I don't know anything about Giuseppe Dello Iacono's military experience. But I do have a 1920-ish family photo in which he seems to be wearing some kind of unusual lapel pin which I think may be military in nature.
He also had a son, who died as a 25-year-old WWII hero in 1945.
I guess part of me is looking for a family tradition of military valor ...
but that document is way beyond my less-than-rudimentary translation skills ...
On the left:
Son of: Agostino
and: Lanara(not sure) Nicolina
born: 7(?) march
in: Torre Le Nocelle
administrative district of: Avellino
hair: brown, straight
can read: a bit
Soldier of first category, class 1889, district of Avellino, don't enlisted (better, don't arrived at the corps) because abroad.
Hanged the declaration of desertion until June 10th 1910
I appreciate your checking in .. so far, what you translated appears accurate. Giuseppe Dello Iacono's parents were Agostino Dello Iacono and Maria Carolina (Nicolina) Carideo, and he was born in Torre le Nocelle March 1889.
I have no knowledge that he was ever abroad ... although it is such a common name, he has proven hard to track.
Can you perhaps decipher any of the later service?
Of course, I'm hoping it's "good" news, rather than "bad" news ... but of course, only seek the truth.
SynThea wrote:He also had a son, who died as a 25-year-old WWII hero in 1945.
This site shows five Dello Iacono's who died in service to Italy during WWII. The third and fourth columns are date and place of birth. Click the Arrow in the right-hand column to see detail on the person. On the next page, you will see Burial place (Luogo Sepoltura), date of death (Data Decesso), and place of death (Luogo Decesso).
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23 May 1915 39th Infantry regiment
28 Sep 1915 111th Infantry regiment
5 May 1917 was wounded on right thigh by kick of a mule that he was brushing
17 jun 1918 made prisoner by the enemy
19 Dec 1918 return from prisony and joined the 32th infantry regiment
22 Aug 1919 unlimited leave
26 Aug 1919 discharged
Many thanks to Lucap, Liviomoreno and johnnyonthespot for the most excellent updates on my Avellino Military record.
It seems as though my ancestor was in the service quite a long time ... does anyone know if this was typical?
Johnnyonthespot: Regarding the Giuseppe Dello Iacono born in 1916, died in Nov 1940, it seems unlikely he was a son of MY Giuseppe. Most possibly a nephew. I have recorded the new information in hopes of finding a future connection.
I am still searching for the marriage (likely in Montemiletto around 1919) of MY Giuseppe Dello Iacono, b. 1889 and one Maria Musto, whom I know to be the mother of Agostino Dello Iacono, b. Jul 1920. At this point, I believe he was their first child.
This suggests another question ... would the military document indicate if a man was single or married? In other words, can I assume Giuseppe was not married when he left the service in Aug 1919?