I can never get the WWI sticker to show the unit category

+3 votes
This is just one example but I always have this problem with the Great War sticker.  It just shows up in Army WWI. I can't get the unit to show up as a category from the sticker.  I can just add the category  but maybe someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong?
WikiTree profile: Reuben Abernathy
in Policy and Style by Joelle Colville-Hanson G2G6 Pilot (114k points)
You may need too contact Us Army and the may have that info.

4 Answers

+5 votes
Best answer
you are not using the parameter for the category, which is


It is not very well explained on the template page. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Template:The_Great_War
by Natalie Trott G2G6 Pilot (780k points)
selected by Joelle Colville-Hanson
Thanks.  You even got him in the 357th.  I was going to settle for 90th division!
+3 votes
Found it,  U.S. Army Transport Service 1910-1934,

Reuben Abernathy, Co.F 357th Infantry,90th Division.
Thanks but that's not my question.  I know the unit I'm not getting the sticker to put it in the right category.
+2 votes

The explanation on the project page should be easy to follow. Please let me know if these instructions could be clarified.


by Juha Soini G2G6 Pilot (100k points)
I know it should be easy but I never seem to get the WWI sticker right.
The design of the stickers in Military and War project are just too complicated. I am still doing lots of trial end error on them but it is getting easier the more stickers I do. Keep up the good work and remember you are not alone. Almost everyone are struggling with them.
+2 votes
As others have pointed out, the instructions on Military Stickers are wanting at times.

unit= must be an existing WikiTree category for that specific unit for that specific time period.  An example is the 1st Division US Army. There are 3 different categories for each conflict this division served in.

Category: 1st Infantry Division, United States Army, World War I

Category: 1st Infantry Division, United States Army, World War II

Category: 1st Infantry Division, United States Army, Vietnam War

There is also a Peace Time Category if the person in the Profile did not serve during those conflicts. There is no sticker for Peace Time, so just this Category should be added.

Category: 1st Infantry Division, United States Army

Depending on whether you were creating a WW I, WW II, Vietnam  you would need to put that category in that sticker in the unit= field: 1st Infantry Division. The Template for the Sticker is smart enough to take the Sticker conflict designation and place the profile name in the corresponding Category.

You can also create the category if one is not available.

units= is a free or open field that you can enter whatever you want.  This where you put the smaller units such as Company B, Reg ###, 1st Infantry Division.

units= is free form and unit= will place the Profile Name in the Category Listing of that specific unit.
by LJ Russell G2G6 Pilot (171k points)
edited by LJ Russell
Thanks. I don’t have trouble with other military stickers but I never seem to  get the WW I one right  

Also I’m hesitant to make military categories. I find them confusing between divisions and battalions and  artillary and Regiments....

Totally agree Joelle.  But once you make a few, you start to get the idea.  My rule on creating a new category is to look at other similar categories and following the format of the best looking one(s) that follows the rules.

Here is a Cheat Sheet I made up to help me find the Help pages on using or creating Military Stickers/Categories as well as other WikiTree Profile additions and help or information pages.

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