2nd Lt. Machine Gun Co., 120th Inf., 29th and 30th Divs., 113th Reg.; of Vance County; son of C. B. and Mrs. F. M. Beckham. Entered service July 25, 1917, at Raleigh, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Transferred to Boston, Mass. Sailed for France June 5, 1918. Promoted to rank of 2nd Lt. Sept. 29, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne, at Verdun, with 29th, Ypres with 30th. Wounded by shrapnel and machine gun bullet, at the battle of Meuse-Argonne, Oct. 23, 1918. Sent to Woevre No. 8, Base Hospital No. 56. Mustered out at Gen. Hospital Ft. McPherson, Atlanta, Ga., April 15, 1919.