A native of Zepp Virginia. Entered service on August 26, 1917 at Fort Slocum New York.
Assigned as a Cook, Company “D,” 50th Infantry. Would have been responsible for keep the men of his company fed and for managing their kitchen. Attained the rank of corporal.
Discharged April 21, 1919 at Fort Dix New Jersey. Postwar occupation, farmer.