WW 1 Service Record - Documentation #usa #general


Helen Kon
 

Hello. Where can I find documentation of military service for Jewish WW1 veterans? Specifically, my maternal grandfather, Saul Torten (Grünberg), was born in Podhajce, Galicia. He served in World War One, according to my mother was stationed in Niederösttereich & was wounded. He was left with a body full of shrapnel.  We do not have documentation of his service.
I had tried to look in LDS in NYC decades ago but they wanted a lot of information, such as battalion which I didn't & still don't have.
By 1915 Saul's parents had already resettled in Vienna & Saul went on to pursue higher education, marriage & fatherhood pre- world war II in Vienna.
We have some documentation of these events.
Other than the shrapnel my mom never had much first hand information about her father, as he died after a very trying & circuitous route to NYC when mom was a child.
I thank you for any help that you can offer in finding this documentation.
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Helen Kon
New York City, NY

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