United States World War I Casualty Records
Soldiers of the Great War
"Soldiers of the Great War" (3 Volumes) by Haulsee, Howe, and Doyle lists soldiers that died in WWI with their name, rank, town and cause of death. Photos of some of the soldiers are also included. The volumes are arranged by state with photographs of soldiers followed by a list of casualties. Not all casualties in the list have a photo and the photos are not listed in strict alphabetical order. You must browse through the photos one by one or use the index mentioned below to see if a listed casualty has a photo included in the book.
- Volume I (Google Books) - Alabama through Maryland
- Volume 2 (Google Books) - Massachusetts through Ohio
- Volume 3 (Google Books) - Oklahoma through Wyoming, supplement (miscellaneous photos) and foreign soldiers
- Note: Since the photographs are not strictly alphabetically arranged, an index to the photographs is available in volume three on page 497. The index does not give full names, instead it gives page numbers for each state in which to look for names that begin with a specific letter. First, find a name in the state sections of the volumes, and then, use the index to determine what pages to look for a photo. Not all casualties have photos.
- American Soldiers of World War I (Ancestry) ($) - all 3 volumes. Note: When using the database on Ancestry, use the browse option on the right and select the "Volume" and then "Illustration" to view the soldiers pictures.
Sources about soldiers who died in the war include the following:
- Officers and Enlisted Men of the United States Navy Who Lost Their Lives during the World War, from April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1920. (Family History Library book 973 M23u; film 1415261 item 7.) This book lists the sailor’s name, rank, date and place of death, cause of death, and name of next of kin.
- American Army Overseas casualties, GenealogyBuff.com
- World War 1, US Navy and Coast Guard casualties, complied by Gordon Smith (Naval-History.Net)