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Kaj Granlund
21-02-04, 19:23
A friend of our family who now is living in France has been trying to find the grave of her uncle. He left Finland to escaped the russian army in WWI but was to join the american troups. He died in France. Death date is known. She has tried some databases bot without success.
Any tips that I can give her about databases to search? Or other help I could give her?

Kaj

June Pelo
21-02-04, 23:46
Here's a website listing war deaths.

War deaths (http://www.abmc.gov/abmc44.htm)

June

granskare
22-02-04, 21:45
I was inquiring with friends in Finland to see if there is a list of civil war deaths so perhaps somebody knows of such a list online?
chuck

June Pelo
22-02-04, 22:39
Here are a couple of websites that may be useful:

http://tietokannat.mil.fi

http://www.genealogia.fi click on English, then on FinnLinks in the index at the left. Then scan down to Military and Wars - all kinds of data there.

June

granskare
22-02-04, 23:20
http://vesta.narc.fi/cgi-bin/db2www/sotasurmaetusivu/main?lang=en

Hi June,
This came out of the gen...fi website so thanks. It's a work in progress.

Chuck

A-M Löfdahl
23-02-04, 18:25
I am looking for date and place when/where a relative of mine served in the US army between 1913-1921. Does anybody know how to find that out?

Ann-Marie

granskare
24-02-04, 03:20
Hi Ann-Marie,

I have come across lists of military at various state websites.
If you know the state and county he lived in when he enlisted, you might find him.

http://freepages.military.rootsweb.com/~worldwarone/links.html
This has a lot of links but I doubt they list ordinary soldiers but who can tell.
If you know when and where he joined, you just might get an idea of his unit and work from there.
http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/military.html
Here's another that I've seen before.
http://www.archives.gov/facilities/mo/st_louis/military_personnel_records/veterans_and_next_of_kin.html
This is a government site and you will be able to learn if you are close enough to the soldier to obtain some information.

Perhaps you ought to post his name and where he was when he joined?

Chuck

A-M Löfdahl
24-02-04, 18:56
My grandfathers brother Johannes Frilund (Fridlund) was in the army the second time he emigrated to USA.
On the back of a photo his brother Carl writes that "it was taken just before christmas some days after Johannes came from the army". The photo was taken in Seattle.
Johannes emigrated to USA in 1913 and came back to Finland in 1921.
He was born 6.12.1886
I would like to know where and when he served if possible!
Ann-Marie

granskare
24-02-04, 23:41
Hi Ann-Marie,

If you know the state and town, this will help a lot because in those days, the army division to which he was assigned would be identified by state.

Chuck

A-M Löfdahl
25-02-04, 18:08
When Johannes emigrated in 1913 he travelled to his brother Carl in Olympia, Washington. Carl lived most of his life in Washington (later Shelton or Aberdeen). The photo was taken in Seattle. I think Johannes was living in Washington but where? I´m sorry, but thats about all I know.
Ann-Marie

granskare
25-02-04, 22:26
http://www.lewis.army.mil/CampLewis.shtml

This is an army history of the fort which was setup prior to world war one. it is likely the place where Johannes had his military training.
The 91st Infantry Division and the 13th Infantry Divisions were formed here. The 91st served in France while the 13th was iin training when the war ended.
So far we don't know which division Johannes served in but at least we now have a good idea of where he received his military training.

Chuck

A-M Löfdahl
27-02-04, 20:03
Ann-Marie