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Major, Inf., 96th Div., 384th Inf.; of Davidson County; son of N. W. and Mrs. Nannie R. Newby. Husband of Mrs. Elma Fife Newby. Entered service April 1, 1909, at Thomasville, N.C. Commissioned 2nd Lt. April 1, 1909; promoted to rank of 1st Lt. Sept. 5, 1911; Capt. May 25, 1912; to Major July 30, 1918. On Ypres, Belgium Sector. Served on Mexican border as Capt. of Co. L, 3rd N.C. N. G., from June 19, 1916, to March 27, 1917, then called into Federal service as Capt. of Co. L, July 25, 1917, of 30th Div. Served with this company until August 10, 1918, when promoted to Major and transferred to U. S. to be assigned to new division. Assigned to 96th Div., then being formed at Spartanburg, S. C. Served with same until mustered out Jan. 18, 1919. Transferred to 160th Depot Brigrade, Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Mich. Transferred on July 25, 1919, to Demobilization Group, Camp Dodge, Des Moines, Iowa. Transferred October, 1919, to Camp Gordon, Ga., Atlanta, for discharge on Oct. 26, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Gordon, Ga., Oct. 26, 1919.