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
PENDER, Patrick No information 2065 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Not attested, service ledger notes unfit for service. Also contains information relating to service # 1995 John McGrath
JONES, Benjamin Templeman, Bonavista District 5964 24 William Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MAYER, Constantine 228 Water Street, St. John's 175 27 Alex Mayer (o) Photographer 1914 Methodist No No
MCFARLANE, Leo 47 McFarlane Street, St. John's 4793 23 James McFarlane (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No See also Regt. #4810 for additional misfiled documents
AGNEW, James Peebles Street, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2122 34 Mrs. Agnew (s) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No
HOLLETT, John Port au Bras, Burin District 8259 18 Arthur Hollett (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Hallett.
IVANY, Ernest D. Bell Island, St. John's East District 4241 27 Silas Ivany (p) Blacksmith 1917 Methodist No No
CRANE, Eldred 87 Southside Road, St. John's 2678 26 Mrs. John Crane (p) Cooper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOUZAN, James Little Bay, Twillingate District 8016 27 James R. Bouzan (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MCASKILL, John Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 8221 33 Mary McAskill (p) Boilermaker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Eli Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 2680 18 Robert Mercer (o) Lumbering 1916 Methodist No No
PILGRIM, Orland Griguet, St. Barbe District 1287 18 Jessie Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
ELLIS, Arthur Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5229 20 Elizabeth Ellis (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HARRIS, James St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District 6126 24 John Harris (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILLETT, Walter Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 2540 23 Mrs. Eli Snelgrove (o) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRICKLAND, Josiah Petites, Burgeo-La Poile District 6306 25 William Strickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WILCOX, Ernest Brigus, Port de Grave District 655 19 James J. Wilcox (p) School teacher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
BURT, Alpheus Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 6004 19 John Burt (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WELLMAN, Edward St. John's 0-301 - 674 19 Moses Wellman (p) Painter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
GREEN, Hayward Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5223 22 John Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RICHARDS, Albert 25 Balsom Street, St. John's 3452 18 Jessie Richards (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOODRIDGE, Alan C No information 0-167 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
KEEGAN, Patrick St. John's 5597 18 Lawrence Keegan (p) Bank clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GRAY, Marshall Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District 4049 24 Rachel Hopkins (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HUTCHINGS, Albert Charles Brook, Twillingate District 5719 23 Joseph Hutchings (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PIKE, Felix Flat Island, Bonavista District 4365 19 George Pike (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DOBBIN, William Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 5354 23 Nicholas Dobbin (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
EATON, Duncan McKinnon St. John's 811 Dry goods clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.
OBRIEN, Thomas Joseph Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 657 21 Richard O'Brien (p) Water worker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
VASEY, Harvey 34 Kings Road, St. John's 3574 21 Henry J. Vasey (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No One document microfilmed as #2574
RONAYNE, William Tors Cove, Ferryland District 4659 26 Ambrose Ronayne (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OREILLY, Patrick R. 124 Water Street East, St. John's 3832 19 Patrick J. O'Reilly (p) Bank clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Joseph Biscay Bay, Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4680 20 James White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUDGELL, Hayward Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4037 21 William Budgell (p) Lumber surveyor 1917 Methodist No No
EARLES, James Joseph 36 Cabot Street, St. John's 2747 18 William Earles (p) Gasfitter 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
CANNING, John 56 Cochrane Street, St. John's 5391 19 John Canning (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DURBAN, George H. No information 0-296 1925 No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included; no entry in service ledger
FITZGERALD, Thomas Open Hall, Bonavista District 6111 23 Alice Fitzgerald (p) Engineer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GRACE, James Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4291 22 John Grace (p) Paper maker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HUTCHINGS, William Frederick Cyril LeMarchant Road, St. John's 538 21 Mrs. Hutchings (p) Law student 1914 Methodist No No I.
STEVENSON, Robert Louis Ship Head, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2622 18 Albert Stevenson (p) Sailor 1916 Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1699X. No No
MORAN, William Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 3555 18 James Moran (p) Expressman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ALCOCK, Pearce Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 8397 18 Uriah Alcock (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEWLETT, Arlando John Roberts Arm, Twillingate District 3522 18 Israel Hewlett (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
BRAZIL, Harold Roderick Garnish, Fortune District 4270 23 Benjamin Brazil (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
FOLEY, Michael Fortune, Burin District 4061 20 Pierce Foley (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BANNISTER, Philip Port Rexton, Trinity District 4512 21 Charles Bannister (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARRIS, Samuel Gander Bay South, Fogo District 2676 21 George Harris (o) Mill hand 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREENSLADE, Reginald Long Pond, Harbour Main District 3904 18 Charles Greenslade (p) Teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAMSON, Edgar Flat Island, Bonavista District 5177 24 James Samson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No