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1st Lt., Inf., Batt. Adjt.’s Staff, 30th Div., 119th Reg.; of Robeson County; son of J. A. and Ida Addia Clifton. Entered service Aug. 4, 1917, at Maxton, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier. Transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Promoted to rank 1st Sergt. June, 1916 of 2nd Lt. August, 1917; 1st Lt. Aug. 22, 1917. Fought at Ypres, Cambrai, St. Quentin, Bellicourt, Hindenburg Line. On Mexican border from October, 1916, to March, 1917. Returned to USA April 3, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson May 8, 1919.