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World War I: Example: Tracing a Sailor

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District of Columbia World War I Memorial

"The names of the men and women from the District of Columbia who gave their lives in the World War are here inscribed as a perpetual record of their patriotic service to their country. Those who fell and those who survived have given to this and to future generations an example of high idealism, courageous sacrifice and gallant achievement."

Hubert Alfred Johnson

Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights. New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1919.

Draft

Was he included in the draft?

Found in Ancestry Library Edition

  • Hubert says his wife is in delicate condition.
  • He was called in the first registration (first draft had 12 questions on the front of the card)

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"Hubert Alfred Johnson"

Found in Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights. New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1919.

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