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 descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
HANCOCK, Albert St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1853 18 William Hancock (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, March 10, 1918
BOWRING, George St. John's 1132 31 Mary Bowring (p) Boiler maker 1915 Methodist No No
FORBES-ROBERTSON, James No information 0-2 No No PDF Attached as 2nd in Command July 1916 - Aug. 1917
PIKE, George Trinny Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District 5842 19 Julia Pike (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
APPLIN, Timothy Shoal Cove, St. Barbe district 5957 22 Joseph Applin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARKE, Thomas Goulds, St. John's West district / Ferryland, Ferryland district 3311 18 John Clarke (p) Fisherman-Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, September 28, 1917 Community is recorded as two different locations
COLLIER, Charles St. Albans, Fortune District 6220 22 Thomas Collier (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No See also service #6229, Lawrence Collier. Enlisted as Charley Collier.
ROWE, William Hearts Content, Trinity District 5042 23 Henry Rowe (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENNETT, William St. John's 1229 30 William Bennett (p) Tinsmith 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
VATCHER, Sandy W. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5071 21 Elizabeth Vatcher (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEYMOUR, George Botwood, Twillingate District 6172 25 Elizabeth Budgell (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army Yes No Sunday, October 27, 1918
OREILLY, William Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2118 21 Maggie O'Rielly (of William) (p) Paper maker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917 Contains letter from Daniel Bird, service #2117
CHURCHILL, James Portugal Cove [district unknown] 8346 30 Johnathan Churchill (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUDGELL, Stanley St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 1856 22 Philip Budgell (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
WHITE, Dawe Green Bay, Trinity District 3687 22 Flora White (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
MOORS, Chesley Peter Osmonton, New Bay, Twillingate District 5752 19 Frederick Moores (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Recruit's signature is Moors; some documents completed as Moores
KNOX, William 11 Feild Street, St. John's 4611 18 William Knox (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
IVANY, Solomon 5 Flower Hill, St. John's 3105 & 8064 24 Mrs. R. Bayley (o) Truckman 1916 Methodist No No See also service #8064; Ivany transfered to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917
HYNES, James Joseph St. John's 1095 19 Margaret Hynes (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, November 18, 1915
LEARNING, Samuel James St. John's 1498 21 Jane Learning (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BYRNE, Gerald Guy 59 Flavin Street, St. John's 0-31 - 340 24 James Byrne (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
BRAZIL, Harold Roderick Garnish, Fortune District 4270 23 Benjamin Brazil (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
ADAMS, Frank Botwood, Twillingate District 5712 19 William Adams (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
TOBIN, Patrick Bar Haven, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6114 28 Mary Tobin (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WILSON, Henry Kelso 22 Cochrane Street, St. John's 305 21 Mrs. Wilson (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Methodist No No
EDDY, Samuel A. North Side, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's East District 2223 26 Elizabeth Eddy (o) Motor engineer 1916 Methodist No No
LANGER, Joseph Georges Cove, Labrador 6168 19 Elizabeth Langer (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Age of Enlistment is entered as 1918, possible error
SAUNDERS, Ronald J. Cape Cove, Fogo District 3433 18 Allen Saunders (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BOURNE, Harry Pinchards Island, Bonavista District 4670 18 John Bourne (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEMESSURIER, Philip Sorsoliel 44 Angel Place, St. John's 0-128 - 62 20 Alex LeMessurier (p) Engineer 1914 No No
SOOLEY, John Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5641 19 Richard Sooley (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HODDER, Wilfred Twillingate, Twillingate District 5460 19 Edgar Hodder (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
MCCARTHY, Charles Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5741 21 Justin McCarthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 8, 1918
LAFOSSE, John William New Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5565 20 John LaFosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRANFORD, Herbert New Harbour, Trinity District 2312 18 Mrs. William Cranford (p) Teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Thomas 21 Parade Street, St. John's 5950 18 Thomas Walsh (p) Stenographer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PAYNE, Leslie Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5123 19 Edward Payne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHANCEY, John T. 64 Pennywell Road, St. John's 2310 20 William Chancey (p) Barber 1916 Congregationalist No No
POWER, Maurice Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 2318 23 Peter Power (p) Brakeman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
BATSTONE, Leslie Three Arms, Twillingate District 4572 19 Corbett Batstone (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
NEVILLE, Gregory Joseph Topsail, Harbour Main District 1343 18 Lucy Neville (p) Electric engine driver 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, July 3, 1918
COLLINS, Ronald Middle Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4840 20 Mrs. John Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DEARIN, William Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 6340 21 Eliza Dearin (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
REID, Charles Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 4280 19 Edward Reid (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
HAMMOND, Merrill Bell Island, St. John's East District 4550 19 Fanny Hammond (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CUFF, Albert Bonavista, Bonavista District 4814 24 Mrs. William Cuff (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No Notes: Previously transcribed as Alfred.
FLOOD, Joseph Holyrood, Harbour Main District 4662 26 Edward Flood (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Jabez Seal Cove, Harbour Main District 5735 22 Charles Butler (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUMBY, Edward No information 8084 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
SPEARNS, John St. John's 1232 19 Annie Spearns (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No