19 August 2011

World War I Draft Registration Card "A"

World War I Draft Registration Card A (also referred to as the Twelve-Question Card) was the card used for the first round of registrations (5 June 1917). It includes the following information:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Address
  • Date and place of birth
  • Citizenship status
  • Employer's name and address
  • Dependent information
  • Marital status
  • Prior military service/rank
  • Physical appearance (height, build, hair and eye color, obvious disabilities)
  • Signature

A blank registration 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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