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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
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 PDF
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 PDF
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 PDF 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