3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 21, 2021 12:22 PM by Shannon Kerner

    Seeking military records of Ralph Poulton

    Kerry Norman Newbie

      I am looking for information on my grandfather's military service in WWI in France.  He was in Battalion. E, 102th Field Artillery O.R.C.?

        • Re: Seeking military records of Ralph Poulton
          Elliot Schneider Ranger



          If this is your guy then Ralph Poulton Served in WW1 and WW2 retired as a Colonel Hope this information helps you. Click on images to make larger.





          Ralph Poulton
          Event Type:Military Service
          Event Date:25 Jul 1917
          Event Place:Utah, United States
          Event Place (Original):Utah, United States
          Military Company/Regiment:C Battery 102 F A
          Military Service Branch:Army
          Military Final Rank:1st Lieut
          Military Base Name:Presidio, San Francisco
          Birth Date:3 Jun 1889
          Birthplace:Salt Lake
          Father's Name:W J Poulton
          Mother's Name:M J Poulton



          1952 US Army Register:




          Headstone Application:













          Veterans Index Card



          WW1 Draft Card:







          Hope This helps,


          Elliot Schneider

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          • Re: Seeking military records of Ralph Poulton
            Shannon Kerner Adventurer

            Dear Kerry Norman,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Records of Field Artillery Regiments Numbers 1 through 351, 1912 - 1930 in the Records of U.S. Regular Army Mobile Units (Record Group 391) that includes the 102nd Field Artillery Regiment during WWI. For more information, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov. We were unable to locate specific records of  Battalion E.  Records of lower echelon units sometimes were incorporated into the files of the regiment.


            Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


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