1st Class Private, 118th Inf., 30th Div., Co. E. Born in Guilford County; the son of and Mrs. J. L. Smith. Entered the service Aug. 5, 1917, at High Point, N.C. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., and from there to Camp Mills, L. I. Sailed for France May 5, 1918. Fought on the Hindenburg Line. Gassed at St. Martin’s, France, Sept. 19, 1918. Sent to Hospital at Rouen, France, later to Savona, France. Landed in the USA Dec. 12, 1918. Mustered out at Plattsburg, N. Y., Jan. 31, 1919.