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Record Description
Record Type Casualty Sheets
Record Group RG 407: Adjutant General's Office, 1917-
Collection years 1917-1919
Arrangement Alphabetical by State or Territory
National Archives Identifier 1726747
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains the names of Army personnel who lost their lives (killed in action, died of wounds or died of disease) while serving with the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. The lists include those who either enlisted in the National Guard or Regular Army or were inducted into the National Army (Selective Service). Original records are housed at The National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 407, Records of the Adjutant Generals Office NAID identifier 1726747.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

Information found in this collection may include:

  • The soldier's name
  • Serial Number
  • Rank
  • Organization they were assigned to at the time of their death
  • Date of death

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Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

The following table show the number of records per state included in this collection as of 30 August 2018.

State Casualties
Alabama 1,221
Arizona 184
Arkansas 839
California 1,760
Colorado 589
Connecticut 1,257
Delaware 86
District of Columbia 209
Florida 469
Georgia 1,513
Idaho 431
Illinois 4,166
Indiana 1,441
Iowa 2,165
Kansas 1,243
Kentucky 1,347
Louisiana 821
Maine 464
Maryland 959
Massachusetts 2,849
Michigan 2,849
Minnesota 2,091
Mississippi 836
Missouri 2,485
Montana 1,045
Nebraska 837
Nevada 97
New Hampshire 360
New Jersey 2,392
New Mexico 177
New York 9,071
North Carolina 1,541
North Dakota 740
Ohio 4,070
Oklahoma 1,480
Oregon 504
Pennsylvania 7,738
Rhode Island 333
South Carolina 1,088
South Dakota 554
Tennessee 1,797
Texas 2,685
U.S. Possessions 18
Utah 291
Vermont 279
Virginia 1,560
Washington 910
West Virginia 1,038
Wisconsin 2,570
Wyoming 271

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The casualty sheets are arranged as follows::

  • State or Territory
  • By Race
  • By Cause of death (killed in action, died of wounds or died of disease)
  • By Name of soldier

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The Name of the soldier
  • The state of enlistment or induction

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the date of death to find a death certificate or burial record. If buried in Europe Search the American Battle Monuments Commission burials database or national cemetery search the National Cemetery Administration Nationwide Grave site Locator.
  • Use the military unit and rank to search for statement of service cards, unit histories or other military records
  • Additional information may also be located at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis or state archives in the state of enlistment or induction
  • See also the following related World War I Wiki articles:United States World War I Cemetery Records and United States World War I Casualty Records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Search in a different state
  • Consider spelling variations or aliases

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Soldiers of the Great War Casualties.
The volumes are arranged alphabetically by state. Within each state the entries are broken down in the following order. First are photographs of soldiers averaging twenty per page. Next are the casualties arranged by Killed in Action; Died of Disease; Died of Wounds; Died of Accident; and Wounded in Action. For each soldier the volumes give name, rank and residence.

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