Re: WWI Military Records #hungary
I recently wrote to an Austrian genealogist with a specialty in the military archives, Johann Hammer, about attempting to locate the WW I military service record of my grandfather who was >from Szabadka Hungary (now Serbia.) I had heard all of the records were in the Austrian military Archives in Vienna. The genealogist wrote back.This is his response.Â Âtoggle quoted message Show quoted text
The Austrian War Archives hold personnel files only for soldiers who are born after 1865 inÂ the territory of present-day Austria.
Files of soldiers born after 1865 outsideÂ the territory of present-day Austria remained in the successor states of the Monarchy.Â Unfortunately, most of those files were destroyed after WWI.
On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 11:10:24 AM PST, Rivka Horowitz horowitzrs@... <h-sig@...> wrote:
To H-SIG members:
I am requesting help and resources that might help me uncover details
of my great-uncle's military service during WWI. I have no idea where
in the Austro-Hungarian Empire he may have served, but I know he was
living in Fiume (Rijeka) at the time of his conscription and served in
the army >from 1914-1919. I have been told by other family members that
he died in 1922 of wounds originally sustained in the war.Â I was
wondering if Austro-Hungarian military records >from that time and
place are available to researchers and if there may be hospital
records that were kept >from that period.
PS Many thanks to Traude Triebel for getting me started withÂ www.genteam.at