3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 21, 2021 8:58 PM by Joe Heinrich

    Seeking military records of Charles Mehegan

    Joe Heinrich Newbie

      Hello!  My grandfather Charles Mehegan served in the US Army during World War I.  I only have a few photos and no records (except for his draft card).  I was once told that he served in the cavalry.  Where is the best place to start researching his military record?  He was buried in an unmarked grave in Illinois, and I'm hoping to obtain enough documentation to have a military marker placed on his gravesite.  Thank you!

        • Re: Seeking military records of Charles Mehegan
          Elliot Schneider Ranger

          Joe,

           

          Here is some information below. Looks like he did not serve very long look at his discharge

           

          Here is where he is buried.

           

          VA BIRLS Death File:

           

          Name:Charles Mehegan
          Gender:Male
          Death Date:20 Feb 1976
          SSN:357076260
          Enlistment Date:10 Aug 1917
          Discharge Date:5 Nov 1917

           

          Name:Charles Clifford Mehegan
          Birth Date:2 Jun 1896
          Birth Place:St. Clair County, Illinois, United States of America
          Death Date:20 Feb 1976
          Death Place:Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States of America
          Cemetery:Mount Glenwood Memory Gardens South
          Burial or Cremation Place:Glenwood, Cook County, Illinois, United States of America
          Has Bio?:N
          Father:John Francis Mehegan
          Mother:Katherine Frances Mehegan
          Spouse:Josephine Marie Mehegan
          Children:John Clifford MeheganJosephine Marie Heinrich
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          • Re: Seeking military records of Charles Mehegan
            Jason Atkinson Ranger

            Dear Mr. Heinrich,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            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 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 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. If there is any information requested by the form that you do not know, you may omit it or provide estimates (such as for dates), but the more information you provide, the easier it will be to locate the correct file if it survived the fire. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.

             

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            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Lists of Incoming Passengers, 1917-1938 and Lists of Outgoing Passengers, 1917-1938 in the Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General (Record Group 92) which include the following entries for soldiers with that name. Please note that not all soldiers who served during World War I would be included in these lists, since not all of them were shipped overseas.

             

            Incoming to USA:

            Name:

            Charles Mehegan

            Departure Date:

            28 Mar 1919

            Departure Place:

            Brest, France

            Arrival Date:

            5 Apr 1919

            Arrival Place:

            Boston, Massachusetts

            Address:

            23 Monument

            Residence Place:

            Square Charlestown Massachusetts

            Next of Kin:

            Mrs Ellen Bell

            Relationship:

            Aunt

            Ship:

            America

            Military Unit:

            Co B 101st Inf

            Rank:

            Private

            Service Number:

            62494

            Notes:

            Co B 101st Infantry

             

            Incoming to USA:

            Name:

            Charles W Mehegan

            Departure Date:

            21 Jun 1919

            Departure Place:

            St Nazaire, France

            Arrival Date:

            6 Jul 1919

            Arrival Place:

            Brooklyn, New York

            Residence Place:

            Dorchester Massachusetts

            Next of Kin:

            Miss Mary T Mehegan

            Relationship:

            Sister

            Ship:

            Arizonan

            Military Unit:

            215 Co 106 Bn MPC

            Rank:

            Pvt 1/CL MPC

            Service Number:

            1,682,262

            Notes:

            215th Company, 106th Battalion Military Police Corps

             

            Outgoing to Europe:

            Name:

            Charles Mehegan

            Departure Date:

            16 Apr 1918

            Departure Place:

            New York, New York

            Address:

            1015 Bluehill Ave

            Residence Place:

            Dorchester, Massachusetts

            Next of Kin:

            Miss Mary Mehegan

            Relationship:

            Sister

            Ship:

            Kashmir

            Military Unit:

            306 Th Inf

            Rank:

            Private

            Service Number:

            1682262

            Notes:

            Company I 306th Infantry, NA

             

            Incoming to USA:

            Name:

            Charles J. Mehegan

            Departure Date:

            1 May 1919

            Departure Place:

            Brest, France

            Arrival Date:

            3 May 1919

            Arrival Place:

            Hoboken, New Jersey

            Address:

            46 Deerfield Avenue

            Residence Place:

            Hartford, Connecticut

            Mother:

            Margaret Mehegan

            Ship:

            Louisiana

            Military Unit:

            MED. DEPT. 107TH AM.TN.

            Rank:

            Sergeant

            Service Number:

            642108

            Notes:

            MEDICAL DEPARTMENT 107TH AMMUNITION TRAIN

             

            Outgoing to Europe:

            Name:

            Charles J Mehegan

            Departure Date:

            28 Mar 1918

            Departure Place:

            New York, New York

            Address:

            Woodhull Ave

            Residence Place:

            Hollis, Long Island NY

            Next of Kin:

            Miss Mary MacDonald

            Relationship:

            Friend

            Ship:

            Olympic

            Military Unit:

            Med Dept NA

            Rank:

            Sergeant

            Service Number:

            642108

            Notes:

            Provisional Casual Company VII Medical Department National Army

             

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