Machinist Mate 2nd Class (Navy). Born in Carteret County June 22, 1900; son of Mr. Joseph B. and Mary Lewis. Entered service June 27, 1917, at Morehead City, N.C. Sent to Saunders Range, Md. Transferred to Cherry Stone Sub. Base, Va. From there to 5th Naval Dist., Store House, Va. Promoted to rank Feb., 1918. On supply ship No. 25. Mustered out at Norfolk, Va., May 2, 1919.