Collection: North Carolina World War 1 Military Records

R. E. Lee

Entered the service June 3, 1918, at Raleigh, N.C. Was sent to St. Helena, Va. Transferred to Hampton Roads, Va., and from there to Baltimore, Md. Sailed for Bordeaux, France, Aug. 15, 1918. Seaman on U. S. S. Hattas. Made three round trips. Made two round trips on U. S. S. Cappinisleau. Transferred to receiving ship Bayridge, from there to Hampton Roads, Va., and discharged Sept. 30, 1919.

J. C. Austin

Cook, 15th Co., Infantry. Son of J. H. and M. M. Austin. Husband of L. A. Austin, of Rowan County. Entered service June 6, 1918, at Concord, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Was mustered out of service at Camp Sevier, S. C., November 30th, 1918.

Charles M. Sappenfield

Student Army Training School, A & E. Training School, Raleigh, N.C., Private. Enlisted Oct. 5, 1918; was discharged Dec. 6, 1918, at Raleigh, N.C.

Charles B. Whiteside

Served as Army Y. M. C. A. Secretary from June 8, 1917, until Aug. 7, 1917, at Birmingham, Ala., and then at Camp Sheridan until enlisted in U. S. Navy Reserve Forces May 28, 1918. Served as second-class seaman, then sent to Charleston Navy Yard and was then detailed to hospital duty and then served as an assistant physical officer until discharged from actual duty Aug. 7, 1919, now Physical Director Concord, N.C., Y. M. C. A.

Clarence Alvin Arthurs

Private, Machine Gun Btn., Co. G, 3rd Div. Born in Iredell County July 29, 1893; the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Arthurs. Entered the service at Asheville, N.C., Jan. 13, 1913. Was sent to Gettysburg, Pa., and from there to Camp Greene, N.C. Sailed for France March 30, 1918. Promoted to Sergt. Fought at Chatteau-Thierry. Was gassed on July 12, 1918. Was sent to the Hospital where he died of chronic tuberculosis Nov. 8, 1918. Was sent to Base Hospital, American forces, Germany. Went to the Mexican border after serving three years in the Philippines. When war was declared

Robert Banks Anderson

1st Lt., Co. A, 28th Infantry, 1st Div. Born in Wilson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Anderson. Entered the service May 15, 1917, at Wilson, N.C. Was sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., May 15, 1917. Sailed for France Oct. 8, 1917. Promoted to rank of First Lieutenant August 15, 1917. Fought at Cantigny. Was in America’s first attack. Killed at Cantigny May 29, 1918, buried in Grave 153, U S. Military Cemetery, Bonviller Oise, France. Received distinguished service cross. He was graduated from Trinity College in 1914. His three brothers were also in the service.

James G. Ayers

Private, Supply Co., F. A., 81st Div., 317th F. A. Born in Davidson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ayers. Entered the service at Statesville, N.C., April 1, 1918. Was sent to Camp Jackson, and sailed for France June, 1918. Returned to USA Oct. 1, 1918, and died at Lakewood, N. J., May 9, 1919. Buried at Lexington at Ebenezer Cemetery.

Chalie C. Cleaver

Sergt., Inf., Regimental Sup. Co. Born in Moore County, N.C., June 20, 1892. Son of Isaac and Julia L. Cleaver. Entered the service at Southern Pines, N.C., July 12, 1916, and sent to Camp Glenn, N.C. Transferred to Ft. Bliss, Texas, and then to Camp Royster, N.C., and then to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France May 27, 1918. Promoted to Sergt. Nov. 1, 1916. On Mexican border Oct. 11, 1916, to March 21, 1917. Fought at Ypres July 27, to Aug. 2, Ypres Aug. 21st to 26th, Voormizelle Aug. 31st to Sept. 2nd. Bellicourt Sept. 27th to Oct.

John R. Garrason

Sergt., Med. Corps, Hospital No. 6; of Cumberland County; son of Jno. and Joanna Garrason. Entered service May, 1918, at Fayetteville. Sent to Ft. McPherson. Mustered out at Ft. McPherson Feb. 14, 1919.