Corpl., 306th Am. Tr., Co. D, 81st Div.; of Cumberland County; son of A. Shep and Sarah Melvin. Entered service April 25, 1918, at Fayetteville, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France Sept. 17, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne, Vosges Mtns. Returned to USA June 23, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson June 26, 1919.