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Military service in French Army between 1940-1950

pin1515
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Hello everyone!

I am currently working on genealogical research of the person, who was an imigrant, moved to France in 1919.
We know from naturalisation documents, the person served in French Army between years 1940 and 1950 - from the very begining of WW2 and until First Indochina War.
I would like to ask which militray archives should I send request to at first?
Any piece of advice, including links, literature etc. is much appreciated!


Please, check the service record below.

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kallikrates
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Hi,

He was an officer, so his file will be in the Army archives, in Pau:
https://web.archive.org/web/20121219070528if_/http://www.servicehistorique.sga.defense.gouv.fr/Le-SHD-a-Pau.html

(Giving you the Web Archive link because the website is currently under maintenance.)

You'll need to send them an email asking them for his officer file. The one time I did that, it took them months to answer, but I got the file in the end.

Best,
K

pin1515
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kallikrates wrote:
12 January 2021, 23:12
Hi,

He was an officer, so his file will be in the Army archives, in Pau:
https://web.archive.org/web/20121219070528if_/http://www.servicehistorique.sga.defense.gouv.fr/Le-SHD-a-Pau.html

(Giving you the Web Archive link because the website is currently under maintenance.)

You'll need to send them an email asking them for his officer file. The one time I did that, it took them months to answer, but I got the file in the end.

Best,
K
Hello there!

Thank you for your reply. I've just checked the website and seems to work just fine:
https://www.servicehistorique.sga.defense.gouv.fr/en/node/32597
Is that the one I need? I see it has forms for requests.

By the way, what does officer file usually incude? Photo? Is there any chance to get info about family (wife/children) from it? Previous military service (e.g. during WW1)?

Kind regards,
N.

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