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Killed in Action

Description

The definition for Killed in Action on wikitree is someone who was killed in battle by hostile forces, with either immediate death, or died before receiving medical attention.

Personnel that died shortly after being wounded, up to several days, after being treated would be added as [[Category: Died of Wounds, <country of service>, <war>]].

Personnel that died, for any reason, while being held as a Prisoner of War would be added as [[Category: Died while Prisoner of War, <country of service>, <war>]].

Add to Profile

If you do not know the country they fought for or conflict add to the high level category by placing this line in the profile

[[Category:Killed in Action]]

If more information is known, you can use the {{Roll of Honor}} template to display an image and short description to the profile, and add the profile to the category, cut and paste the following to the profile text below the ==Biography== section, replacing <item> with actual value:

{{Roll of Honor
| category = <Killed in Action>, <United States of America>, <World War II>
| image = <Roll of Honor Template-15.jpg>
| country = <United States of America> (country of service not where killed)
| description = <Killed in Action at Normandy on D-Day>
| war = <World War II>
| rank = <rank> (if listed, will display, else will use profile prefix if present)}}

using this template, you will see the following on the profile page, with the profile also being added to the category identified.
Roll of Honor
corporal ... ... ... was Killed in Action at Normandy on D-Day during World War II.

if not using the template, you can enter the category explicitly with one of the following formats, from least to most desirable, replacing <item> with actual value:

[[Category: Killed In Action]]
[[Category: Killed In Action, <country of service>]]
[[Category: Killed In Action, <war>]]
[[Category: Killed In Action, <country of service>, <war>]]

Create New Country

To create a new Country sub category for a war, add the following line to the profile or war category, replacing <item> with actual value:

[[Category: Killed in Action, <country>]]

After saving, the new category should appear in RED, select it and cut and paste the following to the text of the category, replacing <item> with actual value.

For most of the <country of service> Armed Forces it will be Spanish, Mexican, Russian, etc. Check for those already created in Category: Military

{{ProjectCategory|Roll of Honor|Roll_of_Honor}}
[[Category: Killed in Action]]
[[Category: <country of service> Armed Forces]]
----

{{Military Help |KIA Country}}
==Sources==
<references />
----

After saving, if you added the category to the war category, go back to it, edit, remove the new category name and save. If you added to a profile, it should show in BLACK and is now a member of that category.


Create New War

To create a new War sub category for a country, add the following line to the profile or country category, replacing <item> with actual value:

[[Category: Killed in Action, <war>]]

After saving, the new category should appear in RED, select it and cut and paste the following to the text of the category, replacing <item> with actual value.

Cut and paste the following to the text of the category, replacing <item> with actual value:

{{ProjectCategory|Roll of Honor|Roll_of_Honor}}
[[Category: Killed in Action]]
[[Category: <war>]]
----

{{Military Help | KIA War}}
==Sources==
<references />
----

After saving, if you added the category to the country category, go back to it, edit, remove the new category name and save. If you added to a profile, it should show in BLACK and is now a member of that category.

Create New Country War

To create a new Country War sub category for the country and war, add the following line to the profile, country or war category, replacing <item> with actual value:

[[Category: Killed in Action, <country>, <war> ]]

After saving, the new category should appear in RED, select it and cut and paste the following to the text of the category, replacing <item> with actual value.

Cut and paste the following to the text of the category, replacing <item> with actual value:

{{ProjectCategory|Roll of Honor|Roll_of_Honor}}
[[Category: Killed in Action, <war>]]
[[Category: Killed in Action, <country of service>]]
[[Category: <country of service>, <war>]]
----

{{Military Help | KIA Country/War}}
==Sources==
<references />
----

After saving, if you added the category to the country or war category, go back to it, edit, remove the new category name and save. If you added to a profile, it should show in BLACK and is now a member of that category.

Adding the Profile to the Roll of Honor

The Roll of Honor is kept on a free space page Space:Killed in Action

go to Space:Killed in Action and to edit the page.

To ADD a name to the Roll of Honor follow some new instructions

1) In Edit, Scroll down until you get to the alphabetical letter where the last name should be entered. The tables do not sort alphabetically.

2) Spring of 2019, when the tables became too long, the Killed in Action tables were split into two.

3) DOB, DOD, and COUNTRY HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM the two separate Space:Killed in Action Tables part 1 and part 2

4) When you find the proper alphabetical area, add the first Column which is the last name:

Find the alphabetical place in the list your ancestor should be entered. Then insert

Cut and paste the following to the table, inserting actual values for that person:

! scope="col"| Other Information
|-

| [[ Last Name|Wiki ID | Last Name]]
| First/Middle Names
| Conflict
| [[Image:xxxx |90px|??]] (xxxx is an image of the Flag of Country)
| KIA<other info> <place of death> <branch of service> [[image:|35px|??]] (can display a small image if desired)
|-

For example:

|[[Aaron-211|Aaron]]
|Hubert Charles Titus
|WWII
|[[Image:WikiTree Profiles Roll of Honor-1.jpg|90px|??]]
|MIA/KIA Pearl Harbor US Navy [[Image:Photos-320.jpg|35px|??]]
|-

save the page.

Basic Level

This is the narrowest/most defined level we are creating categories for, i.e. we will not have KIA categories for a unit, branch or battle.





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