1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 25, 2019 2:46 PM by Lisha Penn

    Seeking military record for Basil(?) Galloucis


      Seeking WWI military record for Gallouis. His first name is possibly Basil and was Greek immigrant who lived in Massachusetts.

        • Re: Seeking military record for Basil(?) Galloucis
          Lisha Penn Pioneer

          Dear Mr. Hieger,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          To seek the military records of Basil Galloucis, please begin by requesting his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during WWI are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. In many cases where Army and Army Air Corps 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. Navy and Marine Corps OMPFs were not affected by the fire. 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.


          The First World War selective service (draft) records (including the 4th registration) are in the custody of the National Archives at Atlanta (RE-AT). Please contact RE-AT via email at altanta.archives@nara.gov.


          We were unable to locate a Basil Galloucis in any Census or Naturalization records held at the National Archives.


          On Ancestry, we located his possible Passenger Arrival although his name differs slightly; on the Massachusetts 1951 City Directory with his wife Ann; and a  Veterans Administration Death File. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. However, you may view these records online at one NARA's facilities for free via a NARA PC. For the nearest NARA location, please consult our web page at https://www.archives.gov/locations/. Also, some of the images from Ancestry are available for free on Family Search at https://www.familysearch.org/en/.


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


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