Private, 1st class, Co. G, 81st Div., 322nd Inf. Reg.; of Franklin County; son of W. A. and Mrs. T. Bowden. Husband of Mrs. Eula Bowden. Entered service May 25, 1918, at Louisburg, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C., then to Camp Upton, N. Y. Sailed for France July 31, 1918. Fought at St. Die Sector, Somme Sector, Meuse-Argonne. Returned to USA June 18, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 25, 1919.