Corpl., 119th Inf., 30th Div., Co. H. Born in Davidson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Smith. Entered the service at Lexington, N.C., Sept. 21, 1917. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 28, 1918. Fought at Ypres Front. Gassed at Cambrai Hill Aug. 25, 1918. Sent to American Hospital. Landed in the USA April 2nd and was mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 9, 1919.