Our Ancestors Who Gave Their Lives in Military Service

Do you know if you have ancestors who died in military service?  The following are resources available in the Grosvenor Room that list soldiers who died in war.

  • Revolutionary War

A List of Revolutionary War Soldiers’ Graves Located in Erie County, New York – Compiled by Leta L. Merrow – GRO Ref F127 .E6 M42 1989.  Information given generally includes birth and death date, rank, photograph of the gravestone, gravestone transcription, and location of gravestone.

  • War of 1812

Known Military Dead During the War of 1812 – Compiled by Clarence Stewart Peterson – GRO E 359.4 .P48.  This work has a national focus.  It names soldiers and lists their rank, regiment, date of death, and in some cases place of death.

  • Civil War

Index to the Roll of Honor – Compiled by Martha & William Reamy – GRO Ref E 494 .R653 .R43 1995; Roll of Honor – GRO CS 63 U6.   The Roll of Honor lists Union soldiers who died during the Civil War.  Details that may be given are place of burial, date of death, company and regiment, and death information.  The Index to the Roll of Honor includes a name index as well as an index of burial sites by state and city.

  • World War II

Buffalo Evening News Almanac and Fact Book: Names of Buffalo and Western New York Residents Who Gave Their Lives in Service in World War II – GRO Ref AY 67 .B9N4 1947.  The names of those who died are listed by county.  Ranks and last known addresses are given.

  • Korean War

Buffalo Evening News Almanac and Fact Book: Korean War Dead – GRO Ref AY 67 .B9N4 1954.  Soldiers who died are listed as well as their last known address and family member names.  The listings include WNY service members and those from neighboring areas.

  • Vietnam War

In Remembrance Of: Vietnam War Casualties of Western New York – by P.B. Kavanagh – GRO Buffalo F127.E6 K28 2004.  This manuscript includes obituaries and biographies of WNY soldiers who died in the Vietnam War.

For more military resources available in the Grosvenor Room, please see our finding aids: http://www.buffalolib.org/content/grosvenor/guides-publications#11

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