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
WORNELL, Frederick John 81 Longs Hill, St. John's 0-217 - 1839 19 John Wornell (p) Bank clerk 1915 Methodist No No
ANSTEY, Alfred Back Harbour, Twillingate District 3182 22 James Anstey (p) Sail making 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
RICHARDS, Albert 25 Balsom Street, St. John's 3452 18 Jessie Richards (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) 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
BREEN, Edward Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8049 21 John Breen (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
FARRELL, James Fogo, Fogo District 6206 19 Pierce Farrell (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOYLES, Raymond Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5165 22 William Hoyles (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KELLY, Bernard Beau Bois, Burin District 6050 23 Lizzie Kelly (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TRACEY, Martin Water Street, St. John's 8253 42 Hannah Tracey (o) Fireman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MCDONALD, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 8465 19 Thomas McDonald (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MASON, Peter Catalina, Trinity District 5751 19 Peter Mason (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist 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
OREILLY, Patrick R. 124 Water Street East, St. John's 3832 19 Patrick J. O'Reilly (p) Bank clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BUDGELL, Hayward Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4037 21 William Budgell (p) Lumber surveyor 1917 Methodist No No
HALLERAN, Patrick St. Vincents, Placentia-St. Marys District 2361 22 Frank Halleran (p) Fisherman 1916 No No
DELANEY, James Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3878 20 William Delaney (p) Paper maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PRESTON, Stanley Pools Island, Bonavista District 2576 26 Samuel Preston (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
JANES, Archibald A. Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 8268 24 Helen Janes (s) Engineer 1917 Methodist No No
HARDING, Joseph William Greenspond, Bonavista District 3720 27 James Harding (p) Sailor 1917 Methodist No No
KNOTT, William Isle aux Morts, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3923 19 Robert Knott (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUTCHINGS, William Frederick Cyril LeMarchant Road, St. John's 538 21 Mrs. Hutchings (p) Law student 1914 Methodist No No I.
WALL, James 83 Pleasant Street, St. John's 6149 19 Patrick Wall (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUDGELL, Enos New Bay, Twillingate District 8152 Joseph Budgel (p) Fisherman 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
SNOW, Stanley Great Burin, Burin District 4026 18 Mrs. Ernest Snow (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
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
HEWLETT, Arlando John Roberts Arm, Twillingate District 3522 18 Israel Hewlett (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
SHIRRAN, George Bonavista, Bonavista District 493 21 Mr. Shirran (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
DOUGHORTY, J. No information 13661 No No Service number: 13661 Royal Munster Fusiliers. Doughorty was attached to the Newfoundland Contingent from 1 Mun. Fus [Munster Fusiliers]. Not in service ledger. Fatality: unknown.
MOULAND, Ammon Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 3806 21 Sarah (Isaac) Mouland (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
FOX, John Edward Joseph St. John's 0-81 - 142 23 Lady Morris (p) 1914 No No
MARSHALL, Frederick Walter 131 Albert Palace Mansions, Battersea, United Kingdom 0-34 - 608 Mrs. F. W. Marshall 1914 No No PDF No attestation papers. Formerly London, England. Granted honourary commission.
GREENSLADE, Reginald Long Pond, Harbour Main District 3904 18 Charles Greenslade (p) Teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRANE, William 106 1/2 Pleasant Street, St. John's 4496 18 Stanley Crane (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
BRADBURY, Hayward Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 4357 18 Abram Bradbury (p) Miner 1918 Salvation Army No No
Leo Power St. Kyrans, Placentia-St. Marys District 6207 22 Thomas Power (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DUFFETT, Joseph Catalina, Trinity District 3143 23 Louisa Fifield (p) Fireman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENDALL, Archibald Roy 70 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 2921 25 Mrs. George Peters (o) Professional musician 1916 Methodist No No
LITTLE, Eli Bonavista, Bonavista District 5452 22 Thomas Little (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
NOFTALL, Isaiah Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 8048 18 John C. Noftall (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
FRIEDA, Frederick Hopedale, Labrador 4012 23 Michael Friede (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Friede
PARSONS, William Shearstown, Harbour Grace District 5231 20 William Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNEY, Archibald Humber Mouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 3508 18 William Penney (o) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Penny
MORRIS, John Albert Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2152 19 Elizabeth Morris (p) Paper makers help 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SPARKS, Martin Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5497 21 Martin Sparkes (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Sparkes.
KENNEDY, Samuel L. St. John's 1301 27 Lizzie Janes (o) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUINLAN, Michael Rossiter's Lane, St. John's 3304 31 Annie Hearn (p) Longshoreman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Identified on gravestone (Mount Carmel Cemetery) as Michael Looney Quinlan.
STUDLEY, Walter Jersey Harbour, Hermitage Bay, Fortune District 4193 18 John Studley (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Frederick Catalina, Trinity District 5340 24 Mariah Brown (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MACKAY, Matthias Bryants Cove, Harbour Grace District 6309 21 Edward Mackey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No