Private, Inf., Co. E, 42nd Div., 55th Pioneer Regt. Born in Martin County Sept. 31, 1897; son of J. L. and Mrs. Martha E. Philpot. Entered service Aug. 5, 1917, at Williamston, N.C. Sent to Camp Wadsworth, S. C. Transferred to Camp Stuart, Va. Sailed for Brest, France, September, 1918. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., April, 1919.