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Private, Inf., Co. E, 30th Div., 118th Regt.; of Guilford County; son of H. D. and Mrs. L. E. Idol. Entered service May 3, 1917, at High Point, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C. Transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France May 11, 1918. In all battles with his Regiment until wounded at St. Martin River Oct. 17th, by machine gun bullet. Sent to British General Hospital No. 8. Was captured but escaped within a few hours. Returned to USA March 27, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., March 31, 1919.