World War I Registry
With April 6, 2017, being the one-hundredth anniversary of the United States entry into World War I, it is appropriate that soldiers with ties to Blount County should be remembered and recognized for their service to our country. Due to a large number of men who served, a listing of soldiers is being put together by the BCGHS over the course of this year. The list will include, when possible, the soldiers' dates and places of birth, dates and places of death, cemeteries where buried, their race, and any pertinent information about their military service. The primary criterion for this listing of soldiers requires at least one of the following items to apply for inclusion; born in the county, resided in the county, registered for military service in the county, inducted into military service by the county, and/or buried in the county. The soldiers on the list must also have served in some branch of the military during the period the United States was officially at war (April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918). Their inclusion on the list does not necessarily mean they served in combat during this time frame.
Newest revision posted Saturday, July 13, 2019, now includes updated information based on new evidence.
The WWI registry has also been extended to all known surnames.
While the list was made as accurate as possible, errors may have been made in transcription and additional errors may have been made in the source documents. Please report any exclusions, corrections, or additional information to the Blount County Genealogical and Historical Society so that a "living" document can be maintained for historical purposes.
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Click here for the preface and sources to the
Blount County WWI Soldiers' Registry.