Sergt., 23rd M. G. Btn., 8th Div., Co. A. Born in Halifax County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Joyner. Entered the service at Portsmouth, Va., Jan. 29, 1912. Was sent to Presidio, Cal., and from there to Dodge, Iowa. Promoted to rank of Sergt. June 5, 1917. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., Feb. 3, 1919. Served on the Mexican border two years. Was instructor during entire period of war.