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Sample DocumentsThere are several documents that could appear in a soldier's Compiled Military Service Record (CMSR) that list their nativity and pre-war occupation.
Note: Not all of these documents will appear in every CMSR!
Company Descriptive Book
Recruit Descriptive Roll
Inventory of Effects
V.R.C. Roll of Officers and Men
Substitute Enlistment Certificate
Alternate Descriptive List
Descriptive List of Deserters
Certificate To Obtain Pay
Death Certificate showing service details