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//title/1115/u-s-wwi-burial-cards: accessed June 23, 2021)

Publication Title
U.S. WWI Burial Cards
Total Records
155,377 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
The National Archives logoThe National Archives
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.