21 August 2011

World War I Draft Registration Card "C"

The third registration for the World War I draft occurred on 12 September 1918. This was for men between the ages of 18-21 and 31-45 (men born between 11 Sept 1872 and 12 Sept 1900).

This registration card contained 20 questions on the front and required the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Age
  • Date of birth
  • Race
  • Occupation
  • Citizenship status
  • Nearest living relative (name and address)
  • Name and address of employer
  • Physical appearance (height, build, hair and eye color, physical disabilities)

A blank card 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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