Tip 13, Military Records
Austrian Empire Military Records
A detailed web page on Austro-Hungarian Land Forces 1914-1918 at http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/
WW I – German Casualty Lists
Most of the records of German casualties in World War I were lost during allied bombing in 1945, however "Verein für Computergenealogie" (Society for Computer Genealogy) has discovered casualty lists which have become among the most important surviving resources about German soldiers during the 1st World War. There are over 8.5 million records that can be searched.
Their website about these casualty lists is at http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/Verlustlisten_Erster_Weltkrieg/Projekt (in German) but the search page at http://des.genealogy.net/eingabe-verlustlisten/search is mostly in English.
These lists are of interest to GGD members because German casualties in these lists are reported over the entire area where German soldiers fought during WW I including Austria, Poland and Russia. Each event is recorded so an individual could be recorded multiple times like one soldier could be missing, then wounded and then lost/died. This site will also search for village names just by typing in a village name either for Germany or Galicia.
|The search box contains:
|Casualty list number
|regiment or similar military unit
|Wildcards (*) can be used with names. However, if the name being entered has ã, ō, ü or β, it is suggested one also search “a” and “ae” or “ss” variants.
The Casualty List is printed in German Gothic typeface.
Some of the terminology used includes:
|Schw. v.u. vermin
|wounded & missing
|l.verw. In Gefgsch.
|Slightly wounded in prison camp