Saturday, February 18, 2012

Gold Star Record - Massachusetts

A great resource is researching the soldiers who died while serving in World War One is THE GOLD STAR RECORD OF MASSACHUSETTS.   Published by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Commission on Massachusetts' Part in the World War in 1929.  Every public library in Massachusetts should have a copy of it.

The copyright has expired on this book so it is available on-line.

Here is an example of a soldier that from Lowell that was killed in action.

Lyons, Frank Joseph: killed in action 15 July, 1918 [near Vaux). Enl. 22 June, 1916, Co. M, 9th Inf., Mass. N. G. Served on Mexican Border. Reported for duty 26 March, 1917; mustered 31 March, Co. M, 9th Inf., Mass. N. G. (Co. M, 101st Inf., 26th Div.). Overseas 13 Dec, 1917.
Born 3 June, 1896, at Lowell, son of Patrick and Josephine (Sullivan) Lyons (both born in Ireland); brother of John. Married Orene Bernetl LaFleur. Child: Frances Elizabeth. Mill hand.  Square in Lowell named in his memory.