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A report identifying Citizens of the State of New York who died while in the service of the United States during World War I was compiled by Brigadier General J. Leslie Kincaid, the Adjutant General of the State of New York at that time.

The report, issued on July 1, 1922, shows that the total number
of deaths in both the Army and Navy totaled 13,908; of that number 12,353 occurred in the Army and 1,555 in the Navy. In the Army 5,172 men were killed in action; 1,854 died of wounds; 4,564 died of disease; 447 were the victims of accidents; 113 were drowned, and 203 died of causes not listed in the report. Marine Corps totals are included under the Navy.

General Kincaid believed that his report, aside from possessing a distinct historical value, would be much appreciated by communities throughout the State and that the information could readily be placed in a library or in the company room of any Armory, where it would easily be accessible and would be of great assistance, both to the relatives of veterans who made the supreme sacrifice, and to those who desire positive information regarding the circumstances of a particular death.

The Troy Irish Genealogy Society has copied the records for the counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady as these particular records will be of great interest to genealogy researchers in the Capital District region.

The seven date elements in this new series of records are:

Name of Serviceman
Home Address
Military Rank
Unit Assigned To
Branch of Service
Date of Death
Cause of Death

(If there is an interest in counties other then the four counties listed above, they can viewed by going to the following link: http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/ww1-roll-of-honor-ny.htm)

WW1 Honor Roll

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