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#1 GenerationGoneBy

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 10:09 AM

TMG WWI Draft Card TAGS


I put the place he filled out the card in the place field, and his address in the memo field.

Text created by Teresa Ghee Elliott

You will need to create three roles for this tag: First Registration, Second Registration, Third Registration.

Memo field is for information that the draft cards contained about the person, like height and hair color.

FIRST REGISTRATION: MEN BORN BETWEEN 05 Jun 1886 and 05 Jun 1896

[:CR:][:TAB:]Due to a need for men to serve during World War I, the United States instituted a draft. The first registration was for men between the ages of 21 and 31. As a result, this first registration included men born between June 5, 1886 and June 5, 1896. [R:First Registration] filled out a draft card <[D]> < [L]>. <[M]>

Example of how it prints:

Due to a need for men to serve during World War I, the United States instituted a draft. The first registration was for men between the ages of 21 and 31. As a result, this first registration included men born between June 5, 1886 and June 5, 1896. Bob Jones filled out a draft card 23 Jan 1917, in Rutherford County, TN. He was tall with dark hair. He lived in Christiana, TN.

As World War I continued to escalate, the United States instituted a second draft registration. The second registration was for men who had turned 21 since June 5, 1917, so it added men born between June 5, 1896 and June 5, 1897. Two months later, a supplemental registration was held on August 24, 1918 for men who had become 21 years of age since June 5, 1918, adding the names of men who were born between June 5, 1897 and August 24, 1897. Bob Jones filled out a draft card in Rutherford County, TN. He was tall with dark hair. He lived in Christiana, TN.

SECOND REGISTRATION MEN BORN BETWEEN 05 Jun 1896 and 05 Jun 1897

AND

05 Jun 1897 and 24 Aug 1897

[:CR:][:TAB:]As World War I continued to escalate, the United States instituted a second draft registration. The second registration was for men who had turned 21 since June 5, 1917, so it added men born between June 5, 1896 and June 5, 1897. Two months later, a supplemental registration was held on August 24, 1918 for men who had become 21 years of age since June 5, 1918, adding the names of men who were born between June 5, 1897 and August 24, 1897. [R:Second Registration] filled out a draft card <[D]> < [L]>. <[M]>

THIRD REGISTRATION

MEN BORN BETWEEN 12 Sep 1896 and 12 Sep 1900

AND

12 Sep 1873 and 12 Sep 1888

[:CR:][:TAB:]With no end in sight for World War I, the United States instituted it's third and final registration. It included all men who were between the ages of 18 and 21, and 31 to 45 years of age. This added younger men than the previous registrations, those who were born between September 12, 1897 and September 12, 1900; and added an older group of men, born between September 12, 1873 and September 12, 1888. [R:Third Registration] filled out a draft card <[D]> < [L]>. <[M]>

With no end in sight for World War I, the United States instituted it's third and final registration. It included all men who were between the ages of 18 and 21, and 31 to 45 years of age. This added younger men than the previous registrations, those who were born between September 12, 1897 and September 12, 1900; and added an older group of men, born between September 12, 1873 and September 12, 1888. Bob Jones filled out a draft card in Rutherford County, TN. He was tall with dark hair. He lived in Christiana, TN.




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