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
HARDING, George Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3165 24 Phoebe Lang (p) Fisherman 1916 No No
CLEARY, John 10 Nunnery Hill, St. John's 288 20 John Cleary (p) Longshoreman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ELLSWORTH, Gideon Carmanville, Fogo District 1528 23 Julia Ellsworth (p) Fisherman 1915 No No Out of sequence in service ledger. Follows 1537.
REID, Alfred St. John's 761 19 George Reid (p) Blacksmith 1914 Yes No Friday, August 18, 1916
NEWELL, Clement Leslie Dock, Bareneed, Port de Grave District 3812 23 Margaret Jane Newell (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
CURRAN, Daniel St. John's 1022 20 Ann Curran (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Nicholas J. St. John's 319 24 Street car conductor 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger.
WALSH, Ronald Patrick Holyrood, Harbour Main District 4712 29 Margaret Walsh (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LUNNEN, Clarence S. Twillingate, Twillingate District 8171 21 Andrew Lunnen (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAMBERS, Malcolm G. Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2369 15 Walter Chambers (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age, Chambers claimed to be 18. His birth certificate proved he was 15.
GREEN, Bartlett St. Jones Without, Trinity District 5363 21 Caleb Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SAUNDERS, Fred J. Griguet, St. Barbe District 1913 19 Mrs. Joseph Bussey (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
HEARN, Michael 119 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 5015 22 William LeGrow (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NEWMAN, James Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District 2901 21 John Newman (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, January 27, 1918
PENNEY, Clement St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4286 18 Thomas Penney (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in surname: signatures are Penny; documents are Penney: Given name incorrectly recorded as Colin on several documents and previously transcribed as Colin; correct name is Clement.
RYAN, James Freshwater Road, St. John's 3463 18 Martin Ryan (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GLEESON, Richard Topsail, Harbour Main District 1250 19 John Gleeson (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SNOOK, William Edward Fortune, Burin District 640 21 Benjamin Snook (p) Storekeeper 1914 Methodist No No I
DEVEREAUX, Joseph John Leo Avondale, Harbour Main District 1223 19 Katherine Devereaux (o) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MANNING, Thomas Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 4437 18 William Manning (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITTLE, William 7 Hamilton Street, St. John's 2402 20 Peter Whittle (p) Butcher 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DOLOMOUNT, John Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4295 18 Charles Dolomount (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUINTON, Joseph Ingram Princeton, Bonavista District 3019 22 Joliffe Quinton (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLAKE, Zachariah Barr'd Island, Fogo District 4055 22 John Blake (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, November 6, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included.
HILLIER, Llewelyn Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District 3034 18 Edward Hillier (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, January 25, 1918
PLOUGHMAN, John Port Rexton, Trinity District 890 21 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ploughman (p) Teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEEPING, Joseph Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3112 30 Howard Keeping (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OBRIEN, Leo P. 27 Adelaide Street, St. John's 8261 18 Mary O'Brien (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HARRIS, Nicholas Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5260 25 Susie Harris (p) Blacksmith 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RANDELL, Hezekiah Port Rexton, Trinity District 5357 22 Adam Randell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YOUNG, Lloyd Springdale, Twillingate District 3591 20 Elias Young (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BURTON, Willis G. Wards Harbour, Long Island, Twillingate District 3199 21 Joseph Burton Sr. (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, July 10, 1917
NOFTALL, Edward George Rocky Lane, St. John's 83 19 Henry Noftall (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
JENKINS, George Twillingate, Twillingate District 2467 23 Peter Jenkins (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
SMITH, Howard Dildo, Trinity District 1665 18 Thomas Smith (of John) (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, June 3, 1916
COBB, Theodore Grand Falls, Twillingate District 5142 20 William J. Cobb (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
BACON, Fred 11 Villa Street, County of Durham, England, United Kingdom 3301 26 Wilson Bacon (p) Marine Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
GEAR, George St. John's 901 24 Harry Gear (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917
COOPER, Ward Millertown, Twillingate District 1945 19 Mrs. J. Jones (p) Fireman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
CROCKER, Harrison Heart's Delight, Trinity Bay, Trinity District 1186 19 Emily Crocker (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HUSSEY, John 51 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2503 19 Edward Hussey (p) Driver 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWSELL, Walter Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 1801 19 Samuel Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
DAVIS, Allan Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5212 23 Mrs. Francis Davis (p) Engineer 1918 Methodist No No
JOHNSTON, Charles William 8 Hunts Lane, St. John's 4024 18 Edward Johnston (p) Draper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEWBURY, William St. John's 1896 19 Frederick Newbury Draper 1915 Methodist No No Attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.
GILLIS, Michael Joseph Highlands, St. George District 0-193 - 8044 38 Elizabeth McInnis (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Contains will of Pte. George Hollett, service #1799
WYATT, Thomas Walter 202 New Gower Street, St. John's 386 20 Mrs. Wyatt (p) Mechanic - marine engineer 1914 Methodist No No
RIDEOUT, Gordon Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 3754 18 Emma Porter (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MEANEY, Ronald Joseph St. John's 1353 18 Dennis Meaney (p) Waiter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
NOSEWORTHY, Heber St. John's 1167 19 Hannah Noseworthy (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist No No