PLEASE USE THE FIELD BELOW TO SEARCH THE MILITARY SERVICE FILES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 709-757-8088.
Or search the Provincial Archives on-line Descriptions Database at https://www.therooms.ca/archives.
|Name||Community||Service Number||Age of Enlistment||Next of Kin||Occupation||Active Date||Religion||Fatality||PoW||Date of Death||Commendations||Notes|
|READER, Harold||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4507||20||William S. Reader (p)||Commercial traveller||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STICK, James Robin Jr.||5 Devon Row, St. John's||0-18 - 46||26||James R. Stick (p)||Commercial traveller||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I - Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel; several pages were filmed in negative format; Formal name is James Robins Stick; commonly referred to as Robin.|
|STACEY, Anthony James||Water Street, St. John's||466||24||Fredrick Stacey (p)||Commercial traveller||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TUFF, George Beverley||58 Gower Street, St. John's||2||33||George Tuff (p)||Commercial traveller||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|MERCHANT, John Robert||St. John's||1125||21||Elizabeth Merchant||Commercial traveller||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SPARKES, William||67 Feild Street, St. John's||4608||18||William Sparkes (p)||Commission clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Samuel Clayton||St. John's||757||23||Dinah Piercey (p)||Compass maker||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BALSOM, Ralph Norman||Clarenville, Trinity District||2395||23||William Balsom (p)||Conductor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, January 29, 1918|
|WADE, Francis||Avondale, Harbour Main District||4709||22||Michael Wade (p)||Conductor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRES, William Richard||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5079||22||Caleb Squires (p)||Conductor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DANIELS, Peter||402 Water Street, St. John's||318||23||Eva Fitzpatrick (p)||Confectioner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RUSSELL, John||St. John's||917||18||Edward Russell (p)||Confectioner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GARDNER, Hamor||British Harbour, Trinity District||645||21||Edward Gardner (p)||Constable||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRANFORD, Moses||New Harbour, Trinity District||1579||23||Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p)||Constable||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAVIS, Walter||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||5520||30||William Davis (p)||Construction worker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRAKE, George E.||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||2716||25||Aaron Brake (p)||Cook||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 25, 1917|
|EBSARY, Albert||59 Fords Hill, Southside, St. John's||3292||30||Clarice Ebsary (s)||Cook||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WOOLFREY, Wilfred J.||Lewisport, Twillingate District||3880||23||William Woolfrey (p)||Cook||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SKINNER, George H.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8446||31||Annie (Bugden) Skinner (s)||Cook||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MANUEL, Charles Wesley||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||3554||20||Alice (Philip) Manuel (p)||Cook||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LACEY, Herbert||Exploits, Twillingate District||3734||19||Andrew Lacey (p)||Cook||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PERRY, Frederick||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3287||19||Joseph Perry (p)||Cook||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WATKINS, Leander G.||Botwood, Twillingate District||6304||24||Ephraim Watkins (p)||Cook||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COADY, Andrew||29 Job Street, St. John's||8096 - 775||23||Mary Coady (o)||Cook||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|MANNING, George||35 Shelf Street, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom||3305||24||Mrs. George Manning (s)||Cook||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BENNETT, Hector||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||910||20||Luke Ab. Bennett (p)||Cook||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PAIN, Thomas Sidney||Boston, Massachussetts, USA||3052||31||W.J.T. Pain (p)||Cook||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|SMALL, Frank||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||2231||19||Jabez Smith (p)||Cook||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GOSNEY, Ernest Alfred||Black River, Placentia-St. Marys District||2822||18||Archibald Gosney (p)||Cook||1916||No||No|
|LACEY, Harry||Exploits, Twillingate District||3733||22||Andrew Lacey (p)||Cook||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|WALSH, Bertram John||St. John's||3988||24||George Walsh (p)||Cook and baker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ABBOTT, George||Battery Road, St. John's||1242||20||Henry Abbott (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HORAN, Thomas Anthony||267 Southside Road, St. John's||212||20||Patrick Horan (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LONG, Edward||48 Gilbert Street, St. John's||4435||19||Henry M. Long (p)||Cooper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWE, Henry||St. John's||1118||23||Jacob Rowe (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 17, 1918|
|LILLY, William||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1034||20||James Lilly (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|ROWE, Arthur Boyne||54 Barters Hill, St. John's||682||22||Frederick Rowe (p)||Cooper||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|FRENCH, William||67 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2581||21||William French (p)||Cooper||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|KEARNEY, William Wallace||9 Livingstone Street, St. John's||68||26||Richard Kearney (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partialy refilmed at beginning of reel|
|EBSARY, Hubert Edgar||147 Southside Road, St. John's||339||24||Stephen Elias Ebsary (p)||Cooper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 1, 1915|
|BOOTH, John||Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom||2405||25||James Booth (p)||Cooper||1916||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BARTLETT, James||40 Gilbert Street, St. John's||8042||22||Cooper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|DUNPHY, Edmond Lawrence||31 Central Street, St. John's||2967||18||Patrick Dunphy (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MYER, Albert John||St. John's||1143||19||Julia Myer (p)||Cooper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 14, 1917||Newspaper clipping reporting his death by drowning upon return to Newfoundland included. Died 14 July, 1917. CWGC|
|WATSON, James||Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom||2406||22||Alexander Watson (p)||Cooper||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|CLARK, Harry - Henry||Whitbourne, Trinity District||2368||21||James Clark (p)||Cooper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, John Thomas||St. John's||769||22||Thomas Sullivan (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUNPHY, John||23 Princes Street, St. John's||44||20||Mr. Dunphy (o)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, December 12, 1915|
|EBSARY, Frederick Ernest||St. John's||1138||19||Mrs. Newman Ebsary (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, September 23, 1915|
|DUNPHY, John Joseph||31 Central Street, St. John's||2459||21||Patrick Dunphy (p)||Cooper||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, November 25, 1916|