Hawaii Military Records
U.S. Military Records provides more information on federal military records and search strategies.
Federal military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal archives.
To begin your search for Hawaiian military records, contact the Hawaii State Archives for the following:
- Pre-1895. Service records of Hawaiian royal guards, militia units, and navy.
- Civil War (1861-65).Card list of deceased veterans.
- 1894-98. List of members of the citizens guards of the Republic of Hawaii.
- Spanish-American War (1898-1900). Card list of deceased veterans.
Ahua Point Military Reservation - (unknown dates), Ahua Point
Aiea Heights Military Reservation - (1941 - unknown), Aiea Heights
Aliamanu Military Reservation - (unknown - 1948/present), near Foster Village
Alewa Heights Military Reservation - (1942 - unknown), Honolulu
Fort Armstrong - (1899 - 1949/1974), Honolulu
Barbers Point Military Reservation - (1921 - unknown), Barbers Point (Kalaeloa)
Fort Barrette - (1931 - 1948), Kapolei
Fort DeRussy - (1904 - 1949/present), Waikiki
Ewa Marine Corps Air Station - (1942 - 1952), Ewa
Fort Halehui - (1809 - 1813 ?), Honolulu
Hawaii Arsenal - (1915 - unknown), Honolulu
Hickam Field Battery - (1935 - present), Hickam Village
'Iolani Barracks - (1871 - 1950), Honolulu
Kakaako Battery - (1860's ? - 1893 ?), Honolulu
Fort Kamehameha - (1907 - 1949/present), Pearl Harbor
Fort Kekuanohu - (1816 - 1857), Honolulu
Koko Head Military Reservation - (unknown dates), near Hawai'i Kai
Camp Lili'uokalani - (1917), Honolulu
Makapuu Head Military Reservation - (unknown dates), Makapu'u Point
Camp Malakole - (1939 - unknown), Barbers Point (Kalaeloa)
Camp McCarthy - (1917 - 1918), Honolulu
Oneula Military Reservation - (unknown dates), Oneula Beach
Palailai Military Reservation - (1920's - unknown), near Kapolei
Pearl City Naval Reservation - (unknown - present), Pearl City Peninsula
Pearl Harbor (Ford Island) Military Reservation - (1917 - 1939/present), Ford Island
Punchbowl Military Reservation - (1899 - 1948), Honolulu
Puowaina Battery - (1819 ? - 1853), Honolulu
Red Hill Military Reservation - (1914 - 1940 ?/present), Red Hill
Round Top Military Reservation - (1928 - 1945), Honolulu
Russian Fort - (1815), Honolulu
Sand Island Military Reservation - (1916 - unknown), Honolulu
Fort Ruger - (1906 - 1959/present), Diamond Head
Sandwich Islands Post - (1834 - 1867), Honolulu
Fort Shafter - (1899 - present), Honolulu
Waipahu Battery - (1942 - 1945), Waipahu
Waipio Naval Reservation - (unknown - present), Waipio Peninsula
Fort Weaver - (1899 - 1948/present), near Ewa Beach
Wiliwilinui Ridge Military Reservation - (1942 - 1951), near Aina Haina
World War I (1917-1918)
Contact the Hawaii State Archives for records of Hawaiians who served in World War I and a card list of deceased veterans.
World War I draft registration cards for men age 18 to 45 may list address, birth date, birthplace, race, nationality, citizenship, and next of kin. Not all registrants served in the war. For registration cards for Hawaii, see:
- United States. Selective Service System. Hawaii, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. National Archives Microfilm Publications, M1509. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1987-1988. (On Family History Library films beginning with 1452025.)
To find an individual's draft card, it helps to know his name and residence at the time of registration. The cards are arranged alphabetically by county, within the county by draft board, and then alphabetically by surname within each draft board.
Most counties had only one board; large cities had several. A map showing the boundaries of individual draft boards is available for most large cities. Finding an ancestor's street address in a city directory will help you in using the draft board map. There is an alphabetical list of cities that are on the map. For a copy of this map see:
- United States. Selective Service System. List of World War One Draft Board Maps. Washington, DC: National Archives. (Family History Library film 1498803.)
World War II (1941-1945)
Records of Japanese evacuees during World War II are at the National Archives. They include case files, family cards, and vital statistics.
- The Civil War Pension Index Cards Collection, located at FamilySearch Records has a few pension cards for servicemen, from Hawaii, who served in the military during the late 1800s and early 1900s.