Yeoman 1st Class, Navy. Born in Durham County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Saunders. Entered the service at Raleigh, N.C., June 14, 1917. Was sent to Newport, R. I. Made four trips across on Imperator. On transport duty. Was at Naval Air Supply Base, France for 11 months. Was also on U. S. S. Leviathan on transport duty. From there went to U. S. Naval Base at Pauillac, France. Was on Imperator after leaving France. Mustered out at Hampton Roads, Va., Oct. 8, 1919.