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Maine, State Archives, World War I (WWI) Grave Cards, 1914-1950
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Record Description
Record Type Cards
Collection years 1914-1950
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Maine State Archives, Augusta, Maine

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains the grave card index of World War I soldiers from the Maine State Archives from 1914 through 1950. Digital images of originals housed at the Maine State Archives in Augusta, Maine.

World War I Grave Cards

  • Abbott, Arbor M - Clark, Lawrence.: DGS 5651262
  • Clark, Manley L - Fortine, Joseph F. DGS  5651263
  • Foshee, Thomas Arnold - Keegan, John: DGS  5651264
  • Keegan, Joseph - Morrison, Cecil Leroy: DGS 5651265
  • Morrissette, Joseph G - Sinclair, Arnold, DGS 5651266
  • Sisk, Percy D - Worster, Pitt H. DGS 5651267
  • Worster, Raymond - White, Alfred C.: DGS  5651268

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  • Name, and rank of soldier
  • Current address
  • Date and place of birth
  • Enlistment date and place
  • Discharge date and branch of service
  • Date, location, and cause of death
  • Burial date and cemetery location
  • Type of marker or stone
  • War record
  • Next of Kin

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