1st Lt., Co. D, 157th Div., 371st Regt., Inf.; of Guilford County; son of G. A. and Mrs. S. F. Matton. Entered service May 6, 1917, at Durham, N.C. Sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Transferred to Camp Jackson, S. C. Sailed for Brest, France, Feb. 28, 1918. Promoted to rank of 2nd Lt. at O. T. Camp; 1st Lt. Jan. 22, 1918. Fought at Champagne, Argonne. Returned to USA Feb. 22, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., March 8, 1919.