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1st Class Private, 309th F. A., Co. C, 81st Div. Born in Nash County; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Poythress. Entered the service at Nashville, N.C., March 1, 1918. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed for France Aug. 24, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne offensive. Arrived in the United States June 22, 1919. Landed at Charleston, S. C. Was mustered out a Camp Jackson, S. C., June 26, 1919.