Chief Mach. Mate, Naval Aviation; of New Hanover County; son of B. W. and Mrs. Mary K. Newkirk. Entered service Dec. 13, 1917, at Wilmington, N.C. Sent to Pensacola, Fla. Transferred to Great Lakes, Ill., to Hampton Roads, Va. Promoted to Chief Mach. Mate December, 1918. Mustered out at Hampton Roads, Va., May 22, 1919.