Research a KIA WWI Veteran


We offer access to WWI burial files which are maintained at the U.S. National Archives. WWI burial files are an important tool for researching WWI veterans who were killed or who died in the service during the Great War. This is especially true since the vast majority of WWI military service records were destroyed in the 1973 fire. WWI burial files were not involved in the fire and thus offer the exciting opportunity to reconstruct portions of the WWI veteran's service history. When a veteran was killed or died in the service during WWI a burial case file was created to preserve a record of the burial location and disposition of his remains. The creation of the WWI burial file often generated paperwork describing how the veteran died (sometimes there are actual eye witness accounts in the WWI burial file indicating how the WWI veteran was killed). Additionally, during the creation of the WWI burial file there was often written correspondence between the family of the deceased veteran and the military, and these original documents were placed in the WWI burial file. The WWI burial file is an essential record for anyone conducting research of a WWI veteran who died in the service and it can provide a wealth of information to genealogical researchers especially when the WWI veteran's official military service records were lost in the 1973 fire. 

The process

Our WWI research specialists are on site at the U.S. National Archives. We will locate your veteran's WWI burial file and scan the complete WWI burial file page by page. We scan all WWI burial case files in full color so that you can view the original burial file exactly as it appears in its original form. When have your veteran's complete WWI burial file scanned we will send an invoice to your email address. You can pay the invoice using a credit/debit card or Paypal if you prefer. Once the invoice is paid we will send the complete, scanned WWI burial case file right to your email address. 

How much do WWI burial files cost?

WWI burial files under 40 pages in length are $50. WWI burial files over 40 pages in length are $75. 

View examples of WWI burial files we have gotten for other clients

Click on the file to view the WWI burial file

77th Division WWI Burial File.pdf 77th Division WWI Burial File.pdf
Size : 12184.477 Kb
Type : pdf
307th Infantry WWI Burial File.pdf 307th Infantry WWI Burial File.pdf
Size : 12866.069 Kb
Type : pdf

Order your veteran's WWI burial file 

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WWI Burial File Order Form