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Italian military records

Postby Aragonesi » 04 Apr 2009, 00:55

I have a new request for information, on how to find or access via internet archived Italian military records. My grandfather, Giuseppe Farruggia, was a corporal in the Italian army during World War I. He was wounded in battle and awarded the Italian equivalent of the American Purple Heart, but the award was granted several years after the war and after he had emigrated to the United States. It was supposedly given to one of his brothers, who never sent it to him. I'm not concerned about the medal, actually, as much as finding any official records that might verify this story. Thanks in advance for any help anyone might be able to give.

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Re: Italian military records

Postby wishyou » 04 Apr 2009, 22:12

You have to ask the "foglio matricolare" to the Archivio di Stato of the province where your grandfather was born. Inside the "folgio matricolare" are reported all about the military life of a soldier, even the awards and the motivation about them.

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Re: Italian military records

Postby Aragonesi » 05 Apr 2009, 00:23

Grazie, Wishyou! I will check this out.

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Re: Italian military records

Postby Aragonesi » 05 Apr 2009, 00:41

Wishyou,
Is this available on line or must I write to the Archivi di Stato di Agrigento? Their Web site seems to have only an index of what is in their archives, but no links to them.

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Re: Italian military records

Postby liviomoreno » 05 Apr 2009, 05:29

You have to write...

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Re: Italian military records

Postby Aragonesi » 05 Apr 2009, 07:25

Grazie, liviomoreno....


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