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Men from Montenegro


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Whilst researching, I found some Montenegrans (Montenegroites) (? :blink: ) who had enlisted in Vancouver into the CEF. Has anybody else encountered men from this country enlisting into the BEF, or AIF, or AEF, etc.

I know they were an Allied country, but what was Montenegro's involvement in the war? I know geographically they were down by Serbia. Much fighting by them?

Peter in Vancouver

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The two Montenegrans I have ready at hand are these:

279354 KONCAR , MIKE

101651 BAROVICH , RADE

As to Montenegro itself, other than the fact that it was losely allied to Serbia (or Servia!), I do not know if it's involvement could possibly be more than incidental.

However, as with our "Russian" versus "Austrian" Ukranians and Poles, some men may have given a place of birth that would not sound "Austrian" , as "Bosnia" or "Herzegovina" might. The same might hold for "Greeks". Greece was an ally, but I also have men born in Macedonia and even "Constantinople" (although how that one got through is anyone's guess!). I have also seen court cases where fellows accused of being "Turkish" argued (successfully!) that they were "Syrian".

On a completely unrelated note, I have one fellow who claimed to have been born in "Saint Helena, Africa". How many of those can there have been?

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As to Montenegro itself, other than the fact that it was losely allied to Serbia (or Servia!), I do not know if it's involvement could possibly be more than incidental.

Montenegro was invaded by Austria.

Montenegran casualties are mentioned on this site:

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWWdeaths.htm

Dave

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