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 PoWsort ascending Date of Death Commendations Notes
ANDREWS, Bartholomew Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 3679 22 John Andrews (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WATKINS, Leander G. Botwood, Twillingate District 6304 24 Ephraim Watkins (p) Cook 1918 Methodist No No
ROGERS, Charles Dutton 88 George Street, St. John's 389 20 Robert Rogers Grocer 1914 Methodist No No Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger. Discrepancy in name: Rodgers
LESLIE, Clarence Vivian Silma, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada 632 19 Mrs. James S. Leslie Telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WOODS, Thomas 114 Water Street West, St. John's 3395 27 Richard Woods (o) Coachman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
RENDELL, Herbert Anchorage, Duckworth Street, St, John's 0-93 Dr. H. Rendell (p) 1914 Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918 PDF
TAVENER, Peter Diamond Middle Lance Cove, Smiths Cove, Trinity Bay 3351 20 Joshua Tavener (p) Fisherman 1916 Congregationalist No No
BOWERS, Benjamin Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 2516 22 Job Bowers (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
SINYARD, William Hearts Content, Trinity District 5046 19 Jonathan Sinyard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIERCEY, Jesse Fortune, Burin District 6057 20 Abraham Piercey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HILLYER, Andrew Winterton, Trinity District 8388 35 Nellie Hillyer (p) Sawyer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Hillier
SNOW, Gordon Allandale Road, St. John's 4393 19 Isaac Snow (p) Assistant bookkeeper 1918 Methodist No No
LEWIS, Frank 233 Southside Road, St. John's 4486 22 Mrs. V. Lewis (p) Marconi Operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCCORMACK, James Southside Road, St. John's n/a 16 Bugler 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).
ENGLAND, George 28 Spencer Street, St. John's 3561 18 David England (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HYNES, Alfred Lacey Glenwood, Twillingate District 1463 19 Esau Gillingham Hynes (p) Telegraph operator 1915 Methodist No No
MACKEY, Joseph St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6086 22 Patrick Mackey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, William Olie Burin Bay, Burin District 4170 19 James W. Brown 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HARRIS, Gordon 178 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2669 21 William E. Harris (p) Boiler maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSS, Michael Joseph Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 250 19 Margaret Neary (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
TIBBO, George Philip Grand Bank, Burin District 634 25 Hanna Tibbo (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
KING, William J. St. Jones Without, Trinity District 5441 19 Mathias King (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GALPIN, John S. Codroy, St. George District 2048 21 Israel Galpin (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Calpin.
HYNES, Leonard Codroy, St. George District 5859 23 Margaret Hynes (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, October 12, 1918 Variation in name: Hines; See # 1787 for related document
DROVER, Eldred Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 4625 18 Agnes Drover (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
METCALFE, Edgar Jones Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3952 23 Mrs. Melissa Metcalfe (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
KELLY, Ernest Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 2854 18 Isaac Kelly (p) Printing 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MOORES, Frederick Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 3322 22 John Moores (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
WAY, Norman Bonavista, Bonavista District 2883 18 Arthur Way (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
FRY, Richard Southern Bay, Bonavista District 2625 27 Sarah Fry (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOODY, James David Crowdy Street, Carbonear, Carbonear District 2651 23 Mrs. David Doody (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, February 4, 1918 Originally enlisted with Royal Naval Reserve 1624X
CROSS, Samuel Gambo, Bonavista District 2604 19 Henry Cross (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAMPTON, George Edgar Portland, Bonavista district 1197 20 Arthur Hampton (p) Brakeman 1915 Methodist No No
PENTON, Leonard Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 3269 20 Ambrose Penton (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HARDY, William Frank 60 Monroe Street, St. John's 179 21 George Hardy (p) Truckman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, September 23, 1915
HOCKLEY, John Herbert Olton, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom 216 30 William and Jane Hockley (p) Stone worker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MCARTHUR, Lockie Grand River, St. George District 5364 22 Jessie McArthur (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BENNETT, Manuel Joseph Flat Bay, St. George District 1785 18 George Bennett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
ROBERTS, Harry Edwin Change Islands, Fogo District 2664 19 Solomon Roberts (p) Student 1916 Methodist No No
SEVIOUR, Martin British Harbour, Trinity District 5373 22 Ananias Seviour (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, June 16, 1918 Variant spelling of name: Sceviour; in CWGC as Sceviour.
BROWN, James Manuel Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4638 30 William Brown (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JOHNSON, Dudley St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1583 25 Mary Johnson (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PORTER, Walter Horwood, Fogo District 4870 19 Phoebe Porter (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
OBRIEN, Michael Gregory Witless Bay, Ferryland District 2968 18 Nicholas J. O'Brien (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
WHITE, Arthur J. Stephenville, St. George District 1029 Telegraph operator 1915 No No
WISEMAN, William Wilson Clarenville, Trinity District 1350 22 Stella Wiseman (p) Locomotive fireman 1915 Methodist No No
STEELE, Allan George Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 1318 19 Fanny Steele (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
JANES, William Joseph Smith Sound, Trinity District 3223 20 Ambrose Janes (p) Paper maker 1916 Methodist No No
MURPHY, Patrick St. John's 2173 19 Amelia Murphy (p) Machinist 1916 Roman Catholic No No
LAWLOR, Thomas Joseph 6 Feild Street, St. John's 535 22 Edward Lawlor (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF