Draft Registration Cards, 1942

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Draft Registration Cards, 1942

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World War II Draft Registration Cards


World War, 1939-1945


The draft registration card for William Henry Oliver, who enlisted in the United States military for the second time during World War II. The card contains the demographic information for the soldier including name, telephone number, age, place of birth, date of birth, name and address of person who will always know your address, employer's name and address, place of employment, race, height, weight, eye color, hair color, and complexion. The Fourth Registration, often referred to as the "old man's registration", was conducted on April 27, 1942. During the First World War, Oliver served with American Expeditionary Forces in Bordeaux, France.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program. 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.


Douglas, D.A.


Digital reproduction of original draft registration card, April 27, 1942.


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

Date Created



Oliver, William Henry




353 KB
286 KB


2 page draft registration card






Grafton, New York

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History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher


Originally created by D.A. Douglas and published by War Department, Office of Provost Marshal General, Selective Service System.

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Kelly, Karen

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.