Corpl, Inf., Hdqrs. Co., 30th Div., 119th Reg.; of Carteret County; son of Z. V. and Mrs. Catherine Butts. Entered service July 30, 1917, at Morehead City, N.C. Sent to Camp Royster, N.C. Transferred to Camp Sevier. Sailed for France May 28, 1918. Promoted to Corpl. June 1, 1918. Fought at Ypres, Bellicourt, Hindenburg Drive, St. Quentin. Landed in USA April 2, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 7, 1919.