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Has anybody got any advice about looking up an ancestor who died in WWI in France? I have ancestry.com, but it has turned up very little.

I am just curious to know if his name is listed on any memorials or if there is anyway to figure out how or where in France he died. I have his death date, but it just lists as place of death somewhere in France. I would like to know if he died from injuries sustained by a battle or if he may have died from Spanish Flu. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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You can try the VA in DC although I think record keeping might have been somewhat shabby during that time. If you have the date I'm sure there must be a record in some archive. Look to see if his death is in agreement with some offensive campaign or in trench warfare.

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Look up some cemetaries in France, and see if they have the names of the deceased on their site. They should also have a way to contact the cemetary via email, that's another option.

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What branch of the service was he in? I would start there! Then the VA. You could also try the VFW.. or the American Legion

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