Military Collage

Index of Rosters for Lauderdale County Residents Registering for World War I.

 

More than 24 million men registered for the draft for World War One during the years 1917 and 1918.  The draft was conducted in three phases eventually including all male residents of the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 45.

The draft was authorized by the Selective Service Act passed by congress on May 18, 1917.  The decision process included draft boards at the local, district, state and national levels.

The three phases of registration included:

  • All men between the ages of 21 and 31 (June 5, 1917)

  • Men who became 21 after June 5, 1917 (June 5, 1918)

  • All men aged 18 through 45 (September 12, 1918)

The information included on each official registration card differs but the general information shown here includes full name, date and place of birth, race, location and state of registration.

 

Sample Draft Registration Card of Sergeant Alvin York, WWI hero.

 

World War Draft Card Front World War I Draft Card Back

 

Please select one of the links below depending on the last name of the registrant you seek.

World War I Registrants surnames beginning with the following letters:  ABag - BoultonBounds-ByrdCa-CoburnCochran - CyrusDEFGHa-HempHen-HynIJKLMa-McMoMcMu-MeyersNOPQRSad - SleSlo-SymTUVWa-WhitakerWhite-WychoffXYZ.

 

You may also wish to visit the Thomas Clay Carter page on this website or the Spirit of the American Doughboy Monument also on this website.