Allister Rawding Registers for the World War I Draft

Allister Rawding, the father-in-law of my Aunt Nat, registered for the World War I Draft on 05 Jun 1917.  In 1901, he was living with his parents and siblings in Nova Scotia, but in 1917 he was living in Norwood, Massachusetts, the United States of America.

WWI Draft Registration for Allister Rawding - Front

WWI Draft Registration for Allister Rawding – Front

WWI Draft Registration for Allister Rawding - Back

WWI Draft Registration for Allister Rawding – Back

SOURCE: Allister Daniel Rawding, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Micropublication M1509 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration), roll MA40.

Click on the link for a PDF Copy of the World War I Draft Registration for .  The document states that:

    • Allister Daniel Rawding, age 24, registered for the World War I Draft in Norwood, Norfolk County, Massachusetts on 05 Jun 1917
    • Allister lived at 49 Prospect Ave, Norwood, Massachusetts with a wife and child
    •  He was an alien, an English subject, born on 19 May 1893 in Millville, Kings County, Nova Scotia
    •  He was married, Caucasian, and worked as a steamfitter for the Geo. H. Morrill Ink Mill in Norwood, Massachusetts
    •  Allister was tall, of medium build, had light blue eyes, dark brown hair, and no disabilities
    •  Based on this information and that in the 1901 Census, Allister emigrated to the United States, married, and had a child between 1901 and 1917

As a final note, not all copies of a record are equal.  The images shown here are from the Ancestry.com database, but the microfilm copies at the Family History Library are of much better quality, even though the films are of the same records.

Copyright © 2006 Stephen J. Danko

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