Chauf., Air Service Hdqrs. Co., 1st Reg.; of Beaufort County; son of F. R. and Mrs. M. L. Black. Husband of Mrs. Pauthea Petty Black. Entered service Dec. 12, 1917, at Washington, N.C. Sent to Ft. Thomas. Transferred to Camp Hancock, then to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France Jan. 8, 1918. Fought at Marne and Lorraine. Returned to USA July 8, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., July 20, 1919.