHELAN, John Joseph 12 George Street, St. John's 169 27 Mary Kate Whelan (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WILLIAMSON, Harry Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom - Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-216 - 1759 27 Annie (Fish) Williamson (s) Paper maker 1915 Methodist No No PDF
PARDY, Joseph Port Blandford, Bonavista District 5167 27 Richard Pardy (p) Section man 1918 Methodist No No
STEWART, Henry Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom 618 27 Alice Stewart (s) Tinsmith 1914 No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.
CAMPBELL, Michael Campbells Creek, Port au Port, St. George District 1818 27 Archibald McKay (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1918
LYNCH, Thomas St. John's 1355 27 Thomas Lynch (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
STEELE, Owen William 100 Water Street, St. John's 0-89 - 326 27 Samuel Owen Steele (p) 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 8, 1916 I - See also service #0-78 -395.
BUTLER, Patrick Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 4775 27 Mary Butler (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No See Regt. # 4675 for misfiled documents
HULL, Ephram Springdale, Twillingate District 8191 27 Bertha Hull (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Ephraim Hall.
BARBOUR, Wilfred Trinity Bay, Newtown, Bonavista District 3705 27 George Barbour (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No Monday, October 14, 1918
STONE, Thomas W. Horwood, Fogo District 3660 27 Mrs. Stephen Simmons (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in religion.
QUIGLEY, Michael Joseph St. John's 861 27 Mrs. Captain Turner (o) Machinist 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HYNES, Lawrence Canada Harbour, St. Barbe District 8015 27 Martina Hynes (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GILLINGHAM, Harold Golf Avenue, St. John's 5028 27 William Gillingham (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
KENNEDY, Samuel L. St. John's 1301 27 Lizzie Janes (o) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TANSLEY, Harry Landaff, Wales, United Kingdom 2040 27 Philip Tansley (p) Sailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
GILLINGHAM, Herbert Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 5608 27 Esau Gillingham (p) Theology student 1918 Methodist No No
COMBDON, Silas Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 8428 27 Lucy Combdon (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ATKINS, Clementine Manuels, Harbour Main District 8486 27 William Atkins (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MALLAM, Allan Wright Hearts Content, Trinity District 413 27 Mrs. Mallam (p) Machinist 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALL, John 27 Military Road, St. John's 4303 27 Thomas Wall (p) Woodworker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BOUZAN, James Little Bay, Twillingate District 8016 27 James R. Bouzan (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DALTON, William Francis St. John's 1079 27 Bridget Dalton (p) Fireman 1915 Roman Catholic 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
CAMPBELL, John A. Port au Port, St. George District 8092 27 Catherine Campbell (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Parent's name was previously transcribed as Nathan.
YATES, Harold Cottrells Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District 3910 27 Sidney Yates (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
WISEMAN, Ebenezer George Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District 2523 27 Alfred Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No PDF One document microfilmed as #2573
HICKS, Henry George Carmanville, Fogo District 0-72 - 833 27 Philip Hicks (p) Teacher 1914 No No PDF
IVANY, Ernest D. Bell Island, St. John's East District 4241 27 Silas Ivany (p) Blacksmith 1917 Methodist No No