Yeoman 1st Class, U. S. N. R. F.; of Chowan County; son of S. L. and Laura Kramer. Entered service Dec. 3, 1917, at Norfolk, Va. Sent to Naval Opr. Base, Va. Transferred to U. S. S. Oregonian August, 1918. Sailed for Brest, France, cargo ship. Made three trips to France and Mediterranean. Release from active duties to U. S. N. R. F.