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|
|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||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|
|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|
|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.|