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 archives@therooms.ca 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 Occupationsort descending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
TUFF, George Beverley 58 Gower Street, St. John's 2 33 George Tuff (p) Commercial traveller 1914 Presbyterian No No
STACEY, Anthony James Water Street, St. John's 466 24 Fredrick Stacey (p) Commercial traveller 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCHANT, John Robert St. John's 1125 21 Elizabeth Merchant Commercial traveller 1915 Methodist No No
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 PDF 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.
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
SQUIRES, William Richard St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5079 22 Caleb Squires (p) Conductor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WADE, Francis Avondale, Harbour Main District 4709 22 Michael Wade (p) Conductor 1918 Roman Catholic 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 PDF
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
WATKINS, Leander G. Botwood, Twillingate District 6304 24 Ephraim Watkins (p) Cook 1918 Methodist No No
MANNING, George 35 Shelf Street, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom 3305 24 Mrs. George Manning (s) Cook 1916 Methodist No No
EBSARY, Albert 59 Fords Hill, Southside, St. John's 3292 30 Clarice Ebsary (s) Cook 1916 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
LACEY, Herbert Exploits, Twillingate District 3734 19 Andrew Lacey (p) Cook 1917 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.
MANUEL, Charles Wesley Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 3554 20 Alice (Philip) Manuel (p) Cook 1917 Methodist No No
GOSNEY, Ernest Alfred Black River, Placentia-St. Marys District 2822 18 Archibald Gosney (p) Cook 1916 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
PERRY, Frederick Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3287 19 Joseph Perry (p) Cook 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WOOLFREY, Wilfred J. Lewisport, Twillingate District 3880 23 William Woolfrey (p) Cook 1917 Methodist No No PDF
SKINNER, George H. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8446 31 Annie (Bugden) Skinner (s) Cook 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LACEY, Harry Exploits, Twillingate District 3733 22 Andrew Lacey (p) Cook 1917 Methodist Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
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
WALSH, Bertram John St. John's 3988 24 George Walsh (p) Cook and baker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SULEY, Ambrose Whitbourne, Trinity District 3610 20 John Suley (p) Cooper 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name: Sulley
LYNCH, Thomas St. John's 1355 27 Thomas Lynch (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
PENDER, Harry 60 Charles Street, St. John's 4635 21 James Pender (p) Cooper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HALLEY, Albert Upper Battery Road, St. John's 5448 24 Ellen Halley (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, Charles Frederick Southside, St. John's 293 21 Leonard Taylor (p) Cooper 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KIRBY, John Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 5814 18 Philip Kirby (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CORCORAN, Laurence St. John's 1635 32 Laurence Corcoran (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MURPHY, Michael St. John's 1277 19 Mary Murphy (p) Cooper 1915 No No Not in service ledger.
HALL, Joseph Penguin Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District 3843 19 Joseph Hall (p) Cooper 1917 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, William Bartlett St. John's 1240 20 Mrs. Taylor (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, May 17, 1917
GREEN, Leo 13 Coronation Street, St. John's 4879 18 Patrick Green (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Greene.
MURPHY, James Edward 2 Alexander Street, St. John's 401 20 Michael J. Murphy (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
TAYLOR, George 81 Southside Road, St. John's 5268 24 Robert Taylor (p) Cooper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEARNING, Samuel John St. John's 1620 18 Absalom Joseph Learning (p) Cooper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, July 4, 1916
SHUTE, Arthur Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2728 19 Moses Shute (p) Cooper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HICKEY, Richard 27 Central Street, St. John's 3211 18 James Hickey (p) Cooper 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CHAFE, Ernest Leslie St. John's 709 23 Jacob Chafe (p) Cooper 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Includes wills for # 1009 Ayre, # 544 Lukins, # 1396 Masters and # 1964 Duke.
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
BRACE, James Joseph St. John's 969 33 Mary Brace (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.