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|
|PENNEY, John Robert||Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District||2006||30||Jethro Penney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNEY, James||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||1448||20||Mary Jane Coish (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNEY, Jacob||Champneys, Trinty District||2188||19||Mrs. William Barnes (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNEY, Henry||Big Braha, St. Barbe District||4920||20||William Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Signature is Penney; documents are Penny|
|PENNEY, Esau||Deer Harbour, Trinity District||987||27||Samuel Penney (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNEY, Elot J.||Harrys Harbour, Twillingate District||4935||18||John Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Signature is Penney; documents are Penny|
|PENNEY, Charles||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||2394||26||James Penney (p)||Fisherman||1916||Unknown||No||No|
|BUTLER, James Llewellyn||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||1289||25||Flossie Butler (o)||Engineer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PENNEY, Augustus||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5248||20||William Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTLER, James||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4530||18||Annie Butler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNEY, Arthur Joseph||113 Longs Hill, St. John's||6||22||Arthur Penney (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BUTLER, Jabez||Seal Cove, Harbour Main District||5735||22||Charles Butler (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNEY, Arthur||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4425||18||Samuel Penney (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTLER, Isaac||Port Rexton, Trinity District||3747||20||Willis Butler (p)||Teaching||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNEY, Archibald||Humber Mouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||3508||18||William Penney (o)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Penny|
|BUTLER, Ignatius Joseph||St. George, St. George District||1442||19||Mary C. Butler (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PENNEY, Alexander||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||2696||19||Mrs. William Penney (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BUTLER, Henry Albert||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||0-199 - 325||23||Reuben Butler (p)||Student||1914||No||No|
|PENNELL, William Clement||Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1546||20||Hazel Pennell (s)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BUTLER, Harvey Ronald||St. John's||1883||18||Annie Butler (p)||Office clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|PENNELL, William Anthony||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3347||18||Daniel J. Pennell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNELL, Samuel||67 Lime Street, St. John's||2887||18||James Bennett (p)||Jeweller||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNELL, John J.||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||4947||19||William Pennell (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNELL, John||Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1542||19||Mary Pennell (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, Harry||St. John's||1897||19||Stephen Butler (p)||Shipwright||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PENNELL, George Michael Frances||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2176||19||Daniel Pennell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Harold Scott||Burin, Burin District||796||Martha Butler (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, George||Wellington, Bonavista District||3494||22||Fanny Elizabeth Butler (s)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, October 5, 1918|
|PENNELL, Charles||Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1428||19||Joseph Pennell (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Includes reference to # 1546 William C. Pennell and # 513274 Raymond E. Bishop (CEF)|
|BUTLER, George||79 Pennywell Road, St. John's||457||21||Evelina Butler (s)||Tailor||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PENDER, Patrick||No information||2065||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Not attested, service ledger notes unfit for service. Also contains information relating to service # 1995 John McGrath|
|BUTLER, Ernest||Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA||2150||21||Mary Butler (p)||Ship steward||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes photograph of wife, Ellen Mary Butler of Colchester.|
|PENDER, Harry||60 Charles Street, St. John's||4635||21||James Pender (p)||Cooper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, Edward William||Fogo, Fogo District||1567||23||Phoebe Butler (p)||Fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PELLEY, Willis||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||4276||19||Jethro Pelley (p)||Fireman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTLER, Charles Oakley||79 Pennywell Road, St. John's||205||20||Walter Butler (p)||Motorman||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PELLEY, Sydney W.||233 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2713||19||Sidney Pelley (p)||Grocer||1916||No||No|
|BUTLER, Charles||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||4421||20||Elizabeth Hynes (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PELLEY, Raymond||Harrys Harbour, Twillingate District||3845||18||James Pelley (p)||Sailor||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PELLEY, Frederick George||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||1056||20||Annie Pelley (p)||Lumberman||1915||No||No|
|BUTLER, Charles||St. John's||905||34||Mrs. John Butler (o)||Draper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PELLEY, Frank H.||Somerset, Smith Sound, Trinity District||2955||24||James Pelley (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTLER, Bertram||Topsail, Harbour Main District||0-152 - 146||24||John J. Butler (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Butler's Regimental number was previously recorded as 258. Corrected Apr. 2015.|
|PELLEY, Edgar||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3520||21||Herbert Pelley (o)||Methodist||1917||Methodist||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1880X|
|BUTLER, Bernard||51 Cabot Street, St. John's||2956||27||Mrs. Joseph Butler (p)||Rancher||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PELLEY, Douglas||Rattling Brook, Twillingate District||3456||20||Jabez Pelley (p)||Fisherman||1917||No||No|
|BUTLER, Anthony||Brents Cove, St. Barbe District||4111||27||Mary Butler (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PELLEY, Clarence||Georges Brook, Trinity District||2484||22||John Pelley (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 21, 1917|
|BUTLER, Alfred Francis||Hodges Cove, Random, Trinity District||460||23||Rev. W.A. Butler (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|PELLEY, Abner||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||4933||21||Herbert Pelley (o)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|