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Looking for Information on my Great Grandfather

Postby Sper8 » 17 Jun 2010, 20:06

Hi to everyone.

As per the subject line; I have been to as many sources (as well as some listed here) in my attempts to look for more information on my great grandfather who died in WWI in 1918.

Francesco Sperotto.

From Sarcedo in Vicenza.

I do not have any documentation on him as it would have been with his wife who re-married shortly after and refused to speak about him to my grandfather.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Let me know if there is anything else you need from me.

Thanks in advance.

- Dante.

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Re: Looking for Information on my Great Grandfather

Postby johnnyonthespot » 17 Jun 2010, 20:20

Which country was he serving during WWI? This Italian Ministry of Defense site ( http://www.difesa.it/Templates/OnorCadu ... HINT=Guest ) lists only two Sperotto's who died while fighting for Italy in WWI or WWII and Francesco is not one of them.

If he was in Italy at that time, is it possible that he was a civilian casuality? Italy lost nearly as many civilians as soldiers during WWI (589,000 vs. 651,000; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I_casualties).
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Re: Looking for Information on my Great Grandfather

Postby johnnyonthespot » 17 Jun 2010, 20:23

At this time, there are 17 Sperotto's listed in the Italian telephone directory in Sarcedo ( http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... btt=1&om=0 ). Perhaps you might try writing to some of them inquiring if they are related to Francesco.
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Re: Looking for Information on my Great Grandfather

Postby Sper8 » 17 Jun 2010, 20:38

I was in Sarcedo in Feb as well as in Breganze which still has a large amount of Sperotto surnames, I am not related to anyone listed in Sarcedo.

I also had checked the Ministero della Difesa site and came up with the same results.

He was an enlisted man and from what i was able to gather was wounded and sent back to the northern front. Some think he may have made Sergente but I have nothing to base that on but rumor :)

Thanks for the interest and Help, you indeed live up to your Alias :p

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Re: Looking for Information on my Great Grandfather

Postby johnnyonthespot » 17 Jun 2010, 21:16

I suppose you are certain that your GGF was not the Cirillo Sperotto who died September 14, 1918 and is interred in Vicenza?
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