Elec., 1st Class, (R) U. S. Navy; son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Edwards; of Buncombe County. Entered the service March 4, 1916, at Asheville, N.C. Was sent to St. Helena, Va. Transferred to U. S. S. “Vestal” then to U. S. S. C. 94, U. S. S. “Maury.” Sailed for France June 18, 1918. Returned to USA Aug. 12, 1919. Mustered out at Opr. Base, Va., Aug. 26, 1919.