Alfred Carr Craig

Sergt. Was born in Gaston County, N.C., Nov. 7, 1892, his family being one of the oldest in the Piedmont section of the Carolinas. Several of his lineal ancestors participated in the American cause during the Revolutionary War. Henry Craig was wounded in a skirmish with the British in South Carolina during the summer of 1781 and was confined to his bed at the time of the battle of Kings Mountain. His grandfather, Patrick Craig, was a captain in the Confederate army, commanding Co. B, 1st Regiment of South Carolina Volunteers. Alfred Craig entered the service of the USA at Camp Jackson, S. C., June 25, 1918; was assigned to the 16th Co., 4th Tr. Bn., 156th Depot Brig.; was assigned the first day after arriving to the Company mess as a cook. After cooking for about thirty days was given charge of the Company mess. On Sept. 25, 1918, was transferred in advance of his company to Camp Sevier, S. C., to prepare Company mess quarters. He remained with the 156th Depot Brig., at Camp Sevier until Jan. 4, 1919, when the Brigade was transferred back to Camp Jackson, S. C., where the Brigade was discharged the 30th, division and casual units. Here Craig received his warrant as Sergt., 1st class, March 1, 1919, and was discharged April 25, 1919, being the only man in the outfit at the time of the original Regiment.


World War 1,

Gaston County NC,

Collection: North Carolina World War 1 Military Records.

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