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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 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 Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
BRENTON, William Thornlea, Trinity District 5921 19 John Brenton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PHILPOTT, James Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District 5610 22 Elias Philpot (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name - Philpot
BRENTON, John Samuel Bulls Cove, Burin District 2932 18 Henry Brenton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PHILLIPS, John G. Twillingate, Twillingate District 6148 19 James Phillips (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
PHILLIPS, John Bonavista, Bonavista District 5890 22 Samuel Philips (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BRENTON, Albert Burin, Burin District 3874 18 John Brenton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, December 9, 1919
PHILLIPS, Herbert 76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 4391 19 James J. Phillips (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PHILLIPS, George Gordon Rocky Lane, LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-277 - 1364 21 Sarah Phillips (p) Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRENT, David Botwood, Twillingate District 1794 22 John Brent (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PHILLIPS, George Whitbourne, Trinity District 1164 22 Sarah Phillips (p) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 PDF
PHILLIPS, Frederick Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 5897 25 George Philips (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: signature is Phillips; forms completed as Philips
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.
PHILLIPS, Daniel Colliers, Harbour Main District 2436 19 Tom Phillips (p) Fireman (locomotive) 1916 No No
PHILLIPS, C. Gordon 100 Springdale Street, St. John's 2302 18 John Charles (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRENSON, Sylvester North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 745 22 Hedley Brenson (o) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
PHELAN, William Francis St. John's 1513 22 Bridget Phelan (p) Office clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, April 29, 1921
BRENSON, Samuel Loon Bay, Twillingate District 2588 23 George Brenson (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
PHELAN, William A. Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2001 18 James Phelan (p) Checker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
PHELAN, James 77 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2420 18 James Phelan (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
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.
PHELAN, Douglas Edward Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2975 15 James Phelan (p) Mason 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15
BREEN, Joseph St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 4347 19 Johanna Breen (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PHALEN, Edmund Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 6336 23 George Phalen (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEYTON, Stephen Barr'd Island, Fogo District 2514 18 Delia Peyton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, April 24, 1917
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.
PEYTON, Joseph 16 Brennan Street, St. John's 1832 18 Richard Peyton (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, February 28, 1917
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.
PEYTON, Hubert Griguet, St. Barbe District 3465 29 Mary Jane Peyton (s) Salesman 1917 Methodist No No
PEYTON, Herbert Munden Botwood, Twillingate District 4160 18 Thomas Peyton (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BRAZIL, Matthew Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1368 21 Thomas Brazil (o) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
PEYTON, Ebenezer Burnt Arm, Twillingate District 5725 22 Johnathan Peyton (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
BRAZIL, James Renews, Ferryland District 4536 18 John Brazil (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PETTEN, Horatio Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 4580 20 Thomas Petten (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PETRIE, Walter James Princes Street, St. John's 566 19 Lillian Petrie (s) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BRAZIL, Harold Roderick Garnish, Fortune District 4270 23 Benjamin Brazil (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
PETITE, Philip English Harbour, Trinity District 2059 21 Jeremiah Petite (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BRAY, Uriah Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4774 22 Richard Bray (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PETERS, Frederick Earnest Allandale Road, St. John's 4417 18 Joseph Peters (p) Bank clerk 1918 Methodist No No
PERRY, Warrick Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 2218 20 Uriah Martin (p) (o) Fireman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, October 10, 1917 Previously transcribed as Warick
BRAY, Leander Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4786 18 Mrs. Martha Bray (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PERRY, Thomas Avery Catalina, Trinity District 423 21 Benjamin Perry (p) Fisherman 1914 No No
BRAKE, Samuel Marystown, Burin District 6060 20 William Brake (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PERRY, Reuben Oliver River of Ponds, Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 3118 19 John Henry (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 24, 1917
PERRY, Percie Newtown, Bonavista District 4181 27 Samuel Perry (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, March 20, 1918 Recorded on forms as Peirce; Signature and CWGC is Percie / Percy; Variant: Pierce
BRAKE, Ralph Curling, St. George District 5407 19 John Brake (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PERRY, Isaac Catalina, Trinity District 3621 18 Benjamin Perry (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
PERRY, George W. Indian Island, Fogo District 5384 23 Jesse Perry (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BRAKE, Michael Bernard Marystown, Burin District 3039 18 John Brake (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PERRY, Frederick Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3287 19 Joseph Perry (p) Cook 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PERRY, David Henry Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1265 23 Mr. Perry (p) Railway engineer 1915 Roman Catholic No No