1st Class Seaman, Navy; of Burke County; son of W. P. and Mary Crouch. Entered service June 2, 1918, at Morganton, N.C. Sent to St. Helena, Va. Sent to U. S. S. “Naiwa;” transferred U. S. S. “Powhatan,” made two trips overseas. Mustered out at Naval Base, Hampton Roads, Sept. 15, 1919.