Sergt., 119th Inf., Co. I, 30th Div., 119th Regt.; of Pender County; son of Edward P. and Mrs. Sarah Gurganus. Entered service April 21, 1917, at Rocky Mount, N.C. Sent to Camp Royster, N.C. Transferred to Camp Sevier. Sailed for Calais, France, May 28, 1918. Promoted to rank of Sergt. Nov. 2, 1917. Fought at Ypres 8-31-18, Bellicourt 9-29-18, Busigny 10-10-18, St. Souplet 10-10-18 to 10-17-18. Arrived in USA April 2, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 7, 1919.