Private 1st Class, Inf., 81st Div., 322nd Regt. Born in Cabarrus County Sept. 15, 1888; son of P. B. and Mrs. E. J. Raiford. Entered service May 28, 1917, at Concord, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., May 29, 1917. Transferred to Camp Sevier June 1, 1917, then to Camp Upton, N. Y., July 20, 1917. Sailed for France Aug. 20, 1917. Fought at Alsace-Lorraine Metz. Was wounded and sent to hospital at Vichy, France. Mustered out at Camp Dix, N. J., Aug. 6, 1919.