1st Class Private, 118th Inf., 30th Div., Co. E. Born in Guilford County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Payne. Husband of Mrs. P. M. Campbell Payne. Entered service at High Point, N.C., July 23, 1917. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., and from there to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed for France May 23, 1918. Promoted to 1st Class Private Nov. 5, 1918. Fought at Ypres, Belgium, Hindenburg Line. Wounded slightly at Battle of La Salle River Oct. 11, 1918. Returned to USA March 27, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., March 31, 1919. His grandfather, David Payne, was Capt. of Cavalry during the Civil War.
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