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 Enlistmentsort descending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
HEALEY, Edward 345 Water Street, St. John's 4028 18 Philip Healey (p) Munition worker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PIKE, Alfred Jamestown, Bonavista District 3664 18 John Pike (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
DWYER, Martin Beach Hill, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2499 18 Thomas Dwyer (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Sunday, December 30, 1917 POW Date: 1917
BEECHAM, Joseph Bareneed, Port de Grave District 4629 18 Nathaniel Beecham (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PERRY, Isaac Catalina, Trinity District 3621 18 Benjamin Perry (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BARRETT, Angus Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 5976 18 John Barrett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
FISHER, Hubert John Bonavista, Bonavista District 2077 18 John Fisher (p) Teacher 1916 Methodist - Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in religion.
JACKSON, Victor Brigus, Port de Grave District 4759 18 Philip Jackson (p) Blacksmith 1918 Methodist No No
POWER, John Little Bay South 4269 18 William Power (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No See # 4267 for misfiled document
HALLETT, Harold Great Burin, Burin District 4319 18 Joseph Hallett (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
WELLS, Fred Springdale, Twillingate District 4031 18 Herbert Wells (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
HAGGETT, Edward P. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2164 18 George Haggett (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEMION, John Botwood, Twillingate District 4331 18 Phoebe Hemion (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ANDREWS, Claude Twillingate, Twillingate District 4064 18 John Andrews (p) Printer 1917 Methodist No No
CHRISTIAN, William Coaker 72 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 3371 18 William L. Christian (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 26, 1918
PIKE, Hayward Ebenezer 24 Gilbert Street, St. John's 2823 18 Thomas Pike (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
TARRANT, William Botwood, Twillingate District 3816 18 George Tarrant (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
HYNES, Bernard New Battery Road, St. John's 4075 18 Hezekiah Hynes (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
ALLEN, Richard 11 Cookstown Road, St. John's 8140 18 Thomas G. Allen (p) Chauffeur 1917 Roman Catholic No No
OSBOURNE, James S. Blaketown, Trinity District 3290 18 James Osbourne (p) Miner 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HURDLE, Arthur William Dunfield, Trinity District 1091 18 Jessie Hurdle (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, November 21, 1917
WHELAN, Patrick Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District 3428 18 Philip Whelan (p) Engine driver 1917 Roman Catholic No No See # 0-74 Goodyear for misfiled documents.
FITZPATRICK, Alphonsus Conche, St. Barbe District 1904 18 Bridget Fitzpatrick (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, January 29, 1916
FITZPATRICK, James 180 Pleasant Street, St. John's 8438 18 John Fitzpatrick (p) Bugler 1917 Roman Catholic No No Originally served as drummer; enlisted when of age; recorded on reel at two locations.
BUTLER, James Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4530 18 Annie Butler (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LAGATDU, Yvsey Cape St. George, St. George District 8442 18 Yvsey Lagatdu (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Yvsey on attestation papers; common spelling is Yves.
SMART, Frank Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3578 18 Fannie (Samuel) Smart (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, May 22, 1917
LAITE, Llewellyn Smith Sound, Trinity District 2257 18 Diane Laite (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAKER, Edmund Fogo, Fogo District 4210 18 Lambert Baker (p) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LOCKE, Edwin J. Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3989 18 Philip Locke (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
WELLON, Stewart F. Ladle Cove, Fogo District 4202 18 Samuel Wellon (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WHITE, Raymond Trinity, Trinity District 3286 18 William White (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOWDEN, George 11 Mullock Street, St. John's 4289 18 Thomas Dowden (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Alfred Leo 65 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 1987 18 Alfred Brown (p) Printer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAYNES, Robert Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 3495 18 Eleazer Haynes (p) Miner 1917 Salvation Army No No
BRINTON - BRENTON, Thomas Bulls Cove, Burin District 3907 18 Henry Brinton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 Discrepancies in spelling of name: Brenton, Benton ; identified in CWGC as Brinton
HEATH, Job Botwood, Twillingate District 2478 18 Mrs. Elijah Rideout (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
BENNETT, Raymond E. Monkstown Road, St. John's 3818 18 Hon. J.R. Benett (p) Accountant 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PHILLIPS, C. Gordon 100 Springdale Street, St. John's 2302 18 John Charles (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLACKLER, Wilfred 8 Clifford Street, St. John's 4428 18 Michael Blackler (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, Ronald 152 Casey Street, St. John's 8499 18 Hubert Taylor (p) 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
KENDALL, Edwin Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3115 18 George Kendall (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EDDY [ADEY], Alonzo Clarenville, Trinity District 2384 18 John Eddy (p) Mill helper 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Enlisted and served as Eddy; 1911 census and family documents record name as Adey.
GOSNEY, Ernest Alfred Black River, Placentia-St. Marys District 2822 18 Archibald Gosney (p) Cook 1916 No No
SMITH, Andrew Old Shop, Trinity District 4386 18 James Smith (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARTER, Arthur Leslie Wood 5 Colonial Street, St. John's 2321 18 Hugh Carter (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Referred to as Leslie Carter
BOONE, Edgar Burnt Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 1674 18 Fred Boone (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
BALDWIN, Uriah Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1846 18 Edward Baldwin Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
GRIFFEN, James J. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 4010 18 Sarah Griffen (p) Papermaker 1917 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Griffin.
REID, Leonard Circular Road, St. John's 4385 18 Sir W.D. Reid (p) 1918 1918 Presbyterian No No