1 Reply Latest reply on May 9, 2022 10:54 AM by Lisha Penn

    Seeking any information on James H Forbes

    Mitch Riggs Wayfarer

      I am seeking any information at all on James H Forbes. He was in Company C, 7th Infantry, 3rd Division. I would like to know anything at all about him. He was a WW1 veteran.

        • Re: Seeking any information on James H Forbes
          Lisha Penn Ranger

          Dear Mr. Riggs,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          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) that includes records of the 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Division in Boxes 27-29;  and Records of the 1st Through 338th and the 559th Infantry Regiment, 1916-1921 in the Records of U.S. Regular Army Mobile Units (Record Group 391) that include the records of the 7th Infantry Regiment during WWI. For more information about these non-digitized records, 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 Company C.  Records of lower echelon units sometimes were incorporated into the files of the regiment.

           

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          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 1960 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.

           

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