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
IVANY, Alfred James St. John's 1310 19 Mrs. Ivany (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
HEATH, Stanley Wards Harbour, Twillingate District 5504 21 James Heath (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CULLETON, William St. John's 999 19 John Culleton (p) Baker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CHATMAN, William Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 2212 21 William Chatman (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
MOAKLER, John Joseph St. John's 782 25 Mary Moakler (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
EATON, William John 52 Longs Hill, St. John's 137 James J. Hodder (o) Clerk 1914 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
CONNELLY, Nicholas Brigus, Port de Grave District 4369 18 Jane Connelly (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Note: Previously transcribed as Connolly
DEMPSTER, James St. John's 755 19 James Earnest Dempster (p) Paper maker 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1917
HEARN, Bernard Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5657 18 John Hearn (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SHORTALL, Stanley J. Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4540 29 Mrs. Catherine Shortall (p) Outside salesman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MANSFIELD, James J. 119 New Gower Street, St. John's 3041 32 May Mansfield (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1269X
PENNEY, Kenneth Seldom Come By, Fogo District 5477 24 Mark Penney (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Penny
SNELGROVE, Overton Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3683 18 Peter Snelgrove (p) Lumberman 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.
RUSSELL, Joseph Lewisport, Twillingate District 2299 20 William Russell (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, October 18, 1916
MAYO, James J. Creston, Placentia District 6037 22 Samuel Mayo (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
IVANY, William Garland Gambo, Bonavista District 1476 19 George Ivany (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MCGRATH, Charles G.. 46 Water Street East, St. John's 0-287-3066 20 Thomas J. McGrath (p) Student 1918 No No
LEDREW, John F. Change Islands, Fogo District 2988 29 John G. LeDrew (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, July 10, 1917
HILLIER, John William Lamaline Meadows, Burin District 3294 19 Fred W. Hillier (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENNEDY, James Norris Arm, Twillingate District 4859 18 Mary Bennett (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PITTMAN, Corbett New Perlican, Trinity District 729 27 Willis Pittman Fisherman 1914 No No
BARBOUR, Lester D. Newtown, Bonavista District 3709 22 Mary J. Barbour (p) Grocer 1917 Methodist Yes No Sunday, March 10, 1918
OBRIEN, Edward 14 Plank Road, St. John's 8107 45 Helena O'Brien (p) Teamster 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FANNING, William Robert St. John's 1120 24 James Fanning Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BLACKWOOD, George Brookfield, Bonavista District 5429 22 Charles Blackwood (o) Coast trader 1918 Methodist No No
THOMAS, Arthur Stanley St. John's 1776 21 Henry Thomas (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCHANT, John Robert St. John's 1125 21 Elizabeth Merchant Commercial traveller 1915 Methodist No No
JOHNSTON, Elim Trouty, Trinity District 4518 23 Stephen Johnston (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURTON, John A. Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3939 21 Annie Burton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, September 30, 1918
NEILL, George William Frenchmans Cove, Burgeo- LaPoile District 5674 24 Peter Neill (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist 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.
BRODERICK, Michael St. John's 808 22 Patrick Broderick (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, July 3, 1916
DARBY, Cyril Roy Ships Cove, Burin District 3150 23 Stephen A. Darby (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
LUSH, George Gambo, Bonavista District 4779 19 Jesse Lush (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
DUNN, Bernard South River, Port de Grave District 5642 24 George Dunn (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STRIDE, Cecil Exploits, Twillingate District 3745 19 John Stride (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
KEEFE, James Marystown, Burin District 5860 18 Martin Keefe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HUSSEY, Stanley Bartlett Pleasant Street, St. John's 2752 19 Nathan Hussey (p) Cabman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion
HOLLETT, Alfred Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2445 20 Wilson Hollett (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WRIXON, William Epworth, Burin District 4607 18 Joseph Wrixon (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
JAMES, Roland Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 5518 20 John James (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No includes 4p. relating to Robert Claude Jeans, Naval Reserve # 5551.
BIXBY, Robert Indian Island, Burgeo-La Poile District 5594 26 Ambrose J. Bixby (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MCNIVEN, William Robert 24 Springdale Street, St. John's 279 19 Frederick McNiven (p) Shoecutter 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HARNETT, William Campbellton, Twillingate District 3922 23 Jane Harnett (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 3, 1918
ROBERTS, William St. John's 922 22 William Charles Roberts (p) Shoeworker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
AVERY, Oswald St. John's 1842 20 Archibald Avery (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
GORDON, G.S. No information n/a 1916 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.
LIDSTONE, Isaac Malcolm Salmon Cove, Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 0-291 - 3487 19 Noah Lidstone (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No