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Italian Army

Postby sal4 » 19 May 2009, 23:50

Hi everyone......My Grandfather Raffaele Iasalvatore was born in Italy in 1875.....He came to America in 1902...my question is.....were all men in Italy required to be in the Italian Army and if so how would I obtain those records? and my second question is did he have to register for the draft here in WW1 and WW2.....Thanks....Sal4
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Re: Italian Army

Postby vintagegamer » 20 May 2009, 00:27

Hi Sal,

I was told that until only recently, all Italian men at the age of 18 were mandated to serve in the military for 2 yrs. Hopefully someone here can provide more info as well.

Jim

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Re: Italian Army

Postby sal4 » 20 May 2009, 00:38

Thank You Jim......at least now I know that he was in the Italian Army...Sal4
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Re: Italian Army

Postby Romano1970 » 20 May 2009, 02:12

That is correct guys.
Michael Romano

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Re: Italian Army

Postby ChrisMosca » 20 May 2009, 05:49

I was told that any records older then 70 years the Archivio di Stato of (the province he was born) keeps the records, my great-grandfather was born in treia in 1872 and I was told to write to the Archivio di Stato di Macerata and I just received his records in the mail, he only served for two years, he was dismissed when he was 20, what is cool about it is that it has his hight, weight, eye colour, hair colour, etc. it was very exciting to know all that information since I wasn't able to meet him.
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Re: Italian Army

Postby sal4 » 20 May 2009, 22:39

Hi Chris.......Thank You for the info.......I have a question....did you have to pay for the documents and if so how much?.....Thanks.....Sal4
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Re: Italian Army

Postby ChrisMosca » 21 May 2009, 01:36

No i didn't have to pay, I just emailed them, you do need the exact date month year and place of birth for them.
goodluck!!!
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Re: Italian Army

Postby sal4 » 21 May 2009, 02:53

Thank you again Chris.......
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Re: Italian Army

Postby Tore » 01 Jul 2009, 22:24

ChrisMosca wrote:No i didn't have to pay, I just emailed them, you do need the exact date month year and place of birth for them.
goodluck!!!


Chris can you post the exact email request you made to get this info please?

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Re: Italian Army

Postby donnawright » 01 Jul 2009, 23:31

Could perhaps one of the Italian speaking people post a proper letter requesting military records?

Here is what I sent. I do not know Italian, however, so I hope it works ok and is enough information. My request is fairly recent, thus I have not received a response yet.

I sent:
si prega di inviare militari record.

Liberato Biagianti.
Nato o Sorano Pitigliano.
18 Ott 1883
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Re: Italian Army

Postby PeterTimber » 02 Jul 2009, 04:17

Dear Donna I seem to recall that some time before my "sabbatical" from the this forum I furnished you with the website for the form letters concerning Italian records or perhaps I am mistaken (?). In either event the website to go for the form letters is www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/Da ... tters.html which has proper form letters in Italian language. The address is obviously known to you since you already have sent a request to the provincial military archives. =Peter=
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Re: Italian Army

Postby donnawright » 02 Jul 2009, 04:31

I revisited the angelfire site, Peter and missed the military part. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks for the reminder.
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Re: Italian Army

Postby PeterTimber » 02 Jul 2009, 04:36

Dear Donna it's never an inconvenience and am very happy to assist. I hope your learning Italian has progressed well. =Peter=
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Re: Italian Army

Postby ChrisMosca » 03 Jul 2009, 01:24

This is what I wrote:

Cerco dell fogli matricolari e lista di leva di fratelli del mio nonno tutto nato nel treia.

and I gave them the birth dates of all the brothers of my grandfather.

and in the subject i wrote:fogli matricolari, Lista di Leva
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Re: Italian Army

Postby Tore » 03 Jul 2009, 04:30

Thanks Chris.. we compiled an email similar to yours as the angel page seems a bit dated and didn't really address the business of emails and didn't have (or I couldn't find) a draft of an email regarding a foglio matricolare
thanks again


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