Private, Field Arty., B’try F, 81st Div., 317th Reg.; of Guilford County; son of J. R. and Mrs. L. V. McDowell; husband of Mrs. Annie F. McDowell. Entered service March 30, 1918, at High Point, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France Aug. 7, 1918. Returned to USA June 8, 1919, at Newport News, Va. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 20, 1919.