Private, Inf., Co. H, 81st Div., 323rd Regt., Inf.; of Randolph County; son of J. H. and Mrs. Ellen Redding. Entered service May 29, 1917, at Ashboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier. Sailed for France. Landed at Liverpool Aug. 11, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne. Returned to USA June 14, 1919, Newport News, Va. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 26, 1919.