Ensign U. S. N. R. F. Born in Wilson County; son of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Rawlings; husband of Mrs Margaret Rawlings. Entered service Jan. 8, 1918, at Wilson, N.C. Was on Sub Chaser No. 109. Transferred to Section Base at Wilmington, N.C., Oct. 10, 1918. Commissioned to Ensign Oct. 3, 1918. On convoy duty while seaman. One trip on “City of Savannah” to Porto Rico. Mustered out Jan. 5, 1919.