1st Class Private, Co. K, 4th Div., 47th Inf. Born Sept. 21, 1893; son of R. and Emma Watson, of Ashe County. Husband of Mrs. Maud Watson. Entered service Dec. 14, 1917, at Charlotte, N.C. Was sent to Camp Greene, N.C.; transferred to Camp Mills, N. J. Sent overseas May 23, 1918. Fought at Chateau Thierry. Gassed at Fismes, France, Aug. 7, 1918. Sent to Base Hospital No. 19, at Vichy, France. Landed in the USA Feb. 14, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Wadsworth, S. C., March 7, 1919.