Master Engineer, Junior Grade, 7th Eng. Train, 7th U. S. Engineers. Born in Orange County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Crabtree. Husband of Mrs. Marie Crabtree. Entered the service at Hillsboro, N.C., June 7, 1917. Was sent to Ft. Leavenworth, Kans. From there was sent to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France April 1, 1918. Fought at Vosges, St. Mihiel, Argonne. Returned to USA Aug. 5, 1919. Served with army of occupation at Luxemburg, Germany. Mustered out at Hoboken, N. J., Aug. 6, 1919.