M. G. Co., 30th Div., 19th Reg.; of Wayne County; son of Wm. T. and Elizabeth L. Dortch. Entered service April 16, 1917, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier in April. Transferred to Camp Merritt May 6, 1918. Sailed for France May 11, 1918. Promoted to rank of Corpl. July 1, 1917, and to Sergt. Sept. 21, 1918. Fought at Ypres Front Aug. 19 to Sept. 8, 1918. After Sept. 8th attached to Advance School, A. E. F., in France. Volunteered for service. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, April, 1919.