World War I Honor Roll
The State Historical Society of Iowa is seeking your help for a new display that will honor more than 3,500 World War I casualties from Iowa. In 1920, the state’s Department of History and Archives contacted families of Iowa’s World War I casualties and requested biographical information andimagesofloved ones they’d lost. The department received about 2,700 names and photographs of Iowa service men and women who were killed in action, died of disease, wounds, or accident, or missing. Those records are held today in the State Historical Society of Iowa’s Research Center and will be the basis for the new display.
Submit a Photograph
Please follow the instructions below to submit a photograph. Photos are non-returnable.
- Check the list to see if there is a photo in the archives.
- Download the submission form.
- Fill out the form and sign (actual or digital signature).
- Send the form and photograph via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
State Historical Society of Iowa
Attn: World War I Honor Roll Project
600 E. Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50319
Honor Roll Display
The “World War I Honor Roll” will go on display next year on Memorial Day weekend with names and photographs of Iowa service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War I. The display is part of the historical society’s ongoing commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the country’s entrance into the Great War.
To learn more about Iowa’s role in the war, visit the “Iowa and the Great War”exhibit at the State Historical Museum of Iowa.
If you have questions about the display or submitting photographs please contact us.