WW I Military Records

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WW I Military Records

Postby Jamiemcmo » 11 Jul 2015, 17:27

On July 8, 1918 the writer Ernest Hemingway was wounded when a trench mortar landed near him in Fossalta di Piave. His life was saved by an Italian soldier who was standing between him and the explosion. There is a monument to the spot today.
I want to learn the name and other information about the soldier who lost his life. Can anyone help me in this pursuit?
Yours,
James McGrath Morris

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Re: WW I Military Records

Postby Tessa78 » 11 Jul 2015, 18:15

It appears that biographers do not agree on how this played out... :-)

See this link
http://palinstravels.co.uk/book-2243

and this...
https://books.google.com/books?id=vJFAa ... ly&f=false

The Comune of Fossalta di Piave has a link on its website to a Museum "La Guerra di Hemingway" which appears to be a kind of walking guide through the town relative to Hemingway... There is an audio guide and images at the site.
http://www.laguerradihemingway.it/index.html

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Re: WW I Military Records

Postby Jamiemcmo » 11 Jul 2015, 22:53

Yes, I know there is disagreement on the extent of Hemingway's wounds. But there are still records that state an Italian soldier next to him died. That is who I am trying to research as part of my next book (I'm a full-time author.)

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Re: WW I Military Records

Postby Tessa78 » 11 Jul 2015, 23:08

My suggestion would be to write directly to the Comune of Fossalta di Piave and ask them. Perhaps the civil registration office ( births, deaths, etc.) Will be able to assist you. :-)

Officio dello Stato Civile
Comune di Fossalta di Piave
Piazza IV Novembre 5
30020 Fossalta di Piave VE
ITALY

I would search the online records for you but they only cover deaths from 1871 - 1885. :-(

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Re: WW I Military Records

Postby Jamiemcmo » 13 Jul 2015, 00:45

Thank you Tessa. I will follow up on your suggestin.
Yours,
James


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