Private, 118th Inf., Co. E, 30th Div. Born in Guilford County; son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Cecil. Entered the service at High Point, N.C., July 30, 1917. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., and from there to Camp Mills. Sailed for France May 11, 1918. Received machine gun wound at Bellicourt, Oct. 9th. Was sent to Australian Base Hospital No. 23. Was in all battles with the 118th until wounded. Returned to USA Feb. 23, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., May 21, 1919.