the great war
World War 1 ....
and Washington

This page was made with original databases created by the volunteers at 3rd St. Book Exchange's "Free Genealogy Library" and the many Links available on WWW. Source material is clearly credited.

Original DataBases for Washington State

With the Colors: from Whatcom, Skagit, and San Juan Counties the complete book scanned and indexed.
Fort Worden Cemetery, Port Townsend WA
Articles from the Marysville Globe Marysville WA
San Juan County WW1 List with Biographies (extracted)
Skagit County WW1 List with Biographies (extracted)
Snohomish County in the War: The Part Played in the Great War by the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Patriotic Civilians of Snohomish County, Washington, U.S.A. (transcribed)
Snohomish County Honored Dead list
SouthWest Washington WW1 List with Biographies mostly Lewis County
Whatcom County WW1 Index
University of Washington Seattle Washington, WWI Alumni pages

Original DataBases for Oregon

Washington High School Portland Oregon, war years
Jefferson High School Portland Oregon, war years
Index for Washington and Jefferson Highs soldier alumni's

Original DataBases for Other States

Coming soon Soldiers of the Great War...
Vermont in the World War (scanned and extracted)

Washington State Links

Yakima County WW1 Index a link to Yakima County USGenWeb Page

Selected Biographies from Lewis County

Some of the biographies are very descriptive and some have more detail then the rest, I have selected a few (Like usual, there is more left unsaid).


Military Bases


American Defense Forts
Military Forts Fort Casey and Fort Flagler, located across from each other at the northern end of Puget Sound

Fort Casey WA

Admiralty Head Lighthouse The Original Lighthouse at Admiralty Head began service in 1861 and was the first wooden lighthouse in the Washington Territory.
Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve
Mickey Clark
Fred and Penny's Home Page long wait for many pictures...of old cars

Fort Flagler

Camp Lewis

from the collection of R. Gess Smith

Fort Lewis

Fort Worden WA

Fort Worden State Park with current map.

Vancouver Barracks

14th Infantry Regiment Golden Dragons
George Henry Decker



588 Engineer Battalion Alumni Website ...this is a listing of the 41 U. S. Army Engineer Battalions active as of 31 Jul 1997.
Guard Shack 20th Engr Regt ...This 18,500 man Regiment came from the American Forest Industry from Coast to Coast...

Field Artillery

15th Field Artillery Regiment: Indianheads...During July-October 1918, the Regiment supported the 2nd Infantry Division in operations in Soissons, Marbache, and Champagne.


Spruce Squadron

First World War Images


Biography and Lists

Ross Floyd Martin
Dillon Genealogy

United States

Military service records are kept by the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) which is under the jurisdiction of the National Archives and Records Administration.

To request military service records, complete Standard Form 180, Request Pertaining to Military Records. Fill in as much information as possible and send it to the correct address listed on the form by U.S. mail. Please note that it may take up to six months for a reply from NPRC after your written request is received.

You can order actual service records or better still pension records. Pensions for military service were requested either by the soldier or by his dependents after his death.

Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration's Web Site
National Personnel Records Center
WWI Draft Registrations at Rootsweb
World War One Inductees from Knox County, Nebraska


Country History




An Excellent Resource page
World War One Document Archive
Propaganda Postcards of the Great War.
Art of the First World War
Paul's Militaria Collection
World War One Songs
World War One Aviation Links
Preserve History

Individual Diaries and Letters

Letters from the Great War
Brett Oliver's Family History Site


Death on the Wind: Gas Warfare
Gas: Chemical Warfare
Tanks of WW1


Dept of Veterans Affairs

Living History

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Last update 17 Oct 2005