Illinois Genealogy Trails
World War 1 Casualties
Lists of Soldiers MIA, Wounded, KIA, Died of Disease/Accidents
The War Department issued Casualty Lists Daily during WW1. What is presented here are the War Department Lists as published in the Chicago Tribune.
THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE LIST!!! LAST NAME FIRST
CASUALTY LIST DATE STREET ADDRESS
All information is presented in this format:
(Not Date of Newspaper or Date of Event)
(Chicago Soldiers only)
Some Abbreviations used are:
MIA - Missing in Action (some of these soldiers were later found)
KIA - Killed in Action
DOD - Died of Disease
DOW - Died of Wounds
CASUALTY LIST DATE
The classification "died of other causes" used in the daily casualty lists was explained by the war department at the time as covering cases in which an exact determination of the cause of death is impossible. For instance, some of the Pershing cables list a man as dead of gunshot wound, but there is no way of telling whether this was an accident, received in action or in a brawl, or a suicide. It is then listed as "died of other causes."
The rest is pretty self-explanatory.
Soldiers are sorted by their town of residence, then alphabetically within that town.
Click on a letter to go to that town name.
For example: To see the soldiers that came from the town of Newton in Jasper County, click on "N" in the table below.
[Chicago soldiers are listed on their own webpage]
Illinois Towns starting with:
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