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How do I find out if my ancestor served in WWI?

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How do I find out if my ancestor served in WWI?

Posted: 15 Jul 2012 9:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Robertson
My g-grandfather was Leo Golden Robertson, born 25 Sep 1897 in Georgia. I was just going through the 1940 census and found him and his family. He was one of the two people to have more information taken from them on the bottom of the census form. On this line, he (as the informant) stated that he was a wartime veteran with 1 year of service. On the 1930 census, he is NOT listed as a veteran. I would like to know if there is any way I can find out for sure if he served. His draft registration card is from Sep 1918, and he was single with no children at that time. I asked some of his surviving children, and they've never heard whether he served or not (they were a very private family). It seems odd to me that he would tell the census taker that he was a veteran if, in fact, he was not. Is there anything I can do?
Thank you.
James
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
jamestheprimi... 16 Jul 2012 3:41AM GMT 
Dannyssmile18... 16 Jul 2012 8:22AM GMT 
DecMay 22 Jul 2012 3:05AM GMT 
jamestheprimi... 22 Jul 2012 3:49AM GMT 
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