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Corpl. Inf., Co. L, 119th Inf., 30th Div.; of Cumberland County; born Sept. 8, 1899; son of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. McPhail. Entered service July 10, 1916, at Hope Mills, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn, N.C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., Sept. 20, 1917. Sailed for France, May 11, 1918. Promoted to rank of Corpl. Fought at Ypres, Bellicourt and Hindenburg Line. Killed at Hindenburg drive Sept. 29, 1918. On border nine months; railroad guard duty three months. Bought one $50 Liberty Bond.