Sergt., Co. I, 30th Div., 120th Infantry. Born in Surry County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Ashby. Entered the service June 19, 1916, at Mt. Airy, N.C. Was sent to Camp Glenn, N.C., from there to Camp Stewart, Texas. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France June 5, 1918. Fought in Hindenburg drive. Served in all other actions with the 30th Division. Landed in USA April 13, 1919, and was mustered out at Camp Jackson, April 18, 1919.