Machinist, Bat. B, 30th Div., 113th Regt.; son of Mr. John and Mrs. L. Gurgaus; of Beaufort County. Entered service June 29, 1917, at Washington, N.C. Sent to Greenville, S. C. Transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France May 26, 1918. Was in all battles with 113th until wounded. Gassed at Argonne Forest Oct. 6, 1918. Returned to USA Feb. 22, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, March 8, 1919.