3rd Class Yeoman, U. S. N. R. F.; of Lincoln County; son of J. C. and Dora Beam. Entered service Feb. 2, 1918, at Charlotte, N.C. Sent to St. Helena, Va. Transferred to Mine Sweeper U. S. S. Froelich. Promoted to rank of 3rd Class Yeoman May, 1918. Mustered out at Opr. Base, Hampton Rd., Va., Dec. 18, 1918.