Sergt., Inf., Co. I, 30th Div., 119th Regt. Born in Chowan County; son of R. E. Spruill and Mrs. E. Spruill. Husband of Mrs. Mattie Spruill. Entered service June 19, 1916, at Edenton, N.C., and sent to Camp Glenn, N.C., transferred to Camp Greene, from there to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for Calais, France, May 28, 1918. Promoted to rank of Sergt. 1917. Fought at Flanders. Gassed at Ypres, Belgium, Aug. 24, 1918. Served on Mexican border six months. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., March 8, 1919.