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World War I Draft Questions Asked MO


World War I Draft Registration Cards for Missouri
Questions Asked

There were three different cards used to register men for the draft in World War I. One card had 10 questions on the front, a second had 12 and a third had 20. The following are the questions that were asked on each of these cards. While there were also questions asked on the back of each card, these cards are frequently referred to by how many questions were asked on the front side of the card.

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Questions on the World War I Draft Registration Card with "10 Questions"

Side 1

Name - given name, family name
Age in years [This information is asked but it is not a numbered question]

Home address - #, street or R.F.D. #, city or town, state

Date of birth - month, day, year

Where were you born? city or town, state, nation

I am: (Strike out lines or words not applicable)

Native of the United States

Naturalized Citizen

Alien

Declared Intention

Noncitizen or citizen Indian

If not a citizen, of what nation are you a citizen or subject?

Father's birthplace - city or town, state or province, nation

Name of employer, place of employment - #, street, city or town, state

Name of nearest relative, address of nearest relative - #, street, city or town, state or nation

Race - White, Negro, Indian or ________ (strike out words not applicable)

signature or mark of registrant

[The following is printed across the lower left hand triangular corner or the card:]
If person is of African descent, cut off this corner.

___________________________

10 Questions - Side 2, Additional Information

(Strike out words not applicable)
tall, medium short
slender, medium, stout

Color of eyes, color of hair

Has person lost foot, arm,leg, hand, eye, or is he palpably physically disqualified (specify)?

Signature of Registrar
Date of registration

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Questions on the World War I Draft Registration Card with "12 Questions"

Side 1

Name in full - given name, family name
Age in years [This information is asked but it is not a numbered question]

Home address - #, street, city, state

Date of birth - month, day, year

Are you (1) a natural-born citizen, (2) a naturalized citizen, (3) an alien, (4) or have you declared your intention (specify which)

Where were you born? town, state, nation

If not a citizen, of what country are you a citizen or subject?

What is your present trade, occupation, or office?

By whom employed? Where employed?

Have you a father, mother, wife, child under 12, or a sister or brother under 12, solely dependent on you for support (specify which)?

Married or single (which)? Race (specify which)?

What military service have you had? Rank - branch - years - nation or state

Do you claim exemption from draft (specify grounds)?

signature or mark of registrant

[The following is printed across the lower left-hand triangular corner or the card:]
If person is of African descent, cut off this corner.

___________________________

12 Questions - Side 2, Additional Information

Tall, medium or short (specify which)? Slender, medium or stout (which)?

Color of eyes, color of hair

Has person lost arm, leg, hand, foot, or both eyes, or is he otherwise disabled (specify)?

Signature of Registrar
Precinct, city or county, state
Date of registration

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Questions on the World War I Draft Registration Card with "20 Questions"

Side 1

1. Name - first, middle, last
2. Permanent home address - #, street or R.F.D. #, city or town, county , state
3. Age in years
4. Date of birth - month, day, year

RACE (check the appropriate one)
5. White 6. Negro 7. Oriental INDIAN (check the appropriate one) 8. Citizen 9. Non-citizen

U.S. CITIZEN (check the appropriate one)
10. Native Born
11. Naturalized
12. Citizen by father's Naturalization before registrant's majority

ALIEN (check the appropriate one) 13. Declarant 14. Non-Declarant

15. If not a citizen of the U.S., of what nation are you a citizen or subject?
16. Present occupation
17. Employer's name
18. Place of employment or business - #, Street or R.F.D. #, City or town, county, state

Nearest Relative
19. Name
20. Address - No., Street or R.F.D. No., city or town, county, state

Signature or mark of Registrant

_____________________

20 Questions - Side 2, Additional Information

Description of Registrant

Height (check one)

Tall

Medium

Short

Build (check one)

Slender

Medium

Stout

Color of eyes

Color of hair

Has person lost arm, leg, hand, eye, or is he obviously physically disqualified?
Signature of Registrar
Date of registration

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