Corpl., Inf., 120th, Co. M, 30th Div.; of Durham County; born Feb. 22, 1897; son of J. H. and Mrs. Lena Neese Hessee. Entered service May 26, 1917, at Durham, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., July 25, 1917. Sailed for France May 28, 1918. Fought at Ypres, Bethune, St. Quentin, Bellicourt. Made supreme sacrifice at Bellicourt, Sept. 29, 1918. Was buried at American Cemetery, Bony-Aisne, in Grave 188, Plot H, Row 8. He enlisted in National guard and was drilled in Durham two months before going to camp.