Private 1st Class, Co. 11th Infantry. Hdqrs. Detachment 81st; of Lenoir County; son of C. and Mary Bailey. Husand of Mrs. Mellie Bailey. Entered service Sept. 5, 1917, at Kinston, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier. Sailed for France August 16, 1918. Fought at St. Die Sector, Meuse-Argonne. Returned to USA Mar. 13, 1918, at Hoboken. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., April 4, 1919.