5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 27, 2022 10:06 AM by John Milner

    Seeking War Department General Order No 62 (1919)

    John Milner Newbie

      This order has a list of Distinguished Service Medals (DSM's) given to 4 English officials, one of whom was Winston Churchill. The War Department kept two books at the time: One for the AEF in France, and another for non-deployed personnel in Washington DC.  This order is in the second book, and may possibly have a date of May 15, 1919.  I have looked high and low on the internet, but can't find it.  Any suggestions would be great. 

        • Re: Seeking War Department General Order No 62 (1919)
          Elliot Schneider Guide

          John,

           

          Here is the information your seeking.

           

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          • Re: Seeking War Department General Order No 62 (1919)
            Rebecca Collier Guide

            Dear Mr. Milner,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Issuances, 1911 - 1942 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917 - 1985 (Record Group 407) that include War Department General Orders for 1919. For more information about these non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov.

             

            Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience as we balance mission-critical work and the safety of our staff during the pandemic. Please check NARA’s web page about COVID-19 updates for the latest information.

             

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

             

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              • Re: Seeking War Department General Order No 62 (1919)
                John Milner Newbie

                Rebecca,

                 

                Thanks so much for your help.  I believe the national archives is closed due to COVID rules, so this information is hard to get.  This General Order has 4 names.  They are:

                 

                Winston Churchill

                Lord Milner

                Mr. Andrew Weir

                Mr. William Weir

                 

                Somewhere, there is a stand alone order with these names; the AG's office also publishes a consolidated list of awards, which is where your information came from.  If the stand alone order is not in this book, can you please photocopy the one for Lord Milner?  He may be listed at Alfred Milner, Lord Alfred Milner, or simply Lord Milner.  His name will be in the same book as above, may be 5 to 10 pages further along.  Thank's again.  John Milner

                  • Re: Seeking War Department General Order No 62 (1919)
                    Rebecca Collier Guide

                    Dear Mr. Milner,

                     

                    Thank you for posting your follow-up request on History Hub!

                     

                    As stated in our previous response, the War Department general orders for 1919 are located in the series Issuances, 1911 - 1942 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917 - 1985 (Record Group 407). These records are physically located at the National Archives at College Park with the Textual Reference (RDT2). Please contact them at archives2reference@nara.gov to request a copy of WD GO No. 62 (1919) using the information provided.

                     

                    Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience as we balance mission-critical work and the safety of our staff during the pandemic. Most of us are currently working remotely as am I. Please check NARA’s web page about COVID-19 updates for the latest information.

                     

                    We hope this is helpful.

                     

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