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Brooklyn Naval Hospital Register of Armed Forces personnel whose remains were brought from Europe, 1918 to 1922
This database is an index to a register of armed forces personnel whose remains were brought to the Brooklyn Navy Yard hospital from Europe. It gives the date of death, the cause of death, and identifies the next of kin.
There is additional information in the register stating to where the remains and personal effects where shipped, oftentimes to a funeral home; and, possibly (as not all entries were the same), what ship the person was on, the date the injury occurred if different from the date of death, and when the body or person came to the Navy Yard.
These records can be viewed onsite, by appointment, and scans can be
requested for a fee. When contacting the National Archives, please
provide the Name, Date and Page Number.
To make an appointment to view these records or to obtain reproductions please contact:
National Archives at New York
One Bowling Green, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10004
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