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Fireman, 1st Class, Navy Reserve; of Beaufort County; son of Sam and Mrs. Hallie Gaylord. Husband of Mrs. Sallie (Clay) Gaylord. Entered service June 5, 1917, at Washington, N.C. Sent to Hampton Roads June 5, 1917. Promoted to rank of 1st Class Fireman Aug., 1918. On U. S. S. “New Jersey” on convoy duty. Made three trips across. Mustered out at Boston, Mass., March, 1919.