Sergt., 2nd Eng. Hdqrs.; of Lenoir County; son of Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Rouse. Entered service Sept. 19, 1917, at La Grange, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Sailed for France Jan. 21, 1918. Fought at Somme offensive. Wounded at Battle of Somme by bullet July 26, 1918. Sent to Base Hospital No. 8 in France, Camp Hospital No. 31, France. Returned to USA June 27, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., July 15, 1919. First enlisted Sept. 19, 1917; was discharged at Camp Jackson Oct. 1, 1917. Re-enlisted at Washington, D. C., Jan. 14, 1918.