World War I Draft Registration of Stanislaw Markiewicz

In the United States all men between the ages of 18 and 45 were required to register for the draft, regardless of whether they were citizens.  Three separate registrations were conductd:

  1. On June 5, 1917, all men born between June 6, 1886 and June 5, 1896 were required to register
  2. On June 5, 1918, all men born between June 6, 1896 and June 5, 1897 were required to register, and on August 24, 1918, all men born between June 6, 1897 and August 23, 1897 were required to register
  3. On September 12, 1918, all men born between September 11, 1872 and September 12, 1900 were required to register

Stanislaw Markiewicz should have registered for the draft on June 5, 1917.  He actually registered on October 7, 1918.

Markiewicz WWI Front

World War I Draft Registration Card for Stanislaw Markiewicz (Front)

Markiewicz WWI Back

World War I Draft Registration Card for Stanislaw Markiewicz (Back)

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the WW1 Draft Card for Stanislaw Markiewicz – 1918.  The card states that:

  • Several numbers appear on the card:  one is apparently the Order No. 871a, another is 4782 at the bottom left of the front of the card, the third is 20-2-17.A on the back of the card
  • Stanislaw Markiewicz was 26 years old when he registered;  he was born on Apr. 20, 1892
  • At the time of registration, Stanislaw lived at 54 Lafayette, Worcester, Mass
  • Stanislaw was an alien, born in Lubinsky, Poland-Russia
  • His occupation was moulder at the Standard Foundry on Lamartine St.
  • He listed his wife and 3 children as dependents
  • He was married, his race was white, and he had no previous military experience
  • He claimed exemption from the draft because he was an alien and he was married
  • Stanislaw was of medium height, medium build, with blue eyes and dk. brown hair
  • He had no disabilities
  • He registered at Worcester, Mass. on Oct. 7, 1918 at the Local Board for Division No. 4

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