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World War: Roll of Honor

Citizens of the State of New York who died while in the service of the United States during the World War

Compiled by
The Adjutant General of the State

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July 1, 1922

With the purpose of showing the deaths in the Army, Navy and Marine Corps during the World War from the State of New York, and with a desire of coupling with these statistics information regarding the cause and place of each individual death, this office has compiled the following report by counties, presenting for the first time explicit data regarding this phase of the war.

The report 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 this report. Marine Corps totals are included under the Navy.

It is believed that such a report, aside from possessing a distinct historical value, will be much appreciated by the smaller communities throughout the State. A pamphlet of this kind which can readily be placed in the library of the newspaper or in the company room of any Armory, where it is easily accessible, will 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.

Although attempts have been made in the past to render reports covering the same field, none of the previous efforts have included the varied information contained herein. The figures speak for themselves and convey a telling lesson of just what the greatest of all wars meant to the State of New York.


The Adjutant-General

World War I Roll of Honor for New York