Research A WWI Veteran

Research a WWI Veteran

Our expert research specialists are on site at U.S. National Archives research facilities nationwide and can access the official WWI military service records of your WWI veteran. We provide digital scans of the original WWI military service records of your WWI veteran which are held at the U.S. National Archives. We offer you high quality scans of the original WWI military service records of your WWI veteran and can have these service records ready for you within a few weeks. While U.S. Navy and Marine Corps records from WWI are complete, many WWI Army records from the Great War were damaged in the 1973 fire.

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How much do WWI military service records cost?

Complete WWI Navy military service records are between $100 and $175 depending on the size of the record.

Complete WWI U.S. Marine Corps military service records are between $100 and $175 depending on the size of the record.

WWI Army records are $65, plus copy fees (when applicable). Many WWI Army military service records were damaged in the 1973 fire and consist primarily of auxiliary material such as final pay vouchers. If your veteran’s WWI military service records were completely lost in the fire it may be necessary for us to reconstruct his service history using alternate WWI records at the National Archives.

 

What kind of information will you find in WWI military service records?

WWI service records provide an exciting look at the military service of individual WWI veterans. Complete WWI military service records usually include WWI military records showing the unit a veteran served with, campaigns, battles, awards, duties, assignments, training, medals, qualifications, citations for bravery in action, stations, ships sailed aboard, medical data, discharge records, correspondence, and much, much more. We offer digital scans of the original WWI military service records at the U.S. National Archives so that you can view the service records of your WWI veteran exactly as they appear in their original form. Let us help you research your WWI veteran.

The 1973 fire and WWI Army military service records

If you have been told that your WWI veteran’s WWI Army service records were lost in the 1973 fire we may be able to reconstruct his service history using alternate resources at the National Archives. The fire destroyed about 80 percent of WWI Army service records. Luckily, our research experts have devised a unique reconstruction process that allows us to rebuild the service history of individual WWI Army veterans. Fill out an order form below to request your veteran’s WWI Army records and we will provide you with the available options for researching your WWI veteran.

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