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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|
|BRADLEY, Wilfred||48 Feild Street, St. John's||398||21||Jacob Bradley (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, September 17, 1916|
|BRAGG, Harold||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3324||18||Matthew M. Bragg (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAGG, Miles||95 Carters Hill, St. John's||8363||19||William Bragg (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAGG, Robert||Shamblers Cove, Bonavista District||2863||32||Daniel Bragg (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAITHWAITE, Ernest Livingstone||Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA||1313||21||Elizabeth Braithwaite (p)||Printer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BRAKE, Alphonsus Joseph||Marystown, Burin District||1762||20||Julia Ann Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRAKE, Daniel||Spanish Room, Burin District||6061||19||John Brake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRAKE, Edmund||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1653||23||John Brake (p)||Fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAKE, Frank||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1269||22||John Brake (p)||Brakesman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAKE, George E.||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||2716||25||Aaron Brake (p)||Cook||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 25, 1917|
|BRAKE, Harrison||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1409||20||Josephine Brake (p)||Railroad brakeman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAKE, John A.||St. Pauls Bay, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3411||25||John Brake (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAKE, John Thomas||Marystown, Burin District||2937||23||George Brake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRAKE, Michael Bernard||Marystown, Burin District||3039||18||John Brake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRAKE, Ralph||Curling, St. George District||5407||19||John Brake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRAKE, Samuel||Marystown, Burin District||6060||20||William Brake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRAY, Leander||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4786||18||Mrs. Martha Bray (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAY, Uriah||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4774||22||Richard Bray (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAZIL, Harold Roderick||Garnish, Fortune District||4270||23||Benjamin Brazil (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BRAZIL, James||Renews, Ferryland District||4536||18||John Brazil (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRAZIL, Matthew||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1368||21||Thomas Brazil (o)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRAZIL, Richard||12 1/2 Prospect Street, St. John's||2217||20||Emma Brazil (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918. Variant spelling of name - Brazill.|
|BRAZIL, Richard||12 1/2 Prospect Street, St. John's||2217||20||Emma Brazil (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918. Variant spelling of name - Brazill.|
|BREEN, Edward||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8049||21||John Breen (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BREEN, John||18 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||67||20||18 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.|
|BREEN, Joseph||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||4347||19||Johanna Breen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRENCUN - BRENTON, Arthur||Williamsport, St. Barbe District||6023||24||William Brencun (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Arthur Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.|
|BRENSON, Samuel||Loon Bay, Twillingate District||2588||23||George Brenson (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BRENSON, Sylvester||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||745||22||Hedley Brenson (o)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BRENSUN - BRENTON, Samuel||Williamsport, St. Barbe District||6019||23||William Brensun (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Samuel Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.|
|BRENT, David||Botwood, Twillingate District||1794||22||John Brent (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BRENTON, Albert||Burin, Burin District||3874||18||John Brenton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, December 9, 1919|
|BRENTON, John Samuel||Bulls Cove, Burin District||2932||18||Henry Brenton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRENTON, William||Thornlea, Trinity District||5921||19||John Brenton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRETT, Chesley||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||6072||18||Walter Brett (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRETT, Edgar||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||2694||23||Willis Brett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BRETT, James||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5963||22||Lot Brett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRETT, Jonathan||Fogo, Fogo District||537||Mary Brett (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRETT, Percy||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||3605||19||Ralph Brett (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BRIDGER, Willis||Southwest Arm, Twillingate District||5542||23||Richard Bridger (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRIEN, James||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8485||33||Mary Brien (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Signature is Brien on enlistment; O'Brien on discharge .|
|BRIEN, John Thomas||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5756||21||Anne Brien (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRIEN, Michael||St. John's||1146||19||Mary Brien (p)||Truckman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRIEN, Patrick||5 Alexander Street, St. John's||80||20||Nora Brien (p)||Apprentice engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRIEN, Vincent||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5758||22||Martin Brien (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRIEN, William||Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District||4551||20||Mary Brien (p)||Truckman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRIFFETT, Edward||Bryants Cove, Harbour Grace District||5906||23||Jacob Briffett (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRIFFETT, John||Rosedale, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||5387||24||Robert Briffett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRIGHT, Peter||Nain, Labrador||5951||23||Johannah Bright (s)||Fisherman||1918||Moravian||No||No||See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents|
|BRINSON, Elam||Change Islands, Fogo District||5294||24||George Brinson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|