AfriGeneas Military Research Forum
Cousin Ennis Champ Warrick in WW I
Here is an example of how 'official' records can be mis-indexed and/or mis-classified.
Ennis Champ Warrick, the son of Paul & Mary Elizabeth (Bridges) Warrick was the nephew of my great-grandmother, Emma (Bridges) Adams. "Champ" was a graduate of Wilberforce Univ (1908) and when he was drafted for WW I was working as a Teacher with the Freedman's Aid Society of New Orleans, LA.
The 'official' record on Ancestry has him listed as "white" .... probably because he served as a commisioned officer, but his draft registration card, with the 'clipped corner' and the race designation as Negro clearly refute that record.
In addition, I have uploaded a photo of "Champ" Warrick. Also, uploaded is an interesting picture of soldiers from 1918 at Camp Dodge, IA who while in formation created a human Statue of Liberty.
From the records Ennis Champ Warrick was at Camp Dodge in 1918 and could very well be in this photo.
Enlistment Date: 15 May 1918