Sergt. 3rd Detachment Q. M. C.; son of W. R. and Charity Benton, of Lenoir County. Entered service Nov. 19, 1917, at LaGrange, N.C. Sent to Ft. Scriven, Ga. Transferred to camp at Newport News, Va., and then to Camp Hdqrs. at Newsport News, Va. Mustered out at Norfolk, Va., Feb. 14, 1919.