FAQ: Honor a Brunswick County WWI Veteran

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: How do I make a donation?

A: Click on the green button on the right side of the website: “How to make a donation” or HERE.

Q: How do I choose a Brunswick County WWI veteran to honor?

A: To view the list, click on the blue button on the right side of the website: “WWI Brunswick Co. Veterans” or HERE. The webpage listing the names of the veterans also allows you to view the spreadsheets, which contain much more information.

Q: Give me an example of choosing one.

A: One supporter of the 1918 Fort Caswell Rifle Range decided to give a Christmas gift to her family members by making a donation in a family member’s name.

Her mother-in-law had retired from a career in nursing, so a donation was made to honor Nurse Susan Williams.

Her father-in-law had retired from a career in the US Army as a supply sergeant. A donation was made to honor Sgt Joseph Walker Mintz, a soldier who had also retired from a career in the army as a supply sergeant.

Q: What if I want to honor a veteran who has already been chosen?

A: You can honor a veteran that has already been chosen! Any donation you make will ultimately be used to honor all of the Brunswick County WWI veterans through the dedication of the 1918 Fort Caswell Rifle Range Brunswick County WWI memorial.

Q: I still can’t choose one. What should I do?

A: You can make a donation to honor all of the Brunswick County Veterans. We will send you a certificate for your donation. Another option is to make a general donation to the 1918 Fort Caswell Rifle Range in memory of a loved one.

As an example, Norman Sprinthall made a donation in honor of his father Archie Sprinthall from Rhode Island, who served in World War I.

But your loved one isn’t required to have served. In addition, you could also make a gift in a family member’s or friend’s name as shown in the example above.

Q: How do I decide the amount to donate?

A: Any amount you feel comfortable donating is welcome!

Q: Where did you find the NC Service Cards? Can I search for someone who served in WWI?

A: The North Carolina WWI Service Cards are now available online for free through the joint efforts of FamilySearch and the State Archives of North Carolina. FamilySearch (familysearch.org) is a free site, but requires registration to view records.

You can read more about the NC WWI Service Records on this State Archives of North Carolina blog entry

Another State Archives blog entry is available that helps interpret the service cards. Definitions of abbreviations can be found here.

Q: Is the Brunswick County WWI Veteran list a complete list?

A: No, it is very difficult to find all names. The names on this list were collected by searching for Brunswick County among these sources:

  • NC WWI Service Cards (familysearch.org)
  • WWI lists of men ordered to report to the Brunswick County Board for military duty (ancestry.com)
  • Brunswick County local draft board records (NC Digital Collections)
  • Passenger lists for US Army Transport to/from France during and after WWI (ancestry.com)
  • Any other state WWI Service Cards available online (familysearch.org, ancestry.com, and resources here)

If you know of someone not included in the list, please contact ftcaswellriflerange@gmail.com.

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