1st Class Private, 166th Inf., 42nd Div., Co. A. Born in Wilson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Kersey. Entered the service May 26, 1918, at Bennettsville, S. C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to Camp Upton. Sailed for France July 29, 1918. Gassed at Verdun. Fought at St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Somerance. Mustered out at Camp Jackson after returning to USA April 25, 1919.