Private, 1st Class, Med., 42nd Amb.; son of Mr. G. H. and Mrs. Elmira Hemphill; of Rutherford County. Husband of Mrs. Mattie Simmons. Entered service Dec. 8, 1917, at Gastonia, N.C. Sent to Camp Ft. Thomas. Transferred to Camp Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Sailed for France May 23, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Returned to USA May 23, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 6, 1919.