1st Class Private, Q. M. C., Corporal American Headquarters in France; of Washington County; son of E. W. and N. A. Ayres. Entered service August 1, 1918, at Plymouth, N.C. Sent to Ft. Thomas. Transferred to Camp Meiggs, Washington, D. C., then to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France Sept. 23, 1918. Returned to USA June 30, 1919, at New York. Mustered out at Camp Mills, L. I., July 8, 1919.