6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 28, 2021 9:39 PM by Eugen Gheorghiu

    Seeking name of soldier who served in 22nd Infantry Regiment

    Eugen Gheorghiu Newbie

      Hi, I have a picture of one of my relatives who it appears was part of the 22nd Infantry Regiment sometime before 1915 (if I compare the uniform with the ones from below link: http://1-22infantry.org/pics3/miscpic2.htm. ) The insignia at its collar appears to be from Recruitment Services.  Is there any database where I could search for the name of the individual? from the period 1902-1915?  Any records, death certificates?

       

        • Re: Seeking name of soldier who served in 22nd Infantry Regiment
          Elliot Schneider Ranger

          Eugen,

           

          You have any additional information on your relative name, DOB, place of birth?

           

           

          Thanks,

           

          Elliot

            • Re: Seeking name of soldier who served in 22nd Infantry Regiment
              Eugen Gheorghiu Newbie

              Hi Elliot,

              Thank you for your reply.

              Unfortunately i do not have the DOB. but it could have been between1885-1900.

              I do not know in what town or village was born, but he was of Romanian origin and was born in Transylvania, which  at that time was occupied by Hungary ( Austrian -Hungarian empire), therefore the place of birth might have been declared with the Hungarian name of the respective city.

               

              Regarding the name, I prefer not to make it public, however, at that time in Transylvania, the Hungarians used to change the names of Romanians, with "Hungarian" versions, But the initials must have been the same assuming he declared his real name.  The initials where G (first name)  M (last name).

              The picture I found is the below:

              If you or anybody can provide any additional information would be very interesting to learn what happened with him.

              Thank you,

               

              Eugen

                • Re: Seeking name of soldier who served in 22nd Infantry Regiment
                  Elliot Schneider Ranger

                  Eugen,

                   

                  It would really be helpful if we had a name. Many of us on here have the ability to help you with your search, and have tools such as genealogy sites that have information on many individuals all over the world. Because of the age of your request most records and personnel information from that time period are open to the general public.

                   

                  However, you can always do the following and 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 prior to 1959 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center 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.

                   

                  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NPRC is closed except for emergencies. Currently, NPRC will continue servicing requests ONLY associated with medical treatments, burials, and homeless veterans seeking admittance to a homeless shelter. Please refrain from submitting non-emergency requests such as replacement medals, administrative corrections, or records research until NPRC returns to pre-COVID staffing levels. Please check archives.gov/veterans for updates to the NPRC operating hours and status. We apologize for any inconvenience.

                   

                   

                   

                  Hope this helps,

                   

                  Elliot

                   

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              • Re: Seeking name of soldier who served in 22nd Infantry Regiment
                Jason Atkinson Ranger

                Dear Mr. Gheorghiu,

                 

                Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

                 

                The uniform depicted is a U.S. Army Pattern 1902 Dress Uniform, in the version used by enlisted personnel. The use of the uniform was suspended in 1917 because of the US entry into World War I.  It was reintroduced in 1928 for a time, although some of the accouterments such as the cords that are depicted in your photograph may not have been used when it was reintroduced.  The lack of chevrons or other rank insignia on his sleeves suggests that he is probably a private or a comparable junior enlisted rank.

                 

                While the OMPFs recommended by Mr. Schneider may include a file for the soldier you are researching, if he separated from service prior to October 1912, there will not be an OMPF for him at NPRC.

                 

                We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Enlistment Papers, 1798 - October 31, 1912 and Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798 - 1914 (M233) in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1917 (Record Group 94) that include records documenting the service of individual enlisted soldiers.  For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at archives1reference@nara.gov.

                 

                The Registers of Enlistments have been digitized and are available on Fold3 as Army Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914; on Ancestry as U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914; and on FamilySearch as United States Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914. Ancestry and Fold3 require paid subscriptions to access these records.  Some libraries provide free access to their patrons. FamilySearch may be accessed with a free account. The registers are arranged by date. These websites allow them to be browsed by date, or searched by name. While the Registers do list regimental assignments, these websites have not provided the option to search by regiment.

                 

                Additionally, we located 26 record series created by the 22nd Infantry Regiment in the Records of U.S. Regular Army Mobile Units (Record Group 391) that contain records from the 1900s and 1910s and may include varying degrees of information about the assigned soldiers.  These records have not been digitized and are not available online. For information about these records, please contact RDT1.

                 

                Copies of most of the monthly rosters from November 1912 - 1943 for Army units are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis, MO. For information about these records, please contact the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL) via email at stl.archives@nara.gov.

                 

                Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT1 and RL-SL. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

                 

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

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