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
KNOX, Peter St. John's 1593 19 Helen Stevenson (o) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GEAR, Walter Francis Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada 0-246 Henry Gear (p) Dental surgeon 1918 Methodist No No Enlisted with Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force and transferred to Royal Newfoundland Regiment from Canadian Army Dental Corps.
LEARNING, George St. John's 764 19 James Learning (p) Labourer 1914 No No
HICKEY, Leo Francis 39 Angel Place, St. John's 0-117 - 1469 20 Michael Hickey (p) 1915 No No
TOBIN, Michael Point La Haye, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4722 20 John Tobin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRENSON, Samuel Loon Bay, Twillingate District 2588 23 George Brenson (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
WILSON, Alfred M. Jubilee Cottage, Forest Road, St. John's 3755 25 Rev. James Wilson (p) Draper 1917 Methodist No No
EDDY, Isaac Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 4980 21 John Eddy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
FENNESSEY, John Freshwater Road, St. John's 4787 18 Patrick Fennessey (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
REID, Leonard Circular Road, St. John's 4385 18 Sir W.D. Reid (p) 1918 1918 Presbyterian No No
DAWE, Hubert Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 8417 18 Charles Dawe (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRATH, Michael 6 Convent Square, St. John's 3234 20 Emma McGrath (s) Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 193
FORTUNE, Stephen Jeffreys, St. George District 3146 18 James Fortune (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, November 22, 1917
HIPDITCH, James Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5968 22 David Hipditch (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SOMERTON, William James Bell Island, St. John's East District 265 20 Mr. And Mrs. Somerton (p) Surveyor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REGULAR, Dorman Wild Cove, St. Barbe District 5629 23 William Regular (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HALADAY, Moses Middle Lance Cove, Trinity District 3624 20 John Haladay (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancies in spelling of name: Halliday
WALSH, Stanley John St. John's - New York, USA 1102 18 Margaret Walsh (p) Presser 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MCDONALD, Alex 31 Breen Street, St. John's 4231 18 James McDonald (p) Machinist 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CHANCEY, George Wilbur 64 Pennywell Road, St. John's 78 26 William Chancey (p) Clerk 1914 Congregationalist No No
CUNNINGHAM, Edward 37 Flower Hill, St. John's 3645 29 Mary Rendell (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MONAHAN, Edward J. McNeil Street, St. John's 3244 34 Elizabeth Monohan (s) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918 Variant spelling of name - Monaghan. LAC microfilm label: Monohan
BATSTONE, Alfred English Harbour, Trinity District 4734 21 Richard Batstone (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Batson
OKE, Charles Cunningham 114 Quidi Vidi Road, St. Johns 0-268 - 60 21 William Oke (p) Clerk 1914 No No
COLLINS, Reginald Placentia Bay, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3954 Alexander Collins (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
DEARIN, Doyle Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4299 18 Eliza Dearin (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
GLOVER, James Deer Islands, Bonavista District 2771 19 John Glover (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, November 22, 1917
STEPHENS, Jacob Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District 3990 18 Thomas Steele (o) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JONES, Chesley Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4854 19 Azariah Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PARSONS, Frederick Robert Penitentiary Residence, Forest Road, St. John's 2819 28 A.A. Parsons (p) Telegraph operator 1916 Methodist No No
HULL, John St. John's 8197 29 Tryphena Hull (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
PENNEY, Thomas William Seldom Come By, Fogo District 4247 22 Mark Penny (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
SPEARNS, Alfred 24 Colonial Street, St. John's 4598 18 Annie Spearns (p) Packer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MORRIS, Samuel Goose Cove, Trinity District 3341 18 William Morris (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAYO, Bertram Foots Cove, Burin District 5590 19 Joseph Mayo (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
IVANY, William Hodders Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District 2353 21 Mrs. Charles Wattion (p) Fisherman 1916 No No
THOMSON, John Murray Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom 2139 39 Mrs. Thomson (p) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for short service
FOLLETT, James Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 8455 19 Henry Follett (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
MILLER, William Patrick 25 Hutchings Street, St. John's 107 35 Frances Miller (p) Checker 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Thursday, October 7, 1915
PITTMAN, Roderick Lamaline, Burin District 6216 18 William Pittman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BALLAM, Samuel Robert Curling, St. George District 1440 19 Manoah Ballam (p) Telegraph operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, James 162 Pleasant Street, St. John's 433 20 Abraham Snow (p) Electrician 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OLDFORD, Elias Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 2874 19 Tobias Oldford (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist - Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in religion.
GARDNER, Theophilus British Harbour, Trinity District 1580 20 Eugenie Gardner (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, July 11, 1916
LANG, James Patrick 3 James Street, St. John's 0-266 - 870 19 Charles Lang (p) Stenographer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BLAKE, John Grand Village, Groswater Bay, Labrador 3957 21 Miss T[?] Blake (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
YOUNG, George Reuben Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3790 22 Emmanuel Young (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1580X
NEILL, Edward Frenchmans Cove, Burgeo- LaPoile District 5673 19 Peter Neill (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PECKFORD, Jessie Horwood, Fogo District 4196 27 Anna M. Peckford (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No Includes documents relating to Archibald Peckford, Grand Falls - rejected for service
SHEPPARD, William F. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8021 19 Eldred Sheppard (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No