In 1933, the Maryland War Records Commission published in two volumes, Maryland in the World War, 1917-1919: Military and Naval Service Records. It is from this work that the service records of 1,460 Marylanders of Polish Heritage in World War I are abstracted. The compiler has added to this information photographs of those veterans who have a military grave marker and are buried in one of Baltimore's three Polish Catholic Cemerteries - St. Stanislaus Kostka, Holy Rosary, and Holy Cross Polish National Catholic Cemetery. In a few instances the graves contained a photograph of the veteran in his uniform or indication of World War I service for men overlooked in the original two volume work.

The service record usually provides the following information: name, address, place of birth, age or date of birth and military service. The records were abbreviated according to military practice and at the end of each volume a key to abbreviations in provided. The records are arranged alphabetically by surname then given. In instances where a service record was not found only the photograph of the grave marker appears (which often contains much of the same information).

Research Help Requested

Help honor those Polish Americans who served in the "Great War." I am trying to located photographs of all of the men and women of Polish ancestry who served from Maryland, as well as their graves. If your ancestor fought in World War I, either with American Armed Forces or the "Blue Army or Haller's Army" please send me a photograph (which I will scan and return to you) or a scanned copy for inclusion in this publication.

If your ancestor is not listed, but served from Maryland please send me their service record along with a photograph for inclusion. Anyone who send me either photographs and/or service records will receive a free copy of the volume after I have inserted their ancestors photograph and/or service record. Send an email to: .


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