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Re: To Lloyd and Joe (371st Infantry Regiment, WW1

Mrs ZGS,

I've checked the Virginia State Library index of WW1 veterans questionaires and found no Thomas Lee listed. This really only means that he never submitted a completed questionaire to the state commission.

Unlike many other states, Virginia never published a 'record and roster' book. Several of the counties put out books, but these are almost without exception Gold Star books and list only local war dead.

I feel (based on what info I've found compared to the data you provided) that the Thomas Lee who died in 1934 and is buried in Cypress Hills Nat'l Cem. in Brooklyn is your most likely candidate.

Contact the cemetery and request a copy of their file card on him. It should include his service number. With that you'll have at least a fighting chance of getting something out of NARA. Without it you're looking at a long, tough, and largely non-productive search.

You may also want to look at earlier census records (as in the timeframe when he would have still been living under his father's roof) for some clues as to his county of origin. This info would be helpful in potentially accessing his draft registration records.

Beyond that, I'm afraid I can't offer much else in the way of possible avenues for you to try.

Best of luck in your search.


Jim Ball

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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