Private. Enlisted April 15, 1917, 5th Co., C. A. C., Charlotte, N.C. Later transferred to 10th Anti-Aircraft Battery. Sailed for France July 8, 1918. Served in Argonne Forest and St. Mihiel drives. Returned to U. S. January 1, 1919. Discharged January 8, 1919. Home address, Charlotte, N.C.
Location: Charlotte North Carolina
Entered service as 2nd Lieutenant in 323rd Infantry, on August 15, 1917. Transferred to 52nd Pioneer Infantry on January 24, 1918. Left the United States for service in France on August 3, 1918. In the Verdun sector from September 20th to September 22nd. In Malancourt-Vanguois sector from September 23rd to 25th. In Argonne-Meuse offensive from September 26th to November 11th, 1918. Returned to the U. S. April, 1919, and discharged April 13th. Was located in Charlotte, N.C., with Presbyterian Standard Publishing Co. as commercial artist until his death, Dec. 27, 1920. Author of “In the A. E. F. With an
Sgt. Co. F, 105th Engineers; son of Mr. and Mrs. Z. A. Hinson, of Charlotte, N.C. Enlisted at Charlotte, N.C., May 7, 1917. Sailed for France May 27th, 1918. Appointed Sgt. 1st class, July 12, 1918. Was in all actions with his regiment and for conspicuous and meritorious bravery in action was awarded the American D. S. C., Nov. 20, 1918. On Nov. 22, 1919, in New York, was decorated by the Prince of Wales with the British Military Medal for the same act. The citation is as follows: For extraordinary heroism in action on August 27, 1918, Sgt. Hinson
Entered service Y. M. C. A., Jan. 1, 1918. Sailed overseas Aug. 15, 1918. Arrived in France Sept. 2, 1918. Assigned to Motor Transport Duty, visiting various battle fronts and canteens in the interest of the soldiers. Some of the fronts he served at were Soissons, Rheims, Chateau Thierry, Toul Sector and others; the last duty performed was to drive a Packard Twin-Six, which belonged to Lt. Col. Goodrich, from Genoa, Italy to Paris, by the way of Monte Carlo and Nice, crossing the Alps Mountains; driving time thirty-one hours; one thousand seven hundred and fifteen kilometers. Landed in New
Enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve Force on June 6th, 1918, and called to active duty at Norfolk, Va., August 10th. Detailed as seaman, second class, on transport Pastores in September and after one trip to St. Nazaire, France, rated Yeoman, 3rd class. Promoted to Yeoman, 2nd class, and placed in charge of entertainment of troops on board. Discharged at Newport News, Va., after completing five trips to France. Mr. Gifford’s patriotic poems, written while in service, brought forth much favorable comment from government officials. His home is in Charlotte.
Sergt., 81st Aero Squad. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Conrad, of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Entered service Jan. 4, 1918, at Charlotte, N.C. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Camp Waco, Texas, March 16, 1918. Transferred to Ft. Sill, Okla., then to Camp Greene on Jan. 18, 1919, where he was mustered out Jan. 27, 1919.
Sergt. 1st Class, Base Hospital, Unit C. A. C., Ft. Caswell, N.C. Enlisted July 25, 1917, Charlotte, N.C. Attached to Base Hospital Unit C. A. C., Ft. Caswell. N.C. Served as “Topper” July 25, 1917, to April 8, 1919, Ft. Caswell. Permanent address, Charlotte, N.C.
Alexander, Thomas, 1st Class Musician, 105th Engineer Band, 30th Div. Enlisted Feb. 26, 1916, 1st N.C. Inf., Co. O. Transferred to 1st N.C. Band. Served on Mexican border June 19, 1916, to February, 1917. Called in service July 25, 1917. Transferred to 105th Engineers and served in France and Belgium. Took active part in battles of Hindenburg Line, Ypres Canal Sector, and numerous other drives with 11th, 7th, and 9th British Armies. Discharged April 8, 1919. Permanent address, Charlotte, N.C.
Son of Mrs. S. E. Albea, of Charlotte, N. C. Entered service Sept. 19, 1917, at Charlotte, N. C. Stationed at Camp Jackson, S. C., to Oct., 1917. Transferred to Co. D, 120th Inf., at Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Two months active service in Belgium on Ypres Front. Was wounded by high explosive shell Sept. 29, 1918, at the taking of the Hindenburg Line, near St. Quentin, France. Returned to USA as a casual Dec. 16, 1918. Discharged from Hospital March 27, 1919.