1st Lt., Q. M. C., Construction Div. Born in Haywood County; son of J. H. and Hester L. Mease. Entered service Dec. 19, 1914, at Canton. Sent to Camp Lee, Va., June 23, 1917. Transferred to Baltimore, Md., then to Washington. Transferred to special naval duties June, 1916, and from there to Camp Lee, Va., in charge of material for construction. Mustered out at Washington Oct. 25, 1919.