1st Class Private. Born in Davidson County; son of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Coggins. Entered the service at Clemson College July 15, 1918. Was sent to Ft. Moultrie, S. C., and from there to Ft. Sumter, S. C. Transferred to Ft. Caswell, N.C., and sailed for France Nov. 2, 1918. Promoted to 1st Class Private Oct. 27, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, Dec. 26, 1918; landed at Newport News, Va., Jan. 8, 1919. Mustered out at Ft. Monroe, Va., Jan. 19, 1919.