Private 1st Class, Engrs., Hdqrs. Co., 30th Div., 105th Regt.; of Cleveland County; son of Eli and Julie Putman. Entered service Sept. 1, 1917, at Shelby, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier. Transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France April, 1918. Fought at St. Quentin, Meuse-Argonne, Cambrai, Ypres. Gassed at Bellicourt Sept. 29, 1919. Sent to Field Hospital. Returned to USA April, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, April, 1919.