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Determining the location of No. 47 Casualty Clearing Station in March 1917?

Like all British Army units Casualty Clearing Stations kept war diaries. You can download that for 47 CCS for the relevant (for a small fee) from http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/...
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Identifying 1910 Russian Town Name "Swel"

I think it is Новоград-Волинський, which is transliterated as Novohrad-Volyns'kyi, Novograd-Volinskiy, etc. and is also known as Zhvil, Zvil, etc. This is in the Zhytomyr Oblast in northern Ukraine. ...
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Determining the location of No. 47 Casualty Clearing Station in March 1917?

According to this letter from the Ministry of Pensions to the British Red Cross Society Records Office posted on George Laughead's website The Medical Front WWI, it looks like CCS 47 was indeed in ...
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Reference Key for Injuries for WWI German Casualty Lists?

Casualties in the Verlustlisten include the following keys and abbreviations: t or † (“tot”) – dead gefallen – killed in action † an seinen schweren Wunden – died because of his serious injuries v. ...
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Confirming if relative received medal in WW1 before death

You've blurred out the details of what medal it was but looking on Ancestry I can see that it appears to be the 1914–15 Star which was awarded to anybody that served in any theatre between 5 August ...
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Verifying that Josef Berg died as shown in WWI German military record and finding his grave?

For searching in the Verlustlisten you shouldn't use Ancestry’s incomplete version, but the complete and manually indexed version by Compgen - Verein für Computergenealogie: Verlustlisten Erster ...
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Identifying Australian soldier named Bennett in World War I photograph (1917)?

I was thinking perhaps the second initial was a "T", so I did a quick search of the South Australian BDM index (run by GenealogySA) and found a P. T. (Patrick Thomas) Bennett, who seemed about the ...
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What uniform is this (US Army branch, where and when)?

Well, building off of Robert Shaw's answer, it appears to me that the person in the photograph is wearing a Type I unit disk, which puts the photo somewhere between 1910 and 1937. According to both ...
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Translating WW1 German postcard?

Sectioned using photo orientation in question. German transcript (mis-spellings per original), followed by English translation: [top left] Von Zum An[d]enken 1916 From ___ For remembrance 1916 [...
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Locating passenger list for fatal voyage of SS Galway Castle?

The passenger list for the final voyage of the SS Galway Castle is available at Ancestry courtesy of the National Archives (UK). The twist is that the passenger list is under a different ship's name, ...
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Is M.-Gladbach an abbreviation for Mönchengladbach in the Verlustlisten 1. Weltkrieg?

Yes. The place however indicates the place of birth or sometimes the last residence before being drafted. The date should be the birth date.
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Number stamped on reverse of US WWI Draft Registration Card?

I have a similar card and from browsing cards in the same series, we can see that These numbers are not unique, several successive draft cards have the same number. The only difference seems to be ...
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WW1 German military service in 124th infantry regiment

Please see my answer on How to find information on German soldiers from World War I and World War II? for general research strategies. I did not find Caro Naphtali in the Verlustlisten, so – if the ...
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What can I assume from consecutive regimental numbers?

These are reasonable assumptions, but not concrete proof. I have not looked at the Worcestershire Regiment before but the battalion structure for WW1 is given on The Long Long Trail. There appear to ...
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When was Paul Theodore Spranger deported back to Germany?

Unfortunately there is no single list in the UK for internees. The National Archives have a guide which covers the various items they hold, both of internees and those exempted for internment, but ...
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Where can I find the records of WW1 deserters?

You don't say where your grandfather came from, so I will answer based on the assumption that he was from the UK. There is no central list of those who deserted during the war. The first place to ...
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Determining if Medal Card is for relative William James Truckle or another man of same name

Some of the specific techniques that can be used are to be found on the Long, Long Trail's "How To Research a Soldier". There are several points that might be raised: How many William James ...
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Is M.-Gladbach an abbreviation for Mönchengladbach in the Verlustlisten 1. Weltkrieg?

Yes. Mönchengladbach was called München-Gladbach (shortened to M.-Gladbach) between 1888 and 1929, then Gladbach-Rheydt, then München Gladbach without the hyphen, then Mönchen Gladbach. Only in 1960 ...
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Source for Russian Army records for the WWI period

There is a Russian website that has a project going to provide the data within pdf format spreadsheets. These are also in Russian and provided according to Russian province. You can find these records ...
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Accessing Italian World War I records online?

Military Records (Foglio) are kept by region. You need to know which region or province your ancestors were born. My father was born in Teramo Province. I sent an email (in Italian) to the Teramo ...
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Finding Listing of Polish Soldiers that were forced to fight with Germans in WWI?

For your grandfather’s cousins the same research strategies apply as outlined in: How to find information on German soldiers from World War I and World War II? For this surname the Verlustlisten ...
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Finding information about employment at Remington c. 1917

Well, I don't have a full answer to my question, but I do have a partial answer thanks to some impressively fast research by a coworker. It turns out, Department 67 was the department that made ...
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Finding WW1 military record of German ancestor?

As I detailed in my answer on Finding information on German soldiers from World War I and World War II?, finding information on Prussian World War I combatants is limited after almost all military ...
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How to decode / read US Veterans Bureau Form 7202?

This index card appears to have come from The Veterans Administration Master Index (NAID: 76193916), which has been published as United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940 (digital ...
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Researching German relative in WWI

Please add the photo to your post and if possible the name. See this question for more information on German WWI soldiers: Finding information on German soldiers from World War I and World War II? ...
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Who was Sold Börnig in Germany?

“Sold.” most likely means “Soldat” (soldier). “Börrig” is an extremely rare surname, with just one hit in the telephone directory (https://www.dastelefonbuch.de/Suche) and just a few hits in a German ...
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Locating passenger list for fatal voyage of SS Galway Castle?

In cases like this, I often search for the ship itself and mine those websites and newspaper accounts for clues about where records might be found. Newspapers of the day may not have accurate ...
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Where to find Austro-Hungarian WW1 medals information?

You will first need to know where the grandfather lived to find out where to look. There is the "Kriegsarchiv" (War Archive) of the Austrian State Archives which claims to hold "Belohnungsakten" (...
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