Also, men who hadn't previously registered and who were not already in the military were required to complete one of these cards. A supplemental registration, which occurred on 24 August 1918, had to be completed by all males who had celebrated their 21st birthday since 5 June 1918.
Information that can be found on these cards includes the following:
- Date and place of birth
- Father's place of birth
- Citizenship status
- Employer's name and address
- Dependent information (if any)
- Nearest living relative (name and address)
- Physical appearance (height, build, hair and eye color, physical disabilities)
A blank form can be found below.
Sources: Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.