2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 26, 2021 11:23 AM by Lisha Penn

    Seeking unit history records of the 330th Infantry

    john price Newbie

      I am trying to find unit history records for my grandfather, Sgt. Walter Stuart Martin, DOB 09/06/1893, Serial number 1,351,857, who served with Company H, 330 Infantry overseas from Oct. 1917 to Jan. 1919.

        • Re: Seeking unit history records of the 330th Infantry
          Elliot Schneider Pioneer

          John,

           

          Here is some additional information.

           

          https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/138660756/walter-steward-martin

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

          Hope this helps,

           

          Elliot Schneider

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          • Re: Seeking unit history records of the 330th Infantry
            Lisha Penn Navigator

            Dear Mr. Price,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series Records of the 1st Through 338th and the 559th Infantry Regiment, 1916-1921 in the Records of U.S. Regular Army Mobile Units (Record Group 391) that includes records of the 330th Infantry. For information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov. We were unable to locate specific records of Company H.   Records of lower echelon units sometimes were incorporated into the files of the regiment.

             

            We also located the series titled Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 in the Records of the Selective Service System (World War I) (Record Group 163) that may include a card for him. For information about these records, please contact the National Archives at Atlanta (RE-AT) via email at atlanta.archives@nara.gov.

             

            Lastly, we suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for enlisted men of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after October 1912 and prior to 1959 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. In many cases where personnel records were destroyed in the 1973 fire, proof of service can be provided from other records such as morning reports, payrolls, and military orders, and a certificate of military service will be issued. Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and mail it to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.

             

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            We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!