1st Lt., Inf., Co. B, 61st Regt., 5th Div.; from Johnson County, N.C. and son of J. G. and Martin High. Entered the service at Wilson, N.C., May 24, 1917. Sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Sailed for France July 29, 1917. Date of promotion Aug. 24, 1917. Fought at St. Die Defensive, Verdun Sector, Somdieux Defensive, and Meuse-Argonne. Wounded at Meuse-Argonne Nov. 9, 1918, slightly gassed. Returned to the USA July 30, 1919, and mustered out of the service at Camp Gordon, Ga., Oct. 29, 1919.