Regt. Sgt. Major Inf. Hdqrs. 30th Div., 120th Reg.; of Durham County; son of John W. and Mrs. Lizzie W. Boring. Entered service May 29, 1917, at Durham, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier. Sailed for Calias, France, June 5, 1918. Canal Sector, Ypres-Lys offensive, Somme Offensive. Promoted to rank of Bttn. Sgt. Major Aug. 10, 1917. Regt. Sgt. Major Jan. 1, 1918. Citation Mazingheim Oct. 19, 1918. Set sail from Nazairre, March 28, 1919. Arrived in USA Charleston, S. C., April 12, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, April 17, 1919.