1st Class Private, Marine Corps, Co. 74, 2nd Div., 6th Regt.; of Haywood County; son of Thomas Newton and Maggie Massie. Entered service Dec. 13, 1917, at Waynesville, N.C. Sent to Paris Island, S. C. Transferred to Quantico, Va. Sailed for France March 13, 1918. Was in all battles with his company. Nov. 26, 1918, to July 18, 1919, was with Army of Occupation. Returned to USA Aug. 4, 1919. Mustered out at Quantico, Va., Aug. 13, 1919.