Interment Control Form, 1942


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Interment Control Form, 1942

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United States National Cemetery Interment Card, 1942


National Cemetery System (U.S.)
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918--African Americans


The interment control form for Joseph Williams (1895-1942). Interment cards are control forms for burial lots in United States national cemeteries. The card provides information such as name, rank, serial number, company, regiment and other service information, date of death, date of interment, and gravesite.

Joseph Williams, serial number 2952952, served as a Private in Company M of the 807th Pioneer Infantry. He was inducted in June 1918, was discharged in July 1919, and died in December 1942. He is buried in the St. Augustine National Cemetery in Florida.

Joseph Williams was born on March 4, 1895 and lived in St. Augustine, Florida for much of his life. Before World War I, he worked as a cook. He registered for the draft on May 29, 1917 and was selected for serice on June 20, 1918. He was sent to train at Camp Dix in New Jersey. From September 4, 1918 to July 3, 1919 he served overseas as part of Compan M of the 807th Pioneer Infantry. This unit was responsible for technical assistance such as repairing and constructing roads, bridges, and railways. After the war ended, Williams was discharged on July 9, 1919 and returned home to St. Augustine. There, he resumed life as a cook, and married his wife, Pauline. Williams died on December 23, 1942. He is buried in the St. Augustine National Cemetery at Section D, Grave 18.

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.


Dell, James W.


Digital reproduction of original typewritten interment control form by James W. Dell, December 30, 1942: Office of the Quartermaster General, Record Group 92, A1 2110-B.


Office of the Quartermaster General, Memorial Division

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ca. 1942-12-30


Williams, Joseph




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1 typewritten interment control form






St. Augustine National Cemetery, St. Augustine, Florida

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Originally created by James W. Dell and published by the Office of the Quartermaster General, Memorial Division.

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External Reference

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Florida Department of Military Affairs. "Joseph Williams." Online database with images, FloridaMemory. St. Augustine, Florida. Army Box 16. Accessed October 2, 2018.
Keene, Jennifer D. World War I: The American Soldier Experience. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2011.
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Dell, James W., “Interment Control Form, 1942,” RICHES, accessed February 27, 2024,