Mechanic, Inf., Co. K, 30th Div., 119th Inf.; of Wilson County; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Brinkley. Husband of Mrs. Florence Brinkley. Entered service June 5, 1916, at Wilson. Sent to Camp Glenn Morehead, to Camp Royster, to Sevier, to Camp Merritt, and sailed for France May 11, 1918. Gassed at Hindenbur Line Sept. 29. Sent to English Hospital Sept. 30th. Served on Mexican border seven months. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, April 7, 1919.