Chief Yeoman, Navy. Born in Beaufort County; the son of J. J. and C. A. O’Donovan. Entered the service Oct., 1914, at Seattle, Wash. Sent to U. S. S. “Huntington,” then to hospital ship “Mercy.” Made 14 trips overseas. His ship was given credit for sinking a submarine and unofficial credit for another. Mustered out at Charleston, S. C., July 26, 1920.