Private, Machine Gun Batry., Co. A, 30th Div., 115th M. G.; of Cabarrus County; son of Mrs. D. M. Dorton. Entered service Oct. 5, 1917, at Concord, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for Liverpool, Eng., May 11, 1918. Arrived May 27, 1918; Calais, France, May 29. Fought at Cambrai Hill, Belgium, Aug. 31, 1918; Hindenburg Line, Sept. 29 to Oct. 2, 1918; Voormizelle and Moray, Oct. 8 to Oct. 12, 1918; Vermedena La Selle River, Oct. 18 to Oct. 21, 1918; Ypres Salient from July 16, 1918, to Aug. 30, 1918. Returned to Newport News, Va., March 22, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 3, 1919.

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