Phm., 2nd Class, U. S. N.; son of George W. and Mrs. Martha Kale; of Mecklenburg County. Entered service Aug. 5, 1918, at Norfolk, Va. Promoted to H. A. C., then to Phm., 3rd Class. Later to Phm., 2nd Class. Made nine trips on the U. S. Transport “Mercury.” Mustered out at Brooklyn, Oct. 4, 1919.