2nd Lt., Inf., Co Hdqrs., 30th Div., 119th Reg.; of Craven County; son of S. W. and Fannie C. Brooks. Entered service June 21, 1916, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn. Transferred to Camp Stewart, Texas; from there to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for Calais, France, May 28, 1918. Was in all engagements of 30th from June 12, 1918, to Sept. 7, 1918. Promoted to 2nd Lt. Jan. 23, 1919 Served on Mexican border from Oct. 1, 1916, to Jan. 21, 1917. Mustered out at Camp Sevier, S. C., March 20, 1919.