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Private, 1st Class, Co. M, Inf., 30th Div., 120th Regt.; of Durham County; son of Will and Mrs. Sallie Hancock. Entered service Feb. 1, 1915, at Durham, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C., Aug. 15, 1917. Sailed for France May 17, 1918. Was in three different hospitals in France. Wounded Somme, near St. Quentin Sept. 29th, by high explosive shell lost rig,ht leg, four toes off left foot, compound fracture, three ribs right side, compound fracture right arm near wrist, flesh wound in left leg above knee. Was on Mexican border nine months. Returned to USA Dec. 30, 1918. Mustered out at Washington, D. C., Nov. 12, 1919.