Corpl., Co. A, 30th Div., 119th Regt.; of Wilson County; son of J. E. and Mrs. J. E. Thompson. Entered service June 19, 1915, at Rocky Mount, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn, N.C., transferred to Camp Royster, to Camp Wadsworth, Camp Sevier, then to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Was in all engagements with his company. Served on Mexican border six months. Transferred to M. P. Feb. 2, 1919. With the Army of Occupation. Mustered out at Camp Dix, N. J., Sept. 29, 1919.