Wednesday, November 5, 2014

155 born in Greece - Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Applications, WWII, 1950




There are 155 people listing GREECE as their place of birth in this Ancestry.com database.  You will have access to the actual form (see example above).   If you do not have a subscription to Ancestry.com, most U.S. libraries offer access for FREE.

Database information provided by Ancestry.com

Following World Wars I and II, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania paid honorably discharged veterans and those still in service a bonus compensation. This collection includes Service Statement Cards and Compensation Applications.

Applications for Compensation asked the following:
  • Name (and name under which veteran served)
  • Address
  • Date and place of birth
  • Service dates
  • Service/serial numbers
  • Whether on active duty at the time of application
  • Gender and branch of service
  • Residence at the time of entry to service
  • Draft board if drafted
  • Amount of compensation
  • Name and address of beneficiaries (wife, children, and/or parents)
  • Naval stations or posts
  • Signature and date
Service Statement Cards can include:
  • Name, rank, and serial number
  • Race
  • Age and birthplace (occasionally place of birth)
  • Residence
  • Military organization or unit
  • Assignments, transfers and engagements, in the U.S. and overseas
  • Wounds received