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.

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Name Community Service Number Age of Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendationssort descending Notes
PIKE, Charles 28 Boncloddy Street, St. John's 3606 20 William Pike (p) Tradesman 1917 Salvation Army No No
ROSSITER, Matthew Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 1538 19 Joseph Rossiter (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Also contains a letter relating to service #1016, Bertram Henry Bastow.
TILLEY, William Joseph Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1224 22 William Tilley (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.
BENNETT, Stewart Fogo, Fogo District 3204 21 William Bennett (p) Storekeeper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VALLIS, Stanley Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3114 18 Richard Vallis (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEWARD, Thomas Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1266 22 Elizabeth Seward (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No Includes photograph of his wife, Annie Norris of Ayr, Scotland.
MCHUGH, Patrick Exploits, Twillingate District 5702 19 Sarah McHugh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
AGNEW, James Peebles Street, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2122 34 Mrs. Agnew (s) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No
KEHOE, Lawrence St. John's 1779 18 Michael Kehoe (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BUCKLEY, William St. John's 752 19 Mrs. Thomas Buckley (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PITTMAN, Kenneth 83 Pleasant Street, St. John's 8036 31 Beatrice Pittman (p) Machinist 1917 Methodist No No
KNIGHT, William 44 Bannerman Street, St. John's 373 22 Ann Knight (s) Mechanical engineer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
EVANS, William Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 5851 19 Bridget Evans (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17
HYNES, John Francis St. Brendans, Bonavista District 238 24 James Hynes (p) - Catherine Hynes Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Re-attested for short service - Discrepancy in age. Age discrepancy- 24-34.
LAWRENCE, Robert 20 Carnell Street, St. John's 4618 22 George Lawrence (p) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, William John North Side, Burin, Burin District 438 22 George Parsons (p) 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Jan. 1918
MARTIN, Michael Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5779 20 Thomas Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TOBIN, Andrew St. Lawrence, Burin District 2248 20 Thomas Tobin (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, January 31, 1917
WILLMOTT, George Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District 3930 19 Sarah Willmott (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EBSARY, Samuel Joseph 89 Southside Road, St. John's 0-110 - 501 32 Newman Ebsary (p) Storekeeper 1914 Yes No Sunday, October 15, 1916
FUDGE, Jeremiah Pass Island, Fortune District 2839 21 James Fudge (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
FENNEMORE, William St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4581 21 Benjamin Fennemore (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ONEILL, Michael Joseph St. John's 763 18 A. O'Neill (o) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
JONES, Heber Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 2639 21 Mrs. Abel Jones (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
PERRY, Warrick Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 2218 20 Uriah Martin (p) (o) Fireman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, October 10, 1917 Previously transcribed as Warick
CLARKE, John Campbellton, Twillingate District 3392 20 John L. Clarke (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Tuesday, August 14, 1917
MOULAND, Thomas Bonavista, Bonavista District 488 23 Mrs. Mouland (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
SOMERTON, Peter Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 2779 18 Richard Somerton (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, December 4, 1917
MCCANN, Daniel Gull Island, Bay de Verde District 4884 19 Philip McCann (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOWDEN, Henry Rock Harbour, Burin District 2326 19 Eli Dowden (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
STONE, Frederick Ashton 17 Dicks Square, St. John's 3934 18 James A. Stone (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Patrick Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 5793 19 Patrick Walsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HINCHEY, Patrick Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 3735 19 Mary Walsh (o) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CHAFFEY, Edgar David Jeffreys, St. George District 3015 18 George Chaffey (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, John 22 Pleasant Street, St. John's 5410 21 Mary Power (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BASTOW, Bertram Henry. St. John's 1016 19 Margaret Bastow (p) Teamster 1915 Presbyterian No No See also service #1538, Matthew Rossiter, for a document relating to Pte. Bastow and his wife
TILLEY, Andrew Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3985 18 Frank Tilley (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LINEHAN, Daniel [David] Johns Pond, Placentia-St. Marys District 1468 20 John Joseph Linehan (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Father writes that his name was Daniel but he was mistakenly called David by the Regiment
DAYMOND, Joseph 26 Victoria Street, St. John's 607 20 Mr. Daymond Automobile worker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discharged medically unfit 29 Dec. 1916; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (training) 1918.
COSH, Archibald Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 3716 23 Mrs. J[?] Mary Cosh (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
GLADNEY, William J. Fort Townshend, St. John's 2597 18 John Gladney (p) Letter carrier 1916 No No
PARSONS, William Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 852 25 William George Parsons (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
KELLY, Robert 132 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 2213 18 Edward Kelly (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PENNELL, William Clement Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1546 20 Hazel Pennell (s) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SMITH, William Henry Swift Current, Placentia-St. Marys District 2868 19 Robert Smith (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HUMPHRIES, Alfred Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 1825 20 Robert Humphries (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, August 9, 1916
SPARKES, Wesley Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 4140 20 Thomas Sparkes (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 Estate correspondence is in name of Edward W. Sparkes.
GREENE, Augustine Peter Bell Island, St. John's East District 251 19 Catherine Greene (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No See #254 for additional misfiled documents.
GIBBONS, Daniel Lumsden North, Fogo District 6089 18 Stephen Gibbons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ONEILL, Leo 63 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4211 18 Anastasia O'Neill (p) Truckman 1917 Roman Catholic No No