R. O. 1st Class (Navy); of Burke County; son of J. M. and Mrs. Ida Sides. Husband of Mrs. Mattie Sylva Sides. Entered service July 7, 1915, at Richmond, Va. Sent to St. Helena, Va. Transferred to U. S. S. Wyoming, then to U. S. S. Jason. Sailed for Brest, France, July, 1917. Promoted to rank of Ordinary Seaman November, 1915; to seaman, 1916; to rank of Radio Electrician 1st Class. Made eight trips across to England, France, Spain, Italy and Austria and to Brezil. Mustered out at Boston, Mass., July 5, 1919.