Private 1st Class, F. A., Bty. B, 30th Div., 113th Reg. Born in Franklin County; son of Robert and Mrs. Ettie Preddy. Entered service April 25, 1918, at Franklinton, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred from there to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed for France May 25, 1918. Promoted to Private 1st Class December, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne, St. Mihiel and all battles with his company. Landed in USA March 5, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., March 28, 1919.