Sergt., 137th F. A., Batt. F, 81st Div.; of Durham County; son of John L. and Mrs. Ella B. Markham. Entered service Sept. 18, 1917, at Durham, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed for France Aug. 28, 1918. Promoted to Sergt. Oct. 11, 1918. Sailed from Brest, May 27, 1919. Arrived in USA June 8, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 21, 1919.