Fireman, U. S. S. Utah (Naval). Born in Davidson County; the son of E. Tesh and Mrs. Lula Tesh. Entered service Dec. 8, 1917, at Winston-Salem, N.C. Sent to Berkley, Va., and sailed for France Aug. 28, 1918, convoying troop ships in and out of Base Bantry Bay, Ireland. Mustered out at New York City Jan. 20, 1919.