Seaman, 2nd Class, U. S. N. R. F.; from Guilford County; son of R. L. and Nellie Patterson. Entered the service at Greensboro, N.C., Aug. 1, 1918, and sent to Charleston, S. C. Transferred to Philadelphia, Pa., and from there to New York City. Was in the transport service from New York to Brest. Made four complete trips across. Mustered out at Opr. Base, Va., Oct. 9, 1919.