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 PoW Date of Death Commendationssort descending Notes
BELBIN, Herbert Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2486 19 William Belbin Sr. (p) Millman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Saturday, June 8, 1918 POW Date: 1917 See also #2972, Joseph Harris, for a description of the accidental death of Belbin while a POW
BUFFETT, William Belleoram, Fortune District 6137 24 Jeremiah Buffett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENTEAU, Herbert Point May, Lamaline, Burin District 4948 19 Helen Benteau (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DAWE, Stewart 83 McFarlane Street, St. John's 2506 22 Robert Dawe (p) Train conductor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 28, 1917
BROOKES, Charles Edward 7 Maxse Street, St. John's 2142 22 Mrs. J.F. Brooks (p) Accountant 1916 Baptist No No
WHITE, Dugald 52 Pennywell Road, St. John's 4549 24 Andrew White (p) Bookkeeper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHAW, William James Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District 4278 23 John Shaw (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CONSTANTINE, Alexander Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 5803 18 Edward Constantine (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WARFORD, Stanley Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4330 21 Selenia Warford (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HENDERSON, Robert 10 York Street, St. John's 471 24 Mr. Henderson (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Benjamin Louis Old Bonaventure, Trinity District 4093 Phoebe Pitcher (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
PARSONS, William Thomas Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District 3573 20 Eli Parsons (p) Railroader 1917 Methodist Yes No Friday, December 14, 1917
BRAZIL, James Renews, Ferryland District 4536 18 John Brazil (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TOBIN, Peter St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1749 25 Margaret Tobin (p) 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SIMMS, Leaton St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1243 20 Mary Ann Simms (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 See # 1034 for additional document.
STEWART, Arthur Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2196 18 Colin Stewart (p) Electrician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DUCEY, Patrick Keels, Bonavista District 4489 23 Mrs. Thomas Ducey (p) Mining 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JONES, John Criccieth, Wales, United Kingdom 6161 19 Edward Jones (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRATH, Joseph Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District 3760 19 Patrick McGrath (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918 Died 13 April, 1918, Neuve-Église Name given as James on several documents; CWGC is Joseph
BAILEY, Albert Georges Brook, Trinity District 5027 20 Peter Bailey (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
BARRETT, Eugene Freshwater, Bay de Verde District 3232 19 James H. Barrett (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
ENGLAND, George 28 Spencer Street, St. John's 3561 18 David England (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SOPER, Alexander Clarenville, Trinity District 3430 19 Maryann Day (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
SCOTT, Nicholas Buffalo, New York, USA 3070 35 Julia Snyder (o) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
FREAKE, Frederick Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5984 21 Samuel Freake (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BROWN, Aubrey Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 8385 47 Maggie E. Brown (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
BLANCHE, John Jersey Side, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 5265 23 Frank Blanche (p) Fireman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HARRIS, Walter Hermitage Cove, Fortune District 5581 19 John Harris (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MULLEY, James Cape St. Francis, St. John's East District 4756 19 Michael Mulley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MITCHELL, Harold St. John's 828 23 John B. Mitchell (p) Broker 1914 Presbyterian No No
GOSSE, Solomon Blaketown, Trinity District 2636 20 Lionel Gosse (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
COLLINS, Thomas 64 Cabot Street, St. John's 3288 23 Mrs. Thomas Collins (s) Engineer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEELE, Victor J. 100 Water Street, St. John's 4485 20 Samuel Steele (p) Bookkeeper 1918 Congregationalist No No
CHAULK, George Burnt Island [district unknown] 5337 21 James Chalk (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as John Chalk.
CUFF, George Little Bonavista, Bonavista District 630 21 Deborah Cuff (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
ANDREWS, Claude Twillingate, Twillingate District 4064 18 John Andrews (p) Printer 1917 Methodist No No
PENNEY, Augustus Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5248 20 William Penney (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DOODY, James David Crowdy Street, Carbonear, Carbonear District 2651 23 Mrs. David Doody (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, February 4, 1918 Originally enlisted with Royal Naval Reserve 1624X
MORRIS, John Edgar 2 Feild Street, St. John's 120 17 George and Agnes Morris (p) Truckman - telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2002X
SPENCER, Allan R. Fortune, Burin District 5564 21 John Spencer (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
SILK, Thomas William Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 2111 19 Mrs. Louis Silk (p) Paper makers help 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREENE, Frederick J. Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 3434 19 William Green (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
EVERETT, Edward 70 Brazils Hill, St. John's 4719 21 Mary Everett (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SLADE, Albert Ernest Loon Bay, Twillingate District 273 21 Frederick Slade (p) Fireman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ONEILL, Leonard Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2130 19 mother (p) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for Short Service
SNOOK, Alfred Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5235 24 Ezekiel Snook (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
NORMAN, Llewellyn Catalina, Trinity District 425 19 Edward John Norman Packer 1914 Methodist No No
PITCHER, Frederick 8 Central Street, St. John's 3348 36 Mrs. Isabella Pitcher (p) Shipwright 1916 Methodist No No
GRANT, Vincent Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 5204 19 John Grant (p) Carpenter 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OLDFORD, Manuel Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2031 27 Jane Oldford (p) Paper finisher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No