The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 22, July 1918 - April, 1919 Page: 286
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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
sible use the draft questionnaires for information relating to the
biography of the individual before his induction into the service.
Fill out the unanswered questions from the information collected
directly from the man in service, if possible. If impossible, get
the necessary information from his relatives. Be sure in each
case that the answers made are trustworthy impressing upon the
person interviewed the importance of accuracy and honesty. Check
up these answers, if possible. (c) Secure all letters and diaries
of the inducted pertaining to the war. In case originals cannot
be obtained, endeavor to secure accurate copies. When possible
get the name of the place at which the letter was written and
attach the name, written on a separate piece of paper, by a paper
clip to the letter. (d) Secure a photograph of the inducted and
write upon the back his name in full with the approximate date
of taking. Procure also such other photographs and group pic-
tures showing military units as you can, always noting on the
back of each the date of taking and in case of group pictures the
necessary explanatory information.
(NOTE.-The Adjutant General's office does not have on file
a complete list of all men who have entered the service from
Texas. Unless these records are compiled by local committees,
negro). RESIDENCE. BIRTH: Date, Month, Year, Place, County,
State, Country. OCCUPATION (at time of induction), Where employed,
Average wage or salary per month, Previous occupations with name and
residence of employer and approximate dates of employment. DOMES-
TIC RELATIONS: Married or single, Date of marriage, Place, Maiden
name of wife, Birth place of wife, Widower, Date, Cause (death or
divorce), Children (names and dates of birth). PARENTAGE: Maiden
name of mother, Place of birth, County, State, Country, Approximate date,
Date and place of death, Name of father, Place of birth, County, State,
Country, Approximate date, Date and place of death, Name and address
of nearest kin. CHURCH AFFILIATION. EDUCATION: Highest grade
reached in primary education, School, Highest grade reached in secondary
education, School, College education, when and where, Degrees held, when
and where received. POLITICAL AFFILIATION: At time of induction,
At time of discharge. MILITARY INDUCTION: Were you a member of
a military organization April 6, 1917? What organization? How long
had you been a member? Did you enter the service after the declaration
of war by draft or voluntary enlistment? When? Where? Which branch
(infantry, artillery, cavalry, signal corps, etc.) Transfers to other
branches: When? TRATNING: What military training had you had
before April 6, 1917? Where were you trained after induction? Approx-
imate dates. MILITARY UNITS: To what unit were you assigned?
Company or other unit, Regiment, Transfers to other units with approx-
imate dates. RANK: What was your rank when first in service? Pro-
motion with dates? Military honors with dates and cause? By whom con-
ferred? SERVICE IN UNITED STATES: Kind, Where and when per-
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 22, July 1918 - April, 1919, periodical, 1919; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117156/m1/301/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.