Italian Army WW1

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Italian Army WW1

Postby SAGE » 06 May 2009, 09:50

I have a photo of my grandfather Constantino Basso in a Italian Army uniform from WW1.
I am trying to fine what regiment he may have been in.
He is from the province of Vicenza.
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Re: Italian Army WW1

Postby MIKEM34 » 12 May 2009, 16:36

I have an almost identical picture of my grandfather in the army. It is from the same photographer because it is the same plant/stand! He was discharged from the Italian army in 1918.
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Re: Italian Army WW1

Postby SAGE » 12 May 2009, 21:47

Thanks Mikem34
Is your grandfather in the same uniform.
Do you now that regiment or military branch or where he served, maybe our grandfather's were in the same regiment.
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Re: Italian Army WW1

Postby MIKEM34 » 13 May 2009, 13:40

Here is my picture of my grandfather in his uniform. Sure looks like the same photographer! I just started researching his history. I have lots of his military documents from Italy also. Keep me informed what you find out about all this.
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Re: Italian Army WW1

Postby SAGE » 14 May 2009, 02:18

It dose look like the same photographer, my photo was glued in a album so I can't tell where it was taken, is there any info on the back of yours that might tell us where the studio was.

I think my grandfather was in the Italian Cavalry? Do not know where.

When and where was your grandfather born, and in what office or web site were you able to get his military documents from, as I am trying to find my grandfather military history.
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Re: Italian Army WW1

Postby MIKEM34 » 14 May 2009, 02:44

There is no information on the back of the photo. He was in the Calvary...that much I do know. My mother gave me all of his originol documents from Italy that she had in storage. I might scan them and post them.
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Re: Italian Army WW1

Postby SAGE » 14 May 2009, 06:56

Sounds like we are looking for the same info,
If you scan the documents you can email them to me.
They might put us on the right track to help each other out.
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Re: Italian Army WW1

Postby pbs2119 » 11 Jul 2010, 02:11

any help in identifying the person in this photo? Not sure I have the right spelling
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Re: Italian Army WW1

Postby PeterTimber » 11 Jul 2010, 14:24

You can write to the Military archives in Vicenza at the Provinncial Archivio di Stato and request his Service records (Registro di Ruolo).

You can either send an e-mail to as-vi@beniculturali.it or write for conscription records...www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/saviello2.htm
and mail to Borgo Casale 91, -36100, Vicenza, Italy

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Re: Italian Army WW1

Postby johnnyonthespot » 13 Jul 2010, 11:48

pbs2119 wrote:any help in identifying the person in this photo? Not sure I have the right spelling


The first two words of the inscription are "Con affetto" - "With affection" or "Affectionately". The signature is "Gaetano", a common Italian given/first name.
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Re: Italian Army WW1

Postby johnnyonthespot » 13 Jul 2010, 12:05

Con affetto ai mie caro (something) d'america.

With affection to my dear (something/someone) of America.

Possibly "parenti" - relatives?


"With affection to my dear relatives of America."

I think that is it.
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Re: Italian Army WW1

Postby Tessa78 » 13 Jul 2010, 19:05

"Con affetto ai miei cari parenti d'America"
Gaetano

Yes, Carmine...
You have the translation correct :-D

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Re: Italian Army WW1

Postby johnnyonthespot » 13 Jul 2010, 19:41

Tessa78 wrote:"Con affetto ai miei cari parenti d'America"
Gaetano

Yes, Carmine...
You have the translation correct :-D

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Well, I was pretty close, anyway. :oops:
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Re: Italian Army WW1

Postby pbs2119 » 14 Jul 2010, 00:50

thanks to all. would anyone like to try the back. Tobadmy parents teach me Italian I wish they would have.
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Re: Italian Army WW1

Postby johnnyonthespot » 14 Jul 2010, 10:48

I've cut the relevant part of the image down and twisted it around. What I can make out so far is, "Che la fortuna xxx xxx noi mi tutti i nostri desideri - Gaetano"

Is the first missing word "sul"?

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