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 descending Notes
FORD, William H. Charlottetown, Bonavista District 5002 22 William Ford (p) Railroad man 1918 Methodist No No
CRITCH, Albert Cavendish, Trinity District 2230 19 William Critch (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
BURKE, Martin St. John's 1007 20 Patrick Burke (o) Labourer 1915 No No
CAKE, Alfred E. 76 Cabot Street, St. John's 2463 18 Mrs. Manuel Cake (p) Grocery clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 4, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included.
DEVEREAUX, Thomas Avondale, Harbour Main District 3632 18 Michael Devereaux (p) Operator 1917 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Devereux.
HISCOCK, Alfred Fleming Street, St. John's 3447 23 Hilda Hiscock (s) Engineer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
RYALL, Thomas J. Colonial Building, Military Road, St. John's 8020 45 Margaret Ryall (p) Carpenter 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MATTERFACE, Frederick Boat Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5494 19 Joseph Matterface (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Mutterface
WARREN, George Edward Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District 5583 22 John Warren (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STICKLAND, Philip Pass Island, Fortune District 2744 27 Margaret Stickland (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Strickland.
GARLAND, William B. 54 Carters Hill, St. John's 8313 19 James Garland (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
MICHELIN, Robert Traverspine River, Grand River, Labrador 1730 25 Joseph Michelin (p) Trapper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRIEN, John Thomas Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5756 21 Anne Brien (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TUCKER, Timothy Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 5052 18 John Tucker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LEWIS, Charles Victor St. John's 3217 1916 Yes No Wednesday, September 24, 1919 Attestation papers not included. Enrolled with Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve 19 Aug. 1915. Enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment 9 Nov. 1916, transferred to NRNR 13 Nov. 1916. See also Regt. #1640 for additional information.
THOMAS, Willis Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 4622 26 Richard Thomas (p) Truckman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HEAD, Louis Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 743 20 John Head (p) Fisherman 1914 No No
DYKE, Job Salvage Bay, Bonavista District 2623 23 Edward Dyke (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MANUEL, Willis Loon Bay, Twillingate District 272 27 Jane Manuel (p) Millwright 1914 Methodist No No
PARSONS, Louis Greenspond, Bonavista District 3256 24 William Parsons (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EARLE, George Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 3684 24 William Earle (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918
BROWN, Thomas Downing Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2613 18 Philip Brown (p) Shoe factory worker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENNETT, Frank Monkstown Road, St. John's 0-121 - 284 19 John Bennett (p) Student 1914 No No
HAFFEY, Thomas St. John's 1038 Richard Haffey (o) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HOLLOWAY, William J. Bloomfield, Bonavista District 3725 21 Thomas Holloway (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PELLEY, Albert Southwest Arm, Twillingate District 8103 21 Jabez Pelley (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
MACKAY, Walter Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4105 18 Herbert Mackay (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, October 2, 1918
KING, William Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 4063 21 William King (p) Teamster 1917 Methodist No No
CHIPPETT, Harry T. Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 8238 18 Nathaniel Chippett (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HEFFORD, John New Harbour, Trinity District 1575 21 William Hefford (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No
OBRIEN, Justin 50 Colonial Street, St. John's 3476 18 Michael O'Brien (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918
METCALFE, Albert Edward Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 256 28 Martin Metcalfe (p) Miner 1914 Methodist No No
POWER, Peter Cupids, Port de Grave District 1077 21 Mary Ann Power (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MITCHELL, Charles F. Johns Beach, Bay of Islands, St. George District 8208 18 Ellen Dennis (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Fatality: No No No
LARNER, George Thomas Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1010 25 Mrs. George Larner (p) Engineer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Albert Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 4426 18 Abram Parsons (p) Student 1918 Methodist No No
SAUNDERS, Fred J. Griguet, St. Barbe District 1913 19 Mrs. Joseph Bussey (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
CHISLETT, Herbert 94 George Street, St. John's 4634 20 Ellen Chislett (p) Cabman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRATH, John Colliers, Harbour Main District 1995 Mrs Emily McGrath (p) 1915 No No Also contains information relating to service # 2065 Patrick Pender Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.
ATKINS, Thomas Joseph St. John's 795 19 Mary A. Atkins (p) Barber 1914 No No
BANNISTER, Israel Port Rexton, Trinity District 2812 20 John Bannister (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
PENTON, Ignatius Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 2589 25 Edward Penton (o) Lumberman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
JANES, Charles Bull Arm, Valleyfield, Bonavista District 3983 18 Mrs. James Granter (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
ROSE, Josiah Belleoram, Fortune District 6135 20 William J. Rose (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLIAMS, Albert New Harbour, Trinity District 5322 20 Thomas Williams (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
FENNELL, Louis M. St. Brendans, Bonavista District 1985 19 Thomas Fennell (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LOADER, Frederick Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 5620 24 Levi Loader (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Loder.
FOLEY, Clarence Whitbourne, Trinity District 2007 25 Mary Foley (p) Brakeman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTS, Frederick George Change Islands, Fogo District 440 32 Solomon Roberts (p) Salesman 1914 Methodist No No
CLARKE, Allan Botwood, Twillingate District 1655 30 Amos Clarke (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No