Seaman, 2nd Class (Naval). Born in Montgomery County; the son of B. H. and Mrs. Annie Ledbetter. Entered service June 8, 1918, at Mt. Gilead. Sent to Camp Hampton Roads. Transferred to U. S. S. New Jersey. Transferred to U. S. S. Margarette, Sub. chaser, then to receiving ship at Norfolk. Mustered out at Norfolk, Va., July 14, 1919.