Sergt., Inf., Supply Co., 13th Inf. Regt.; of Guilford County; son of J. A. and Mrs. Julia Venable. Entered service July 17, at High Point, N.C. Sent to Columbus, Ohio, transferred to El Paso, Texas, transferred to Camp Custer, Mich. Sailed for England July 20, 1918, then to Russia Sept. 4, 1918; to defense of Sector 466 Sept. 16th to 17th; offensive of Kodish Sept. 27 to Oct. 12, 1918; second offensive of Kodish Oct. 13 to 14, 1919; offensive of Avda Oct. 15th to 16th; offensive of Bolshoi Ozersky March 23, 1919. He received British Military Medal for service in Russia. Returned to USA June 30, 1919, at Hoboken. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., Sept. 2, 1919.