Draft Registration Card, 1917

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Draft Registration Card, 1917

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World War I Draft Registration Card


World War, 1914-1918



The draft registration card for John M. Antuono. The card includes name in full, age in years, home town, date of birth, citizenship status, place of birth, present trade, employer, place of employment, dependents, marriage status, race, prior military service, and exemption claims. The back of the form lists the description of the recruit including size, eye and hair color and physical ailments, including if the person lost any limbs.

John M. Antuono was born in Port Tampa, Florida, to Italian immigrants, Vincent and Christina Antuono. Antuono was drafted into the United States Army on October 8, 1917, and served in several units. He served in Europe with the 324th Infantry, which was part of the 81st Division. He left the military on September 3, 1919. After his service, Antuono held several jobs involving the cigar industry and bookkeeping, until his death on March 20, 1992. He is buried in the 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.


Davis, R.E.
War Department, Office of Provost Marshal General, Selective Service System


Digital reproduction of original draft registration card by R.E. Davis, June 5, 1917.


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

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Antuono, John M.




187 KB


1 page draft registration card






Port Tampa, Florida

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History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher


Originally created by R.E. Davis 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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Stoddard, James
Campbell, Tyler
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/.
Tuchman, Barbara W., and Robert K. Massie. The Guns of August: The Outbreak of World War I. 2014.



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