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WW1 Military Records

Postby Josie07M11 » 23 Dec 2010, 04:45

I have half of a commemorative war certificate for my great-grandfather Paolo Sulfaro (1882-1918) who died in World War 2. It only has the day he died 19 Jan 1918 but not the place. He was born in Giardini, Sicily and according to my Uncle died while fighting in Durres, Albania. Is there any possible way I could verify this information about his death?

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Postby Obelix » 23 Dec 2010, 07:29

I can't help you with this Josie, but I have a related query.

My grandfather served in the Italian army and was wounded in WW1.

He was born in Egypt from Italian parents and was living in Egypt at the time the war broke out. He must have joined up from there.

Is there any registry in Italy from which his service records could be obtained?

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Postby Sal » 23 Dec 2010, 13:05

The Italian Ministry of Defense has an online database of military casualties at:

http://www.difesa.it/Ministro/Commissar ... olture.htm

There are a few Sulfaro's listed, but I did not see him. There is also an email address to see if they have any other info.

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 23 Dec 2010, 13:17

Josie07M11 wrote:I have half of a commemorative war certificate for my great-grandfather Paolo Sulfaro (1882-1918) who died in World War 2. It only has the day he died 19 Jan 1918 but not the place. He was born in Giardini, Sicily and according to my Uncle died while fighting in Durres, Albania. Is there any possible way I could verify this information about his death?

Thanks!


Military records are held by the state archive for the comune in which the person was born. Therefore, you can contact:

Archivio di Stato di Palermo
Corso Vittorio Emanuele 31
90133 Palermo
ITALY

Email: as-pa@beniculturali.it (remove the spaces)

There are numerous threads on this board which discuss obtaining military records. One of them is here: http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... c/t=15162/
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Postby nuccia » 01 Jan 2011, 13:51

Josie07M11 wrote:I have half of a commemorative war certificate for my great-grandfather Paolo Sulfaro (1882-1918) who died in World War 2. It only has the day he died 19 Jan 1918 but not the place. He was born in Giardini, Sicily and according to my Uncle died while fighting in Durres, Albania. Is there any possible way I could verify this information about his death?

Thanks!

Did you mean he died in WW1? He is listed here.

http://www.cadutigrandeguerra.it/Albo_O ... %5C505.jpg
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Re: WW1 Military Records

Postby Josie07M11 » 02 Jan 2011, 01:58

Yes thank you! I mistyped, it was meant to be WW1 like in the subject title. I'm fairly certain this is him. Thank you for your help!

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Postby nuccia » 02 Jan 2011, 07:10

You're very welcome Josie. I'm glad I could help.

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Postby ricbru » 02 Jan 2011, 08:33

Below there are 2 Sulfaro Paolo, but the informations you have do not match:

- Sulfaro Paolo son of Giuseppe, soldier of 248th infantry regiment born on 25th october 1882 in Messina, military district of Messina, lost in action on 22nd may 1917 on mount Vodice (friuli/slovenia region)

- Sulfaro Paolo son of Letterio, Fuochista C.R.E.M (italian navy) born on 2nd june 1885 in Messina, military district of Messina, died on 2nd november 1918 in Genova for a disease.

http://www.cadutigrandeguerra.it/Albo_O ... 21/505.jpg

I hope it helps

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Josie07M11 wrote:I have half of a commemorative war certificate for my great-grandfather Paolo Sulfaro (1882-1918) who died in World War 2. It only has the day he died 19 Jan 1918 but not the place. He was born in Giardini, Sicily and according to my Uncle died while fighting in Durres, Albania. Is there any possible way I could verify this information about his death?

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Postby Josie07M11 » 03 Jan 2011, 08:38

Thank you Riccardo. It seems that on the certificate Jan 19th was not the day he died but just the day the military commemorated his death in the war. I have managed to talk to relatives who believe that he is the first Paolo listed there as his father was named Giuseppe.

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Re: WW1 Military Records

Postby ricbru » 03 Jan 2011, 16:55

you are welcome, let us know if you need more help.
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