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Corpl., Hdqrs. Co., 30th Div., 60th Inf. Brigade. Son of S. A. and Roella Swain, of Davidson County. Entered service May 28, 1915, at Thomasville, N.C. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France June 5th; landed at Calais. Fought at Ypres Sector July 16th to September 3rd; Ypres-Lys offensive August 19th to November 11th; engaged in operation August 19th to September 3rd; Sommes offensive August 8th to November 11th, 1918; engaged in operation September 27th to October 19th, 1918. Arrived in USA April 10, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 14, 1919.