How do I find out what my grandfather did in ww1?

How do I find out what my grandfather did in ww1?

Looking in the archives

  1. The National Archives and ancestry websites have published many records online, such as soldiers’ medal cards and service records.
  2. You can also visit local and regimental archives in person.
  3. When you arrive talk to the archivists.

Are any ww1 veterans still alive?

The last living veteran of World War I was Florence Green, a British citizen who served in the Allied armed forces, and who died 4 February 2012, aged 110. The last combat veteran was Claude Choules, who served in the British Royal Navy (and later the Royal Australian Navy) and died 5 May 2011, aged 110.

How were families notified of deaths in ww1?

Once confirmed dead, the next of kin were informed of the terrible news. Officers’ families were informed by telegram, other ranks next of kin were told by receipt of Army Form B104-82. At this point your husband in a gallant endeavour to support his comrades was shot by a sniper, death being instantaneous.

Where can I find World War 1 records?

The National Personnel Records Center maintains 20th century U.S. military and civilian personal data series. This includes many collections related to military service in World War I that are a part of the Archival Programs Division within the National Archives at St. Louis.

How many people died in the United States during World War 1?

On April 6, 1917, the U.S. joined WWI and soon held the first of three draft registrations in which more than 24 million U.S. men would register for the draft. The United States had more than 4.7 million service members serving worldwide during WWI. More than 50,000 American lives were lost during battle, with some 200,000 non-mortal woundings.

Where can I find a World War 1 Index?

World War I Indexes and Records at Ancestry (these require payment, except the Naval Deaths database) American Soldiers of World War I – Death Indexarranged alphabetically by state U.S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939not specific to World War I, but includes the WWI years

How many people registered for the draft in World War 1?

The WWI draft registration cards consist of approximately 24,000,000 cards of men who registered for the draft, about 23% of the population in 1918. The cards are arranged by state. Not all of the men who registered for the draft actually served in the military, and not all who served in the military registered for the draft.

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