Sergt., Inf., Co. E, 30th Div., 119th Regt.; of Pender County; son of W. S. and Mrs. Lizzie B. Wells. Entered service Sept. 25, 1916, at Burgaw, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn, N.C., transferred to Camp Stewart, Tex., then to Camp Sevier. Sailed for Calais, France, April 26, 1918. Promoted to rank of Corpl. Sept. 1, 1917; Sergt. April 11, 1918. Fought at Ypres and Bellicourt. Wounded at Bellicourt Sept. 29, 1918, by gas and shrapnel. Sent to Seventh British Base Hospital, Camiers, Fa. On border duty six months. Has D. S. C. and French Croix de Guerre. Mustered out at Camp Jackson April 8, 1919.