Private 1st Class, Inf., Q. M. C. Born in Gaston County Aug. 24, 1896; son of W. P. and Julia A. Upton. Entered the service at Gastonia, N.C., July 18, 1918, and sent to Syracuse Recruiting Camp and then transferred to Q. M. C. Depot, Harrisburg, Pa. Promoted Acting Corpl. in August. Mustered out of the service at Q. M. C. Depot, June 7, 1919.