World War I Selective Service System
Note: although this card was signed by Giovanni Valente, it was filled in by the registrar, as the handwriting of the document clearly shows.
Form 1 1730 REGISTRATION CARD No. 21
1 Name in full Giovanni Valente
Age, in yrs. 30
2 Home address 212 Mickle St Camden N.J.
3 Date of birth (Month, Day, Year) Dec. 7th. 1887
4 Are you (1) a natural born citizen, (2) a naturalized citizen, (3) an alien, (4) or have you declared your Intention (specify which)?
5 Where were you born (Town, State, Nation)?
6 If not a citizen, of what country are you a citizen or subject? Italy
7 What is your present trade, occupation, or office?
8 By whom employed? Victor Talking Mch. Co. Where employed?
Camden . New Jersey
9 Have you a father, mother, wife, child under 12, or a sister or brother under 12, solely dependent on you for support (specify which)?
One child 5 Mos.
10 Married or single (which)? Yes . Married Race (specify which)? White
11 What military service have you had?
Rank Infantry ; branch Army
years one ; Nation or State [Italy]
12 Do you claim exemption from draft (specify grounds)?
I affirm that I have verified above answers and that they are true.
(Signature or mark)
If person is of
tear off this
[Back of card]
1 Tall, medium, or short (specify which)? Medium
Slender, medium, or stout (specify which)?
2 Color of eyes? Brown
Color of hair? Brown
3 Has person lost arm, leg, hand, foot, or both eyes, or is he otherwise disabled (specify)?
I certify that my answers are true, that the person registered has read his own answers, that I have witnessed his signature, and that all of his answers of which I have knowledge are true, except as follows:
(Signature of registrar)
Precinct 2nd. 3rd. Ward
City or County Camden
State New Jersey
Date of registration June 5-1917
Source: World War I Selective Service Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. New Jersey, Camden City, Local Board No. 1 (Code No. 29-3-7). National Archives Microfilm Publication M1509, Roll NJ18
Giovanni Valente's Registration Certificate
Giovanni Valente saved this 2-1/2 by 4 inch card until his death in 1969, and, by an extraordinary oversight, his children did not throw it away after the death of their mother Nunziata DiRenzo in 1983.
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Last revised: 5 March 2007 : 2007-03-05 by Robert [Wesley] Angelo.