U.S. WWI Burial Cards record example

    U.S. WWI Burial Cards

    Records: 155,377 · Complete: 100%

    WWI Burial Cards documents the death and burial information of over 78,000 American soldiers in World War I. Each card contains the name of the individual who died, the unit they were assigned to, the nature of their death and the burial location(s) of the soldier, up to and including their final resting place.

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    Field Description Chart:
    Full Name --------------------- Name of Soldier
    Serial Number ---------------- Army serial number
    File - Number ----------------- Burial case file number
    Cablegram -------------------- Cablegram number and notations
    Home State ------------------- State from which entered the service
    Unit ------------------------------ Organization (company, regiment, attachment, etc.)
    Division ------------------------- Army division number
    Rank ----------------------------- Service rank
    Cause of Death --------------- Determined cause of death
    Death Date --------------------- Date of death
    Death Place -------------------- Place of death
    Cemcom1 ----------------------- Cemetery or Commune # unconfirmed burial location
    Cemcom2 ----------------------- Cemetery or Commune # for confirmed burial location
    Cemcom ------------------------- Cemetery number of consolidated burial location
    Foreign Cemetery Location - Foreign cemetery name (final burial location)
    Foreign Grave Number ------ Grave # in foreign cemetery (final burial location)
    Foreign Row Number --------- Row # in foreign cemetery (final burial location)
    Foreign Block Number -------- Block # in foreign cemetery (final burial location)
    Reburied Date Foreign ------- Date of burial in foreign cemetery (final burial location)
    National Cemetery Location - American National cemetery name (final burial location)
    National Section Number ----- Section number in American National cemetery (final burial location)
    National Grave Number ------ Grave number in American National cemetery (final burial location)
    Reburied Date National ------- Date of burial in American National cemetery (final burial location)
    Card ID ---------------------------- Card Index ID

    Source Information

    "U.S. WWI Burial Cards" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com/publication/1115/us-wwi-burial-cards: accessed June 29, 2022)

    Publication Title
    U.S. WWI Burial Cards
    Total Records
    155,377 · Complete: 100%
    Content Source
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    Record Group
    RG 92
    Published on Fold3
    14 May 2021
    Last Updated
    20 May 2021
    Description
    WWI Burial Cards documents the death and burial information of over 78,000 American soldiers in World War I. Each card contains the name of the individual who died, the unit they were assigned to, the nature of their death and the burial location(s) of the soldier, up to and including their final resting place.