Sup. Sergt., Co. L, 30th Div., 120th Regt. Son of R. L. and Mrs. M. D. Talbert, of Davidson County. Entered service June 16, 1916, at Thomasville, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn, N.C., later to Mexican border from Oct. 2, 1916, to March 15, 1917. Transferred to Camp Sevier, then to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed from Boston harbor May 17, 1918, for Calais, France; landed June 5th. Was in all engagements with 120th Inf., 30th Div. Landed in the USA April 13, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 17, 1919.