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
BUTLER, Nathaniel Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 1444 20 Hezekiah Butler (p) Printer 1915 Methodist No No
KEREFIN, Joseph Cape St. George, St. George District 4199 18 Ephraim Caravan (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name: Joseph also apppears as Ives and Yves; Kerefin as Caravan, Carrefin, Karaven, Karfin, Karrefin, Kerfant, Kerfont and Kurfant.
POOLE, Stephen Belleoram, Fortune District 1076 22 John Poole (p) Street car conductor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SNOW, Walter Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2060 18 Henry C. Snow (p) Coachman 1916 Methodist No No PDF
WISEMAN, Ebenezer George Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District 2523 27 Alfred Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No PDF One document microfilmed as #2573
CORINA, Alfred Newcastle on Tyne, England, United Kingdom 2140 30 Mrs. Corina (p) Musician 1916 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service
GILLETT, Walter Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 2540 23 Mrs. Eli Snelgrove (o) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEGGE, James Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5806 23 Edmund Legge (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, Alexander Jennings Topsail, Harbour Main District 2537 18 John J. Butler (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HASKELL, Augustus Lamaline, Burin District 3297 19 Ida Haskell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 16
GOODYEAR, Horace Ladle Cove, Fogo District 6295 19 Mary Jane Goodyear (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BARRETT, Josiah Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 5873 20 John Barrett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MAY, William Botwood, Twillingate District 351 20 Charles May (p) Fireman 1914 Methodist No No
STUCKLESS, George Point Leamington, Twillingate District 5000 21 Obed Stuckless (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
DAWE, John Seal Cove, Harbour Main District 5737 23 Jane Dawe (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discharge papers list Long Pond, Harbour Main District as community/district.
KEEGAN, Patrick St. John's 5597 18 Lawrence Keegan (p) Bank clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HIGDON, Levi New Harbour, Trinity District 2084 22 Charles Higdon (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARE, Joseph William 34 Codners Lane, St. John's 0-111 - 536 24 John Clare (p) Labourer 1914 No No PDF
HOLLETT, Allan Lower Small Point, Bay de Verde District 1706 23 Samuel Hollett (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOFTALL, William J. Rocky Lane, St. John's 8022 24 Henry Noftall (p) Carpenter 1917 Methodist No No
COURTNEY, Charles F. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5062 20 Robert Courtney (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SWAFFIELD, James S. Cartwright, Labrador 3228 18 Lillian Swaffield (p) Trader 1916 No No
NUNNS, Joseph No Information 0-10 Mrs. Mary Ann Nunns (p) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger.
NASH, Thomas 22 Adelaide Street, St. John's 4399 18 Margaret Nash (p) Assistant bookkeeper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOSKINS, Lawrence Amour Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 449 23 Susan Hoskins (p) Farmer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAIN, Lawrie Graham Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom 0-80 - 592 21 James Bain (p) Engineer 1914 No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Laurie Graham Baine. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1919.
VERGE, [Abram] Abraham John Winterton, Trinity District 1925 22 Azariah Verge (p) School teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Also listed as Abram
SAUNDERS, Eleazor Point Leamington, Twillingate District 3442 19 George Saunders (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - Eleazar.
MCDONALD, Stephen Cartwright, Labrador 6103 21 Thomas McDonald (p) Bookkeeper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service #6102, Charles Michelin
ELSON, Frank Botwood, Twillingate District 4930 23 Henry Elson (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
FITZGERALD, Thomas Open Hall, Bonavista District 6111 23 Alice Fitzgerald (p) Engineer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURNS, William Gordon Henderson 3 Brazils Square, St. John's 0-267 - 160 25 Mary Burns (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
FREEMAN, Gerald Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 8006 23 Albert E. Freeman (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
RYAN, William Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District 6218 19 Michael Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist 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
RENDELL, Sidney G. Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 2163 21 Arthur Rendell (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CALDER, R.L n/a 1918 No No Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number; file missing; information from ledger.
ALCOCK, Pearce Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 8397 18 Uriah Alcock (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTT, Ralph Heatherton, St. George District 5716 20 George Butt (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JONES, Sydney Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4300 27 Kenneth Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
PIERCEY, Noah Winterton, Trinity District 5342 18 Ananias Piercey (p) (?) Manufacturer 1918 Methodist No No
LEWIS, Herbert Barr'd Island, Fogo District 6022 22 Silas Lewis (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
URQUHART, James No information 0-196 1917 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Variant spelling of name - Urquart
OQUINN, Vincent Joseph Searston, Codroy Valley, St. George District 1136 19 Thomas O'Quinn (p) Telegraph operator 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FISHER, Hubert John Bonavista, Bonavista District 2077 18 John Fisher (p) Teacher 1916 Methodist - Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in religion.
BRUSHETT, James Little Bay, Burin District 6032 20 Patrick Brushett (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WELLS, James Curling, St. George District 5406 19 James Joseph Wells (p) Fisherman 1918 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
ANSTEY, Ralph Lewisporte, Twillingate District 4133 20 Joseph Anstey (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No