Sergt. Machine Gun Btry. D, 30th Div., 114th Reg.; of Haywood County; son of J. F. and Mary Abel. Entered service July 25th, 1917, at Waynesville. Sent to Camp Sevier. Transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France May 11th, 1918. Promoted to rank of Corpl. March, 1917; Sergt. March, 1918. Fought at Ypres, St. Quentin, Bellicourt, and all other engagements of his company. Returned to U. S. A. March, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, April, 1919.