Series 84172
Juab County (Utah). County Recorder Military discharges

Dates: 1944-1947.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

Since 1923, Utah Code has provided that upon presentation, the county recorder shall record honorable discharges from the military, naval or marine service of the United States, and any orders, citations, and decorations of honor relating to a person while in the military service of the United States. County recorders' copies are considered evidence with the same effect as the original (Utah Code, 17-21-14, 2000). Military discharge records include extensive personal information, as well as military service and discharge information. The bulk of these records relate to men who were discharged in 1945 and 1946. A few relate to men discharged in 1918 or 1919.

Personal information on military discharges might include, name, date and place of birth, race, marital status, occupation, education, character notes, physical description, immunization records, notes on personal marks or identifications, and notes on general physical condition at the time of discharge. Military and discharge information might include date and place of induction, military serial number, grade, rank, branch of service, evaluation of military skills, military decorations, citations and awards, military campaigns participated in, wounds received in battle, date, reason, and location of discharge, home address or other destination, travel allowance, pay and insurance data, and the signature of a discharging officer.


By military branch, thereunder chronological by date.

Research Note

Page numbering is not continuous. Army discharges, which were recorded Aug 1944 to Dec 1947, are in sequences of pages numbered 21-42, 171-450, 451A, 552-553, 452A, 554-590. Navy discharges, which were recorded Sep 1944-Dec 1947, are in sequences of pages numbered 471A-472A, 591-691. These records were filmed with the camera head upside down. In order to read the entries in chronological order, a researcher will need to go to the end of the film and read it backwards.

Related Records

Military separation forms and benefit records from the Department of Administrative Services. Division Archives and Records Service, Series 2794, is a collection of military discharges compiled from multiple sources, including county recorders' copies. Most relate to World War II veterans.

Official records from Juab County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 7043, may contain additional discharges.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

Juab County military discharges were microfilmed (date and filming agency unavailable) and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in July 2000.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Index by name of serviceman included.

Indexing Terms

  • World War, 1914-1918—Juab County (Utah)—Veterans.
  • World War, 1939-1945—Juab County (Utah)—Veterans.
  • Military discharge—Utah—Juab County.
  • Soldiers—Utah—Juab County.

Container List

1 1944-1947

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