Corpl., Co. K, 30th Div., 120th Inf.; of Randolph County; son of W. S. and Mrs. L. Linthicum. Entered service June 21, 1916, at Asheboro. Sent to Camp Glenn, N.C.; later to Camp Stewart, Texas. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., then to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France; landed June 5, 1918. Fought at Ypres, St. Quentin, Bellicourt, Nauroy, Busigny, Vaux-Andigny, Joncourt, Cambrai, Hindenburg Line. Served on Mexican border five months and 13 days. Returned to USA April 13, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 28, 1919.