United States World War I Cemetery Records
Cemetery Records[edit | edit source]
National Cemetery Administration
- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has burial records of veterans and their family members from VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, and other veterans cemeteries around the country. The site also provides links to maps of the cemeteries.
American Battle Monuments Commission
- The American Battle Monuments: Search ABMC Burials and Memorials lists those buried overseas in the American military cemeteries and those who died during the Korean War. It also lists the Missing in Action from World War I, World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War.
World War I Cemeteries
- Aisne-Marine American Cemetery
- Brookwood American Cemetery
- Flanders Field American Cemetery
- Lafayette Escadrille Memorial Cemetery
- Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery
- Oise-Aisne American Cemetery
- Somme American Cemetery
- St. Mihiel American Cemetery
- Suresnes American Cemetery
World War I Monuments
- Audenarde American Monument
- Belleau Wood
- Bellicourt American Monument
- Cantigny American Monument
- Chateau-Thierry Monument
- Chaumont Marker-AEF Headquarters
- Kemmel American Monument
- Montfaucon American Monument
- Montsec American Monument
- Naval Monument at Brest
- Naval Monument at Gibralter
- Sommepy American Monument
- Souilly Marker-1st Army Headquarters
- Tours American Monument
Graves Registration Service[edit | edit source]
The Graves Registration Service was established in August 1917 and was responsible for maintaining a burial registration system and the acquiring of land in France for cemeteries.
- Location of Graves and Disposition of Bodies of American Soldiers who Died Overseas
- A Report to the Secretary of War on American Military Dead Overseas, May 1920
- Records of the Graves Registration Service,1918-1919 NARA NAID 6814695
- Code Lists of Cemeteries and Communes of the Registration Branch... NAID 6814701
- General Records of the Section Graves Registration Service,1918-1919 NAID 5822694
- Grave Registration Plats,1889-1945 NAID 2485690
- General Records and Correspondence, 1945-1948 NAID 7385227
- Records Relating to Pilgrimages of Gold Star Mothers and Widows,1930-1933 NAID 6161915
- Correspondence Relating to the Gold Star Pilgrimage,1922-1935 NAID 6924821
- Transportation Requests of Gold Star Pilgrimage, 1930 NAID 7348032
- Ledgers of Obligations and Expenditures Relating to Gold Star Pilgrimage,1930-1933 NAID 6925616
- General Correspondence of the Paris Office of the Gold Star Mother's & Widow's Pilgrimage to Europe,1930-1933 NAID 6925624
- Scrapbook of Colonel Richard T. Ellis, In Charge of the Paris Office of Gold Star Pilgrimage,1930 NAID 6925617
- Records Regarding the Gold Star Mothers and Widows of New York,1930-1933 NAID 20761663
- Photograph Albums Relating to the Pilgrimages of Gold Star Mothers and Widows,1930-1933 NAID 585286
Published Gold Star Lists
Related Books[edit | edit source]
Soldiers of the Great War" (3 Volumes) by Haulsee, Howe, and Doyle lists soldiers that died in WWI with their name, rank, town and cause of death. Photos of some of the soldiers are also included. The volumes are arranged by state with photographs of soldiers followed by a list of casualties. Not all casualties in the list have a photo and the photos are not listed in strict alphabetical order. You must browse through the photos one by one or use the index mentioned below to see if a listed casualty has a photo included in the book.
FamilySearch Digital Books
- Volume I - Alabama through Maryland
- Volume 2 - Massachusetts through Ohio
- Volume 3 - Oklahoma through Wyoming, supplement (miscellaneous photos) and foreign soldiers
- Note: Since the photographs are not strictly alphabetically arranged, an index to the photographs is available in volume three on page 497. The index does not give full names, instead it gives page numbers for each state in which to look for names that begin with a specific letter. First, find a name in the state sections of the volumes, and then, use the index to determine what pages to look for a photo. Not all casualties have photos.
- Officers and Enlisted Men of the United States Navy Who Lost Their Lives during the World War, from April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1920. (Family History Library book 973 M23u; film 1415261 item 7.) This book lists the sailor’s name, rank, date and place of death, cause of death, and name of next of kin.
- Officers and Enlisted Men of the United States Marine Corps (Except Overseas Dead), who Died Between November 12, 1918 and November 17, 1921, Inclusive
- A List of the Officers and Enlisted Men of the U.S. Marine Corps who lost their lives while serving in the United States and Possessions between the period from April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918.
- World War 1, US Navy and Coast Guard casualties, complied by Gordon Smith (Naval-History.Net)
- The book "Pilgrimage for the Mothers and Widows of Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of the American Forces Now Interred in the Cemeteries of Europe" lists the widow’s or mother’s name, relationship, name of deceased, rank, organization, and cemetery. It is arranged by state and county.
References[edit | edit source]
- Knapp, Michael G., and Constance Potter. “Here Rests in Honored Glory: World War I Graves Registration.” Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives 23. (Summer 1991): 190–4. (Family History Library book 973 B2p.)
- Potter, Constance. "World War I Gold Star Mothers Pilgrimages, Part I" Prologue 31(Summer,1999)
- Potter, Constance. "World War I Gold Star Mothers Pilgrimages, Part II" Prologue 31 (Fall, 1999)