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|
|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|
|READER, Harold||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4507||20||William S. Reader (p)||Commercial traveller||1918||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|
|SQUIRES, William Richard||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5079||22||Caleb Squires (p)||Conductor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|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|
|CRANFORD, Moses||New Harbour, Trinity District||1579||23||Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p)||Constable||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GARDNER, Hamor||British Harbour, Trinity District||645||21||Edward Gardner (p)||Constable||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAVIS, Walter||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||5520||30||William Davis (p)||Construction worker||1918||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, Herbert||Exploits, Twillingate District||3734||19||Andrew Lacey (p)||Cook||1917||Methodist||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.|
|PERRY, Frederick||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3287||19||Joseph Perry (p)||Cook||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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|
|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|
|WOOLFREY, Wilfred J.||Lewisport, Twillingate District||3880||23||William Woolfrey (p)||Cook||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MANUEL, Charles Wesley||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||3554||20||Alice (Philip) Manuel (p)||Cook||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, Bertram John||St. John's||3988||24||George Walsh (p)||Cook and baker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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|
|HALL, Joseph||Penguin Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District||3843||19||Joseph Hall (p)||Cooper||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Hedley||St. John's||1129||19||Susanna Taylor (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|SULLIVAN, John Thomas||St. John's||769||22||Thomas Sullivan (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HALLEY, Albert||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||5448||24||Ellen Halley (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KIRBY, John||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||5814||18||Philip Kirby (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REDDY, Thomas||120 Water Street, St. John's||4703||21||Michael Reddy (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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.|
|BLACKLER, Wilfred||8 Clifford Street, St. John's||4428||18||Michael Blackler (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|
|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.|
|CLARKE, Josiah||Whitbourne, Trinity District||1934||23||James Clarke (p)||Cooper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|SHUTE, Arthur||Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2728||19||Moses Shute (p)||Cooper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HYNES, James Joseph||St. John's||1095||19||Margaret Hynes (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, November 18, 1915|
|MURPHY, Michael||St. John's||1277||19||Mary Murphy (p)||Cooper||1915||No||No||Not in service ledger.|
|MURPHY, Benjamin||5 Patrick Street, St. John's||5295||22||Peter Murphy (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LYNCH, Thomas||St. John's||1355||27||Thomas Lynch (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|TAYLOR, Charles Frederick||Southside, St. John's||293||21||Leonard Taylor (p)||Cooper||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PIKE, George||Whitbourne, Trinity District||3558||20||Moses Pike (o)||Cooper||1917||Methodist||No||No|