United States World War I Casualty Records
Soldiers of the Great War
"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.
State Rosters and Databases
- Alabama Gold Star Database
- Californians Who Have Died in Service
- Indiana Gold Star Honor Roll
- Massachusetts Gold Star Record Volume 2
- New York Roll of Honor
- Roll of Honor New York State Military Museum
- Nevada's Gold Stars
- Oregon Honor Roll
- Rhode Island Archives List
- South Carolina Honor Roll
- Tennessee World War I Gold Star Online Index
- Virginians who Lost their Lives
- Revised List of Deceased Soldiers West Virginia
- Wisconsin's Gold Star List
Sources about soldiers who died in the war include the following:
- 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)
- Compiled Data on Casualties of the American Expeditionary Forces by State or United States Possession, 1917-1919 Click on the Search within this series for images of state casualty sheets.
American Battle Monuments Commission]
United States World War One Centennial Commission
National Cemetery Administration
- American Army Overseas casualties, GenealogyBuff.com
- American Soldiers of World War I (Ancestry) ($) - all 3 volumes. Note: When using the database on Ancestry, use the browse option on the right and select the "Volume" and then "Illustration" to view the soldiers pictures.
- 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)