Draft Registration Card, 1918

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Title

Draft Registration Card, 1918

Alternative Title

World War I Draft Registration Card

Subject

World War, 1914-1918

Veterans--Florida

Description

The draft registration card for Archie Hawkins (1902 – 1989). The card contains the demographic information for the soldier including name, age, home address, date of birth, place of birth, race, citizenship, father's birthplace, name and place of employment, name and address of nearest relative, race, whether tall, medium or short, eye and hair color, and if the person is physically disqualified. World War I draft registration cards were completed by approximately 24 million men living in the U.S. in 1917 and 1918.

Hawkins was born in Lloyd, Florida, to Doc and Lilly Hawkins, on February 12, 1902. He registered for the draft twice. Both times, Hawkins claimed that he was older than he actually was. On his second attempt, he was accepted and drafted into the United States Army on September 26, 1918. He served domestically at Camp Joseph E. Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida, as a part of the Auxiliary Remount Depot no. 333. After Hawkins’s service ended on December 14, 1918, he returned home to Lloyd. He moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1929. Archie Hawkins died on February 27, 1989, in Pinellas County, Florida. He is buried in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

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.

Creator

Garwood, J.W.
War Department, Office of Provost Marshal General, Selective Service System

Source

Digital reproduction of original draft registration card, August 24, 1918.

Publisher

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

Date Created

1918-08-24

Contributor

Hawkins, Archie

Format

image/jpg

Extent

152 KB

Medium

1 draft registration card

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Monticello, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by J.W. Garwood and the Office of Provost Marshal General, Selective Service System and published by the Office of Provost Marshal General, Selective Service System.

Rights Holder

This resource is not subject to copyright in the United States and there are no copyright restrictions on reproduction, derivative works, distribution, performance, or display of the work. Anyone may, without restriction under U.S. copyright laws:

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Curator

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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