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 ascending Notes
LAWRENCE, Stephen Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1686 21 Robert Lawrence (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, Samuel Bonavista, Bonavista District 4824 26 Mrs. Alex. Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SMALL, George Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 1516 19 Laura Small (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
BUTT, Samuel H. St. George, St. George District 3033 34 Susan Butt (p) Engineer 1916 Methodist No No
TORRAVILLE, Alfred Leslie Southside, Fogo, Fogo District 2908 18 William Torraville (p) Coal trimmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRENTON, John Samuel Bulls Cove, Burin District 2932 18 Henry Brenton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EBSARY, William A. Southside Road, St. John's 3189 29 Editha Ebsary (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WINTER, Edward Rozier Rennies Mill Road, St. John 's 675 19 Thomas Winter (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
TAYLOR, Parmenas Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District 2526 30 Jacob Taylor (p) Shopkeeper 1916 Methodist No No
FOLEY, Martin St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District 3514 27 Catherine (Michael) Foley (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SULLIVAN, Michael Edward Kings Cove, Bonavista District 1763 19 James Sullivan (of Edward) (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LEMESSURIER, Ralph 113 Gower Street, St. John's 2416 18 E.M. LeMessurier (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican)\ No No
NORMORE, Samuel Bell Island, St. John's East District 2735 19 Hannibal Normore (p) Miner 1916 Methodist No No
PEARCE, Horace 16 Moore St., St. John's 8013 34 Annie Pearce (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
FARRELL, Eugene Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3855 19 Elizabeth Farrell (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
REGULAR, Stewart Wild Cove, St. Barbe District 4525 20 William Regular (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HODGE, Thomas Fogo, Fogo District 2265 24 John W. Hodge (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
WALSH, Patrick Joseph. 18 Burke Square, St. John's 286 25 Norah Waddleton (p) Longshoreman 1914 Roman Catholic No No Initially reported as a POW but had been left by the Germans due to his injuries. He remained in a shell hole for 10 days prior to being recovered by a British unit.
MCDONALD, Bernard Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 2870 22 Edward MacDonald (p) Lumberman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, November 21, 1917
BASTOW, Frederick Donald 9 Cook Street, St. John's 700 20 Augustus Bastow (p) Labourer 1914 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
CHATMAN, William Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 2212 21 William Chatman (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
CURTIS, Frederick Kings Cove, Bonavista District 2774 23 Thomas Curtis (p) Seaman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEVILLE, James Joseph 39 Young Street, St. John's 3003 24 Michael Neville (p) Railroading 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MOORE, Henry Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom 2138 49 Mrs. Morre (s) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for short service
DEA, Albert Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 6108 20 Michael Dea (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CONNOLLY, Nicholas Brigus, Port de Grave District 4369 18 Jane Connelly (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MANNING, Robert 80 Forest Road, St. John's 4693 18 Michael Manning (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FRY, Albert Long Beach, Bonavista Bay 5351 20 Richard Fry (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRATH, James 55 Casey Street, St. John's 104 19 John McGrath (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SNELGROVE, Overton Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3683 18 Peter Snelgrove (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
PENNY, George Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 3759 28 James Penny (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WHITEHORN, Abner New Bay, Twillingate District 5614 21 Emily Whitehorn (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No File also includes documents for # 5951 Peter Bright; #2016 John H. Read; #5567 Lewis Jensen; #3451 Gordon Crewe; and #5799 John Clark. See also #5616 Archibald Whitehorn, brother of Abner.
GIBBONS, Harold Lumsden, Fogo District 5969 18 Kenneth Gibbons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MAYO, James J. Creston, Placentia District 6037 22 Samuel Mayo (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MORRIS, William Trouty, Trinity District 2316 18 George Morris (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ATKINS, John R. Port au Choix, St. Barbe District 8192 18 Annie Atkins (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CRANE, Nathaniel 142 Water Street, St. John's 363 18 Nathaniel and Mary Esther Crane (p) Watchmaker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 I
BALL, Matthias Exploits, Twillingate District 2814 20 John Ball (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Monday, March 31, 1919 POW Date: 1917
KENNEDY, James Norris Arm, Twillingate District 4859 18 Mary Bennett (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MILLEY, Albert Exploits, Twillingate District 3746 18 Richard Milley (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
OBRIEN, Edward 14 Plank Road, St. John's 8107 45 Helena O'Brien (p) Teamster 1917 Roman Catholic No No
POMEROY, George Catalina, Trinity District 3703 20 William Pomeroy (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
FAHEY, Andrew Kilbride, St. John's West District 4529 18 Constable Andrew Fahey (p) Power house gas operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JEFFERS, Silas Freshwater, Bay de Verde District 292 22 Francis Jeffers (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 I.
CORBETT, Francis Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 5832 19 Joseph Corbett (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NICHOLS, Campbell Whittycombe Seamans Institute, St. John's - Deer Lake, St. George District 810 19 John Nichols (p) Labourer 1914 Methodist Yes No Sunday, July 16, 1916 Discrepancy in name: documents state Whittycombe; signature is Whycombe.
NEILL, George William Frenchmans Cove, Burgeo- LaPoile District 5674 24 Peter Neill (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PEDDLE, Thomas Old Shop, Trinity District 5405 19 John Peddle (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CARAVAN, Nathaniel Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3795 21 James Caravan (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUAREY, Arthur Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3841 40 R.T. Squarey (p) 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included. Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies July 1917.