Q. M. Sergt., Hdqrs. Det., M. S. T. No. 422. Born in Pitt County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hattie Speir. Entered the service July 24, 1918, at Tarboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Joseph E. Johnston, Fla., and from there to Camp Upton. Sailed for France Sept. 16, 1918. Returned to USA June 6, 1919. Mustered out at Ft. McHenry, Baltimore, Md., Oct. 6, 1919.