Corpl., Inf., Co. D, 81st Div., 324th Reg.; of Beaufort County; son of A. H. and Mrs. Armenta Cayton. Entered service May 24, 1918, at New Bern, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier, then to Camp Mills. Sailed for France Aug. 5, 1918. Promoted to rank of Corpl. August, 1918. Fought at Verdun, Meuse-Argonne, Toul Sector. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., June 21, 1919.