2nd Lt. 26th Co., 156th Depot Brig.; born in Cabarrus County. Entered the service Dec. 15, 1917, at Concord, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Later transferred to Non Com’n Officers Training School. Later organized to 25th Co., 156th Depot. Promoted from 1st Sergt. to 2nd Lt. Oct. 15, 1918. Was at Camp Sevier, S. C., then went to Camp Stanley, Texas. Transferred to Camp Travis, Texas. Discharged from there Dec. 12, 1918.