United States Coast Guard Roll of Honor, April 6, 1917 – – November 30, 1918 – http://www.uscg.mil/history/docs/USCG_RollofHonor1918.pdf (PDF link currently down, webmaster contacted 9/8/17)
Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:
- How many US Coast Guard members died from Pneumonia during World War I?
- Where can I find an act of personal bravery in Coast Guard service during World War I?
- Where can I find people with no next of kin who died during World War I?
From the introduction: ”A list of officers and men who were killed in action or otherwise perished during the war and those decorated during the war — a supplement to the Report of the Secretary of the Navy, 1919.”
This work is subdivided as follows:
- List of Officers and Men
- Killed in Combat with the Enemy – Entries list rank, date and place of death along with name and address of next of kin.
- Died as Result of Accident, Collison, Drowning, etc – Entries list rank, type of death, sometimes with a sentence or two on how. Also includes name and address of next of kin.
- Died from Natural Causes – Entries list rank, date and place of death along with name and address of next of kin.
- List of Officers and Men Commended – All of the entries in the subsections below list list name, rank, assignment and date of action. Also includes comments regarding commendation that range from a sentence to a paragraph.
- For Courageous and Heroic Action
- For Efficient and Noteworthy Action
- For Acts of Personal Bravery
Each section above is preceded by statistics on the number of officers and enlisted men in that area.