Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - WWI Order of Induction for Lloyd Parker

This is an order of induction for my Great Grandfather, Lloyd Ira Parker (1895 - 1961) for World War I. I have transcribed it after the jump. He was apparently drafted by this notice in June 1918, and the War ended in November 1918.

One problem is that this notice conflicts with the Westfield American Legion book, "Service Record: World War I and II Westfield and Community" which states that he enlisted in the US Army Medical Corps on April 17, 1918. Then received training at Fort Riley, Kansas where he was discharged July 3, 1918 as a Private having served 3 months. Perhaps he was aware that he was likely to be drafted and enlisted prior to being drafted and this notice was sent to him even though he was already in the Army. Or perhaps the book has the dates wrong. The truth is likely lost to history.

Order of Induction into Military Service
of the United States
The President of the United States,
To Lloyd Parker
Order Number 672 Serial Number 1374
Greeting: Having submitted yourself to a local board com-
posed of your neighbors for the purpose of determining the place
and time in which you can best serve the United States in the
present emergency, you are hereby notified that you have now been
selected for immediate military service.
You will, therefore, report to the local board named below
at Wautoma, Wis, at 1 - pm, on the 22nd day of June, 1918,
for military duty.
From and after that day and hour just named you will be a
soldier in the military service of the United States.
B.J. Morse
Member of Local Board for Wautoma, Wisconsin
Report to Local Board for Wautoma, Wisconsin
Date June 17, 1918