Questions tagged [world-war-1]

For questions about relatives involved in World War I (WWI or WW1), or family history events associated with this wartime period. WWII, also known as the First World War, was a war centered in Europe that began in 1914 and lasted until 1918.

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Searching for WW1 records of Adolf Totschek or Totscheck [duplicate]

I am searching for my Great Grandfather’s WW1 records. His name is Adolf Totscheck or Totschek and he lived in Görlitz, Germany.
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Is M.-Gladbach an abbreviation for Mönchengladbach in the Verlustlisten 1. Weltkrieg?

The entry for Peter Rill in the Verlustlisten 1. Weltkrieg, p. 26217, lists M.-Gladbach as the location. Is this an abbreviation for Mönchengladbach, Germany? Peter Rill was lightly wounded. I assume ...
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looking for my grandfather Jacob Oppenheim - WW1 german soldier - grave [duplicate]

Jacob Oppenheim born 29/06/1880 in Nentershausen - Hessen - germany. Belonged to Reserve Infantry Regiment No. 83 Took part in the first battle of Ieper (or Yipers) Falled in 06/11/1914. I'm looking ...
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Seeking grandfather's German military records from World War I [duplicate]

My grandfather, Ernst Oscar Link, was in the German military during WW1. He emigrated to the US in 1924 or 1925. He died in 1943. I am looking for his military records where he served what his title ...
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Determining if Medal Card is for relative William James Truckle or another man of same name

I don't know if it is possible to shed light on this record but I don't like to blindly attach a reference to a person without some valid basis to do so. This question relates to Confirming if ...
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Confirming if relative received medal in WW1 before death

I have this medal record (I blurred some of it) for Sidney Truckle: We know that Sidney died on 15th August 1915 in Gallipoli, Canakkale, Turkey. On this "Medal" card it states that he was &...
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Locating World War 1 burial or cremation records in Turkey

I have this confirmed death record: TRUCKLE, SIDNEY, Reg. No. 2873. Rank, Private, Royal Munster Fusiliers, 6th Batt.; killed in action, Gallipoli, August 15, 1915; born Woodford, Wiltshire. Thus, ...
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WWI Pension Record Cards and Ledgers query concerning name / date

Today I paid to gain access to images on Fold3 website. As a result I have deleted some of the content of the document: It is a WW1 Pension Document but I am confused. Her birth name is Mary ...
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World War I Branch of Service

I am researching an individual that served in WW I. His branch of service indicated "M". Was the "M" referring to the Marines, the Medical Corps, or something else? He was a ...
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Looking for Italian military record of ancestor

I am looking for some help to attain a military record for Luigi Gascone. I believe he was with the Alpini 1st mountain artillery battery 1st Regiment Turin “Susa” Service anything from 1906-1935 as ...
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USMC WW1 Muster Roll abbreviated term S.O.S

Reviewing my Great Uncles death in WW1, I see the term "24 trans to S.O.S" in his Company Muster Roll. He served in the 6th Marine Regiment attached to the US Army 2nd Infantry Division, Third ...
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Why was Harry Mendelsohn's 1915 death while fighting in Canadian Expeditionary Forces falsely reported?

Harry Mendelsohn in this July 13, 1915 newspaper article was not killed fighting in WWI. He was part of the CEF, but he hadn't yet left for France. No correction was printed in that paper or any of ...
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Where to find Austro-Hungarian WW1 medals information?

I'm trying to help a friend whose grandfather was drafted into the Austro-Hungary army during WWI and won a bunch of medals including the iron cross. Where do I find records on medals awarded to ...
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What does it mean to be a part of XYZ Battalion in World War 1?

I found my great-grandfather's obituary and it says that he was a WW1 veteran and that he was a part of the 25th and 46th Battalion. What does this mean?
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Finding World War 1 military record for Hauptmann Karl Stephan [duplicate]

Although my question doesn't concern my own genealogy I hope I can get some help or advice at this site. I do a lot of research in Dutch archives especially on interned German soldiers and deserters ...
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Seeking World War 1 military record Antonio Alphonso Ferrari of Italy [duplicate]

I am seeking any records of my grandfather who fought on the italian side in World War 1. His name was Antonio Alphonso Ferrari. His fathers name was Felice ferrari and his mothers name was Dorothea ...
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U boat WW1 activity west of Ireland

Currently researching U-boat World War 1 activity on the west coast of Ireland. Attached is a copy of Defence of Realm Act Nov 1914. Source: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/...
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Identifying 1910 Russian Town Name “Swel”

I have the WWI registration records of my great-great grandpa who was supposedly born in Russia in 1890-1892. He emigrated to the US (Chicago) in around 1910, I think. The typed up transcript on their ...
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Where can I find the records of WW1 deserters?

