1st Class Private, Hdqrs. Motor Section Co., 4th Reg., Artillery Park; of Wilson County; son of J. C. and Mrs. M. A. Beland. Entered service May 16, 1918, at Wilson. Sent to A. & E. College, Raleigh, N.C. Transferred to Camp Jackson, then to Camp Wadsworth, then to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France Sept. 5, 1918. Fought in all engagements with 4th Artillery Park. Was in Army of Occupation from Nov. 17, 1918, to May 22, 1919. Returned to USA June 28, 1919.