Sergt., Inf., Co. M, 30th Div., 120th Regt.; of Cabarrus County; son of C. D. and Mrs. C. E. McDonald. Entered service May 2, 1916, at Durham, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn, N.C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., then to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France May 17, 1918. Fought at Ypres Sector two and a half months, Hindenburg Line. Gassed at La Selle River Oct. 18, 1918. Sent to U. S. Base Hospital No. 37. Served on Mexican border nine months. Mustered out at Camp Greene, N.C., Jan. 15, 1919.