Private, 1st Class, 168th Inf., 42nd Div., Co. A. Born in Wilson County; son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Thomas. Entered the service August 7, 1918, at Bennettsville, S. C. Was sent to Camp Wadsworth, S. C., and from there to Camp Stuart, Va. Sailed for France Sept. 15, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne. Left the USA with 55th Pioneers, was then transferred to 83rd Div., then to 42nd Div. Returned to USA May 21, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., June 28, 1919.