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Ohio, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1914-1918
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Record Description
Record Type Statement of Service Cards
Collection years 1914-1918
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains an index and images of World War I statement of service cards from the state of Ohio. The service cards were provided for by an act of Congress July 11, 1919. The collection was filmed at the Adjutant General's Office, Columbus, Ohio.

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Susan Goss Johnston " World War I Statement of Service Cards" NGS Magazine 43 (July-September 2017): 42-45.

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ohio, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1914-1918.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The records may include:

  • Name of serviceman
  • Serial number
  • Race
  • Where enlisted
  • Enlistment date
  • Age at enlistment
  • Where born
  • Birth place
  • Wounds
  • Dates served overseas
  • Discharge date

== Collection Content == (Only use these headings and sub-headings when available)

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Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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