January 4, 1917 National Service Week Survey


January 4, 1917

I found this questionnaire in my mail slot yesterday morning at the Studio Building. I didn’t fill it out but used it to start my fire. If I had filled it out, this is what I would have written.


Each male is asked to complete a questionnaire distributed by the Post Office

Name: Thomas John Thomson
Age: 39
Place of birth: Claremont, Ontaril
Nationality: Canadian
Parentage: Scots
Marital Status: Single
No. of dependants: None.
Physical condition: Healthy, flat feet
Trade or profession: Commercial Artist
Present occupation: Artist

Would you be willing to change your present work for other necessary work at the same pay during the war?

If necessary work is ambulance driver.