Corpl., Co. F, 29th Div., 116th Reg.; of Guilford County; son of W. E. and M. A. Branson. Entered camp at Petersburg, Va. Sent to Camp McClellan. Sailed for France June 15, 1918. Fought at Defensive Center Sector, Hauta, Alsace, July 25, 1918 to Sept 23; Meuse-Argonne offensive Sept. 26 to Oct. 11; Mallbrook Hill, Oct. 8; Molvile Farm Oct. 10, where he was gassed. Was on Mexican border seven months. Returned to USA May 20, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., May 27, 1919.