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 ascending Commendations Notes
ELLIS, William 14 Gear Street, St. John's 4237 18 Joseph Ellis (p) Printer 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16
BARRETT, Eugene Freshwater, Bay de Verde District 3232 19 James H. Barrett (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
NASH, Thomas 22 Adelaide Street, St. John's 4399 18 Margaret Nash (p) Assistant bookkeeper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTS, Herbert Triton, Twillingate District 2301 18 John Roberts (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
MILLEY, Joseph 190 New Gower Street, St. John's 84 27 Elizabeth Milley (o) Labourer 1914 Methodist No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
POSTLETHWAITE, Robert Allan Grand Falls, Twillingate District - Westmoreland, England, United Kingdom 0-66 - 1741 27 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
SAUNDERS, Eleazor Point Leamington, Twillingate District 3442 19 George Saunders (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - Eleazar.
FITZGERALD, Thomas Open Hall, Bonavista District 6111 23 Alice Fitzgerald (p) Engineer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FREEMAN, Gerald Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 8006 23 Albert E. Freeman (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
HEALEY, Gerald Blackhead, St. John's West District 5361 22 Joseph Healey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SAWERS, David 14 Belvedere Street, St. John's 8392 20 Harry Sawers (p) Baker and labourer 1917 Presbyterian No No
READER, Charles London, England, United Kingdom 4172 18 Mrs. Louie Reader (p) Sailor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Michael Patrick St. John's 805 24 John J. Murphy (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Charles Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 4421 20 Elizabeth Hynes (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DODGE, John English Harbour East, Fortune District 6138 24 George Dodge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ALCOCK, Pearce Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 8397 18 Uriah Alcock (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JONES, Sydney Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4300 27 Kenneth Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
LEWIS, Herbert Barr'd Island, Fogo District 6022 22 Silas Lewis (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MYLES, Hubert Laurenceton, Twillingate District 3817 18 Andrew Myles (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Variation in name: family spelling is Miles
BUTT, Charles Carrington Pleasant Street, St. John's 2400 20 Samuel Butt (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENNETT, Arthur Little Bay, Twillingate District 4116 21 James Bennett (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
MOWATT, Edward Sim Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2129 26 Mrs. Mowatt (s) Musician 1916 No No Attested for short service
BAILEY, Thomas Champneys North, Trinity District 4976 18 Mary Bailey (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.
WELLS, James Curling, St. George District 5406 19 James Joseph Wells (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COXWORTHY, Fred Pierre St. John's 1304 19 Maggie Coxworthy (p) Baker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PERRY, Edwin St. John's Bay, Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 8194 26 Catherine Patey (o) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KIRBY, Archibald Collins Cove, Burin District 4900 21 Maggie Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MERCER, Charles Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5114 18 John Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIKE, William H. 106 Springdale Street, St. John's 4547 19 William Pike (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
HALFYARD, Stanley 77 Kings Road, St. John's 2544 18 John Halfyard (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
OSBORNE, Piercey Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 5486 22 Sofie Osborne (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Osbourne ; Percy
JEWER, Ford R. W. Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3399 18 Joseph Jewer (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
CHEESEMAN, James Rushroon, Placentia-St. Marys District 5865 22 John Joseph Cheesman (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
VINCENT, Arthur J. St. George, St. George District 6210 20 William Vincent (p) Telegraph operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TILLEY, Harry 4 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4531 22 Rebecca Tilley (p) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - On attestation paper, Harry is written at top of form and Henry in three other points, signature and all other documents state Harry.
HENNESSEY, John 309 Southside Road, St. John's 3253 - 3751 30 Mary Hennessey (s) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No Assigned two service numbers.
BURSEY, Joseph Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District 5277 21 Joseph Bursey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GALLISHAW, Alonzo John. St. John's 1369 23 Anastasia Gallishaw (p) Journalist 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PROWSE, John Lee St. John's 1246 19 Kathleen Prowse (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ANDREWS, Ralph Martin 18 Hamilton Street, St. John's 55 20 Nathan Andrews (p) Clerk 1914 No No
HAPGOOD, Walter Flat Island, Bonavista District 5130 21 Abraham Hapgood (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARK, John Penguin Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District 5799 23 William Clark (p) Engineer 1918 Evangelist No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents; Variant spelling of name - Clarke.
BELBIN, Charles Chesley 113 Cabot Street, St. John's 0-51 - 167 21 Jacob Belbin (p) Hardware clerk 1914 No No I
GREENING, George Freeman Port Blandford, Bonavista District 1457 22 John Greening (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Fredman.
BRINSON, Elam Change Islands, Fogo District 5294 24 George Brinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LACEY, Roland Stephen St. John's 77 28 William Lacey (p) Fisherman-miner 1914 Methodist No No
HOGAN, Alden Joseph St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 237 19 Dr. William Hogan (p) 1914 No No
WALSH, Herbert Matthew St. John's 1351 22 George Walsh (p) Barber 1915 Congregationalist Yes No *****The death is not recorded in CWGC
REID, Bramwell Booth Hearts Delight, Trinity District 3120 18 Levi Reid (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No PDF Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1620X