Russian Military Records – World War One #belarus #russia


Larry Freund
 

Several months ago, thanks, I think, to a Discussion Group posting, I located a record at the Russian site https://gwar.mil.ru/heroes/ indicating that my great uncle was wounded in 1914 at one of the first Russian-German battles of World War One. However, I’ve been unable to locate any additional information indicating his ultimate fate, that is, whether he survived or succumbed to his wound, his enlistment/draft record, etc. I contacted the Russian State Military History Archive, but was told they can’t help me. Any suggestions for other possible sources of information? (My great uncle was born in Vitebsk, then part of the Russian Empire, now in Belarus; family lore strongly suggests he died during World War On.)

 

Larry Freund

New York, NY

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