Soldier Research Inquiry Questions- Yiwei Zhang (Enlistment reasons (Where…
Soldier Research Inquiry Questions- Yiwei Zhang
Date and year
Level of education
What was the career of his parents
How wealthy was his family
How was relationship within family, e.g. divorce, adultery, good relations, one parent died etc.
Relationships: friends, romantic relationships, enemies.
What Religion was he
Where he lived
What he looked like?
Why did he choose that career?
Was he married yet?
Hobbies and dislikes
What personality did he have? introvert, extrovert etc
Basic information, address, birthday, occupation etc.
Effect of propaganda
Where and whenenlisted
Age, height, statistics when enlisting
Effect of recruit campaigns, e.g. newspaper, posters
What was his perspective on the war?
Effect of peer pressure
Impact of enlistment on local community
The impact on his family
Closed one's view on him enlisting? shocked, angered or encouraging etc.
What was the impact of death on close ones? Especially family
How was an income source disappearing on his family? or was he a less mouth to feed?
How were the people using his service impacted
What was his Impact on local market? Was there a decrease in supplies, or increase in prices or need of workers
Places where soldier fought
Where did he went?
What vehicles that were used for transport
Living conditions on those vehicles
Did they march?
What battles did he participate in?
Contribution to those battles
How many people he killed
How his troupe collaborated to fight and what strategies were used
What living conditions was it like in battle grounds
Soldier experiences and history?
Life in army
What soldiers lived in?
What clothing and uniform was worn?
How was Hygiene within the army?
Pests, e.g. lice, fleas, mice
What Food they ate?
Was food rationed
What weapons he used when fighting and against him
What injuries or damage were received when in battle
His response to killing enemies? guilt, despair, justified, enjoyment etc.
What did he do when not in battle
How did he and other soldiers entertain themselves and stop deppression
Did he keep a diary
What were his and his comrades' view on their possibility of death.
How he reacted to the death of collegues
Did he died in war or survive?
(soldier did die)
What was the cause of death and date?
Where was he buried in
Where is he commerated
Relationships in the army
Relationship with officer (boss)
Relationship with colleges
How he stayed intouch with family, friends
Did he have nicknames?
Did he have any close friends?
how they reacted to his death
What training did he undergo before being sent to war?
What rank was he?
Was he ever promoted?
Any awards, medals, badges, honors ?
Which army, regiment, team etc. was he in?
What Job/ assignments did he have
Was work stressful?
Did he have leaves, holidays etc?
What was there daily schedule like?
How much was the pay?