1st Class Q. M. (Navy), 2nd Dept. Born in Wilson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Ross. Entered the service at Wilmington, N.C., May 18, 1917. Was sent to Harbor Island and from there to St. Helena, Va., transferred to New London, Conn. Was on Sub. chaser No. 124. Made one trip across, stayed 18 months in all. Was on barrage duty. Spent most of time between Greece and Italy.