20 August 2011

World War I Draft Registration Card "B"

World War I Draft Registration Card "B" may also sometimes be referred to as the Ten Question Card. This draft began on 5 June 1918 and was for all males who had celebrated their 21st birthday since the previous registration period (Card "A").

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:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Address
  • Date and place of birth
  • Father's place of birth
  • Occupation
  • 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.

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