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 Deathsort descending Commendations Notes
KEATS, Samuel Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 5691 21 Eli Keats (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CHAYTOR, Herbert Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4454 18 Fred Chaytor (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) 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
BRINSON, Elam Change Islands, Fogo District 5294 24 George Brinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Albert Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 4426 18 Abram Parsons (p) Student 1918 Methodist No No
BENOIT, Arthur P. Short Reach, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6311 20 John Benoit (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOGAN, Alden Joseph St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 237 19 Dr. William Hogan (p) 1914 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.
SEYMOUR, Heber Fred Gooseberry Island, Bonavista District 3163 19 Lucy Parsons (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEGROW, Frederick Pratt Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 404 23 Thomas Legrow (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Methodist No No I
CLARIDGE, George 370 Water Street, St. John's 0-300 - 110 24 William Claridge (p) Grocer's assistant 1914 No No
WILLIAMS, Albert New Harbour, Trinity District 5322 20 Thomas Williams (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BUCKLEY, John Joseph St. John's 1315 21 James Buckley (p) Butcher 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.
ROBERTS, Frederick George Change Islands, Fogo District 440 32 Solomon Roberts (p) Salesman 1914 Methodist 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
KING, Albert 43 Duckworth Street, St. John's 5585 21 William King (p) Longshoreman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BAGGS, Robert James Curling, St. George District 1294 24 Phoebe Baggs (p) Accountant 1915 Methodist No No
WISEMAN, Walter Delbys Cove, Trinity District 6197 24 Job Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEALEY, Edward 345 Water Street, St. John's 4028 18 Philip Healey (p) Munition worker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
EDDY, William North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5816 25 William Eddy (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
MURPHY, Philip Charles 122 Water Street West, St. John's 3111 18 Lewis Murphy (p) Wheelwright 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SAUNDERS, William Long Pond, Harbour Main District 3860 20 Charles Saunders (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains a misfiled document relating to service # 3866 Simeon Ford; Contains seven documents marked as service # 3860 but with name Clarence Saunders (# 3583).
WHITE, Rennie Llewelyn Englee, St. Barbe District 1045 19 Selina Barnes (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
BRAKE, Samuel Marystown, Burin District 6060 20 William Brake (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
REES, George Wilfred 22 Mullock Street, St. John's 388 19 Mary Jane Rees (p) Printer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains part of the file of Eaneas Rees, service # 25881, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
DOWDING, Alfred Templeman, Bonavista District 6132 20 David Dowding (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
WALSH, Thomas St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6091 21 Ellen Walsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HIBBS, William 53 Cabot Street, St. John's 8424 42 Annie Hibbs (s) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ANDREWS, Bartholomew Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 3679 22 John Andrews (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
PAINTER, George T. Harbour Breton, Fortune District 3506 23 Mrs. Arthur Painter (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, John Squid Tickle, Bonavista District 5442 19 William Brown (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Frederick Flat Bay, St. George District 8441 21 John W. White (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
COX, Sydney 48 George Street, St. John's 2492 21 Mrs. Sydney Cox (s) Longshoreman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DEE, John Leo 21 Allan Square, St. John's 0-264 - 2403 22 Jeremiah H. Dee (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SYMONDS, Joseph St. John's 1108 25 Susie Symonds (p) Cabman 1915 Methodist No No
LANGDON, William J. Norris Arm, Twillingate District 2426 37 Eli Langdon (p) Fisherman 1916 No No
CLARKE, William Springdale, Twillingate District 5305 19 Henry Clarke (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
CLEMENT, T.W. n/a Medical officer 1918 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.
PENNELL, Samuel 67 Lime Street, St. John's 2887 18 James Bennett (p) Jeweller 1916 Methodist No No
VICKERS, Joseph Witless Bay, Ferryland District 6018 20 William Vickers (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCDONALD, William Bank Head, St. George District 5986 24 Dinier Farrell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FEAVER, Edward Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3647 18 Marion (John) Feaver (p) Papermaker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAFE, Eric Reginald Augustus 61 Springdale Street, St. John's 0-49 - 52 19 Levi Chafe (p) Office clerk 1914 No No PDF
GILLINGHAM, Esau Glenwood, Twillingate District 8490 36 Catherine Gillingham (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PAUL, Robert Burin Bay, Burin District 4087 18 Albert Paul (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
REARDIGAN, John Joseph 33 Bannerman Street, St. John's 72 21 John Joseph and Mary Helen Reardigan (p) Tinsmith 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
PINE, Aloysius Richard English Harbour West, Fortune District 5385 18 James Pine (p) Telegraph operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RICE, Arthur Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5279 19 Patrick Rice (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HACKETT, Samuel Robert St. John's 986 20 Mrs. Hackett (s) Carpenter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No