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 ascending Notes
COX, William Goulds, St. John's West District 5318 22 Jessie Cox (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDREWS, Walter William Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8075 22 James Andrews (p) 1917 No No Attestation papers not included; discharge sheet only.
MERCER, Augustus Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5252 18 Isaac Mercer (p) Millwright 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SCOTT, Ford G. Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4097 18 Dinah Scott (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
IVIMEY, Thomas St. John's 1004 25 Susan Ivimey (p) Shoe maker 1915 Methodist No No
SMITH, Edward Battle Harbour, Labrador 5710 23 Jane Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
BROCKLEHURST, George Augustus St. John's 848 24 Charles F. Brocklehurst (p) Letter carrier 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
EBSARY, Frederick Ernest St. John's 1138 19 Mrs. Newman Ebsary (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, September 23, 1915
ODRISCOLL, Albert. Tors Cove, Ferryland District 551 25 Sarah O'Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HOWELL, Chesley 55 Pennywell Road, St. John's 4505 21 William Howell (p) Bookkeeper 1918 Methodist No No
JANES, William J. Britannia, Trinity District 3767 19 Henry Janes (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
VIGUERS, William St. John's 1171 19 Annie Viguers (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LACEY, Harry Exploits, Twillingate District 3733 22 Andrew Lacey (p) Cook 1917 Methodist Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
LANDER, Norman Bonavista, Bonavista District 3783 18 Emily Tremblett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HYNES, Hubert Port au Port, St. George District 4877 19 Lawrence Hynes (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURSEY, Harry Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District 5292 23 Joseph Bursey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WAY, Joseph Bonavista, Bonavista District 5892 21 Alfred Way (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORGAN, Henry Seal Cove, Harbour Main District 5303 21 John Morgan (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAWKE, Michael Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 1672 27 Bridget Hawke (o) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
RICE, George Wild Cove, St. Barbe District 4932 18 William Rice (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HANDCOCK, Lewis Salvage, Bonavista District 3546 18 William Handcock (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Wednesday, July 10, 1918 POW Date: 1918 Variant spelling of name - Hancock
BUTT, Joseph H. Flat Island[Islands], Bonavista District 3802 18 John Butt (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
DUNN, John 53 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 173 28 William Dunn (p) Cabman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MARCH, Charles Llewellyn 89 Bond Street, St. John's 86 19 Sergt. A. March (p) Draper 1914 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917.
BRIGHT, Peter Nain, Labrador 5951 23 Johannah Bright (s) Fisherman 1918 Moravian No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents
DAY, Walter V. St. John's 1660 18 Ernest Day (p) Tailor 1915 Methodist No No
LEWIS, Michael Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 4911 20 George Lewis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FRENCH, Joseph Chesley Winterton,Trinity District 2151 19 Mrs. Walter French (p) Barkerman 1916 Methodist No No
BATTEN, Harold Bareneed Cove, Port de Grave District 3402 18 William Batten (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FIFIELD, Arthur English Harbour, Trinity District 4741 19 Giles Fifield (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BUCKLEY, Arthur Botwood, Twillingate District 2359 18 John Buckley (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
HART, Roland Fogo, Fogo District 4176 21 Silas Hart (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Allan La Scie, St. Barbe District 2643 35 Mrs. Allan White (s) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
KNIGHT, Frank Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4304 23 William Knight (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
BLUNDON, Peter 127 Southside Road, St. John's 4479 18 Leo Blundon (p) Draper 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - signature is Blundon ; forms use Blunden.
CHAFE, Solomon Patrick Street, St. John's 8012 29 Sarah Chafe (s) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
MEWS, Colin M. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 1036 21 Elizabeth Mews (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
CHRISTOPHER, Joseph Mall Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District 6156 24 Mary Christopher (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Thomas Tilting, Fogo District 3850 19 Edward Power (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
TIPPLE, Austin Gerald St. George, St. George District 583 20 Edward Tipple (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Austen; transcribed on Descriptive Report on Enlistment: Arthur
WILLIAMS, Vincent Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 4585 18 Clotilda Williams (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Alfred Sandy Point, St. George District 2852 19 Lewis Parsons (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARNES, Ernest 235 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2517 20 Robert Barnes (p) Engineer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JERRETT, Frank Brigus, Port de Grave District 1437 21 Frederick George Jerrett (p) Electrical engineer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
SULLIVAN, Arthur Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 998 19 Edward Sullivan (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOLEY, John J. Burin North, Burin District 5102 25 Mary Pardy (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic 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
CLARKE, George Dunville [Dunfield], Trinity Bay, Placentia - St. Marys District 3643 18 Charles Clarke (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RUSSELL, Samson Southern Bay, Bonavista District 3524 18 Samuel Russell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OVENS, George Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8086 26 George T. Ovens (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No