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Capt., Inf., Co. D, 3rd Div., 38th Reg. and 19th Co. of 30th Div.; of Cumberland County; son of George J. and Mrs. Mary Byrd. Husband of Mrs. Florence Cozort Byrd. Entered service July 5, 1916 at Ft. Monroe, Va. Sent to Mineola, N. Y. Transferred to Ft. Bliss, El Paso, Tex., then to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for England to France May 27, 1918. Entered service as Lt. July 5, 1916. Promoted to Capt. April 11, 1919. Fought in all battles of 30th Div. Wounded in the battle of Somme, LeCatau Sector, Oct. 11, 1918, by shrapnel. Sent to British Gen. Hospital No. 8, then to No. 73, at Trouville. Received D. S. C. American and Military Cross, (British). Went with Army of Occupation at Coblenz, Germany. Mustered out at Camp Pike, Ark., Feb. 14, 1920.