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Re: Thomas Scarber WWI
In Response To: Thomas Scarber WWI ()

Hello Virginia,

There might not be a descrepency. He could have well served in the military from 1905-1910 and yet been registered for the WW I draft in 1918.

He was born in 1882 which makes him 23 years old in 1905...certainly old enough to serve in the military.

He was 36 years old in 1918 which was still within the age limits for the requirements to "register" for the WW I draft.

You didn't say, but did he serve in WW I?

With him being buried in a VA cemetery there must have been military service and the mention of a 1905-1910 time period for military service would cover that aspect. Perhaps the VA cemetery has more than simply a burial record. For example, branch of military, unit served with, rank, muster in & out dates, etc.

IMHO, it is a strange, but resaonable scenario.

Art Thomas


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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