Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
Have you requested his Official Military Personnel Files from the National Personnel Records Center? That might be a great place to start if that’s available. If that’s not available, 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.
You also may be interested in his unit records. While unit records generally do not include detailed information about each soldier, they can be useful for understanding the activities of the unit as a whole. We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series titled Records of Divisions, 1917 - 1920 in the Records of the American Expeditionary Forces (World War I) (Record Group 120). We also located Records of Infantry Brigade, 1917 - 1919 in Record Group 120, as well as Records of the 1st Through 338th and the 559th Infantry Regiment, 1916-1921 in Records of U.S. Regular Army Mobile Units (Record Group 391).
Selective Service registration cards have been made available online through Fold3 and Ancestry. These are subscription websites which have a fee, but many public libraries offer free access with your library card. World War I rosters have been digitized and are available on FamilySearch at United States, World War I, military muster rolls and rosters, 1916-1939. Family Search does not require a subscription and can be accessed with a free account.
You may also want to look into first-hand accounts by U.S. Merchant Seaman, in newspapers articles, magazine articles, and memoirs that were published during or after the war. A wide variety of museums, libraries and historical societies also have collections related to maritime history, World War I history, or local history that might contain such accounts. The National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City has some accounts of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in their catalog. There also might be useful resources on the website of the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck on your research!
1 person found this helpful
Albert Fisher was killed at the Battle of St.Etienne. This is the only major battle the 36th ( and the 141st Infantry Regiment) participates in during WWI, we only have 26 days of combat. There are 2 histories of the 36th Division in WWI on our website: TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD IN WORLD WAR I (texasmilitaryforcesmuseum.org)
Our WWI service cards were photographed by the Mormon Church and put on family search .org. I only found his overseas burial card there because he entered service from Oklahoma and our cards only cover soldiers from Texas:
We are the museum for the 36th and so have information on their WWI service.
Texas Military Forces Museum