Private 1st class, Field Signal Battn., Co. C, 81st Div., 30th Reg.; of Vance County; son of J. O. and Mrs. Ada Beckham. Entered service May 25, 1918. at Camp Sevier, S. C. Sent to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed for France Aug. 22, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne, St. Mihiel and all other engagement of the 81st Div. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., July 2, 1919.