Launch of new DIED IN SERVICE database.

Died In Service

The Memorial Plaque (Death Penney) was issued after the First World War to the next-of-kin of all Newfoundlanders and Empire service personnel who were killed as a result of the war.

The Memorial Plaque (Death Penney) was issued after the First World War to the next-of-kin of all Newfoundlanders and Empire service personnel who were killed as a result of the war.

The Rooms Provincial Archives is pleased to announce the launch of its new DIED IN SERVICE database!

Consisting of over 1,300 illustrated biographies of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who died in the First World War, information in the database was researched and compiled by researcher Alistair Rice who generously donated the database to The Rooms for public use via the Archives Division. Work to format the data and make it available online was completed by Rooms staff during the summer and fall of 2016.

To discover the stories of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, visit this link : https://www.therooms.ca/died-in-service-database

The Rooms thanks Alistair Rice for the contribution of this tremendous wealth of information to its collections.

On November 11 – Remember those who DIED IN SERVICE

On Friday, 11 November 2016 at 10:55 a.m., Their Honours  (Honourable Frank F. Fagan and Her Honour Patricia Fagan) will attend the Remembrance Day War Memorial Service at the National War Memorial, St. John’s  where His Honour will lay the first wreath. Her Honour will lay a wreath on behalf of the Women’s Patriotic Association. Following the Service, His Honour will take the Salute in front of the Court House on Water Street. At the conclusion of the parade, Their Honours will host a Reception at Government House for invited guests.

Recommended Exhibit: The First World War had a profound impact on Newfoundland and Labrador. It involved thousands of our people in world-changing events overseas and dramatically altered life at home. Our “Great War” happened in the trenches and on the ocean, in the legislature and in the shops, by firesides and bedsides. This exhibition at The Rooms  shares the thoughts, hopes, fears, and sacrifices of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who experienced those tumultuous years – through their treasured mementoes, their writings and their memories.

I will sing you home: Youtube video:  ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JeuCgA0rFIAn initiative of The Rooms in partnership with The Ennis Sisters, Shallaway Youth Choir and CBC.

The Rooms Will Be Closed On Friday November 11 In Observance Of Remembrance Day.