Draft Registration Cards, 1943

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Draft Registration Cards, 1943

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World War II Draft Registration Cards


World War, 1939-1945


The draft registration cards for Merrill Hart McGlamery. The cards were compiled from multiple registrations beginning in 1940, for men 18 to 45 years old. They include address, age, date of birth, place of birth, and father's contact information. McGlamery is listed as a student at the time, and there is a note on the card saying that he volunteered January 5, 1943, which is a few days prior to his enlistment on January 8, 1943. The card lists his height at 6'1'', his weight as 180 lbs, and describes McGlamery as having blue eyes, red hair, and a light complexion.

Merrill Hart McGlamery was born in Tampa, Florida, in 1924. He spent his childhood in Tampa, growing up in a large family. In January of 1943, he enlisted in the United States Army and also served in the Marines. McGlamery served in a signal battalion, through which he took courses in radio operation. After his World War II-era service, McGlamery attended Davidson College and graduated Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1948. He then re-enlisted in the military and served from 1949-1973. He had a long career as an engineer, including work for General Electric as an electronics engineer, and was involved in the space program. McGlamery later returned to his home state of Florida and was living in Dunnellon, Florida, when he passed away in 2000. He is memorialized at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


McWilliams, Alma L.
War Department, Office of Provost Marshal General, Selective Service System


Digital reproduction of original draft registration cards by Alma L. McWilliams, January 05, 1943.


War Department, Office of Provost Marshal General, Selective Service System

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McGlamery, Merrill Hart




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2 page draft registration card






Tampa, Florida

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History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher


Originally created by Alma L. McWilliams and the War Department, Office of Provost Marshal General, Selective Service System and published by the War Department, Office of Provost Marshal General, Selective Service System.

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Kelly, Karen
Cravero, Geoffrey

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Black, Jeremy. World War Two: A Military History. London [u.a]: Routledge, 2003.


McWilliams, Alma L. and War Department, Office of Provost Marshal General, Selective Service System, “Draft Registration Cards, 1943,” RICHES, accessed June 20, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/10057.