Department of Health, Office of Vital Records and Statistics. Military Death Certificates: 1941-1953. Series 3769. Utah State Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah.
In Utah, statewide registration of births and deaths began in 1904. Death records are closed by Utah law for 50 years.
In addition to records of those who died in Utah between 1904 and 1961, this collection includes military death certificates for soldiers who died in World War II and the Korean War. Although they died overseas, when the remains of soldiers were sent home for reburial, a death certificate was required by law for burial.
This collection includes an index and images to death records beginning in 1904 through 1961. Details in the index include:
- name of deceased
- age at time of death
- date and place of death
- date and place of birth
- parents’ names
- parents’ birthplaces
Additional information, such as occupation, cause of death, and date and place of burial, may be available from the image of the original record. The military death records typically don’t include the cause of death, only that it was war related. But they do show where the deceased was stationed when they died.