Indiana, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1919 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a name index of soldiers from Indiana serving in the US Army, Navy, Coast Guard, or Marines during World War I.

 

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What Can I Learn from Military Records?

 

These WWI records may include:

  • The name of the soldier
  • The serial number
  • Residence
  • Place, and date of birth
  • Military organizations he/she served in
  • Rank and engagements he/she participated in
  • Wounds or injuries received
  • Dates serving overseas
  • Discharge date
  • Percentage disabled

 

 

How Can Military Records Help Me Find Other Records?

 

With information from these records you may be able to:

  • Use the names, age and residence to find census records including the 1910 and 1920 census. The 1930 also identifies World War I veterans.
  • Look for discharge records. Many veterans registered their discharges at the local county courthouse.
  • Look for membership applications at the local American Legion Post.
  • Look for a published military unit history.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

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