1st Class Machinist, Aviation (Naval). Born in Pasquotank County; the son of Johnathan and Mrs. Sarah Ward. Husband of Emma Ward. Entered service Sept. 13, 1917, at Elizabeth City, N.C. Sent to Hampton Roads, Va., from there to Camp Greene, N.C., Sept. 10, 1918. Promoted to rank of 1st Class Machinist August, 1918. In charge of transportation at Camp Greene, N.C., from Sept. 10, 1918, to March 15, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Greene, N.C., March 15, 1919.