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Here is some information below. Also checked Kings County, NY WW2 casualties list and he was not on their record.
Field Title Value Meaning ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 32231778 32231778 NAME MC#NEILAGE#DAVID#G###### MC#NEILAGE#DAVID#G###### RESIDENCE: STATE 23 NEW YORK RESIDENCE: COUNTY 047 KINGS PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 2314 CP UPTON YAPHANK NEW YORK DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 23 23 DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 03 03 DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 42 42 GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private GRADE: CODE 8 Private BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION BI# Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA BRANCH: CODE 00 Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA FIELD USE AS DESIRED # # TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law LONGEVITY ### ### SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life NATIVITY 23 NEW YORK YEAR OF BIRTH 05 05 RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen EDUCATION 4 4 years of high school CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 101 Bookkeepers and cashiers, except bank cashiers MARITAL STATUS 2 Married COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men) CARD NUMBER # # BOX NUMBER 0484 0484 FILM REEL NUMBER 2.148 2.148
Thank you for this. I didn't have the second part. I guess he had TB then.
Are their any records similar to those above for his father, also David, from the first world war? Many thanks.
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For both of your requests (David and his father David), we suggest that you request copies of their 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 before 1959 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) 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 two GSA Standard Form 180s and mail them 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.
We searched the National Archives Catalog and 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 your relative. For access to and/or copies of these records, please contact the National Archives at Atlanta (RE-AT) via email at email@example.com.
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We also located information on David George McNeilage; Born 31 Aug 1905; Died 9 Feb 1948; Buried in Long Island National Cemetery (East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, NY) via find-a-grave.
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Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions in the UK, I am unable to post anything to the USA. We are limited in how far we can travel and have no local post office. But I think I have what I need. Thanks for your help.