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This is an index to the approximately 2,000 World War I draft registration cards for those males who registered in Benton County, Washington. All men between 18 and 45 (born between 1873 and 1900) were required to register.
The original draft registration card for an individual will provide you with full name, home address, date of birth, age in years, citizenship information, and a brief personal description. The draft registration cards have been microfilmed and the microfilms are available through either the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) or the Family History Library. For the registrations indexed here, you would need to access the microfilm for Benton County, Washington. Alternatively our research committee can assist you in obtaining a copy of the actual registration card.
For further details on the preparation of this index, see World War I Draft Registration; also see the National Archives site for general information on World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, M1509.
Each index entry provides the name, age and location of draft board where registered. Browse by surname:
or search our site for the desired name: