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italian grandfather last seen 15 august 1941

Postby ptimber » 23 Dec 2002, 21:01

You can obtain all the records for your grandfather (including this letterof Merit ) from his military records which are in the military district in the province where he joined the army. anormally that would be the place where he was born and resided prior to inductiuon into the Italian army. If you happen to knoow where the town or province of origin is for your grandfather then you can write for his records which will have all his vital information. Obviously it was WWII in which he served. Peter
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Postby Maurizio » 24 Dec 2002, 14:09

Hello to both of you. <BR> <BR>Peter\'s suggestions are very useful and correct. as usual. <BR>There\'s only one point where I can\'t agree with him: since the medal of honour was given to your grandfather in the year 1934, it\'s very difficult it could be related to his service in WWII (even if it obviously doesn\'t mean he couldn\'t have served also in WWII). <BR>I personally believe you should direct your search on WWI: on the website of the \"Carabinieri\" I found an historical abstract (I attached it al the bottom of this message) saying the Carabinieri who served in WWI came from Legion based in Firenze, Ancona, Palermo, Bari and Napoli. This may be helpful to refine your search of the birthplace of your ancestor (which is an essential clue to obtain genealogical infos on him): unfortunaly, De Santis is a common surname in Italy, spread all over the country, even if it\'s present especially in Lazio, Campania and Puglia. <BR> <BR>As for his Military career, the message you received says your grandfather\'s bios are kept in the archives of the Military District he elected when he left the army: and they also said you the location of the elected district was written on the \"foglio di congedo\" (certificate of discharge) he received at the end of his military career: but I guess you don\'t have this paper, isn\'t it? <BR> <BR>Hope this helps. <BR>Ciao e Buon Natale (Peter, don\'t eat too much panettone!!!) <BR>Maurizio <BR> <BR> <BR>Text taken from www.carabinieri.it <BR> <BR>\"Nel maggio del 1915 in vista dell\'imminente partecipazione italiana al conflitto, fu costituito il Reggimento Carabinieri su 9 Compagnie, fornite dalla Legione Allievi e dalle Legioni territoriali di Firenze, Ancona, Palermo, Bari e Napoli. Nel complesso: 65 ufficiali e 2.500 tra sottufficiali e carabinieri, 171 comando del colonnello Antonio Vannugli. <BR>A questo reparto si aggiunsero poi un Gruppo Squadroni a cavallo, 257 Plotoni autonomi e 168 Sezioni per un totale di 500 ufficiali e 19.816 sottufficiali e carabinieri. Il Reggimento ed il Gruppo Squadroni costituirono unità operative e d\'impiego; Sezioni e Plotoni furono destinati al Comando Supremo, all\'Intendenza Generale, ai Comandi e alle Intendenze d\'Armata e infine ad ogni Comando di Divisione di fanteria e cavalleria, per servizi di polizia militare. <BR>I carabinieri erano presenti sia nelle retrovie che in prima linea, (71 Posti di medicazione, agli sbocchi dei camminamenti, nei passaggi obbligati, lungo le direttrici di marcia delle truppe. <BR>Tra i loro molteplici compiti: recapito di ordini, servizi di sicurezza in sosta e in marcia, polizia giudiziaria, vigilanza sanitaria, ordine nei centri abitati, sicurezza delle comunicazioni, prevenzione e repressione dello spionaggio. <BR>I militari dell\'Arma, comunque, parteciparono anche alle operazioni militari, distinguendosi in particolare nei combattimenti sulle pendici del Podgora. Furono inoltre tra i primi ad entrare a Gorizia e Trieste. <BR>Durante la guerra del 1915-18 caddero in tutto 1.400 carabinieri e ne furono feriti 5.000. Reparti e singoli militari, combattenti in Patria e all\'estero, furono decorati coni: 1 Croce dell\'Ordine Militare d\'Italia, 4 Medaglie d\'Oro, 304 d\'Argento, 331 di Bronzo e 801 Croci di Guerra al Valer Militare. <BR>Il 5 giugno 1920, quale premio per il contributo fornito dall\'Arma alla 1ª Guerra mondiale, la Bandiera fu insignita di Medaglia d\'Oro al Valor Militare. Tale data venne da allora scelta per celebrare l\'anniversario dell’Istituzione\". <BR> <BR>
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Postby ptimber » 24 Dec 2002, 16:14

Buon Natale e Felice Capo d\'anno 2003!!! Merry chirstmas and Happy New Year to one and all. Speriamo che la Befana ci porta tante belle cose invece del carbone nelle scarpe.. Peter
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Postby Maurizio » 24 Dec 2002, 16:29

Yes, Peter: let\'s hope so. <BR>Merry Christmas and a wonderful and happy new year to you too. <BR>Ciao, Maurizio
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