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Department of Defense - World War I and Punitive Expedition Into Mexico


Most state military records for twentieth-century conflicts are still held by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA).

The State Archives has limited holdings of state-level service records for World War I and the Punitive Expedition into Mexico (also known as the Mexican Border War).

Consult the DMAVA and National Archives links at the bottom of this page for further contact information regarding twentieth-century military service records.


Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Spanish-American War)
Pension Claim Files, 1916-1930
Control #:
SDEA5010
Format:
1.25 c.f. (3 boxes); 5 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by soldier
Notes:
Relate to federal pension claims; also include Civil War and World War I veterans. Indexes under series Record Binders and Indexes.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Pun. Expedition into Mexico)
Muster Rolls, 1916
Control #:
SDEA6001
Format:
1 c.f. (2 boxes); 1 reel (16-mm)

Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Pun. Expedition into Mexico)
Card Index to Officers and Enlisted Men from New Jersey, 1916
Control #:
SDEA6002
Format:
1 reel (16-mm)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by surname

Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Pun. Expedition into Mexico)
Miscellaneous Records [Uprocessed Binders], ca. 1916-ca. 1917
Control #:
SDEA6003
Format:
5.25 c.f. (40 binders)
Arrangement:
Various
Notes:
This series combines portions of two sequences of binder numbers.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (World War I)
Unofficial Service Records, 1917
Control #:
SDEA7001
Format:
62 reels (16-mm)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (World War I)
Information Cards and Photographs of New Jersey Men Who Died in Service, 1917-1918
Control #:
SDEA7002
Format:
1.5 c.f. (3,400 cards/photographs)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by name
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (World War I)
Soldiers' Bonus Correspondence [incomplete], ca. 1921-1938
Control #:
SDEA7003
Format:
10 c.f. (20 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by soldiers' name
Notes:
Sections of the alphabet are missing (including A and P-Z; one R name and one Y name were found).
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (World War I)
Miscellaneous Records [Unprocessed Binders], ca. 1917-ca. 1918
Control #:
SDEA7004
Format:
16.75 c.f. (121 binders)
Arrangement:
Various
Notes:
This series combines portions of two sequences of binder numbers.
Finding Aid:
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Related records:


Series:
Atlantic County
Draft Board
World War I Draft Records, 1917
Control #:
CATDR001
Format:
2.5 c.f. (5 boxes)
Arrangement:
By draft number
Notes:
Include: physical examination records, discharge records, affidavits of married draftees and wives, etc.

Series:
Department of the Treasury
State Treasurer's Office
World War I Draft Board Accounts, 1917-1919
Control #:
STSTR043
Format:
1 c.f. (3 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
State Council of Defense
Minutes, Resolutions and By-Laws, 1917-1920
Control #:
SZDEC001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 disbound vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Includes some minutes of the New Jersey Committee on Public Safety, 1917 and Mayor's Meeting, 1917.

Series:
New Jersey State Library
New Jersey War History Bureau
Records, ca. 1919-ca. 1922
Control #:
SZLIB001
Format:
11 c.f. (11 boxes)

Series:
State Military Board
Minutes, 1901-1947
Control #:
SZMIL001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (3 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Volume 1 is missing.


~ The collections listed on this page represent 51 c.f. of paper records and 69 reels of microfilm ~



To contact the New Jersey State Archives about research, reference services, records transfers or donations, please email us at njarchives@sos.state.nj.us


For additional and/or more recent records relating to this topic, contact:


New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, 101 Eggert Crossing Road, PO Box 340, Trenton, NJ 08625-0340, tel. 609-530-6823, website: www.state.nj.military

National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001, tel. 866-272-6272, website: www.archives.gov


This page last updated 06/05/2006