H. A. 1, Naval Hospital Corps; of Surry County; son of R. P. and Maggie Crater. Entered service May 24, 1918, at Elkins, N.C. Sent to Hampton Roads. Promoted to rank as Hosp. App., 1st Class, when enlisted. On U. S. S. “Madawaska” four months. Went to Ph. Mate’s School at Hampton Roads, Va., four months, made two trips to France. Mustered out at Hampton Roads, Feb. 20, 1919.