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 Fatalitysort descending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
BAKER, George Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 5708 21 Charlotte Baker (p) Steel worker 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Gordon Bolton St. John's 838 19 George Snow (p) Machinist 1914 No No
WIGHT, George 83 Flower Hill, St. John's 8284 23 Laura Wight (s) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as White.
ENGLAND, William Campbellton, Twillingate District 4349 27 Mary Ann England (nee Bridgett) (s) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MACNAB, Egerton 60 Cochrane Street, St. John's 4458 40 L.A. MacNab (o) Accountant 1918 Presbyterian No No Previously transcribed as Edgerton
RIDER, Thomas Bonavista, Bonavista District 6021 25 Absalom Rider (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARRIS, Harold James Great Harbour, Fortune Bay 4406 20 Andrew Harris (p) 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANGDON, Caleb E. North Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 8128 38 Ethel Irene Langdon (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
CLOUSTON, William J 77 Queen's Road, St. John's 0-212 - 3460 18 William J. Clouston Sr. (p) Student 1917 No No
ALLEN, James Frederick Curling, St. George District 1541 19 Catherine Susanna Allen (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
CAMPBELL, Daniel St. Andrews, St. George District 5857 21 John D. Campbell (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OUTERBRIDGE, Herbert Arthur St. John's - The 6th Paragon, Bath, England 0-141 Alice Margaret Outerbridge (s) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
HALL, Chesley 261 Theatre Hill, St. John's 4157 18 George Hall (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LUFF, Selby (Silvia) Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 5517 18 Wesley Luff (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
CROCKER, Boyd St. John's 1529 33 Mrs. Aubrey J. Crocker (p) Draper 1915 No No PDF
WEAY, Frederick Greenspond, Bonavista District 3969 22 Joseph Weay (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Way
TURNER, Horatio Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 5103 20 Charles Turner (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GREEN, Harvey Trinity, Trinity District 2924 18 John Green (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWSELL, Stephen 12 Stewart Avenue, St. John's 4487 22 Absalom Rowsell (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOOLEY, John Joseph 23 1/2 Maxse Street, St. John's 474 22 Frederick Dooley (p) Presser 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SIMMS, Wallace Rencontre, Fortune District 3504 18 Richard Simms (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RICHARDS, John Topsail, Harbour Main District 5464 23 Michael Richards (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FORAN, Sebastian Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-55 - 708 21 Patrick J. Foran (p) Paper maker 1914 No No
HICKS, Henry George Carmanville, Fogo District 0-72 - 833 27 Philip Hicks (p) Teacher 1914 No No PDF
PIKE, Llewelyn 111 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4711 24 Jessie Lynch (p) Carpenter 1918 Congregationalist No No
TILLEY, Frank Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 8299 18 Henry Tilley (p) 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
BENNETT, Raymond E. Monkstown Road, St. John's 3818 18 Hon. J.R. Benett (p) Accountant 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LOCKE, Sidney Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 2053 19 Mrs. John Diamond (o) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
FITZGERALD, Anthony Bonavista, Bonavista District 5843 22 Philip Fitzgerald (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCKINLAY, Joseph St. John's 748 23 Alexander McKinlay (p) Marine engineer 1914 Presbyterian No No
HART, William Change Islands, Fogo District 5888 22 George Hart (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Arthur Joseph Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District 1154 21 Joseph White (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KNIGHT, James St. Pierre Birmingham, England, United Kingdom 0-239 Mrs. James S.P. Knight 1915 No Information No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC).
RYDER, John Bonavista, Bonavista District 1293 19 Agnes Ryder (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOYLE, George H. Buffalo, New York, USA 3071 38 Margaret Briggs (o) Painter and steam fitter 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service.
LAWRENCE, George Riverhead, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1280 26 Susie Procton (o) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HENNEBURY, Alexander 59 Colonial Street, St. John's 461 19 George Hennebury (p) Plumber 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
MARTIN, Malcolm Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2656 18 Thomas Martin (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, John Port Royal, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3582 17 William Murphy (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No PDF
TIZZARD, John Lower Battery Road, St. John's 3007 19 Simeon Tizzard (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
WILLMAN, Wilson H. McCallum, Fortune District 6049 19 Augustus Willman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARTER, Harry J. Gambo, Bonavista District 2193 21 Mrs. Robert Brown (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
HARDING, Ernest William Little Bay West, Fortune District 2949 20 David Harding (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CLARKE, John Carbonear, Carbonear District 6090 22 Richard Clarke (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
HIPDITCH, David 50 George Street, St. John's 2286 22 Mrs. Thomas Hipditch (p) Teamster 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PARDY, George 31 Campbell Street, St. John's 8237 24 Susan Cheator (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
GREENLAND, Hubert Bareneed, Port de Grave District 2624 19 John Greenland (p) Teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RUSSELL, William Blaketown, Trinity District 5356 19 Abraham Russell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17
IVANY, Alexander 59 Freshwater Road, St. John's N/A 18 Drummer 1919 No No Attestation papers not included. No service number. Listed as drummer (special).
CHAFFEY, Chesley Granville Crabbes, St. George District 2789 18 Joseph Chaffey (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No