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Questions tagged [military-records]

For questions about finding or interpreting records of military personnel or units, including service records, muster rolls, medal rolls, casualty lists, and regimental log books.

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What was William H. Clements' military service shown on this military grave registration?

I know that William H. Clements was part of the Mississippi Rifles from a military pension record index entry. Specifically, he served 1846-1847 in Company C. According to the Army National Guard ...
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British War Medal

Could you tell me where I might apply for my grandfather's British War Medal his name is John Percy Blackburn, he joined the NREF in Murmansk 1918 Middlesex Regiment and was a 2nd lieutenant?
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Finding military record of B F Ervin of 2nd Indiana Cavalry?

Find A Grave Memorial 22835373 includes a gravestone photo with this inscription: B. F. ERVIN CO, D. 2ND IND CAV This seems to suggest that B. F. Ervin served in the 2nd Indiana ...
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How to help adoptee find her father without outing him?

I provide a lot of background, which may not all be essential. Feel free to skip to the question. Background I was contacted by a woman who got a 3rd cousin match with me online. She told me that ...
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Passenger manifests - internal sailings uk?

Being ignorant of these matters I presume a list/timetable of sailings still exists. from this I might be able to shortlist any sailing that might give me the information I'm searching for. Firstly, ...
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Finding information about father from Germany? [on hold]

My father was 1st generation over to the states entering thru Canada, then living in Rochester. There he met my mother and then relocated to Miami early 1960s. He was killed when I was 4 yo and turned ...
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What ships did father serve on in Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA)? [duplicate]

My father Wilfred Charles Shortland served as Engineering Officer for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. I am trying to find the ships when he was stationed in Malta in 1929-1934 and ships when stationed in ...
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Finding out about someone's military service in Germany? [duplicate]

How would I find out about someone's military service in Germany? A great-grandfather of my sister-in-law was born there in 1925.
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Finding records in the place of origin of an immigrant to Canada & USA from Poland?

I need research strategies to find birth and early family records of Teodor Pawlowicz born Feb 26,1890 Dzikow, Poland. I believe the village is actually Stary Dzikow. He emigrated to Canada Quebec ...
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Researching relative's WW II Italian military service?

I have an uncle who died during Italy's WW II incursion into Russia. I have no details of the military unit he was in. Is it possible to: establish the miltary unit my uncle served under? identify ...
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Listing Protocol when there is birth name and other “also known as”?

I have been researching many (Australian) military/archival records and found a relatively small number of people who signed up for WWI and WWII did so in a name different to their birth name. For ...
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Finding Foreign Legion recruits from WW2?

I'd like to contact the Foreign Legion to find out about one of their recruits from WW2 - what is the best way to do it? I've already sent an email but there hasn't been a reply in weeks. Would they ...
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Finding US marine ancestor without knowing birthdate?

I am trying to track down my US grandad / his family but keep hitting brick walls without his date of birth. I am English but my mum was born in Germany in 1949 to a German National mum and a US ...
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Researching German relative in WWI

I am trying to find out more about my German Great-grandfather who fought in (and survived) World War I. I have found a reference to his being badly injured on the 26th January 1917 in the German ...
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What does this Peninsular War medal roll say?

I am looking on this peninsular war medal roll under Charles Ormond and cannot understand what this abbreviation means. The column above reads "Particulars of Clasps". It looks to say "Bus to C.R.B....
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Finding British militia records?

According to Charles Ormond's marriage record (Church of Forfar, a Church of Scotland church) from 1804, he was a private in the 11th British militia. When did he begin military service and when did ...
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German Soldier records [duplicate]

I am trying to figure out how to look up a german soldiers records for my girlfriend. Her grandmother is from germany but she does not know anything about him but his name. How would i go about ...
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Which archive holds records for Swiss Guard serving in Naples, Italy or Vatican?

My great-grandmother was born in Naples in 1853 (implied from the age on her British marriage certificate and British census). On her marriage certificate, her father's occupation is listed as "...
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What to do with late mother's boxes of documents?

My late mother had an amateur interest in genealogy of our family. She gathered boxes of clippings and writings and photos, etc. She flew to Europe to visit sites and meet with descendents, etc. No ...
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Finding ancestor who was World War 1 Polish soldier?

I am trying to find my great-grandfather, who was a Polish soldier in World War 1. He supposedly came from a noble family (I am from Slovenia), so I suppose he fought on the Austrian Italian front. ...
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Finding specific records of US WW2 veterans?

My grandfather enlisted in the US Army in 1942. How can I find more details about his service?
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Contacting family of Unteroffizier Wilhelm Braatz shot down in Battle of Britain?

Passed down to me is a service cap of a pilot of the Luftwaffe from WW2. During the battle of Britain in September 1940 an aircraft flew over east Sussex smoke pouring out behind. The service cap was ...
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Locating German World War One records when unit not known?

I see that this question has been asked and answered with a plethora of information as well as the notation that a lot of archives were destroyed in 1945. However, I thought it might be worth asking ...
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How to find Luftwaffe pilot service record

My 76 year old widowed neighbor has expressed some interest in locating her father's service records. He flew in the Luftwaffe and was shot down in late April 1943 and was listed as KIA. This is all ...
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Record of 2/10 Baluch Regiment soldier in the British archives?

My grandfather served in 2/10 Baluch Regiment, under British Army during the 2nd World War. What was the fate of those who were loyal to the British? Any record details with British Army HQ?
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Obtaining WW2 records from the Dienststelle?

