Private, 1st Class, Batry E, 6th Div., 11th F. A.; of Pitt County; son of C. A. and C. E. Downing; husband of Sarah M. Downing. Entered service June 24,, 1918, at Chicago, Ill.; now at Greenville, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Stuart. Sailed for Brest France, August 20, 1918. Returned to USA, June 17, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 25, 1919.