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Great War Info

Postby EWillson » 24 Sep 2012, 19:16

Hello,

I am trying to find out as much info on My Great Grandfather as possible. He served in an alpini regiment during the Great War and the Second World War. His name is Marcellino Fiori and he was born on the 3rd of Sept 1899 in a town called San Vito De Cadroe.

I have his ww1 uniform and on the shoulders of the jacket it says 111. I have his alpini hat as well and it looks like it has a 1 in the middle of the bugle. According to my Grandmother he was captured and sent to a POW camp in Hungary during ww1. On his return back to Italy the ship he was on was torpedoed and he was one of the few that made it off the boat.

If anyone could help me out or point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.

Thanks

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Re: Great War Info

Postby Tessa78 » 25 Sep 2012, 21:33

EWillson wrote:Hello,

I am trying to find out as much info on My Great Grandfather as possible. He served in an alpini regiment during the Great War and the Second World War. His name is Marcellino Fiori and he was born on the 3rd of Sept 1899 in a town called San Vito De Cadroe.

I have his ww1 uniform and on the shoulders of the jacket it says 111. I have his alpini hat as well and it looks like it has a 1 in the middle of the bugle. According to my Grandmother he was captured and sent to a POW camp in Hungary during ww1. On his return back to Italy the ship he was on was torpedoed and he was one of the few that made it off the boat.

If anyone could help me out or point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.

Thanks

Eric


Hello Eric :-)!

San Vito di Cadore is a Comune(town) in the Province of Bellluno, Veneto Region.

You can write directly to the comune to request your GGF's birth record...
Address:
Ufficio Dello Stato Civile
Corso Italia, 43
32046 San Vito di Cadore (BL)
ITALY


Help with letters of request in Italian :-)
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... talrecords

There are 20 persons listed with the surname FIORI in the Italian Phone Book in San Vito di Cadore :-)
http://www.paginebianche.it/persone?qs= ... i%20Cadore

Should you wish to write to one or more of these "potential" relatives...
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... #relatives

As for the elite mountain warfare soldiers of the Italian Army - "Alpini"
Here is a great link on Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpini#World_War_I

And another about the 1st Alpine Division ..."a World War II light Infantry division of the Italian Army which specialised in Mountain Combat. The Alpini that formed the divisions are a highly decorated and elite mountain corps of the Italian Army consisting of both infantry and artillery units. "
It includes an image of the Coat of Arms of the division... :-)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1_Alpine_D ... Taurinense

AND here is a link you might find interesting... A Family Memoir about two Italian Uncles who were Alpini and served in WWII, which resulted in a book...
http://www.historynet.com/a-family-memo ... -light.htm


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Re: Great War Info

Postby EWillson » 26 Sep 2012, 14:48

Awesome! Thank you very much.
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Re: Great War Info

Postby pink67 » 26 Sep 2012, 15:17

Hi all :D
Ancestry.it has online the civile registrations for the Comuni in the Belluno province, this is Marcellino's birth act:

Birth act number 37 - Year 1899

Fiori Marcellino Tomaso was born in San Vito di Cadore on the day 3 september 1899, at the address Vallesella (which is an hamlet of San Vito) number 56, son of Francesco Luigi Fiori son of the late Giuseppe age 47 proprietor and of his wife Maria Teresa Del Favero

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Re: Great War Info

Postby Tessa78 » 26 Sep 2012, 21:20

Hi Laura :-D!

Great record!

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Re: Great War Info

Postby EWillson » 27 Sep 2012, 15:10

WOW! Thats awesome Thanks!
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Re: Great War Info

Postby pink67 » 27 Sep 2012, 19:59

You're welcome :D

From the same databases the marriage act between Luigi Fiori and Maria Teresa Del Favero, Marcellino's parents:

Marriage Act number 1 - Year 1883

Groom: Fiori Luigi, age 32, single, carpenter, born and resident in San Vito son of the late Giuseppe and of the late Giovanna Maria Friz both resident in San Vito when alive

Bride: Del Favero Maria Teresa, age 28, single, peasant, born and resident in san Vito, daughter of the late Gianmaria and of the late Giovanna Belli, both resident in San Vito when alive

Marriage date: 13 february 1883

image, from ancestry.it:
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From the database "Allegati agli atti matrimonio" the birth/baptism act for Luigi:

Luigi Fiori was born in the Comune (town) and parish of San Vito di Cadore on the day 24 january 1852

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http://postimage.org/image/kro5kxw23/

Same document for Maria Teresa Del Favero, she was born in San Vito di Cadore on the day 19 april 1854

image:
http://postimage.org/image/sqwbj5chl/

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