About the Oregon Historical Records Index
World War I Personal Service History Records
The records document the military service histories of Oregonians during World War I. The information, gathered by the Oregon State Defense Council and the state historian from 1918 to 1922, was used as the basis for the distribution of medals. The records include standardized forms as well as some attachments and photographs. The standardized form information includes name, date, type of service, injury or death data, and parents place of birth. Some of the forms include narrative information describing an individual's experiences or record.