Collection: North Carolina World War 1 Military Records

R. E. Lee

Entered the service June 3, 1918, at Raleigh, N.C. Was sent to St. Helena, Va. Transferred to Hampton Roads, Va., and from there to Baltimore, Md. Sailed for Bordeaux, France, Aug. 15, 1918. Seaman on U. S. S. Hattas. Made three round trips. Made two round trips on U. S. S. Cappinisleau. Transferred to receiving ship Bayridge, from there to Hampton Roads, Va., and discharged Sept. 30,...

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J. C. Austin

Cook, 15th Co., Infantry. Son of J. H. and M. M. Austin. Husband of L. A. Austin, of Rowan County. Entered service June 6, 1918, at Concord, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Was mustered out of service at Camp Sevier, S. C., November 30th,...

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Charles B. Whiteside

Served as Army Y. M. C. A. Secretary from June 8, 1917, until Aug. 7, 1917, at Birmingham, Ala., and then at Camp Sheridan until enlisted in U. S. Navy Reserve Forces May 28, 1918. Served as second-class seaman, then sent to Charleston Navy Yard and was then detailed to hospital duty and then served as an assistant physical officer until discharged from actual duty Aug. 7, 1919, now Physical Director Concord, N.C., Y. M. C....

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Clarence Alvin Arthurs

Private, Machine Gun Btn., Co. G, 3rd Div. Born in Iredell County July 29, 1893; the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Arthurs. Entered the service at Asheville, N.C., Jan. 13, 1913. Was sent to Gettysburg, Pa., and from there to Camp Greene, N.C. Sailed for France March 30, 1918. Promoted to Sergt. Fought at Chatteau-Thierry. Was gassed on July 12, 1918. Was sent to the Hospital where he died of chronic tuberculosis Nov. 8, 1918. Was sent to Base Hospital, American forces, Germany. Went to the Mexican border after serving three years in the Philippines. When war was declared was sent to Camp Greene, N.C. out at Portsmouth, Va., June 14,...

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Robert Banks Anderson

1st Lt., Co. A, 28th Infantry, 1st Div. Born in Wilson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Anderson. Entered the service May 15, 1917, at Wilson, N.C. Was sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., May 15, 1917. Sailed for France Oct. 8, 1917. Promoted to rank of First Lieutenant August 15, 1917. Fought at Cantigny. Was in America’s first attack. Killed at Cantigny May 29, 1918, buried in Grave 153, U S. Military Cemetery, Bonviller Oise, France. Received distinguished service cross. He was graduated from Trinity College in 1914. His three brothers were also in the...

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James G. Ayers

Private, Supply Co., F. A., 81st Div., 317th F. A. Born in Davidson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ayers. Entered the service at Statesville, N.C., April 1, 1918. Was sent to Camp Jackson, and sailed for France June, 1918. Returned to USA Oct. 1, 1918, and died at Lakewood, N. J., May 9, 1919. Buried at Lexington at Ebenezer...

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Chalie C. Cleaver

Sergt., Inf., Regimental Sup. Co. Born in Moore County, N.C., June 20, 1892. Son of Isaac and Julia L. Cleaver. Entered the service at Southern Pines, N.C., July 12, 1916, and sent to Camp Glenn, N.C. Transferred to Ft. Bliss, Texas, and then to Camp Royster, N.C., and then to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France May 27, 1918. Promoted to Sergt. Nov. 1, 1916. On Mexican border Oct. 11, 1916, to March 21, 1917. Fought at Ypres July 27, to Aug. 2, Ypres Aug. 21st to 26th, Voormizelle Aug. 31st to Sept. 2nd. Bellicourt Sept. 27th to Oct. 1st., Premont, Busigny, Oct. 9th, Escaufourt, St. Benin Oct. 10th to 12th. Rebeauville Oct. 17th to 20th. Drafted out of N. G. to Regular Army same date as National Guard was so drafted. Mustered out of the service at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 7,...

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John R. Garrason

Sergt., Med. Corps, Hospital No. 6; of Cumberland County; son of Jno. and Joanna Garrason. Entered service May, 1918, at Fayetteville. Sent to Ft. McPherson. Mustered out at Ft. McPherson Feb. 14,...

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DeWitt Broom

Private, Btry. A, 33rd Div., 124th F. A. Son of P. W. and Mat Broom. Husband of Della Broom, of Cabarrus County. Entered service June 24, 1918, at Concord, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C.; transferred to Newport News, Va. Went to France Aug. 22, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne, Oct. 5, 1918, to Nov. 11, 1918. Was in Germany nine months. Returned to the USA May 24, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., June 4,...

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James Shaw

Private, Co. F, 53rd Pioneer Inf. Son of E. C. and L. Shaw. Husband of Mrs. Nannie Shaw, of Davidson County. Entered service May 29, 1918, at Lexington, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C.; transferred to Camp Wadsworth, S. C.; transferred to Camp Upton, N. Y. Sent to France, landed Aug. 18, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne. Landed in the USA May 4, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., May 12,...

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Dewey M. Sanders

Private, Inf., Co. L, 30th Div., 120th Regt.; of Montgomery County; born Nov. 15, 1898; son of D. R. and Mrs. Elizabeth Sanders. Entered service July 26, 1917, at Thomasville, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France May 28, 1918. Fought at the Battle of Kemmel Hill, Hindenburg Line. Killed at Battle of Kemmel Hill by an artillery shell Sept. 29, 1918. Buried in Grave No. 44, Old Hickory No. 3 Cemetery, Commance of Pontru, in the Department of the...

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William M. Hannon

Sergeant, First Class, Q. M. C., Charlotte, N.C. Enlisted July 25, 1917, New Haven, Conn., 26th Division. Sailed for France September 9, 1917. Returned to States April 4, 1919. Discharged April 19, 1919. Served with 102nd Infantry and Division Headquarters, Q. M....

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Roy Andrew Hooker

Private., Inf., Co. E, 119th Regt. Inf., 30th Div.; of Stoneville, N.C.; son of G. R. and Mrs. R. A. Hooker. Entered service Sept. 1, 1917, at Concord, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to Ft. Jay, N. Y., then to Des Moines, Iowa. Now at Douglas, Arizona. Mrs. Hooker has sent three sons to fight for USA, one in navy two in the...

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