First Sergt., Inf., Co. Supply, 30th Div., 120th Regt.; of Franklin County; son of A. G. W. and Mittie A. Holmes. Entered service May 24, 1900, Franklinton, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Promoted to rank as First Sergt. May 1, 1917. On Mexican border six months. Was in N.C. N. G. from May 24, 1900, until mustered into Federal service in 1917. Mustered out at Camp Greene, Jan. 9, 1919. His two sons were also in the 30th Div.