I heard rumours that my grandfather William Balshaw deserted in WW1 and ended up in Cape Town, South Africa in 1917 where he took the name of Selby. Where can I find the records of WW1 deserters?
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War record book of German soldier [duplicate]

I have a war record book belonging to a German man from WW1. I would like to contact his family if possible to return it. What is the best way to go about this?
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Identification of an old postcard

A question quite very similar to this one. I have an old postcard, probably around WW2 era, probably sent from Germany. Unfortunately this postcard is empty when it comes to handwriting or otherwise ...
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Finding Irish children in Germany post-1917?

I had a granduncle who had children in the Rhineland after WWI. His name was Reilly. He was Irish, but in the American army at the time, post 1917. He gave the children to his wife's/girlfriend's ...
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Emil Fuchs military history from world war 1 [duplicate]

Looking for military information, photos, rank, awards, duty stations, battles etc for Emil Fuchs. Born 7/25/1892, Deggendorf Germany.
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Can this Verlustliste record be excluded or verified based on what (little) I know?

My mother (who is only related by marriage to the family in question) recounted a story that my great-grandmother's little brother died in the first World War when he and a group of fellow young ...
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Translating WW1 German postcard?

I have an old WW1 postcard letter which was written by my Great Great Grandfather, i managed to come across this at my Grandfathers house. The writing is in German and i believe it may be old German ...
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Finding WW1 military record of German ancestor?

I’m trying to find out information about my German Great Great Grandfather (the guy on the left on the photograph). His name was Karl Griesbach, Born on 2nd March 1877 and died on 17th October 1942. ...
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How to decode / read US Veterans Bureau Form 7202?

In doing some family background research, I came across an old military service record which says it is a "Form 7202 - Rev. Sept., 1927". I would like to decipher the meanings of the various codes to ...
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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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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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Who was Sold Börnig in Germany?

I have a WW1 helmet with the name Sold. Börnig (2898) on it. I'd like to give it to a descendant. Is there an index of soldiers I could look in? I had misspelled the name Börnig, a critical error ...
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Seeking World War 1 service record for Italian Army cook from Collessano, Sicily?

AI am looking for family records for Gioacchino Misita, who was a cook in the Italian Army in WWI. He was from Collessano, Sicily. He was shot in the leg. How can I access his service record? I ...
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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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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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Finding information about employment at Remington c. 1917

My great-great grandfather Richard M. Dugdale was a machinist and engineer. During World War One, he was employed by the Remington Arms Company in Ilion, NY. I believe he started working there in late ...
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Number stamped on reverse of US WWI Draft Registration Card?

There is a number stamped on the top right hand corner of the draft cards that I have copied of my family members. The one for my grandfather for WWI has stamped 9-2-27.A What do these numbers mean?
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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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Locating passenger list for fatal voyage of SS Galway Castle?

I am searching for the passenger list of the final voyage of the SS Galway Castle. The ship left Plymouth on 10 Sep 1918 bound for South Africa, and was torpedoed by the Germans two days later near ...
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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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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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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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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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Reference Key for Injuries for WWI German Casualty Lists?

Is anyone aware of a quick reference or list of injuries / cause of death for world-war-1 German Casualty lists, such as in the following example. This doesn't appear to be just a death list, but any ...
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When was Paul Theodore Spranger deported back to Germany?

Paul Spranger was a German waiter born Brandenberg, Germany September, 1871. He married Eliza Emma Fisher in London 1908 and they had a daughter Pauline Theodora in 1909. I believe Paul was interned ...
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Verifying that Josef Berg died as shown in WWI German military record and finding his grave?

My GGF Josef Berg died a few days before 1 Jan 1915 (probably on 27 Dec 1914 (World War I). I want to find his grave. I also want to verify that the information I'm giving here is actually my GGF's ...
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Determining the location of No. 47 Casualty Clearing Station in March 1917?

A British soldier I am researching died at No. 47 Casualty Clearing Station on 25 Mar 1917. He has a memorial at Varennes Military Cemetery, in Somme, France, which was presumably nearby to the CCS. ...
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WW1 German military service in 124th infantry regiment

Would like to learn the military service for German Jewish soldier, Caro W. Naphtali, of the Imperial German Infantry 124th Regiment?
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Tracing WW1 German soldier who died in battle?

So far I found him on the Casualties list but cannot trace him back from there. His Name is Kasper Ahrem. I do not know his date of birth or birth place but I know that all five of his children ...
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Finding details of where Polish soldier in German Army was living before Great War?

What I know so far from family sources: My great-grandfather August Masur was polish, and a soldier within the German Army. He surrender to French troops and was made prisoner. Likely he did this on ...
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What uniform is this (US Army branch, where and when)?

I was going through some old photos and newspaper clippings that my grandmother (1913-2007) left behind here in Norway, when I came across this photo of a uniformed young man. To be honest I have no ...
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Meaning of WW I service record abbreviation “Awarded MCC”?

WW I service record abbreviation "Awarded MCC" 11th Engineers AEF (U.S. Army). What does "MCC" stand for?