Source Information

Ancestry.com. Ohio Soldiers in WWI, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: The Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the World War, 1917-18. Columbus, OH, USA: The F.J. Heer Printing Co., 1926.

About Ohio Soldiers in WWI, 1917-1918

This database contains a multi-volume series called Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the World War, 1917-18. Containing information on over 250,000 individuals, this database is a great source of military information on your Ohio ancestors. Information that may be listed for each individual includes the soldier's name, age, birthplace, address, branch of service and enlistment date, military rank and discharge status, brief history of military career, and date and cause of death if occurred during enlistment.

It is necessary to view the image of the actual book to obtain all of the information listed about the soldier. Much of the information listed for each soldier contains abbreviations. A list of abbreviations used is available at the beginning of the volume.