Private, Inf., Hdqrs. Co., 30th Div., 120th Inf.; of Stanly County; son of C. A. and Mrs. Nancy Layton. Husband of Mrs. Daisy Johnson Layton. Entered service June 19, 1916, at Lexington, N.C. Mustered into Federal service June 19, 1917. Sent to Camp Sevier. Sailed for France May 11th; landed May 27, 1918. Fought at Ypres, Hindenburg Line, Bellicourt, Nauroy, Brancourt, Busigny, Becquigny, Bohain, St. Martin’s River, Mazinghein Heights of Catilon. Served in Belgium and France. Was on Mexican border nine months. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 17, 1919.