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
EDENS, Francis Augustine 39 Queen's Road, St. John's 0-137 - 2894 18 T.J. Edens (p) Bank clerk 1916 No No
MOORE, John Francis 176 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2778 20 Joseph Moore (p) Train fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
SAUNDERS, William Roy Carbonear, Carbonear District 958 20 Philip Saunders (p) Lumber salesman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Died at St. John's after demobilization. Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73.
MCGINN, John Change Islands, Fogo District 8167 21 Susie McGinn (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
LEGROW, Herbert 3 George Street, St. John's 3441 18 Joseph LeGrow (p) Marble cutter 1917 Methodist No No
CONNORS, Patrick J Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 0-303 - 0-310 - 2182 21 Patrick Connors (p) Paper maker 1916 Roman Catholic No No All documents located under 0-303 on microfilm; I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel 25
KEARLEY, Reginald Campbellton, Twillingate District 8257 29 John Kearley (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
PENNY, Joseph John English Harbour, Trinity District 3413 18 John Penny (of Mark) (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GARRETT, Henry Thomas Port Blandford, Bonavista District 2875 20 Joseph Garrett (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, Herbert Birchy Cove, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District 4842 30 Mrs. James Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WILLAR, Edgar 13 Spencer Street, St. John's 3984 18 Sidney Willar (p) Painter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHANNING, John Cuthbert 233 Theatre Hill, St. John's 347 20 Frances Channing (p) Druggist 1914 No No
MAYO, William John St. John's 1233 25 William Samuel Mayo Truckman 1915 Methodist No No
BATSTONE, Oswald Knight Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 227 21 Charles Batstone (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
ROACH, George Topsail, Harbour Main District 4595 24 Patrick Roach (p) Blacksmith 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Roche.
MILLEY, Hayward Little Bay, Twillingate District 4180 18 Absalom Milley (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
DELACEY, Leo Francis St. John's 1373 22 Margaret De Lacey (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
POOLE, Martin English Cove, Harbour Main District 4564 20 Henry Poole (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GLYNN, Frank J. 27 Pleasant Street, St. John's 5025 24 Frank Glynn (p) Motor engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OLDFORD, John Salvage Bay, Bonavista District 8222 39 Belinda Oldford (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WATTS, Arthur Brigus, Port de Grave District 641 23 John Watts (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUNT, Victor Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8389 33 Flossie Hunt (s) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
CORCORAN, James St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 4361 23 Thomas Corcoran (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NICOL, Rex Emmanuel St. John's 1740 15 Charles M. Nichol Tailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15 Variant spelling of name - Nichol.
PEEL, Robert 22 Cook Street, St. John's 3888 35 Ellen Peel (p) Insurance agent 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OAKE, Bertram William Fogo, Fogo District 539 23 Ham Oake (p) Clerk 1914 No No
GOLDING, Sylvester Gambo, Bonavista District 1487 20 Helen Golding (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Goulding
MAHER, Pierce 61 Lime Street, St. John's 591 26 Mrs. Maher (s) Labourer 1914 No No
COISH, Chesley Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 5854 19 George Coish (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENDALL, Gordon Fox Roost, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5901 20 Thomas Kendall (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAMBURY, Robert St. Pierre and Miquelon 3667 19 Katherine Lake (o) Shoe maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bambrey, Brambury, Bamberry, Banbury;
BROWN, Elias B. Bonavista, Bonavista District 5422 22 James Brown (p) Storekeeper 1918 Methodist No No
ENNIS, William Merasheen, Placentia-St. Marys District 5523 22 Patrick Ennis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Includes misfiled, misnumbered documents for Regt. # 5528, Kenneth Upward.
MORRIS, Ernest Ledrew St. George, St. George District 4352 21 William Morris (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Found unfit for service.
JENNINGS, Fred Burlington, Twillingate District 4232 26 James Jennings (p) Millwright 1917 Methodist No No
FOWLOW, George Trinity East, Trinity District 4345 23 Martin Fowlow (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COURAGE, Roland Catalina, Trinity District 3136 21 Abel Courage (p) Steward 1916 Methodist No No
SUTTON, William Pushthrough, Bonavista Bay, Fortune 3529 18 James Sutton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOSEWORTHY, William James St. John's 1570 26 Elizabeth Noseworthy (s) Stoker 1915 Methodist No No
DUFFETT, Edward George Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District 2700 18 John Duffett (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LILLY, John Saddle Island, Fortune District 6063 22 Charlie Lilly (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOOBY, Charles 57 Flower Hill, St. John's 8498 18 Simon Gooby (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Henry (Harry) Boyce St. John's 2170 18 Edward Holloway (p): Should read: Edward Vere-Holloway Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling: entered repeatedly in records as Vere-Halloway
STRICKLAND, Benjamin St. John's 1848 35 Mary Strickland (s) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURN [BYRNE], Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 257 20 James Byrne (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
ELLIOTT, Clarence Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 3749 20 Jane Elliott (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
ROWSELL, Herbert J Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 6303 19 Eli Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WAGG, Austin J. Change Islands, Fogo District 1957 23 Thomas Wagg (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAMUELSON, Chesley 131 Power Street, St. John's 8316 19 Elizabeth Samuelson (p) Mechanic 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JOY, Aynsley 5 Victoria Street, St. John's 6249 25 James Joy (p) Bank manager 1918 Roman Catholic No No