My grandfather worked for the German Post office May 1940 to end of war. I have a copy of a letter that my grandfather received in August 1944 while he was living there asking/ordering him to relocate ...
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How many British men and women were serving in the Boer War at the time of the 1901 census?

I have several young men and women who I cannot trace on the British 1901 census, despite numerous and extensive efforts. While there are a number of reasons why I might not be able to find them, one ...
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Finding my father's Royal Navy record for WWII? [duplicate]

I have tried many times to find a record of my father who was in the navy during WWII without success. He told me that he served in minesweepers and then on motor gun boats and ended up serving in ...
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Checking Daughters/Sons of the American Revolution (DAR/SAR) lineages?

Two different applications for SAR (Sons of the American Revolution), both crediting the same sources, state the same person born on the same date and serving in the same militia as having been born ...
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What month was the 1864 Census for Re-Organizing the Georgia Militia taken?

The 1864 Census for Re-Organizing the Georgia Militia is a useful source for researching in Georgia. It was done during the ahem, late unpleasantness, between the northern and southern US to locate ...
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Looking for the grave of a German soldier who died in World War II?

I'm looking to get the information about a German Soldier Grave and the name of the Cemetery Name : Michael Feichtenfchlader
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Seeking WW2 service record of Helmut Pelz? [duplicate]

I am looking to find my grandfather's service record in the German navy during the Second World War. He was also a prisoner of war and I have the paper work for this.
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Civil War pension card listing alias and different wife?

My question regards my great grandfathers pension file, general index to pension files, 1861-1934, image number 3738. The name of soldier is: Buchert, Malone alias, George W(ashington) Heffelfinger. ...
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Civil War Pension Cards - “Date Of Filing” explanation

Background. While researching ancestor named Henry SCHRIML born 5 OCT 1809 Bavaria and died 16 APR 1865. Married to Katherine Maria HERRMANN born 24 JUL 1815 Germany and died 29 Jan 1901 Dayton, Ohio....
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Correlating military and civil records for one or two individuals

This question is, although a little late, inspired by the Weekly Topic Challenge on "correlating military service records with other sources". It's also part of an effort to re-examine some of the "...
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Finding Listing of Polish Soldiers that were forced to fight with Germans in WWI?

I need to locate a listing of Polish soldiers that were killed during WWI who were forced to fight with the Germans. I had two of my grandfather's cousins "drafted" by the Germans during WWI to fight....
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Seeking ca 1801 records of 1st Helston Volunteers?

My 4th great grandfather Joseph Billin(g) lived from 1776 to 1839 and was a Tailor, Mercer & Draper at Helston, Cornwall, England, where he was baptised, married and buried. Today I found in ...
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What happened to Gustav Adolf Neumann, 1859 immigrant to the US?

According to notes passed down by my granddad (from an unknown source), I have an relative, Gustav Adolf Neumann, who was born 1824 in Leipzig, Saxony, and who eventually immigrated to the United ...
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Did the Army know when somebody in the Reserves died?

I have now obtained my grandfather (TJ)'s Army Records and they're a very interesting read... To put it mildly, he was neither a good soldier nor one who believed in staying with the colours ...
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What can I assume from consecutive regimental numbers?

I am researching the military history of my grandfather and his brothers in World War 1. My initial clue was a newspaper cutting from 1917 that identified one of the brothers as the recipient of a DCM ...
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Understanding my father's Army service records (1946-1948)

I have obtained the army service records for my father (he did his national service between 1946 and 1948.) Not unexpectedly, the documents contain a wealth of abbreviations (or possibly acronyms) ...
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Accessing Italian World War I records online?

Is there a way to access Italian war records pertaining to individual soldiers (I'm looking specifically for World War I) online? For example, I know Australia does but my somewhat limited knowledge ...
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German POWs in Camp Upton and Fort Dupont

My grandfather's brother was a German soldier captured in North Africa and ultimately sent to the United States. I found a list of names of POWs held at Camp Upton and my grandfather's brother was in ...
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Finding TNA Discovery catalog entries for digital images on Ancestry?

This question concerns the family of Alfred Clarke, who served in the 4th Brigade of the Royal Artillery. They appear in some of my previous questions, including Were British Army families stationed ...
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Interpretation of WWI Marine Muster Log

See the image below. I'm trying to understand what this is saying, particularly the "12"-16" and the reference to "22 Trans to Repl Bn". also what does "GO 100 does not apply auth GO 111"
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Searching for WW2 military record of German soldier who died 1945 in Italy? [duplicate]

I have a name, place and date of birth, place and date of death also. This soldier died in Italy in 1945 and is buried in Futa Pass. Could anybody provide me with where i can gain more information ...
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Seeking German military service records for Jozef Mühlgay (or his brothers) of Bavaria?

I've been trying to figure out if my great-grandfather, Jozef Mühlgay, or his brothers were called up for the Great War. What I know is that at the time of the war, my great-grandfather and his ...
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Prussian army records before 1890

My greatgrandfather was ethnic Polish but was in the Prussian army prior to 1890. How can I find his records?
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Researching German soldiers who were prisoners of war in US during WWII?

My father-in-law was in the Latvian army then conscripted into the German army. We believe he was captured by American forces in either North Africa or Italy and brought to the US. He was in a camp ...
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Looking for evidence of my grandfather's German citizenship?

I am looking for records of my grandfather, Ernest Paul Wolf, born on 1.11.1899 in Strehlen, Silesia, son of Fiedrich Wolf and Auguste Krause, both German. During WWII he was a civilian. I need his ...