1st Class Private, Co. D, 30th Div., 119th Regt. Born March, 1889; son of M. M. and Mrs. Mary E. Welch, of Davidson County. Entered service Aug. 26, 1918, at Lexington, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Overseas to France May 28, 1918. Fought at Ypres Sector, Hindenburg Drive. Killed during Hindenburg Drive, Sept. 29, 1918. Buried in Roscell, France.