Atma S. Nick
Submitted by: Tanveer Kalo
Atma S. Nick served in World War 1. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1918.
Story of Service
Atma S Nick was born in British India either about 1885 or 1892. He immigrated to the United States in 1913. By 1918 he was in Sacramento, California working as a laborer.
On September 12, 1918, Nick registered for the U.S. military in California. Nick's draft card recorded his race as white.
The dates and location(s) of his service are unknown at this time.
By 1930, Nick was in Mesilla, Dona Ana, New Mexico and had his first papers. He was working as farm laborer employer on a cotton farm. He had a servant named Maria Garcia. She was from Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. in 1921.
Nick's 1930 census recorded his race as Hindu (East Indian) and language as "Un". Most likely this was meant to say Urdu. The census also noted that Nick was a veteran of World War I.